Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Yu-Ru Lin received her Ph.D. in Computer Science with a concentration in Arts Media and Engineering from Arizona State University. Her research interests have been in analysis and visualization of interpersonal activities in online social networks ñ in particular, large-scale community dynamics, high-dimensional social information summarization and representation. Her current research focuses on extracting human communities that collaborate around certain topics or shared media artifacts. She has proposed matrix and tensor based analytical methods for analyzing community structures and evolutions in time-varying heterogeneous social networks, and developed visualizations to support community discovery in the context of everyday social media use.