I am a fourth year PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), co-advised by Prof. Karrie Karahalios and Prof. Hari Sundaram which leads the Social Spaces group and the Crowd Dynamics Lab respectively. My current research focuses on collective decision making mechanism design and decision making through data visualizations. During my Masters at UIUC, I worked with Prof. Aditya Parameswaran and Prof. Karrie Karahalios on the Dataspread Project during my Masters.
My borad research interest asks – “How can people use computational tools to make better decision?” In general, this coveres topics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). More specifically, this covers topics like collective decision making (i.e., voting and survey design), data visualization, and human-AI interaction (i.e, smart home).
I received my B.Sc degree from The Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. I was a research student in The Husky Team supervised by Prof. James Cheng. I worked on distributed machine learning algorithms in nearest-neighbor search during my undergraduate studies. My acedemic advisor was Prof. John C.S. Lui.
I am a full-stack web developer and a technology educator when not doing research. In the past, I was a software engineering intern at Salesforce, a machine learning intern at KKBOX, and a research intern at Microsoft.
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