Selected publications (First coauthor, *Corresponding author)

  • Zhiwen Hu*, Ya Chen. Open debates conducive for vaccination rate flatlines: a scoping review and convergent cross mapping. Frontiers in Public Health. 10: 830933 (2022). DOI: 10.3389/fpubh.2022.830933 2022-pandemic of the unvaccinated (SSCI Q1)
  • Fulian Yin, Meiqi Ji, Zhongliang Yang, Zhaoliang Wu, Xinyu Xia, Tongtong Xing, Yuwei She, Zhiwen Hu*. Exploring the determinants of global vaccination campaigns to combat COVID-19. Humanities & Social Sciences Communications. 9: 95 (2022). DOI: 10.1057/s41599-022-01106-7 2022-HSSC.pdf (Nature Portfolio)
  • Haochen Qi, Zhiwen Hu, Zhongliang Yang, Jian Zhang*, Jie Jayne Wu*, Cheng Cheng, Chunchang Wang, Lei Zheng*. Capacitive aptasensor coupled with microfluidic enrichment for real-time detection of trace SARS-CoV-2 nucleocapsid protein. Analytical Chemistry. 94(6): 2812–2819 (2022). DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.1c04296 2022-AC.pdf (Nature Index Journal, Cover Paper, SCI Q1 Top)
  • Wang Xian-ming, Pan Jia-Ling, Hu Zhi-Wen*. AR-Grams: A novel text clustering approach to determining online public opinion of hot events. Journal of Communication Unviersity of China. 28(5): 1-21 (2021). DOI: 10.16196/j.cnki.issn.1673-4793.2021.05.008
  • Jionghui Jiang, Xi’an Feng, Zhiwen Hu, Xiaodong Hu, Fen Liu, Hui Huang. Medical image fusion using Transfer Learning and L-BFGS optimization algorithm. International Journal of Imaging Systems and Technology. 1-11 (2021), DOI: 10.1002/ima.22560. 2021-Hu.pdf
  • Fulian Yin, Zhaoliang Wu, Xinyu Xia, Meiqi Ji, Yanyan Wang, Zhiwen Hu*. Unfolding the determinants of COVID-19 vaccine acceptance in China. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 23 (1): e26089 (2021), DOI: 10.2196/26089. COVID-19 Vaccine Acceptance.pdf (SCI Q1, SSCI Q1, Highly Cited Paper)
  • Zhongliang Yang, Siyu Zhang, Yuting Hu, Zhiwen Hu, Yongfeng Huang. VAE-Stega: Linguistic Steganography Based on Variational Auto-Encoder. IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, 16: 880-895 (2021), DOI: 10.1109/TIFS.2020.3023279.  VAE-Stega.pdf (SCI Q1 Top, Highly Cited Paper & Hot Paper)
  • Zhiwen Hu, Zhongliang Yang, Qi Li, An Zhang. The COVID-19 Infodemic: Infodemiology Study Analyzing Stigmatizing Search Terms. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 22 (11): e22639 (2020), DOI: 10.2196/22639. COVID-19_infodemic.pdf (SCI Q1, SSCI Q1)
  • Zhiwen Hu, Zhongliang Yang, Qi Li, Yongfeng Huang. Naming the 2019 novel coronavirus. Science (eLetter), 27 February 2020, COVID-19.pdf
  • Zhiwen Hu, Yiping Cui, Jian Zhang, Jacqueline Eviston-Putsch. Shalosh B. Ekhad: a computer credit for mathematicians. Scientometrics, 122 (1): 71–97 (2020), DOI: 10.1007/s11192-019-03305-7 Shalosh B. Ekhad (1130 downloads)  (SCI & SSCI Q2)
  • Jian Zhang, Xiaobo Fang, Jayne Wu, Zhiwen Hu, Yu Jiang, Haochen Qi, Lei Zheng, Xiaofeng Xuan. An interdigitated microelectrode based aptasensor for real-time and ultratrace detection of four organophosphorus pesticides. Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 150: 111879 (2020), DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2019.111879 An interdigitated microelectrode based aptasensor (1098 downloads)  (SCI Q1 TOP)
  • Zhiwen Hu, Chuhan Wu, Zhongliang Yang, Yongfeng Huang. Legends of Nature and Editors-in-chief. ArXiv, 2019, DOI: 1910.11208. Legends of Nature and Editors-in-chief.pdf
  • Zhiwen Hu, Jian Zhang, Yongfeng Huang, Liang Chen, Chuhan Wu, Zhongliang Yang. Named nonhumans crossing the line. Science (eLetter), 2019, Named nonhumans crossing the line.pdf (1259 downloads)
  • Zhiwen Hu, Jian Zhang, Yongfeng Huang, Xun Wang. Origins of Terminology Pending Further Discovery, Science (eLetter), 2019, Origins of Terminology Pending Further Discovery (1203 downloads)
  • Zhiwen Hu, Yiping Cui, Yong Wei. China’s Xiongan: Symbiotic City of the Future, Science (eLetter), 2019, China’s Xiongan: Symbiotic City of the Future (1269 downloads)


Code repository

Our lab attempts to be as transparent as possible regarding our methods and research in order to strengthen the research community. All of the resources below are provided free of charge for use in your own research.

The synthetic data generated in our publications, custom code supporting the publications, and supplemental materials are available at GitHub:

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