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Huimin Xu

A future computational social scientist with research interests in 
Computational social science, Social inequality, Organizational behaviors

Projects

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The Cinderella Complex

Using the word embedding techniques, we reveal the constructed emotional dependency of female characters on male characters in stories. We call this narrative structure “Cinderella complex,” which assumes that women depend on men in the pursuit of a happy, fulfilling life. Our analysis covers a substantial portion of narratives that shape the modern collective memory, including 7,226 books, 6,087 movie synopses, and 1,109 movie scripts. The “Cinderella complex” is observed to exist widely across periods and contexts, reminding how gender stereotypes are deeply rooted in our society.

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The Geometry of Information Cocoon

Accompanied by the rapid development of digital media, the threat of information cocoon has become a significant issue in our society. The purpose of this study is threefold: first, to provide a geometric framework of information cocoon; second, to examine the existence of information cocoon in the daily use of digital media; and third, to invistigae the relation between information cocoon and social class. We construct the cultural space with word embedding models among three large-scale datasets of digital media use. Our analysis reveal that information cocoons widely exist in the daily use of digital media across mobile apps, mobile reading and computer use. Moreover, people of lower social class have a higher probability of being stuck in the information cocoon filled with the content of entertainment. The disadvantages in accessing and using digital media prevent the vulnerable groups from acquiring knowledge better, which may further widen social inequality

Ongoing projects

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Education

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School of Journalism and Communication, Nanjing University

2018.09-2021.06

Graduate student

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School of Information and Management, Nanjing University

2014.09-2018.06

Undergraduate student

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Faculty of Education, University of British Columbia

2017.06-2017.09

Visiting student

Conferences

1

The geometry of information cocoon

6th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), Cambridge, MA USA (Online)

2

The Cinderella Complex: word embeddings reveal gender stereotypes in movies and books

5th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), Amsterdam, Netherlands

3

Social class shapes our trajectories both online and offline (1,000$ travel scholarship)

4th Annual International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2), Evanston,IL USA 

Grants & Fellowship 

1

Tencent S-Tech Academic Support  for Communication Program

2018-2019 (20,000¥)

2

Mitacs Globalink Research Internship Sponsered by China Scholarship Council

2017.06-2017.09 for all the expenses during intership at University of British Columbia

3

National Undergraduate Training Program for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

2015-2016 (8,000¥)

Skill

Proficient in Python, Stata

English

TOEFL:101, GRE:321+4

 Internship

Algorithm engineer at ColorfulClouds Tech.

Address

163 Xianlin Avenue, Nanjing, China

Contacts

Email: huiminxu1024@163.com    

Links

github: xuhuimin2017