A NEW PAPER ACCEPTED AT UIST'22
I am thrilled to share that our work on "Social Simulacra: Creating Populated Prototypes for Social Computing Systems" will appear at UIST'22!!
And our accompanying demo is located "here". Please take a look if you want to explore what sorts of social simulacra we can create today.
Finally, a big thank you and congratulations to my amazing collaborator, Lindsay, my mentors, Carrie and Merrie, and my advisors, Percy and Michael!
A NEW PAPER ACCEPTED AT CSCW'22
I'm excited to share that our paper, "Measuring the Prevalence of Anti-Social Behavior in Online Communities" was accepted to CSCW'22! Thank you, and congratulations to Joseph and Michael!
BEST PAPER AWARD AT CHI'22
Our paper, "Jury Learning: Integrating Dissenting Voices into Machine Learning Models' was recognized with the Best Paper award at CHI'22! Big congratulations to all my amazing co-authors!
TWO NEW PAPERS ACCEPTED AT ICA'22
Thrilled that our papers 'Can AI Persuade? Examining a Large Language Model's Ability to Generate Pro-Vaccination Messages' and 'Guidelines for Algorithm Auditing' were accepted at ICA'22! Congratulations to everyone, and particularly to Elise for successfully leading and publishing her first paper!
A NEW PAPER ACCEPTED AT CSCW'22
I'm excited that our paper titled 'Power Distribution and Conflicts in Designing, Using, and Maintaining Algorithmic Socio-Technical Systems' was accepted at CSCW'22! Congratulations to all my amazing collaborators!
A NEW PAPER ACCEPTED AT CHI'22
I'm excited that our paper titled '"Jury Learning: Integrating Dissenting Voices into Machine Learning Models' was accepted at CHI'22. Congratulations to all my amazing co-authors!
A New Paper to Appear in Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction
Our paper that summarizes the practice of "algorithm auditing" will appear in Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction. We hope that this will be a useful guidelines-paper for those interested in conducting algorithm audits.
Best Paper Nominated at ASSETS'21
Our full paper that will appear at ASSETS this year was nominated for the Best Paper award! Congratulations to the amazing team!
OUR REPORT ON FOUNDATION MODELS IS OUT
Our report "On the Opportunities and Risks of Foundation Models" that we've been working on as a part of the Center for Research on Foundation Models (CRFM) is now publicly available.
In this report, we describe a paradigm shift that's happening in AI with the rise of models that are trained on broad data at scale and are adaptable to a wide range of downstream tasks (e.g., BERT, DALL-E, GPT-3). We delve into the opportunities and risks this shift may bring to us, including the way we interact with computers and AI.
A NEW PAPER ACCEPTED AT ASSETS'21
Congratulations to the Microsoft Research Ability team for "Mixed Abilities and Varied Experiences: A Group Auto-Ethnography of a Virtual Summer Internship" paper accepted at ASSETS'21!
Best Paper Honorable Mention at CHI'21
I'm excited to share that our full paper that will appear at CHI this year on smart home stakeholders' perspectives won Best Paper Honorable Mention! Congratulations to all my wonderful co-authors!
A NEW PAPER ACCEPTED AT FAccT'21
I'm thrilled to share that our paper "Designing an Online Infrastructure for Collecting AI Data From People With Disabilities" was accepted at FAccT'21! I'm really grateful to have gotten to know and worked with my amazing mentors from MSR -- Merrie, Ece, and Danielle -- on this project.
A NEW PAPER ACCEPTED AT CHI'21
I'm excited that our paper exploring the user dynamics of home technology and algorithms titled '"We Just Use What They Give Us": Understanding Passenger User Perspectives in Smart Homes' was accepted at CHI'21! Congratulations to all my amazing collaborators!
Joining Stanford Computer Science Dept.
I will be joining Stanford to pursue my PhD in computer science this fall supported by the Stanford School of Engineering Fellowship! I am really looking forward to working with all the colleagues in the department!
Deposited MS Thesis at UIUC
I reached a personal milestone of depositing my master's thesis on the role of response time in human-algorithm interaction at UIUC!! I’m deeply grateful to my amazing adviser Professor Karrie Karahalios for making the past two years truly fun and meaningful.
A new paper accepted at CSCW'20
Our paper entitled "Emotional Amplification During Live-Streaming: Evidence from Comments During and After News Events" was accepted at CSCW'20! Congrats to all my co-authors :)
Best Paper Honorable Mention at CHI'20
I'm excited to share that our full paper that will appear at CHI this year on Finstagram won Best Paper Honorable Mention!! Congratulations to all my wonderful co-authors!
A new paper to appear at ICA'20
I'm happy to note that our paper on people's emotionality on live chat titled "Live Streaming Intensifies Emotions: Evidence from Live and Retrospective Comments on YouTube" will appear at ICA'20!
A new paper accepted at CHI'20
I'm excited that our paper exploring Finsta usage titled "Random, Messy, Funny, Raw: Finstas as Intimate Reconfigurations of Social Media" was accepted at CHI'20!
Congratulations to all my amazing collaborators!
