About me

I am an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (PRC) and an Honorary Lecturer in Computer Science at the University of Liverpool (UK). My research brings principles and techniques from the fields of computer science, human-computer interaction, sociology, and psychology. To this end, I conduct research that spans the areas of, ethno(techno)methodology, interaction design, computer supported cooperative work, UX research, and user-centered design. Some of the topics that interest me include: Location-based social networks, the physical web, location-based/in-situ crowdsourcing, pervasive games, and novel mobile technologies.

Areas of Expertise

  • Social-Networks
  • Small screen design
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work
  • User Experience
  • Ethno(techno)methodology
  • Interaction Design
  • Online Communities
  • Participatory Design Methods
  • Eth(net)nography
  • Standards and Acccesibility

Academic Positions

Education & Training

  • Ph.D. 2015

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

    University of Aberdeen (UK)

  • MSc (Distinction) 2011

    Masters of Human-Computer Interaction

    Lancaster University (UK)

  • BSc (Hons) 2010

    Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

    University of Huddersfield (UK)