Classes

Course Title Semester
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
C S 704R Advanced Readings Fall 2021
C S 601R Graduate Topics in C S Winter 2022

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

Spring Cullen
MS
Noah Schill
CS Research Assistant
Este Stringham
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 Carson
CS Research Assistant
Ellie Johnson
CS Research Assistant
Jaden Lorenc
CS Research Assistant
Annie Christensen
CS Research Assistant
Will Wardinsky
CS Research Assistant
Rachel George
CS Research Assistant
Melissa Scott
CS Research Assistant
Anson Savage
CS Research Assistant
Edward Yuan
CS Research Assistant
Isaac James Criddle
CS Research Assistant
Brandon Graham
CS Research Assistant
Mads Reinhard
CS Research Assistant
Isaac Hamm
CS Research Assistant
Arvi Haxhillari
CS Research Assistant