Welcome! I'm a fifth-year PhD student in Psychology at the Ohio State University. I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2019 with double majors in Psychology and Statistics. During my time in graduate school, I study the role of attention and memory in preferential decisions, under the supervision of Prof. Ian Krajbich.
One line of my research focuses on understanding the psychological components that drive decisions/experiences. Here, I use process-tracing tools (e.g., eye-tracking) and computational modeling to gain insights into how we make decisions and how we shape experiences.
- How do the weights people put on various attributes relate to the attention towards these attributes? How do the attention to and weighting of attributes contribute to the choice simultaneously?
- When the external menu is unavailable, how do people make decisions from memory?
- Prior to the make a decision (i.e.,predecisional stage), how do we sample/combine information? How does the way in which we sample information lead to specific choice biases?
The other line of my research investigates how social perception of others (i.e., other humans or AI) shapes our social learning, beliefs, and judgements.
- How do we interpret information signals from different social groups?
By combining different research perspectives and scaling up different computational components, I hope to provide a better understanding for judgements and decisions with real-life consequences, such as those pertain to policy making, huamn well-being, and business organizations.