I’m Zhicong Lu (陆志聪, Caleb), an assistant professor at Department of Computer Science, City University of Hong Kong. I finished my PhD in Computer Science and under the supervision of Professor Daniel Wigdor. Previously I was a Master of Interdisciplinary Studies of Information and Art Design in Tsinghua University, China, supervised by Professor Ying-Qing Xu and Professor Yuanchun Shi. Before starting my master, I had a bachelor of Electronic Engineering and Game Design at Tsinghua University.
My research interests lie at the intersection of HCI, social computing, computational social science, and machine learning, especially in studying, designing, and building systems that support social interactions, to enhance trust, engagement, and knowledge sharing in virtual and physical spaces. I am currently exploring how to leverage live streaming for sharing knowledge and safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH).
For more information, see my CV.
I am looking for talented and highly motivated PhD students and RAs/interns who are interested in social computing and computational social science to join my group.If you are interested in working with me, please send me an email with your CV.
news & travel
|2021-01||Started my appointment as an assistant professor at CityU HK|
|2020-12||Two first-authored papers accepted to ACM CSCW 2021|
|2020-12||Three papers accepted to ACM CHI 2021|
|2019-12||Our paper on misinformation in China has been accepted to ACM CHI 2020|
|2019-11||ACM CSCW 2019 @Austin|
- CHIMore Kawaii than a Real-Person Streamer: Understanding How the Otaku Community Engages with and Perceives Virtual YouTubersIn Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021
- CHIThe Labor of Fun: Understanding the Social Relationships between Gamers and Paid Gaming Teammates in ChinaCHI 2021 Best Paper Honourable MentionIn Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021
- CHIAll in One Group: Current Practices, Lessons and Challenges of Chinese Home-School Communication in IM Group ChatIn Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021
- CSCWStreamSketch: Exploring Multi-Modal Interactions in Creative Live StreamsProceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW) (to appear at CSCW 2021) 2021
- CSCW“Positive Energy”: Perceptions and Attitudes Towards COVID-19 Information on Social Media in ChinaProceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 5(CSCW) (to appear at CSCW 2021) 2021
- CHIThe Government’s Dividend: Complex Perceptions of Social Media Misinformation in ChinaIn Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020
- HCIIExploring TikTok Use and Non-use Practices and Experiences in ChinaIn Social Computing and Social Media. Participation, User Experience, Consumer Experience, and Applications of Social Computing, HCI International 2020
- Live Streaming in China for Sharing Knowledge and Promoting Intangible Cultural HeritageInteractions 2019
- Improving Viewer Engagement and Communication Efficiency within Non-Entertainment Live StreamingIn The Adjunct Publication of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2019
- CSCWVicariously Experiencing It All Without Going Outside: A Study of Outdoor Livestreaming in ChinaProceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 3(CSCW) 2019
- CHI“I Feel It is My Responsibility to Stream”: Streaming and Engaging with Intangible Cultural Heritage through LivestreamingCHI 2019 Best Paper AwardIn Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2019
- HCIIFifteen Seconds of Fame: A Qualitative Study of Douyin, A Short Video Sharing Mobile Application in ChinaIn Social Computing and Social Media. Participation, User Experience, Consumer Experience, and Applications of Social Computing, HCI International 2019
- CHIYou Watch, You Give, and You Engage: A Study of Live Streaming Practices in ChinaIn Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2018
- CSCWStreamWiki: Enabling Viewers of Knowledge Sharing Live Streams to Collaboratively Generate Archival Documentation for Effective In-Stream and Post Hoc LearningProceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction, 2(CSCW) 2018
- VISInkPlanner: Supporting prewriting via intelligent visual diagrammingIEEE transactions on visualization and computer graphics 2018
- Comparing Mid-Air Finger Motion with Touch for Small Target Acquisition on Wearable DevicesIn Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2017
- HCII EAThe Rise and Proliferation of Live-Streaming in China: Insights and LessonsIn HCI International 2017 -- Posters' Extended Abstracts 2017