I am a postdoc researcher at CISPA Helmholtz Center for Information Security. Prior to joining CISPA, I was a postdoc fellow in Department of Computer Science at UMass Amherst. I was awarded the Postdoctoral Fellowship in Data Science and affiliated with Center for Data Science and HCI-VIS Lab. Previously, I was selected as a Presidential Fellow at School of Data Science, and a Praxis Fellow of Digital Humanities at University of Virginia.
I received my Ph.D. in Constructed Environment from University of Virginia, Masters from University at Buffalo, and B.Eng. from Sichuan University. My research interests comprise the topics of conversational AI, responsible data science, and trustworthy machine learning.
I want to better understand AI in order to have more responsible, explainable, and robust applications and implications for society. AI presents a patchwork of less-than-human with superhuman capabilities, calling for a deeper understanding of the exhibited intelligent behaviors and their impacts. I worked on projects about conversational AI for social good, human-computer interaction, computational social science, natural language processing, smart cities and data-driven transportation, information retrieval and machine learning in travel behavior analysis using big data.