About me

Who I Am

I am a Ph.D. candidate in Human-Centered Computing at University of Florida, advised by Kristy Boyer. I earned my Master’s degree in Information Science at University of Pittsburgh, where I worked closely with Erin Walker and Amy Ogan (Carnegie Mellon University). I received my Bachelor’s degree in Management Science from Anhui University.

Recent Updates

  • PhD Dissertation Defense: I passed my PhD dissertation defense on May 28th. Huge thanks to my advisor, Kristy Boyer, and my committee members, Maya Israel, Jaime Ruiz, and Eric Ragan for their time invested and incredible support!
  • Upcoming Position: This Fall, I will be joining NC State University, Department of Computer Science as a research scientist in Tiffany Barnes’s group.

What I Do

My research intersects the domains of Educational Technologies, Human-Computer Interaction and Collaborative Learning. I focus on pioneering innovative technologies and methodologies to enhance AI education and to cultivate productive collaboration among young learners.

My research particularly aims to answer a key question: How can we design learning environments that foster AI learning and provide engaging learning experiences? Digital learning systems can do more than just presenting learning concepts and proper pedagogical feedback; they should be able to provide empowering and engaging experiences to learners.

You can find my research projects here.