I am a PhD student at the iSchool, University of Pittsburgh. I received my B.A. degree from the LIS department at the National Taiwan University and my MLIS degree at Pittsburgh. The primary focus of my PhD research explores how scholars communicate and share information. In particular, my research goal is to develop a broad understanding of the nature of scholarly virtual collaboration and data sharing behaviors in academic communities, and leverage this understanding to provide insights into academic librarianship as well as scholarly communication.


  • Journal Articles
  • [J.03] Mattern, E, Jeng, W., He, D., Lyon, L., & Brenner, A. (accepted). 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.

    [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, 66: 890–904. doi: 10.1002/asi.23225 [link]

  • Conference Proceedings
  • [C.20] Bowler, L., Monahan, J., Jeng, W., Oh, J., & He, D. (accepted). The Quality and Helpfulness of Answers to Eating Disorder Questions in Yahoo! Answers: Teens Speak Out. To appear 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. [pdf]

    [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]



  • LIS2971: Social Media for Librarians (Summer 2014, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Teaching Fellow & Guest Lecturer

  • LIS2600: Intro to Information Technologies (Fall 2014, Fall 2013, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Teaching Assistant

  • INFOSCI2140: Information Storage and Retrieval (Spring 2015, University of Pittsburgh)
  • LIS2407: Metadata (Spring 2014, University of Pittsburgh)
  • LIS2633: Technology in the Lives of Children and Youth (Spring 2013, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Service


  • Aslib Journal of Information Management
  • Social Science Computer Review
  • WWW
  • Program Committee

  • Workshop of Scholarly Big Data at IEEE Big Data 2014
  • Contact

  • Email: wei.jeng [at] pitt.edu
  • Download my CV here (Last updated: July 5, 2015)
  • Wei Jeng's Google Scholar Citations