Welcome. I am Xinzhi Zhang, currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Journalism of Hong Kong Baptist University, and in University’s Augmented Creativity Lab, one of the six interdisciplinary research laboratories of the Hong Kong Baptist University.

As a social scientist by training, I am devoted to the interdisciplinary research on computational communication research, digital journalism, political communication and culture, media and public health, and human-machine collaborative creativity. My research profiles include Google Scholar, Publons, and ResearchGate.

I have published numerous peer-reviewed articles on top-tier communication journals such as Computers in Human Behavior, Social Science Computer Review, Health Communication, Digital Journalism, Telematics and Informatics, and International Journal of Communication. [Here is my full publication list]

I was awarded two research grants by the General Research Fund (GRF) by the University Grants Committee (UGC), the Hong Kong SAR, an internationally competitive research funding scheme (2019 - 2021 and 2020 - 2022). I have also secured a grant from the Public Policy Research Funding Scheme (PPR) from the Policy Innovation and Co-ordination Office (PICO) of the Hong Kong Government (2021). [Here is the list of my research projects]

I am the founding Programme Director of Master of Science in AI and Digital Media (2018 - Present), a pioneering interdisciplinary postgraduate programme of its kind in Hong Kong. The Programme is selected to be funded by the Targeted Taught Postgraduate Programmes Fellowships Scheme by the University Grants Committee (UGC), the Hong Kong SAR. I was also one of the founding members—and later the Programme Director—of Data and Media Communication Concentration (2017 - 19), which is the first undergraduate concentration in Hong Kong on data-driven investigative reporting and storytelling.

I obtained Ph.D. in Media and Communication (2013) and M.A. with Distinction in Communication and New Media (2009) from the Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong.

[Updated: Jan 2021]