I am currently a first-year Ph.D. student at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology, where I am advised by Dr. Yubo Kou.

My research interests broadly lie in Human-computer interaction (HCI), social media content moderation, and user behavior study by using mixed methodologies. Recently, I am working on how users interact with social media's content-moderation algorithms, and how video streaming platforms mutually developed with content creators.

In addition, I am passionate about understanding user/community's interactive behaviors on social media or on user interfaces as well as learning the impact of algorithms or policies on their behaviors.

Personal Updates

  • [Jan 2021] Summited my very first paper; really appreciate my advisor's support. At least, this was a good start :-P

  • [Aug 2020] Joined the Ph.D. in Informatics program at Pennsylvania State University's College of Information Sciences and Technology.

  • [June 2020] Graduated from the Master of Science in Applied Data Science program from Syracuse University's School of Information Studies.

Contact Me

My email address is renkai@psu.edu

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