My research bridges Social Computing and Natural Language Processing.
I combine natural language processing, machine learning and social science to understand and measure human behavior in online communities, with the goal of developing interventions to support people's social interaction. Specifically, I work on three areas: (1) analyzing pragmatics and semantics to understand human communication (e.g., humor, persuasion, hate speech), (2) modeling social roles and social relations to enhance online collaboration, and (3) building systems to help improve human well-being (e.g., facilitate social support exchange in cancer support groups).
I am very lucky to be co-advised by Robert E. Kraut and Eduard Hovy. Currently, I am supported by Facebook Fellowship.
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