Hi there, I'm Yimin. I'm a first-year PhD student in Information Studies at University of Maryland College of Information Studies (UMD iSchool). My research areas lie in Computer-Mediated Communication (CMC), Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), and Applied Linguistics. I study how people use language for communicative and social purposes, how technology mediates the communication process, how people (dis)engage with technology for communication, and how to design technology to better support human interaction.

Prior to UMD, I received my MS in Applied Data Science, MA in Linguistic Studies, and CAS in Language Teaching from Syracuse University, BM(anagement) in Information Management and Information System and BA in English from Shanghai International Studies University (SISU), and Intercollegiate Minor Certificate in Finance from Fudan University. I was an international visiting student at University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) in Fall 2016. I can be reached at yxiao [at] umd [dot] com.