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 the economics of unstructured data and the business value of large-scale social networks. For example, how to detect human emotions embedded in massive online unstructured data (e.g., natural language, images) with deep learning methods; how emotional content spread in large-scale social networks affect information diffusion, consumer decision making, and business performance. I apply machine learning, affective computing, large-scale network analysis, econometric 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.

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


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

Photography, Music and Sports

Always enjoy photography, guitar and sports.


"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