I am a 6th year PhD candidate in Technology and Social Behavior at Northwestern University, a program combining Computer Science and Communication Studies. I work with Dr. Haoqi Zhang in the Delta Lab.
My core research is to study how to effectively leverage and coordinate on-the-go crowd's opportunistic contributions to produce desired global outcomes.
My research draws from the fields of human-computer interaction, human-centered design, crowd and social computing, and decision science.
My research aims to tap into millions on-the-go people to collect data in unprecedented detail and accomplish a range of physical tasks at scale. I design and implement general frameworks and interaction techniques that can achieve this by 1) scaffolding individual opportunistic contributions towards a communal goal, and 2) developing models and mechanisms that intelligently assign tasks, and manage individual and system goals.
I received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and B.Eng. degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University