Zhicong Lu received his PhD in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
His research interests lie in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, social computing, and Computer-Mediated Communication. By using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method research methods, various design methods, and interactive system prototyping, implementation, and deployment, he focuses on understanding and supporting users’ needs in various non-gaming live streaming contexts, including knowledge sharing, intangible cultural heritage preservation, outdoor live streaming, and virtual streamers, etc. He has published in top HCI and social computing venues, such as ACM CHI, CSCW, and IEEE VIS. He received a Best Paper Award from CHI 2019 with his work on live streaming and intangible cultural heritage. He received an M.A. degree in information design and a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University. He has also interned at Adobe Research, Cornell Tech, and University of Tasmania.
- Human-Computer Interaction
- Social Computing
- Computational Social Science