I am an assistant professor at Department of Library and Information Science , as well as the affiliated researcher of CRETA at National Taiwan University. I completed my PhD studies at the School of Computing and Information, University of Pittsburgh. My research explores how people share information, data, and resources in the digital age. Given the increasing need in academic communities to manage a huge amount of data, my long-term research goal is to provide insights on improving research infrastructure for scholars in all disciplines, particularly social sciences, humanities and related scholarly communities.

Recently I am interested in helping non-CS scholars and students, especially people from behavioral, social sciences, and humanities, to take full advantage of their data. I had led several one-time data visualization workshops for different programs at the University of Pittsburgh and for the University Library System.

To date, my work aims to expand the understanding of “sharing” in three interwoven threads: social media studies, scholarly collaboration, and research data sharing.

Social media studies

I was involved in a number of projects which studied different social media platforms and online communities, including: academic social web, social Q&A, location-based social networks, academic conference’s scheduler, and a crowdsourcing platform. While the research problems of these projects vary and stem from different discipline perspectives, these experiences have prepared me not only for being familiar with conducting research on different types of social platforms, but also for collaborating with scholars from different discipline perspectives.

Scholarly Collaboration

While accumulating more research experience on social media platforms, I developed my specific research interests on academic social web. I led several projects which studied the incentives, diversity, and dynamics of scholarly collaborative activities on academic social websites, with a special perspective on discipline diversity comparison.

Research Data Sharing

My dissertation investigates the social scientists' data-sharing practices, especially those dealing with qualitative data. The ultimate goal of my continuing studies on this matter is to provide a solution that involves facts, insights, and guidance for facilitating the research workflow of social science scholars in terms of data curation, archiving and data sharing.


[B.01] He. D. & Jeng, W. (2016). Scholarly Collaboration on the Academic Social Web. Synthesis Lectures on Information Concepts, Retrieval, and Services. Morgan & Claypool Publishers. [pdf]

Journal Articles

[J.10] Jeng, W., He, D., & Chi, Y (2017). Social science data repositories in data deluge: A case study of ICPSR's workflow and practices. The Electronic Library, 35(4), pp.626-649. (SSCI)

[J.09] Robinson, N., Mongeon, P., Jeng, W., & Costas Comesana, R. (2017). DataCite as a novel bibliometric source: Coverage, strengths and limitations. Journal of Informetrics. 11 (3), 841-854. (SSCI)

[J.08] Mongeon, P., Robinson, N., Jeng, W., & Costas Comesana, R. (2017). Incorporating data sharing to the reward system of science: Linking DataCite records to authors in the Web of Science. Aslib Journal of Information Management, 69(5), 545-556. (SSCI)

[J.07] Jeng, W., DesAutels, S., He, D., & Li, L. (2017). Information exchange on an academic social networking site: A multi-discipline comparison on ResearchGate Q&A. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology. 68(3), 638-652. (SSCI) [arXiv][Link]

[J.06] Jeng, W. & Lyon, L. (2016). A report of data-intensive capability, institutional support, and data management practices in social sciences. International Journal of Digital Curation (IDLC), 11 (1).

[J.05] Brusilovsky, P., Oh, J., López, C., Parra, D., & Jeng, W. (2016). Linking information and people in a social system for academic conferences. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia. (SCIE) [pdf]

[J.04] Jeng, W., Jiang, J., & He, D. (2016). Users’ perceived difficulties and corresponding reformulation strategies in Google Voice search. Journal of Library & Information Studies, 14(1): 25-39. [pdf]

[J.03] Mattern, E, Jeng, W., He, D., Lyon, L., & Brenner, A. (2015). Using participatory design and visual narrative inquiry to investigate researchers’ data challenges and recommendations for library research data services. Program: electronic library and information systems. 49(4): 408-423. (SSCI)

[J.02] Lin, C.-S.& Jeng, W. (2015). Using content analysis in LIS research: experiences with coding schemes construction and reliability measures. Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries 4, 87-95.

[J.01] Jeng, W., He, D. and Jiang, J. (2015). User participation in an academic social networking service: A survey of open group users on Mendeley. Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology (JASIST), 66: 890–904. (SSCI) [link]

Conference Proceedings

[C.40] Lee, J-S., & Jeng, W. (To appear). The landscape of archived sStudies in a social science data infrastructure: Investigating the ICPSR metadata records. ASIS&T 2019.

[C.39] Murillo, A. P., Curty, R., Jeng, W., & He, D. (To appear). The convergence of computational and social perspectives for unveiling meaningful and valuable data. ASIS&T 2019.

