I am an assistant professor in applied consumer analytics and strategic communication in the Department of Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics at the University of Georgia. I received my Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania.
My scholarship is at the intersection of computational social science, visual communication, and media effects. My research applies cutting-edge computer vision methods to investigate the production, diffusion, and effects of visual media, an increasingly prevalent component of today’s digital media environment. I am also interested in science communication, especially public perceptions of emerging artificial intelligence technologies, such as facial recognition and self-driving cars. My works have been published in leading venues both in communication and human-computer interaction, including the Journal of Communication, the International Journal of Communication, Public Understanding of Science, and the Proceedings of ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. I received my M.A. degree in communication from the University of Wisconsin–Madison and B.S. degree from Peking University.