I am a second-year Ph.D. student working with Anind K. Dey and Jennifer Mankoff in the Information School at the University of Washington – Seattle. Prior to joining UW, I obtained my Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering (major) and Computer Science (minor) from Tsinghua University in 2018.

Ubiquitous devices have become more and more prevalent. They provide a unique opportunity to capture, model and impact human behavior. However, nowadays our ubiquitous devices around us are not intelligent enough. My research focuses on two aspects: on the one side, I build algorithms and models that can better understand and model human daily behavior. On the other side, I also create novel interaction techniques that better involve and leverage our daily behavior. These two aspects are organically related: the leveraging of human behavior is grounded on an intelligent system that understands what we are doing, thus effectively facilitate our daily lives.


  • Ph.D. 2018-Present

    Information School

    University of Washington

  • B.E. 2014-2018

    Industrial Engineering

    Tsinghua University

  • B.E. 2014-2018

    Computer Science (Minor)

    Tsinghua University


  • 2019 Sept.2019 June

    Research Intern

    Microsoft Research (Redmond)

  • 2018 July2018 Apr.

    Research Intern, Inc.

  • 2017 Dec.2017 June

    Visiting Student

    MIT, Media Lab

  • 2017 Mar.2016 July

    Visiting Student

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • 2016 Mar.2016 Jan.

    Research Intern


Recent News

  • Award 2020-03-11

    One paper got Honorable Mention at CHI 2020!

    FrownOnError: use frown to interrupt smart speaker on misunderstanding (led by Yukang)

  • Publication 2020-02-07

    One paper got accepted by CHI LBW 2020!

    PneuFetch: Supporting Blind and Visually Impaired People to Fetch Nearby Object via Light Haptic Cues - Led by Liang

  • Publication 2020-01-10

    One paper got accepted by WWW 2020!

    Characterizing User Behavior towards Explainable Recommendation

  • Publication 2020-01-07

    One paper get accepted as minor revision by IMWUT!

    Recognizing Unintentional Touch on Interactive Tabletop

  • Publication 2019-12-10

    One paper got accepted by CHIIR 2020!

    Effects of Past Interactions on User Experience with Recommended Documents - Led by Farnaz Jahanbakhsh

  • Publication 2019-12-09

    Two papers are conditionally accepted to CHI 2020

    EarBuddy: leverage commercially available wireless earbuds for novel interactions; FrownOnError: use frown to interrupt smart speaker on misunderstanding

Honors, Awards and Grants

  • 2020
    Best Paper Honorable Mentioned Award - CHI 2020
  • 2018
    Best Paper Honorable Mentioned Award - CHI 2018
  • 2018
    Outstanding Undergraduate Awards - Tsinghua University