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I am currently a postdoc researcher at the Psychology Department at Stanford University. I study culture and the self in the context of AI-based smart technological developments. The first line of my work focuses on understanding and critiquing extant technological systems from a cultural perspective. I unpack cultural assumptions underlying conceptions of smart technology and examine technology's social and psychological impact. The second line of my work seeks to untether the self from extant mainstream meaning systems and open the space of the imaginary. I explore how historically marginalized cultural worldviews offer clues for diversifying conceptions of smart technology towards building a more equitable society and a caring ecology. I draw on multidisciplinary scholarship to understand culture and the self with a specific interest in how ideas are kept alive through cultural expressions and practices.

I received my Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior from Stanford Graduate School of Business, where I was lucky to be advised by Prof. Brian Lowery. After that, I have been working with Prof. Hazel Markus on research related to culture, creativity, and smart technology. My work has been supported by the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence (HAI), Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), and
Hasso Plattner Design Thinking Research Program (HPDTRP).

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