About

I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of California, Irvine, specializing in educational data science and computational social science. My research aims to understand and support the success and well-being of young adults in college through large-scale behavioral, textual and institutional analytics, as well as the fairness and equity of such processes.

I have won best paper awards at major conferences on educational data science and received Data Science for Social Good fellowships from both the Alan Turing Institute and IBM Research, where I spent two wonderful summers. Currently I am a David P. Gardner Fellow at the Center for Studies of Higher Education, UC Berkeley.

I am fortunate to be advised by Prof. Mark Warschauer. I am also grateful for collaborating with outstanding researchers across disciplines and institutions, including Di Xu, Rene Kizilcec, Nia Dowell, Shayan Doroudi, Kush Varshney, Subhro Das, and Carlos Lastra-Anadon. Previously I collaborated with professors Padhraic Smyth and Zachary Pardos.

Prior to my doctoral studies, I received a master’s degree in educational economics & policy and two bachelor’s degrees in artificial intelligence and economics, all from Peking University. The diversity of my previous training largely shapes my interdisciplinary research agenda.