I am driven to transform how people and their communities advance their individual and collective goals through people’s busy lives. I design technologies that do not enforce rigid ways of working and collaborating but that instead surface flexible ways to advance goals of interest as opportunities arise.
My research designs and builds intelligent systems, and evaluates built systems in simulation and through real-world deployment studies.
My dissertation develops principles, models, and intelligent systems for flexible coordination and advances the design of on-the-go crowdsourcing systems that opportunistically recruit members in a community to make small, convenient contributions to flexibly and efficiently achieve collective goals through their existing routines.
My research broadly spans and draws from the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI), social and crowd computing, and artificial intelligence (AI).
I received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) and B.Eng. degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University.