My name is Lingyuan Li. I have a B.Eng. in Software Engineering from Southeast University and a M.S. in Computer Science from New York University. I earned my Ph.D. in Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University in May 2023, where I was a member of CUGAME lab and advised by my amazing advisor Dr. Guo Freeman.
My research, rooted in human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), explores the nuanced experiences and social dynamics emerging around technological artifacts and collaborative systems. Specifically, I have a keen interest in areas like digital payments, social VR, AI, online gaming, and live streaming. Through my work in these domains, I seek to unravel the complex interplay between human engagement with digital environments and the shaping of our collective experiences.
Oct. 2023: Our two papers "Creepy Towards My Avatar Body, Creepy Towards My Body": How Women Experience and Manage Harassment Risks in Social Virtual Reality and "We Don’t Want a Bird Cage, We Want Guardrails": Understanding & Designing for Preventing Interpersonal Harm in Social VR through the Lens of Consent are awarded the Honorable Mention Award in CSCW 2023!
May 2023: I was officially hooded! I am now Dr. Li :)
Apr. 2023: I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation!
Apr. 2023: My first-author paper "We Cried on Each Other's Shoulders": How LGBTQ+ Individuals Experience Social Support in Social Virtual Reality has won the Honorable Mention Award in CHI 2023!
Feb. 2023: I won the award Outstanding Ph.D. Student in Human-Centered Computing at Clemson University in Spring 2023.
Jul. 2021: I got acceptance to the highly competitive and selective CSCW Doctoral Consortium 2021.
May 2021: I got acceptance to the highly competitive and selective ACM IMX Doctoral Consortiums 2021.