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.


  • e-Research & Data Sharing Practices
  • 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. To appear in IDCC 2015.

  • Academic Social Networking Services (ASNS) & Scholarly Communication
  • Jeng, W., He, D., & Jiang, J. (2014), 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. doi: 10.1002/asi.23225 [link]

    Li, L., He, D., Jeng, W., Goodwin, S., & Zhang, C. (to appear), Answer Quality Characteristics and Prediction on an Academic Q&A Site: A Case Study on ResearchGate. To appear in WWW’15 Companion, WebQuality 15.

    Goodwin, S., Jeng, W. & He, D. (2014). Changing Communication on ResearchGate Through Interface Updates. ASIS&T 2014 Annual Meeting.

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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.

    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]

  • Social Media
  • Lu, D., Lu, Y., Jeng, W., Farzan, R., Lin, Y.-R. (to appear). Understanding Health Information Intent via Crowdsourcing: Challenges and Opportunities. To appear in iConference 2015

    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. To appear in Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting. [pdf]

    Oh, J., He, D., Jeng, W., Mattern, E., & Bowler, L. (2013). Linguistic Characteristics of Eating Disorder Questions on Yahoo! Answers – Content, Style, and Emotion. To appear in Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2013 Annual Meeting. [pdf]

    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.

    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.

  • User Experience Design & Human Computer and Information Retrieval (HCIR)
  • Jeng, W., Jaing, J., & He, D. (2013). Users’ Perceived Difficulties and Corresponding Reformulation Strategies in Voice Search. In the Proceedings of HCIR2013. [pdf]

    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]

    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]

    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.

    Zhang, S. & Jeng, W. (2011). Designing a Public Display System on Touchscreen for iSchool Community. In Proceeding of iConference 2011. ACM Press. [pdf]

  • Research Methods
  • 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.



  • LIS2971: Social Media for Librarians (Summer 2015, University of Pittsburgh)
  • LIS2971: Social Media for Librarians (Summer 2014, University of Pittsburgh)
  • Teaching Fellow & Guest Lecturer

  • LIS2670: Digital Libraries (Spring 2015, University of Pittsburgh)
  • 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)
  • Contact

  • Email: wei.jeng [at] pitt.edu
  • Download my CV here
  • Wei Jeng's Google Scholar Citations