About Me

I am a third-year Cognitive Science PhD student at UC San Diego. I work in the Design Lab on research in Human-Computer Interaction, advised by Dr. Steven Dow. I am fascinated by how humans learn from rich information in the context of complex socio-technical systems. I am interested in the space of informal learning.

My current project is about exploring pedagology benefits for individuals who participate in community-driven design and dual benefits for communities to harness the crowd activities. Please feel free to contact me if you want to hear more : )

I received my B.S. degree in Psychology from University of Wisconsin-Madison with Honors in the Liberal Arts and did a Master program in Information Science at Cornell University.


11/05/18 CSCW 2018 3 days @Jersey City, NJ
06/10/18 Worked on improving Autodesk's conversational AI (AVA) for 10 weeks as a summer intern.
04/12/18 CRA-W Grad Cohort Worshop 3 days @SF.
04/04/18 I'll be joining Autodesk's Machine Assistance team as a summer intern in their SF downtown office. Super excited!
01/08/18 Second quarter begins.
I am TA'ing for COGS 122, a start-up studio class, where I coach 4 student teams to pivot ideas and launch their start-ups.
12/11/17 Wrapped up the very first quarter of my PhD program.
11/09/17 Gave my first presentation about my interest in Ed Tech to DLab audience.
09/28/17 I am TA'ing for COGS 122, a project-based class that students design solutions for a civic design competition, D4SD (Design for San Diego). I am also coordinating the community of participants from the city for this competition.
09/03/17 Officially became a member of Cog Sci dept and DLab @UC San Diego.

Get In Touch

Hi, please feel free to share your thought!

  • xt (at) ucsd (dot) edu
  • UC San Diego
    Dept. of Cognitive Science
    9500 Gilman Drive #0515
    La Jolla, CA 92093-0515
    United States