I am a PhD candidate at Hong Kong Baptist University. I am also a visiting PhD student at University of California, Santa Barabra. My academic advisors at HKBU are Dr. Dominic Yeo and Prof. Vivian Sheer. My host at UCSB is Prof. Jennifer Gibbs. My primary research interests include organizational communication and technology, mediated interpersonal communication in online dating contexts, and public relations. I conduct both qualitative (e.g., interviews and observation) and quantitative (e.g., survey and content analysis) research on these topics. I am also interested in computational methods for communication research (e.g., social network analysis and web scraping).
I consider this website to be a place to share my research as well as to build my academic identity through self-reflection and conversation with like-minded researchers. I also wish to provide Useful Resources for “new bees” in academia as I realize the importance of peer support in sense-making process of newcomers to a community.
As a researcher in my early career, I am eager to work with scholars who share similar academic interests. I love collaboration and working with people for interesting projects. In my personal life, I’m a movie goer and a big fan of theme parks and roller coasters (one of the achievements so far is to take all the roller coasters in a theme park twice in a day!)