I am an assistant professor in the iSchool of the University of Maryland, College Park (starting since January 2019). I received my PhD in Communication at Cornell University with Prof. Susan Fussell. Outside of school, I have worked in the HCI Group at Microsoft Research Asia and the Social Sensing Lab at the University of California, Irvine. I also spent several summers as a visiting researcher at NTT Communication Science Laboratories in Japan.My research interests lie in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) with specific focuses on computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-centered computing (HCC), and computer-mediated communication (CMC). I conduct research that aims to understand and design for collaboration in diverse teams. This research draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods, including lab experiments, surveys, ethnography, and social sensing to examine the joint effects of technology use and diversity on teamwork. Build on the results of my studies, I propose new tools and interfaces that facilitates teamwork under various contexts.
Besides doing research, I have been writing a dream journal since 2009 and I look forward to publishing a novel based on those stories from my dreamland.