Thank you for your interest in working with me. I’m actively recruiting students who are excited about working on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research problems about designing natural user interaction technologies for children and adults, especially in the context of education and creativity. You can read more about my research in my research statement.

Prospective PhD Students

I have at least 1-2 Ph.D. positions in Computer Science at the University of Illinois, Chicago (UIC) starting Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. Strong candidates should be self-motivated and interested in the following research areas: human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-supported collaborative work, education technology, child-computer interaction, as well as have programming skills. You can learn about UIC’s Ph.D. program here. Ph.D. students at UIC are typically funded with full tuition fees and stipend. If you are interested, I encourage you to apply to UIC’s Computer Science Ph.D. program (Fall deadline in January 2023) and mention your interest in working with me in your essay and online application, if asked. This will make it easier for me to find your application.

Undergraduate/Master’s Students at UIC

I look forward to working with undergraduate and master’s students at UIC! In the past, I have mentored multiple undergraduate students from diverse academic backgrounds including computer science, biomedical engineering, learning sciences, and sociology. For those interested in working with me, some nice-to-have skills (encouraged but not required) include programming fundamentals, experimental design, good communications skills, personal accountability, and time management. Students considering to pursue graduate school are strongly encouraged to apply! Interested UIC students should email me their CV or resume, a copy of their unofficial UIC transcript, and a short description of their research interests. The email subject should be “[Prospective-UIC-Student]” at We may schedule a 30-minute meeting to discuss your research interests and potential projects.