Interests: Individual behavior, interactions, and virtual teams in digital-enabled environments such as scientific collaboration, online communities, and virtual worlds, analyzing the dynamic and evolution of individual relations using data mining, social network analysis, and economics approaches
Huang, Y., Weng, C., Lee, B., & Contractor, N. 2015. Semantic and Social Spaces: Identifying Keyword Similarity with Relations. In E. Bertino, & S. A. Matei (Eds.), Roles, Trust, and Reputation in Social Media Knowledge Markets: 47-55: Springer International Publishing.
Lungeanu, A., Huang, Y. and N. Contractor, N. (2014). Understanding the assembly of interdisciplinary teams and its impact on performance. Journal of Informetrics, 8(1), 59-70. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.joi.2013.10.006
Zhu, M., Huang, Y., and Contractor, N. (2013) Motivations for Self-Assembling into Project Teams, Social Networks, 35(2), 251-264.
Huang, Y., Xu, B., and Contractor, N. Exploring Twitter Networks in Parallel Computing Environments, XSEDE’13, the Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment, San Diego, CA, US., July 22-25, 2013.
Huang, Y., Shen, C., and Contractor, N. (2013) Distance Matters: Exploring Proximity and Homophily in Virtual World Networks, Decision Support Systems, forthcoming.
Huang, Y., Ye, W., Bennett, N., and Contractor, N., (2013) Functional or Social? Exploring Teams in Online Games, in Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013), San Antonio, Texas, USA, February 23-27, 2013. ACM 2013.
Xu, B., Huang, Y., Kwak, H., and Contractor, N. (2013) Structure of Broken Ties: Exploring Unfollow Behavior on Twitter, in Proceedings of the 16th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2013), San Antonio, Texas, USA, February 23-27, 2013. ACM 2013.
Lungeanu, A., Huang, Y., and Contractor, N. A network perspective on success in collaboration: Stop citing me for our own good?, 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Boston, Massachusetts. August 3-7, 2012
Xia, M., Huang, Y., Duan, W., and Whinston, A.B. (2012) To Continue Sharing or Not to Continue Sharing? – An Empirical Analysis of User Decision in Peer-to-Peer Sharing Networks, Information Systems Research., 23(1).
Fazel-Zarandi, M., Devlin, H., Huang, Y., and Contractor, N. Expert Recommendation based on Social Drivers, Social Network Analysis, and Semantic Data Representation. The 2nd International Workshop on Information Heterogeneity and Fusion in Recommender Systems (HetRec 2011). Chicago, IL. Oct 2011
Huang, M., Margolin, D., Ognyanova, K., Huang, Y., and Contractor, N. Understanding and Enabling Network Dynamics in Virtual Communities, 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. San Antonio, Texas. August 12-16, 2011
McGuinness, D.L., Shaikh, A.R., Moser, R, Hesse, B.W., Morgan, G.D., Augustson, E., Hunt, Y., Tatalovich, Z., Willis, G., Blake, K., Courtney, P.K., Finney, L., Sanders, A., Ding, L., Lebo, T., McCusker, J., Contractor, N., Huang, Y., Yao, Y., and Devlin, H. A Semantically-enabled Community Health Portal for Cancer Prevention and Control. in Proceeding of the 3rd ACM International Conference on Web Science (WebSci’ 11). Koblenz, Germany. June 14-17, 2011
You, W., Huang, Y., and Xia, M. Content Popularity in A Peer-to-peer Community: A Network Perspective, in Proceeding of the 9th Workshop on e-Business (WeB’10), Dec. 2010 (Best Paper Award)
Huang, M., Huang, Y., Margolin, D., Ognyanova, K., Shen, C., and Contractor, N. The Effects of Diversity and Repeat Collaboration on Performance in Distributed Nanoscientist Teams, 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting. Montreal, Canada. August 6-10, 2010 (OCIS Dexter Award Nominee)
Huang, M., Huang, Y., Margolin, D., Ognyanova, K., Shen, C., and Contractor, N. Size, Diversity, and Beyond: A Mediated Model of Team Composition and Performance in ‘Team Science’, in the 60th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association. Singapore. June 22-26, 2010
Mahmassani, H. S., Chen, R.B., Huang, Y., Williams, D., and Contractor, N. (2010). Time to Play? Activity Engagement in Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games. Transportation Research Record, 2010(2).
Huang, Y., Zhu, M., Wang, J., Pathak, N., Shen, C., Keegan, B., . . . Contractor, N. (2009). The Formation of Task-Oriented Groups: Exploring Combat Activities in Online Games. Paper presented at the Computational Science and Engineering, 2009. CSE ’09. International Conference on, Vancouver, Canada.
Huang, Y., Shen, C., Williams, D., and Contractor, N. (2009). Virtually There: Exploring Proximity and Homophily in a Virtual World. Paper presented at the Symposium on Social Intelligence and Networking, Vancouver, Canada.
Foucault, B., Zhu, M., Huang, Y., Atrash, Z., & Contractor, N. (2009). Will You Be My Friend? An Exploration of Adolescent Friendship Formation Online in Teen Second Life. Paper presented at the the 59th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.
Xia, M., Huang, Y., Duan, W., and Whinston, A.B. (2009) Ballot Box Communication in Online Communities. Communications of the ACM, 52:9, Sep 2009.
Castronova, T., Williams, D., Shen, C., Ratan, R., Xiong, L., Huang, Y., & Keegan, B. (2009). As real as real? Macroeconomic behavior in a large-scale virtual world. New Media & Society, 11(5).