About Me

I am currently a fourth-year PhD student 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 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.

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