Dr. Zhicong Lu received his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He specializes in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), computational social science, social computing, and Computer-Mediated Communication. By employing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-method research, design methods, and interactive system development, Dr. Lu's work centers on understanding and addressing user needs in diverse contexts in online creative communities. Dr. Lu has published extensively in premier HCI and social computing conferences, earning a Best Paper Award at CHI 2019 and two Best Paper Honorable Mentions at CHI 2021 and CHI 2023. His achievements include the Rising Star Award from the International Chinese Association of Computer-Human Interaction and the Young Scholar Award from the Tencent-CCF Rhino-Bird Focused Research Program. His future research aims to improve knowledge sharing and community engagement through AI.
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Social Computing
- Computational Social Science
- Metaverse/Mixed Reality/Immersive Media
- ACM CHI 2019 Best Paper Award
- ACM CHI 2021 Best Paper Honourable Mention
- ACM CHI 2023 Best Paper Honourable Mention