Hi there! I am Qing /tʃɪŋ/. I am a  Human-Computer Interaction designer/researcher.

My expertise lies in designing human-AI interactions. I design and evaluate social-oriented Human-AI interactions. For example, AI agents are created to communicate with, collaborate with, and augment people; and to make our life and work better and more enjoyable. I am interested in advancing socially-intelligent agents that augment interpersonal interactions.

More about me. I am advised by Prof. Yun Huang (HCI) from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign (UIUC). Before UIUC, I worked as an AI-product manager in the industry (2016-2019). I hold an M.A. in Journalism from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, advised by Prof. Hsuan-Ting Chen (New Media Technologies), a B.A. in Communication, a B.A. minor in TV/Audio Production from the Communication University of China.

Why Ph.D.? My industrial experience has packed me up with comprehensive knowledge as well as the barriers and challenges regarding big data applications. In the meantime, it allows me to see and to be fascinated by the great promise and capacity of data science in providing interdisciplinary means and perspectives to tap into puzzling research questions in social science as well as in natural science domains.