I am a PhD candidate at the Department of Communication at Stanford University. I specialize in media psychology with a particular focus on the cognitive and affective processing of computer-mediated messages. My recent projects with the Stanford Screenomics Lab deal with measuring and modeling people's thinking and feeling experiences on smartphones across domains of time and content. As an interdisciplinary scholar, I am interested in the influences and applications of digital technology and computational methods in social and behavioral sciences. Epistemologically, I maintain a firm belief that the accumulation of knowledge is human-centered, and that social relevance is an essential part of scientific progress. My research thus revolves around the considerations for understanding why people see what they see, and how.
Before joining Stanford, I conducted research at the Institute of Political Science, Academia Sinica. I was trained in economics and political theory at National Taiwan University. In my spare time, I enjoy studying history and math.
November 1, 2018
Part of my work on the accuracy of survey modes has been published on Public Opinion Quarterly. This paper provides some insights into the recent issues regarding poll accuracy.
October 25, 2017
I have received the Computational Social Science Fellowship from the Institute for Research in the Social Sciences (IRiSS), which agrees to sponsor my project on smartphones and factual info consumption.