Renkai Ma

Renkai Ma

PhD student

Pennsylvania State University

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

I am passionate about investigating problems regarding Human-computer interaction (HCI), Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), and social media content moderation through mixed methodologies. Generally, I am interested in studying end-user/community’s interactions (e.g., perceptions, attitudes, behaviors) on social media or on user interfaces and learning the impacts of algorithmic designs on users.

Recently, I work on projects of investigating how end-users encounter, perceive, make sense out of, and handle algorithmic content moderation decisions and the corresponding impacts.