Hello! I am currently a fourth-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 and Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Recently, I am studying consumer-facing healthcare technologies, such as AI-enabled symptom checkers and conversational agents (chatbots).

And I'm good at cooking!

PhD student

Penn State


Research Assitant

College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University

(2018 - Present)

Beihang University

(2014 - 2017)

Teaching Assistant

College of Information Sciences and Technology, Penn State University

(2018 - 2020)

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 Work 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)

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

Project Assistant Intern

(Sept. 2013 – Dec. 2013)


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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