Wen Dong

MIT Media Laboratory



In 2010 I received my Ph.D. from the MIT Media Laboratory. My advisor was Alex (Sandy) Pentland.

My research focuses on using network dynamics theories to model problem solving in real-world settings. I have developed the influence model to capture how people signal one another when they solve problems together, and how they balance divergence and speed.

I want to push the network dynamics idea further to predict the spread of fashion, the evolution of collaboration, and many other dynamics in everyday life.


About me

Wen Dong and Alex Pentland

Quantifying Group Problem Solving Using Social Signal Analysis

in Proceedings of ACM ICMI, 2010

Wen Dong and Alex Pentland

A Network Analysis of Road Traffic with Vehicle Tracking Data

in AAAI Spring Symposium, 2009

Wen Dong, Taemie Kim and Alex Pentland

A Quantitative Analysis of Collective Creativity in Playing 20-Questions Games

in Proceedings of ACM C&C, 2009

Wen Dong, Bruno Lepri, Alessandro Cappelletti, Alex Pentland, Fabio Pianesi and Massimo Zancanaro

Using the Influence Model to Recognize Functional Roles in Meeting

in Proceedings of ACM ICMI, 2007

Wen Dong and Alex Pentland

Modeling Influence between Experts

in Artificial Intelligence for Human Computing (LNAI 4451/2007), 2007: 170-189

Wen Dong and Alex Pentland

Multi-sensor Data Fusion Using the Influence Model

in Proceedings of BSN, 2006: 72-75