Hello! I am currently a fifth-year PhD student in the College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST) at Pennsylvania State University. I'm currently working with my advisor Dr. Xinning Gui.

My research lies at the intersection of Health Informatics, Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Data Science. Recently, I am studying consumer-facing healthcare technologies, such as AI-enabled symptom checkers and conversational agents (chatbots). I am also interested in social media.

PhD student

Penn State


Research Assitant

College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University

(2018 - Present)

Beihang University

(Beijing Key Laboratory of Emergency Support Simulation Technologies for City Operations)

(2014 - 2017)

Teaching Assistant

College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University

(2018 - 2022)

IST 140: Introduction to Application Development (JAVA)

HCDD 364W: Methods for Studying Users

IST 331:Foundations of Human-Centered Design

HCDD 113S: Foundations of Human-Centered Design and Development

IST 456: Information Security Management

IST 421: Advanced Enterprise Integration: Technologies and Applications

SRA 268: Visual Analytics

Industry Experience

China Unicom Cloud Data Co., Ltd., Beijing, PRC

Product Assistant

(July 2017 – June 2018)

China National Institute of Standardization, Beijing, PRC

Data Analysis Intern

(Sept. 2015 – Oct. 2016)

Arvato Systems/Sephora Cosmetic Co., Ltd., E-commerce Department, Shanghai, PRC

Project Assistant Intern

(Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013)


Conference reviewer

CSCW 2023

CHI 2022, CHI Play 2022, AMIA 2022

CHI 2021

AMIA 2020

Personal life

I was a volunteer for many organizations, such as GAIN (Global Aid Network), Hope Bridge group, Chunmiao Orphan Family group, and etc... I was also a voluntary guide at the Former Residence of Cai Yuanpei and Shanghai Science & Technology Museum.

I have many hobbies, like badminton, archery, painting, and cooking. I also love playing with cats very much (though I don't have one because I'm lazy...)!

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