University of Maryland

Featured Student: Alex Jian Zheng – PhD Information Studies

Alex Jian Zheng is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the iSchool under the direction of Ge Gao.  He got his master’s degree of psychology in Beijing Normal University. Before joining the iSchool he worked in Department of Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University.

Tell us about your research interests:

My research interest are HCI and, more specifically, productivity and time management.

Why did you choose to join the HCIL?

To explore how can we make use of technology to improve people’s productivity and wellbeing.