Course Title Semester
C S 356 Designing the User Experience Fall 2020


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 and Developmental Differences, Values in Design, Supporting Vulnerable Populations, 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, 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.”


Sara Berrios Rodriguez
CS Research Assistant
Sarah Benson
CS Research Assistant
Jacob Liddle
CS Research Assistant