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I am currently a postdoctoral researcher in the Department of Informatics at University of California, Irvine. I received my PhD in the Department of Communication at Cornell University, with a minor in Information Science. Prior to Cornell, I received double Bachelors' Degrees in Psychology and Philosophy and a Master's Degree in Social Psychology from Peking University in China. Outside of school, I worked as a research assistant in the HCI group at Microsoft Research Asia. I also spent several summers doing research at NTT Communication Science Laboratories in Japan.
My research interests lie in the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) with specific focuses on computer-mediated cooperative work (CSCW), social computing, and computer-mediated communication (CMC). During my PhD at Cornell advised by Prof. Susan Fussell, I conduct research that looks into how linguistic and cultural differences influence team collaboration at a global scale. This research draws on both quantitative and qualitative methods, including lab experiments, surveys, and ethnography to examine variables such as conversational grounding, attributions for miscommunication, and negotiation of language choice among collaborators. I also build on the results of my studies to design new tools and interfaces that facilitates multilingual and intercultural teamwork.
Since the fall of 2017, I start working at UC Irvine and assist Prof. Gloria Mark in managing the Social Sensing Lab. My ongoing research consists of two interdisciplinary projects collaborating with multiple universities. These projects aim to create a robust sensing system and use large-scale data collected through this system to model people’s in-situ workplace behaviors.
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.