[C.38] Sie, L-Y., & Jeng, W. (To appear). Between informative and aesthetic: A user study of content and visualization on government data dashboards. ASIS&T 2019.

[C.37] Hsiao, H. C., Kim, T. H. J., Ku, Y. M., Chang, C. M., Chen, H. F., Chen, Y. J., ... & Jeng, W. (2019). An Investigation of Cyber Autonomy on Government Websites. The World Wide Web Conference.

[C.36] Xiao, F., He, D., Chi, Y., Jeng, W., & Tomer, C. (2019). Challenges and supports for accessing open government datasets: Data guide for better open data access and uses. In Proceedings of the 2019 ACM Conference on Human Information Interaction and Retrieval (pp. 313-317). [Best conference short paper]

[C.35] Wang, Z. H., & Jeng, W. (2018). Data Accessibility for Biotech and Medicine Industries: A Cross-stakeholder Perspective. In 2018 IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM) (pp. 1170-1174).

[C.34] Lin, C.-S., & Jeng, W. (2018). Challenges and opportunities in data curation for a social sciences data archive: An institution theory inspired analysis framework. ASIS&T 2018.

[C.33] Xiao, F., Jeng, W., & He, D. (2018). Investigating metadata adoptions for open government data portals in US cities. ASIS&T 2018.

[C.32] Wang, Z.-H., & Jeng, W. (2018). Health data accessibility: A preliminary study of biotech and medicine industry startup stakeholders. ASIS&T 2018.

[C.31] Chi, Y., Jeng, W., Acker, A., & Bowler, L. (2018). Affective, behavioral, and cognitive aspects of teen perspectives on personal data in social media: A model of youth data literacy. iConference 2018.

[C.30] Yoon, A., Jeng, W., Curty, R., & Murillo, A. (2017). In between data sharing and reuse: Shareability, availability and reusability in diverse contexts. ASIS&T 2017 Annual Meeting.

[C.29] Bowler, L., Acker, A., Jeng, W., & Chi, Y. (2017). “It lives all around us”: Aspects of data literacy in teen’s lives. ASIS&T 2017 Annual Meeting.

[C.28] Chang, L., Hsiao, H.-C., Jeng, W., Kim, T. H.-J., & Lin, W. (2017). Security Implications of Redirection Trail in Popular Websites Worldwide. WWW 2017.

[C.27] Lyon, L. Jeng, W., & , Mattern, E. (2017). Research transparency: A preliminary study of disciplinary conceptualisation, drivers, tools and support services. In the Proceedings of the 12th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC).

[C.26] Jeng, W., He, D., & Oh, J. (2016). Toward a conceptual framework for data sharing practices in social sciences: A profile approach. In the proceedings of the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting. [pdf]

[C.25] Curty, R., Yoon, A., Jeng, W., & Qin, J. (2016). Untangling Data Sharing and Reuse in Social Sciences. In the proceedings of the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting. [pdf]

[C.24] Lyon, L., Mattern, E, Jeng, W., He, D. (2016). Investigating Perceptions and Support for Transparency and Openness in Research: Using Card Sorting in a Pilot Study with Academic Librarians. In the proceedings of the ASIS&T 2016 Annual Meeting. [pdf]

[C.23] Jeng, W., He, D., & Oh, J. (2016). Understanding qualitative data sharing practices in social sciences. Poster presented in the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC).

[C.22] Jeng, W. & Lyon, L. (2016). A report of data-intensive capability, institutional support, and data management practices in social sciences. In the proceedings of the 11th International Digital Curation Conference (IDCC).

[C.21] Jeng. W., Mattern, E., He, D., & Lyon, L. (2016). Unpacking the “Black Box”: A Preliminary Study of Visualizing Humanists and Social Science Scholars’ Data and Research Processes. In the proceedings of iConference 2016. [pdf]

[C.20] Bowler, L., Monahan, J., Jeng, W., Oh, J., & He, D. (2015). The quality and helpfulness of answers to eating disorder questions in Yahoo! Answers: Teens speak out. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2015 Annual Meeting.

[C.19] Li, L., He, D., Jeng, W., Goodwin, S., & Zhang, C. (2015). Answer quality characteristics and prediction on an academic Q&A Site: A case study on ResearchGate. WWW’15 Companion, WebQuality 15.

[C.18] Mattern, E, Jeng, W., Lyon, L., He, D., & Brenner, A. (2015). Visualizing the research process: A participatory design study for developing research data management library services. IDCC 2015.