A new article on ACM CSCW's Medium page
I wrote a new article titled "Faster is not always better: benefits of slower interaction with algorithmic systems." summarizing some of the findings from our CSCW'19 paper about Slow Algorithm! Please check it out here.
Awarded Siebel Scholarship, class of 2020!!
I was chosen as one of the 42 Siebel Scholars class of 2020 working in the field of computer science! The scholarship is awarded to the top graduate students in the world’s leading engineering schools.
Sincere thank you to my amazing adviser, Professor Karrie Karahalios, and all my mentors and collaborators who made this possible.
Won the SV t-shirt competition for CSCW ;)
Are you going to be at CSCW this year? Then check out the t-shirt SV's and PC's will be wearing featuring my t-shirt design with a hand-drawn view of Austin, Texas where CSCW is happening this year. Oh, and I am serving as an SV this year, so see everyone soon!
Two full papers accepted at CSCW'19!
I am thrilled that two of our works were accepted at CSCW'19 as full papers!
"A Slow Algorithm Improves Users’ Assessments of the Algorithm’s Quality" delves into the benefits of slowness in technology (and it is also my first, first-authored paper!).
"Search Media and Elections: A Longitudinal Investigation of Political Search Results in the 2018 U.S. Elections" presents a longitudinal audit of the Google search engine.
Congratulations and thank you to all my amazing collaborators!
Spending the summer as a visiting scholar at Stanford
I was invited by Stanford HCI Group to be a visiting scholar over the summer, jointly funded by Stanford and UIUC. I will be working with Danaë Metaxa, Professor James Landay, Professor Jeff Hancock, as well as my advisor, Professor Karrie Karahalios, on algorithmic biases, interventions, and more!
A new paper to appear at ICA'19
Our paper entitled "Search Media and Elections: Investigating Partisanship in Political Search Results" will appear at ICA'19!
Last day in office @ Stanford, Starting @ UIUC
I will be joining the CS Department at UIUC for my M.S starting this month. My adviser for the coming semester is Professor Karrie Karahalios.
Starting my RA-ship @ Stanford University's Computer Science Department, HCI Group.
I will be working with Danaë Metaxa (a Ph.D. candidate in CS) and Danaë's' advisers, Professor James Landay and Professor Jeff Hancock in the coming months as a part of Human-Computer Interaction Group.
Graduated from Swarthmore College.
After four unforgettable years, I graduated with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Asian Studies. I was advised by Professor Tia Newhall (CS), Professor Bryce Wiedenbeck (CS), and Professor William Gardner (Asian Studies). I thank them for years of care and generosity.
CSCW REMOTE †, NOV. 12th - NOV 16th, 2022
UIST BEND, OR, OCT. 29th - NOV 2nd, 2022
BERKELEY SIMONS INSTITUTE
BERKELEY, CA, JUL. 28th, 2022
HPDTRP COMMUNITY WORKSHOP
STANFORD, CA, MAY 23rd - MAY 25th, 2022
CHI NEW ORLEANS, LA, APR. 30th - MAY 6th, 2022
HAI-GOOGLE RESEARCH UPDATE
REMOTE †, APR. 21ST, 2022
SEOUL SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, DEC. 12th - Jan 2nd, 2022
NEURIPS REMOTE †, Dec. 6th - 15th, 2021
CSCW REMOTE †, OCT. 23th - 27th, 2021
WORKSHOP ON FOUNDATION MODELS
REMOTE †, AUG. 23TH - 24TH, 2021
SOCIAL COMPUTING SUMMER CAMP
REMOTE †, JUN. 7TH - 9TH, 2021
AIES REMOTE †, MAY. 19TH - 21TH, 2021
CHI YOKOHAMA, JAPAN†, MAY. 8TH - 13TH, 2021
FAccT REMOTE †, MAR. 3TH - 10TH, 2021
SEOUL SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, DEC. 4TH - JAN. 4TH, 2020
CHIIR VANCOUVER, CANADA †, AUG. 13TH - 14TH, 2020
STANFORD UNIV. STANFORD, CA, JULY. 26TH -, 2020
MSR SEATTLE, WA †,, MAY. 25TH - AUG. 14TH, 2020
CHI HONOLULU, HI †,, APR. 25TH - 30TH, 2020
CMU PITTSBURGH, PA †,, MAR. 19TH - 21TH, 2020
U WASHINGTON SEATTLE, WA †,, MAR. 17TH - 18TH, 2020
UC BERKELEY BERKELEY, CA †,, MAR. 15TH - 16TH, 2020
STANFORD UNIV. STANFORD, CA, †, MAR. 13TH - 14TH, 2020
UIUC URBANA, IL, MAR. 8TH - 10TH, 2020
SEOUL SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA, JAN. 4TH - 22TH, 2020
TOKYO TOKYO, JAPAN, DEC. 24TH - JAN. 3TH, 2019
CSCW AUSTIN, TX. NOV. 9TH-13TH 2019
SIEBEL CONF. CHICAGO, IL. OCT. 11ST-13TH, 2019
STANFORD UNIV. STANFORD, CA. JUN. - JUL., 2019
ICA WASHINGTON D.C., MAY 24TH - 28TH, 2019
† Virtual travels due to COVID-19.