I am planning to graduate in summer 2020 and am looking for a job! ✨
I am excited to continue exploring new tools for data analysts by codesigning DSLs and GUIs. I believe data analysis is a fundamental building block for other interfaces---such as machine learning tools, knowledge bases, and intelligent interfaces. I believe that in the earlier generation, most software is information software, but in the new generation, most software will be analysis software, where users can query and manipulate the underlying data with richer affordances. I want to work on software that respects and promotes the agency of users.
I hope to continue my career in an industrial research or startup setting. Through my time in the Ph.D. program, I have accumulated many new ideas that I'm excited to try out. I believe a development cycle integrated with feedback from real users can deliver both valuable research insight and real-world impact.
I grew up in China (Taiyuan, Beijing) and the UK (Nottingham). I love good books (a big Woolf fan), conversations, and activities that help me move with intention (like rock climbing). After a stint with soylent and "rationality", I now spent a lot of time cooking and being silly (or trying to).