Taiquan “Winson” Peng is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Michigan State University (MSU), where he is also a Quello Research Fellow. Dr. Peng joined the Department of Communication in 2016. Prior to that, from 2013 to 2016, he taught at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and, from 2009 to 2013, at Macau University of Science and Technology in Macau. He obtained his PhD degree from the Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong in 2008. His research outputs have been published in top-ranked peer reviewed journals of communication science, information science, and computer science, such as Communication Research, New Media & Society, Journal of Informetrics, Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, Scientometrics, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, and elsewhere. His recent research focuses on tie-generative mechanisms in communication and information networks, sentiment analysis on social media, and diffusion of viral messages on social media. Prior to joining MSU, Bill Dutton, Director of the Quello Center, frequently cited Winson’s research on Internet studies, which documented the burgeoning of this field. At the Quello Center, Winson is working with Bill and others on a Twitter study of the 2016 Presidential Debate in collaboration with Jay Blumler, Stephen Coleman and others at the University of Leeds.