About Me

I am currently a fifth-year PhD candidate in Information Systems at Michael G. Foster School of Business, University of Washington. I am on the 2022-2023 academic job market!

My research interest lies in the intersection of AI, economics, and data analytics. My current research mainly focuses on the connection between algorithms and customer behavior. I design and implement algorithms to derive economic and managerial implications from online user- and marketer-generated unstructured data, including text, images, videos, and networks. I am especially interested in the interaction between customers and Emotion AI, the algorithm that recognizes, interprets, and responds to various human emotions.

In particular, my current research questions include: what are the consequences and implications of AI to business, management, and society; how to design and use AI that detects human emotions embedded in massive online unstructured data (e.g., natural language, images); how emotions affect large-scale information diffusion, consumer decision making, and business performance; how network structures connect to crowdfunding projects success and volunteer behaviors on crowdsourcing platforms; how to use data analytics to facilitate volunteerism, sustainable operation, and social justice.

My research methodologies include machine/deep learning, affective computing, causal inference, lab/field experiments, econometric modeling, and game theories.

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.

Hobbies

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