• 2021-09-16 Thursday

Seven Well-known Chinese and Foreign Scholars Will Take You to Uncover the Construction and Transformation of Digital Society

In the digital age, digital technology is reshaping the society. Only by better improving the digital construction and transformation can we better seize the opportunity in the change. On August 21, 2021, CAAI cloud Forum (Xi'an station) with the theme of "construction and transformation of digital society" will be held online, hosted by China artificial intelligence society and hosted by CAAI Special Committee on social computing and social intelligence. This cloud forum invited many famous overseas scholars in the fields of space-time big data, sociology, media and communication, computational social science, urban and regional science, with a view to discussing the basic, forward-looking and critical theories and methods of digital society from a multi-dimensional perspective, and looking forward to the cutting-edge academic ideas and development trend of building a digital society.



He Li

Director and associate professor of social computing research center, Institute of empirical social sciences, Xi'an Jiaotong University

One belt, one road, the research center of the National Engineering Laboratory, the big data analysis technology and Application Research Center, Xi'an Jiao Tong University. Secretary General of the youth working committee of Asian geographic society, member of CAAI Special Committee on social computing and social intelligence, chairman of the National Fellowship of "China Postdoctoral international exchange program introduction project", editorial board member of frontier in sustainable cities, and more than 20 reviewers of internationally famous SCI and SSCI journals. Presided over more than 10 projects such as the National Natural Science Foundation and the humanities and Social Sciences Foundation of the Ministry of education, and participated in more than 10 major national social science and national natural science projects. Published 17 academic papers such as SSCI and SCI, and authorized 1 national invention patent. He once won the second prize for outstanding achievements in Humanities and social sciences research in Shaanxi universities. Research interests include crime spatial analysis, crime geography, environmental criminology, computational social sciences, spatial measurement, geographic information system (GIS), urban public security governance supported by big data, etc.


Zhang Zike

Professor of Zhejiang University / Hangzhou Normal University and winner of Zhejiang outstanding youth fund

His research interests include computational communication, big data theory and analysis, and complex networks. The highest if of published papers was 28.3, and 7 papers were selected as esi-top1% highly cited papers. It won the second prize of natural science of China Computer Association, was selected as an excellent teacher in Zhejiang Province and a young and middle-aged discipline leader in Zhejiang Province in recent years. He is also the Secretary General of the complexity science research society and the permanent member of the society of computing communication.



Alex Pentland

Academician of American Academy of engineering and professor of media art and science at MIT

Director of MIT connection science, the father of wearable devices. An authoritative scholar in the field of global big data research, participated in the creation of MIT Media Lab. One of the most cited scientists in the field of global computing science. Listed by Forbes magazine as one of the "seven authoritative big data experts in the world", including the founder of Google and the national chief technology officer of the United States; One of the "100 Americans who changed the 20th century" by Newsweek magazine; The article on big data application won the McKinsey award of Harvard Business Review, and its research results won the title of "top ten breakthrough technologies of the year" in MIT Technology Review twice. Participated in the discussion of the world economic forum in Davos and participated in the formulation of EU data privacy regulations; It has played a central role in building a transparency and accountability mechanism for the United Nations sustainable development goals. He has written monographs such as smart society: big data and social physics, honest signals, trust and data - an innovative framework for identity and data sharing.


Bian Yanjie

Lifelong professor of sociology, University of Minnesota, director of Institute of empirical social sciences, Xi'an Jiaotong University, and distinguished professor of "leading scholar"

Chief expert of major and key projects of NSSF. Chairman of the Council of the professional committee of "social network and social capital" of the Chinese social society, and editorial board of several academic journals at home and abroad. He once served as the president of the North American Chinese sociologists Association, the president of the Asian branch of the American Sociological Society, and the executive director of the international society for social network analysis. In 2003, he co founded "China Comprehensive Social Survey (CGSS)" with Professor Li Lulu, which provides an example for the construction of open database of Chinese sociology. His research fields are economic sociology, social stratification and mobility, and he founded relational sociology. He has published more than 20 Chinese and English academic works and more than 200 papers, which have been reprinted many times by Xinhua digest, photocopy of Renmin University of China, China Social Science Digest and Social Science Digest. He has been cited more than 14000 times in English and more than 9000 times in Chinese. He has been selected as the author of ESI highly cited papers. He has won Elsevier's "global highly cited scholar" for seven consecutive years from 2014 to 2020. He has won the "outstanding author Award" on the 30th anniversary of the founding of sociological research and the "outstanding academic contribution award" of the international society of Chinese management research.


Zhu Jianhua

ICA fellow, Chair Professor of computational social sciences, City University of Hong Kong

In the City University of Hong Kong, he teaches computing methods to social science students and social science methods to data science students. Research interests include natural language understanding of social science publications, social media knowledge map, quantitative financial model and legal text analysis. Editorial board members of Journal of communication, Journal of computer mediated communication, communication research, human communication research, political communication and other journals.


Ye Xinyue   

Founding director and professor of Urban Data Science Laboratory of Texas A & M University, doctoral supervisor of Department of landscape and urban planning

He was a doctoral supervisor in computational science at New Jersey Institute of technology and geography at Kent State University. Former president of the international Chinese Society for Geographic Information Sciences (CPGIS); Global editor in chief of computational urban science, chairman of paper publishing of geoinformatics International Conference, deputy editor in chief of stochastic environmental research & risk assessment; Reviewers of science funds from countries and regions such as the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, New Zealand, the Netherlands and Hong Kong; He is one of the executive chairmen of the International Forum Series on space humanities and Social Sciences and one of the top ten global cutting-edge science and technology young scientists selected by the 10th global geographic information developers conference. The research core is spatio-temporal big data analysis, urban and regional science and computational social science. About 200 SCI / SSCI papers were published. He has won international awards such as ESRI Geographic Information Science Award, National Geographic Information Science Thesis Award, doctoral research award of national science foundation, research and analysis award of American Society for economic development of colleges and universities, and the first Chinese winner of the academic Young Scholar Award for regional development and planning of American geographic society, In addition, he also won the annual outstanding research award in American colleges and universities in computational science and social science.


Fu Jianfeng

Deputy Secretary General of Tencent charity foundation, director of Communication Department of Tencent sustainable social value business department, visiting professor of School of media and international culture, Zhejiang University

Participate in or coordinate several major public welfare projects, and publish relevant papers in core journals. He once served as president of Tencent Zhejiang network and deputy director of Tencent News; Previously, he was a senior editor and senior investigative reporter of Nanfang Weekend. Many reports have aroused wide repercussions. Among them, a series of surveys on Chinese substitute teachers have been selected into Shanghai high school Chinese textbooks.

Forum agenda


Associate Professor He Li

Professor Zhang Zike

20:00 - 20:45

Academician Alex Pentland

Speech title: honest signal

20:45 - 21:30

Professor Bian Yanjie

Lecture Title: Reflection on the combination of empirical spirit and data


21:30 – 22:15

Professor Fu Jianfeng

Lecture topic: how can enterprises create social value more actively in the digital society


22:15 – 23:00

Professor Zhu Jianhua

Lecture topic: the use, misuse and abuse of "prediction" in social computing

23:00 – 23:45

Professor Ye Xinyue

Speech topic: reconstruction of information space and COVID-19 communication co evolution based on multivariate spatiotemporal network

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202182120:00 - 23:45

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