My research helps people and their communities advance and balance their individual and collective goals. 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.
I design and build intelligent systems, and evaluate built systems in simulation and through user studies. My research broadly spans and draws from the fields of human-computer interaction (HCI), social computing, and AI.
I am a post-doctoral fellow in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University, where I am advised by Professor Niki Kittur. I received a PhD in Technology and Social Behavior from Northwestern University, where I was advised by Professor Haoqi Zhang. My dissertation designs and develops 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. I hold a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, and a master's degree in Computer Science from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL).