My current research examines two specific types of online communities: peer production community (e.g. Wikipedia) and health support community (e.g. Cancer Survivor Network). Specifcially, I am interested in how members' experience varies depending on their tenure in the community. I examine socialization tactics that help newcomers integrate, as well as solutions to challenges faced by oldtimers.
Before coming to CMU, I earned my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in the Department of Information Science at Cornell University, where I was advised by Prof. Sue Fussell. Back then, I worked on multi-cultural communication with CMC tools with Ge Gao.
I contribute contents to HUPU 虎扑 China. I wrote for the Chinese "Go" magazine Weiqi World 《围棋天地》.
I love cats.