Biography (CV)

I am a 4th year PhD student at School of Information Sciences , University of Pittsburgh . My advisor is Dr. Daqing He. I am working on projects related to the understanding and supporting of difficult web search tasks (e.g. exploratory people search, collaborative web search). Recently, I am working on supporting mobile search queries using touch-based interactions.

I received my Master and Bachelor degrees from School of Information Management, Wuhan University. I also interned at Baidu (2009.06 - 2009.12), Google (2014.06 - 2014.09, and 2014.12 - 2015.02) and Yahoo! Labs (2015.04 - 2015.07).

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Research Interests

  • Investigating and supporting exploratory people search tasks in multiple task settings.
  • Investigating and supporting difficult search tasks (such as cross-device search tasks, people search tasks) in mobile environments.
  • Using mobile rich interactions to improve content-based information retrieval and recommendations.
  • Information seeking behaviours, especially in collaborative information seeking and social search environments.
  • Incorporating heterogeneous information resources in graphical models.


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