Yongle Zhang | 张永乐
I am a Ph.D. candidate at the College of Information Studies (iSchool), University of Maryland, College Park, where I work with my advisor Dr. Ge Gao.
My research interest lies in the areas of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). In particular, I apply mixed methods in my research to answer these questions: 1) how to leverage computer-based tools to support the collaboration of linguistically diverse teams? and 2) How language minorities conduct information-seeking activities in daily life, and can we design technology to support their language needs in various contexts?
Previously, I obtained a B.S. in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities in 2019, and a B.E. degree in Computer Science and Technology from the University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC, 电子科技大学) in 2018. I was lucky to be an undergraduate research assistant supervised by Dr. Haiyi Zhu and Dr. Lana Yarosh at Grouplens Research.
Oct 2022: I will co-present a poster with Yimin Xiao on “Technology Design for Multilingual Teams and Communities” at Language Science Day, UMD .
May 2022: I started my 12-week UX Research intern at Meta in Menlo Park, CA.
Oct 2021: Our paper “Facilitating Global Team Meetings Between Language-Based Subgroups: When and How Can Machine Translation Help?” got accepted to CSCW 2022.
May 2021: Presenting our poster “Leveraging Machine Translation to Support Distributed Teamwork Between Language-Based Subgroups: The Effects of Automated Keyword Tagging” at CHI 2021 virtually.
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Besides research, I like biking, swimming and amateur photography using my iPhone (see Photos). Feel free to reach out if you live in the Washington metropolitan area and interested in outdoor activities – there are plenty of bike trails around!