Classes

Course Title Semester
C S 356 Designing the User Experience Fall 2020
C S 142 Intro to Computer Programming Winter 2021
C S 142 Intro to Computer Programming Fall 2021
C S 356 Designing the User Experience Fall 2021

Biography

Xinru works in the field of Human-Computer Interaction. Her current research topics include Privacy, Social Media, Internet of Things, Technology Adoption and Non Use, Individual, Developmental, and Cultural Differences, Values in Design, Supporting Vulnerable Populations such as Users on the Autism Spectrum, Ethical Research Practices, Human-Algorithm interaction, Computer-Mediated Communication, and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work.

Xinru holds a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science with concentration in Informatics from University of California, Irvine, and B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, specialization in Human-Computer Interaction, from Stanford University. Her research has been funded by the National Science Foundation, Facebook, Disney Research, Samsung and Yahoo! Labs, and she holds editorial positions and publishes in her field's top conferences and journals. Xinru has also spent several years working in the information risk industry leading interaction design and as a product manager. Utah’s Women Tech Council chose her as a finalist for their Rising Star Tech award which recognizes women “driving innovation, leading technology companies, and [who] are key contributors to the community.”

Xinru directs the Social Technology and Privacy Lab (STaPL).

Areas

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Human-Computer Interaction and Software Development

Students

Drew Capener
CS Research Assistant
Spring Cullen
CS Research Assistant
Noah Schill
CS Research Assistant
Este Stringham
CS Research Assistant
Miles Batey
CS Research Assistant
Braden Wellman
CS Research Assistant
Stanton Anthony
CS Research Assistant
Yun-Chieh Tsai
CS Research Assistant
Amanda Hardy
CS Research Assistant
Sarah Kharaka
CS Research Assistant
Ellie Johnson
CS Research Assistant
Jaden Lorenc
CS Research Assistant
Annie Christensen
CS Research Assistant
Josh Bedwell
CS Research Assistant
Sarah Benson
CS Research Assistant
Thomas Ranck
CS Research Assistant
Stephanie Morales
CS Research Assistant
Will Wardinsky
CS Research Assistant