I am an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science at the University of Chicago. I am also affiliated with the Harris School of Public Policy. I direct the Chicago Human+AI lab (CHAI) (). You can learn more about my life trajectory here.

My main research interests include

  1. Language and social dynamics.

  2. Human-centered machine learning, how we can use machine learning to empower humans and augment human intelligence such as enhancing creativity and avoiding behavioral biases, e.g., human predictions along a spectrum between full human agency and full automation, human preferences of task delegation to AI, and creative writing with a machine in the loop, and the meta question of what tasks humans would like to delegate to AI systems, and to what extend.

  3. Multi-community engagement, how a person interacts with multiple communities and how communities relate to each other, e.g., users' life trajectories, community genealogy, and migrant integration in urbanization.

I am also broadly interested in natural language processing, computational social science, and artificial intelligence. Here is my CV.

I am teaching Natural Language Processing in Winter 2021. We are also starting an NLP seminar at UChicago. If you are interested in attending the NLP seminar, please drop me an email.

Openings:

I am always looking for motivated postdocs and PhD students who are interested in NLP, data science, computational social science, or machine learning! Please read this FAQ before contacting me.

I am hiring a postdoc now. Please check out this call for application.

Reviewing requests:

I am declining all new reviewing invitations until May 2021. Unfortunately, I have over-committed myself to reviewing/organization service. I will need the time to read these interesting submissions in my queue.

Demo systems:

If you want to learn more about my research, check my papers. And kudos to all my collaborators!