Zhixuan (Kyrie) Zhou 周稚璇

3rd-year PhD Student @ UIUC iSchool

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About Me

I am a PhD student in the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (my "official" webpage). My advisor is Dr. Yang Wang. I obtained my Bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Hongyi Honor College at Wuhan University, China.

Previously, I was a visiting student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, advised by Dr. Justin Hsu, Fudan University, advised by Dr. Xianghua (Sharon) Ding, 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.

At the insistence of my lovely wife, I link to her website.

Research Interests

I combine quantitative (i.e., NLP, ML, survey) and qualitative (i.e., interview, content analysis, design) methods to reveal and tackle gender issues (e.g., stereotypes, intensive motherhood) and AI ethics issues (e.g., privacy violation, fake news). I've also conducted extensive qualitative research to understand livestreaming and blockchain practices and communities.

Drop me a line if you are also interested in gender/AI ethics/social and streaming media/blockchain research!

I'm avtively looking for a research internship for Summer 2023!


  • [11/2022] One paper accepted to iConference! See you in Barcelona!
  • [11/2022] I'll give a talk at Duke Kunshan University. Follow along here!
  • [09/2022] One paper accepted to CESC! See you in Berkeley!
  • [08/2022] One paper accepted and one paper conditionally accepted to HICSS! See you in Hawaii!
  • [08/2022] I'll be TAing IS 202: Social Aspects of Information Technology for the fall semester!
  • [07/2022] I'm giving a talk in Researching Web3 Workshop. Follow along here!
  • [06/2022] One paper conditionally accepted to S&P! See you in San Francisco!
  • [04/2022] One paper accepted to AHFE! See you in New York!
  • [10/2021] One poster accepted to UIUC iSchool Research Showcase!
  • [08/2021] One paper accepted to HICSS! See you in Hawaii!
  • [11/2020] I receive an Irwin Fellowship!
  • [08/2020] I receive a Sharp Katharine Fellowship!
  • [08/2020] I will remotely start my doctoal study at UIUC this fall!
  • [06/2020] My undergraduate thesis on attacking rumor detectors wins Excellent Thesis Award!
  • [05/2020] I'm nominated by Hongyi Honor College (2 out of 1128, 0.18%) to run for Top 10 Students of Wuhan University (十大珞珈风云学子).
  • [04/2020] I'm an Outstanding Graduate of Hongyi Honor College (24 out of 121, 20%).
  • [02/2020] I've decided to pursue my PhD degree in the iSchool of UIUC, and will spend the next 5 wonderful years in Champaign. Go Illini!
  • [09/2019] One poster accepted to WiML Workshop! See you in Vancouver!
  • [05/2019] One paper accepted to SmartCity! See you in Zhangjiajie!
  • [12/2018] One paper accepted to ICAART! See you in Prague!

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