About Me

I earned my Ph.D. in information studies from the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University. I also hold a M.S. degree in information science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor's degree from Sun Yat-sen University.

I am a human-centered computing researcher, with strong interdisciplinary expertise in human-computer interaction (HCI), usable privacy & security, privacy-enhancing technologies, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, and applied machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI). I investigate both social and technical research topics to ensure the use of people’s personal information/data is appropriate, fair, and meaningful, particulary by emerging computing and information technologies.

Specifically, I examine how emerging computing and information technologies impact people's personal information (e.g., the Internet of Things, wearable health trackers), from which I identify underlying socio-technical challenges related to people’s personal information (e.g., data privacy transparency, ethics around ML/AI agency). Built on my research findings, I also design and develop proof-of-concept systems to address these challenges (e.g., ML/AI-enabled personalized privacy assistants). The ultimate goal of my research is to improve people’s personal wellbeing and achieve greater social good.


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