About Me

I am currently a PhD student in Information Systems at Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington. My research interests include emotional artificial intelligence (AI), digital content and social media networks, crowdsourcing and crowdfunding, and sustainable operation. For example, how to design and use AI that detects human emotions embedded in massive online unstructured data (e.g., natural language, images); what are the consequences and implications of emotional AI to business, management, and society; how emotions affect large-scale information diffusion, consumer decision making, and business performance; how network structures are linked to crowdfunding projects success and volunteer behaviors on crowdsourcing platforms; how to use data analytics to facilitate volunteerism, sustainable operation, and social justice. I apply machine/deep learning, affective computing, large-scale network analysis, econometric/analytic modeling, and experimental methods to tackle questions in these fields.

Education: I have received bachelor and master degree in Management Science and Engineering at School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University.

Work Experience: Before I joined UW PhD program, I established an online platform company with two partners in 2015, and worked as an entrepreneur for around 2 years. Besides, I worked in management consulting firms, venture capital and private equity companies.

Extracurricular Activities: I enjoy volunteer work. I was the president of Tsinghua Cyrus Tang Volunteer Association from 2014 to 2015. I received the award as Top 10 Volunteers of Tsinghua Graduate Students in 2017.

I like...

Things to do after work...

Writing

Some of my poems, book reviews and movie reviews are avaliable online.

Reading

Recently I am reading: Of Human Bondage by W. Somerset Maugham;

Photography, Music and Sports

Always enjoy photography, guitar and sports.

Traveling

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived. " — Henry David Thoreau, Walden