I am an assistant professor at the Department of Computer Science and Data Science at the University of Chicago. I am also affiliated with the Harris School of Public Policy. I direct the Chicago Human+AI lab (CHAI) (). You can learn more about my life trajectory and find my official biography here.

My main research interests include

  1. Human-centered machine learning, how we can use machine learning to empower humans and augment human intelligence in decision making and writing, including both generating explanations to explain machine learning models and developing novel interaction paradigms and evaluation setups.

  2. Language and social dynamics.

  3. Multi-community engagement, how a person interacts with multiple communities and how communities relate to each other, e.g., the divergence of COVID communities and migrant integration in urbanization.

I am also broadly interested in natural language processing, computational social science, and artificial intelligence. Here is my CV.


Selected recent work:


I have a postdoc opening on human-centered AI that can start any time. Please email me your CV and names of references. I am particularly open to students who have background in medicine and policy (e.g., MD/PhD and PhD students in economics).

I am always looking for motivated postdocs and PhD students who are interested in NLP, human-centered-AI, data science, computational social science, or machine learning! Please read this FAQ before contacting me.

Demo systems:

If you want to learn more about my research, check my papers. And kudos to all my collaborators!