[C.17] Lu, D., Lu, Y., Jeng, W., Farzan, R., Lin, Y.-R. (2015). Understanding health information intent via crowdsourcing: Challenges and opportunities. iConference 2015. [pdf]

[C.16] Goodwin, S., Jeng, W. & He, D. (2014). Changing communication on ResearchGate through interface updates. ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting.

[C.15] Lin, C.-S. & Jeng, W. (2014). Using content analysis in LIS Research: Experiences with coding schemes construction and reliability measures. The 6th International Conference on Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Libraries.

[C.14] Beaton, B., Jeng, W., & Champagne, R. (2014). Exploring the use of ‘acknowledgement analysis’ to map intellectual diversity and cross-disciplinary activity within the iSchools. iConference 2014. [pdf]

[C.13] Jeng, W., Jaing, J., & He, D. (2013). Users’ perceived difficulties and corresponding reformulation strategies in voice search. In the Proceedings of HCIR2013. [pdf]

[C.12] Oh, J., He, D., Jeng, W., Mattern, E., & Bowler, L. (2013). Linguistic characteristics of eating disorder questions on Yahoo! Answers – Content, style, and emotion. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting. [pdf]

[C.11] Bowler, L., Mattern, E., Jeng, W., Oh, J., & He, D. (2013). “I know what you are going through”: Answers to informational questions about eating disorders in Yahoo! Answers: A qualitative study. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting. [pdf]

[C.10] Jiang, J., Jeng, W., & He, D. (2013). How do users respond to voice input errors? Lexical and phonetic query reformulation in voice search. In Proceedings of the SIGIR'13. [pdf]

[C.09] Jiang, J., Ni, C., He, D., & Jeng, W. (2013). Mendeley Group as A new source of interdisciplinarity study: How disciplines interact on Mendeley? In Proceedings of the JCDL'13. [pdf]

[C.08] Yue, Z., Jeng, W., Jiang, J., Han, S., & He, D. (2013). UPitt iRiS Lab at iConference 2013 Social Media Expo: Search, share and learn the way you want. iConference 2013. [pdf]

[C.07] Jiang, J., He, D., Han, S., Jeng, W. (2013). Is the article crucial to my research? Evaluating task-oriented impacts of scientific articles in information seeking. iConfernece 2013. [pdf]

[C.06] Zhang, K., Jeng, W., Fofie, F., Pelechrinis, K. & Krishnamurthy, P. (2012). Towards reliable spatial information in LBSNs. In Proceedings of the 2012 International Workshop on Location Based Social Networks.

[C.05] Parra, D., Jeng, W., Brusilovsky, P., López, C. & Sahebi, S (2012). Conference Navigator 3: An online social conference support system. In Proceedings of UMAP 2012.

[C.04] Bowler, L., Oh, J. S., He, D., Mattern, E. & Jeng, W. (2012). Eating disorder questions in Yahoo! Answers: Information, conversation, or reflection? In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2012.

[C.03] Jeng, W., He, D., Jiang, J. & Zhang, Y. (2012). Groups in Mendeley: Owners' descriptions and group outcomes. In Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2012 Annual Meeting.

[C.02] Oh, J. & Jeng, W. (2011). Groups in Academic Social Networking Services: An exploration of their potential as a platform for multi-disciplinary collaboration. In Proceeding of IEEE SocialCom 2011.

[C.01] Zhang, S. & Jeng, W. (2011). Designing a public display system on touchscreen for iSchool community. In Proceeding of iConference 2011. ACM Press. [pdf]



  • LIS5087: Data Analysis and Visualization (SP18, National Taiwan University)
  • LIS5089: Research Data Infrastructure (SP18, SP19, National Taiwan University)
  • LIS3033: Library Information Systems (FL17, FL18, FL19, National Taiwan University)
  • LIS5054: Information Architecture and Web Design (FL17, National Taiwan University)
  • LIS5043: Library and Information Science (FL17, FL18, FL19, National Taiwan University)
  • LIS2971: Social Media for Librarians (SM14, University of Pittsburgh)



  • Aslib Journal of Information Management
  • Social Science Computer Review
  • WWW
  • iConfernece
  • Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology
  • IEEE Transactions on Big Data
  • The Electronic Library
  • Scientometrics
  • Computers in Human Behavior

Program committee

  • TAICHI 2017, 2018 (also Poster Co-Chairs), 2019 (also Technical Co-Chair)
  • ASIS&T 2019
  • The Web Conference (WWW) 2020 (also Co-Chair of the co-located events)
  • Chinese CHI 2019
  • ISSI 2019