My current research examines two specific types of online communities: peer production community (e.g. Wikipedia) and health support community (e.g. Cancer Survivor Network). Leveraging users' current behavior online, we design new interventions and systems to faciliate interactions that happen in those communities.
Before coming to CMU, I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University, where I was advised by Prof. Sue Fussell. Back then, I worked on multi-cultural communication with CMC tools with Ge Gao.
I am a freelance writer for the Chinese "Go" magazine Weiqi World 《围棋天地》since 2015.
I love cats.