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Department of Informatics People and Computing Lab

Helen Ai He, MSc in Computer Science

Helen Ai He
Ph.D. Student
Department of Informatics
University of Zurich
Binzmühlestrasse 14
CH-8050 Zürich
Room BIN 2.B.07
Tel +41 44 635 75 58

I began my PhD at the People and Computing Lab at the University of Zurich in September 2012. My advisor is Dr. Elaine M. Huang. My research explores the design of technologies to facilitate intercultural communication in the workplace. I am interested in the consideration of cultural factors in the design of computer-mediated communication technologies (e.g. email, instant messenging, video chat) for distributed and colocated multicultural teams, as well as the design of real-time sensing and feedback technologies for purposes of intercultural communication training for expats and migrants.

Previously, I worked as a software developer at SMART Technologies, and completed my Master of Science at the University of Calgary, Canada, supervised by Dr. Saul Greenberg and Dr. Elaine M. Huang. My Masters research synthesized and applied motivational psychology theories to the design of eco-feedback interfaces to motivate environmentally sustainable behaviours. My Bachelor of Science was in Computer Science.

I am originally from Beijing, China, and have lived in Canada since I was 6 years old. I now live in Zurich, Switzerland.

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