I’m actively recruiting students who are excited about designing and building human-centered computing systems to improve people’s personal wellbeing and to achieve greater social good. Generally, prospective students should have strong interest in one or more of my research areas: human-computer interaction (HCI), usable privacy & security, privacy-enhancing technologies, health informatics, ubiquitous computing, and applied machine learning/artificial intelligence (ML/AI).

You may find more about my research under the Research page or by reading some of my recent publications via GoogleScholar.

Prospective Ph.D. Students

I have Ph.D. positions in Computer Science starting Fall 2023. Strong candidates should be self-motivated, passionate about research, interested in human-centered computing, and have programming skills. Ph.D. students at UVM typically are funded with full tuition and a stipend. You may learn more about the Ph.D. program here.

I’m looking for candidates with one or more of the following qualifications: (1) prior experience in designing, implementing, and evaluating interactive systems; (2) skills in developing user-facing web/mobile applications; (3) knowledge in data science/machine learning/artificial intelligence (DS/ML/AI); and (4) interdisciplinary research backgrounds related to computing (e.g., information science, social science, psychology). Candidates from under-reprensented groups in computing are strongly encouraged!

If you want to pursue your Ph.D. under my mentorship, please email me with the following information:

  1. A brief introduction of yourself;
  2. Your CV or resume;
  3. A short description of how your research interests align with my research expertise; and
  4. Representative publications or writing samples (course papers are okay).

The subject of the email should start with “[Prospective-PhD]”. I will reach out if there is a potential good fit.

Undergraduate/Master’s Students at UVM

I enjoy working with motivated undergraduate and master’s students on smaller and hands-on projects that are related to my research expertise. Many undergarduate and master’s students who worked with me are now at big tech companies (e.g., Google, Facebook, Amazon). Projects are often available for students with skills in qualitative research methods, statistical analysis, and web/mobile app development.

Current UVM undergraduate or master’s students interested in working with me, please email me with the following information:

  1. A brief introduction of yourself;
  2. Your CV or resume;
  3. A copy of your unofficial UVM transcript; and
  4. A short description of your research interests and relevant skills.

The subject of the email should start with “[Prospective-UVM-student]”. We may find a time to meet and discuss potential projects.