Renkai Ma

Renkai Ma

PhD student

Pennsylvania State University

I am currently a third-year Ph.D. student, majoring in Human-computer interaction (HCI), at Pennsylvania State University’s College of Information Sciences and Technology, where I am advised by Dr. Yubo Kou.

I am passionate about studying questions regarding HCI, social media content moderation, and video content creator/influencer’s experiences under platform governance through mixed methods.

Recently, I work on projects of investigating how users, including (1) players from online multiplayer games and (2) video content creators from multiple platforms such as TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, Twitch and more, interact with technologies and people, separately.

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Computer-supported Cooperative Work
  • Creator Governance
  • Content Moderation