GE GAO | 高歌
4130 Campus Drive
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland 20742
I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). I apply theories and methods from Social Sciences to explore questions in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI).
Much of my recent research is in collaboration with amazing advisees and colleagues from the College of Information Studies (iSchool; tenure home) and the University of Maryland Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS; joint appointment). The overarching goal of this research is to advance our knowledge of as well as designs for smart, connected, and productive workplaces and communities.
Prior to Maryland, I worked in the HCI Group at Microsoft Research Asia and the Social Sensing Lab at the University of California, Irvine. I also spent several summers as a visiting researcher at NTT Communication Science Laboratories in Japan. I obtained my PhD in Communication with a minor in Information Science at Cornell.
Keywords that can best describe my research and teaching focus include Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), Human-Centered Computing (HCC), and Global Teams. My work has received funding support from the National Science Fundation (NSF), the Maryland Catalyst Fund, and the Global Classroom Initiative.
Mar 2021 I look forward to meeting other researchers at the EACL HCI+NLP Workshop! At this workshop, I will introduce a joint project with Marine Carpuat at UMD. Here is an earlier article telling the background of our project.
Jan 2021 I am launching a new course titled Human-Centered Computing in the Global Context. It is an interdisciplinary course open to UMD students majoring in all departments and colleges. Feel free to sign up via the Testudo site if you are interested in exploring novel technical solutions to ongoing global challenges!