Kyrie Zhixuan Zhou 周稚璇

4th-year PhD Candidate @ UIUC iSchool

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About Me

I'm a PhD candidate in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (my "official" webpage). I'm fortunately advised by Dr. Madelyn Rose Sanfilippo and Dr. Ted Underwood. I also work closely with Dr. Rachel F. Adler at UIUC, Dr. Xin Tong at Duke Kunshan University, and Dr. Jinjun Xiong at the University at Buffalo. I'm affiliated with the Governance Lab on Sociotechnical Systems (GLOSS), the Information Experience and Accessibility Lab, and DKU HCI Lab.

I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Technology from Hongyi Honor College at Wuhan University, China. Previously, I was a visiting researcher at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, advised by Dr. Justin Hsu, Fudan University, advised by Dr. Xianghua (Sharon) Ding, Westlake University, advised by Dr. Yue Zhang, and the University of Maryland-College Park, advised by Dr. Furong Huang. I was a research intern at Tencent, Bytedance, and Zall Research Institute of Smart Commerce.

Research Interests

[Research Statement]

My research interests are broadly in tech accessibility, tech ethics, and tech education. I aspire to design, govern, and teach about ICT/AI experience for vulnerable populations. More recently, my research has focused on LLM ethics and accessibility design and education.

Selected Publications

[Full Publications]

5. [CSCW Poster ’23 (companion proceeding)] Kyrie Zhixuan Zhou, Bohui Shen, Franziska Zimmer, Chuanli Xia, and Xin Tong. 2023. More Than a Wife and a Mom: A Study of Mom Vlogging Practices in China. Poster presentation in 26th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). [TL;DR]

4. [SOUPS Oral ’23] Zhixuan Zhou*, Tanusree Sharma*, Luke Emano, Sauvik Das, and Yang Wang. 2023. Iterative Design of An Accessible Crypto Wallet for Blind Users. Oral presentation in 19th Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS).

3. [IC2S2 Poster ’23] Zhixuan Zhou, Jiao Sun, Jiaxin Pei, Nanyun Peng, Jinjun Xiong, and Yang Wang. 2023. A Moral- and Event- Centric Discovery of Gender Bias in Fairy Tales at A Large Scale. Poster presentation in 9th International Conference on Computational Social Science (IC2S2).

2. [CSCW Oral ’23] Xinru Tang, Xianghua Ding, and Zhixuan Zhou. 2023. Towards Equitable Online Participation: A Case of Older Adult Content Creators' Role Transition on Short-form Video Sharing Platforms. Oral presentation in 26th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW). [News1] [News2] 🏆 Recognition for Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion (15/263, 5.7%)

1. [HICSS Oral ’23] Mengyi Wei and Zhixuan Zhou. 2023. AI Ethics Issues in Real World: Evidence from AI Incident Database. Oral presentation in 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS). [News1] [News2] [News3] 🏆 Best Paper Award (11/678, 1.6%)


  • [01/2024] I'm invited to record a podcast episode on AI and gender. Follow along here [link TBA]!
  • [01/2024] I'll give a talk at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar!
  • [01/2024] 🏅 Our paper on generative AI for AP courses is listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list (60 days) for: Educational Technology, Media & Library Science eJournal!
  • [12/2023] My research on anonymity online in China is featured in MIT Technology Review!
  • [12/2023] One paper accepted to CfC-SMART! See you in Switzerland!
  • [12/2023] Our paper on ChatGPT bias is featured in the AI Ethics Brief!
  • [12/2023] I'll serve on the student board of Information Matters. Submit your best research!
  • [12/2023] I'll be an associate chair (AC) for CHI late-breaking work. Submit your best papers!
  • [11/2023] One paper accepted to Information Matters!
  • [11/2023] I passed my field (qualifying) exam and officially become a PhD candidate!

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