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Dr. LU Zhicong

BEng(Tsinghua), MA(Tsinghua), MSc(UToronto), PhD(UToronto)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: Y6426 YEUNG
Phone: 34424166
Fax: 34420503
Email: zhiconlu@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Social Computing
  • Computational Social Science
  • Misinformation
Zhicong Lu received his PhD in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto.
His research interest lie in the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction, social computing, and Computer-Mediated Communication. By using qualitative, quantitative, or mixed-method research methods, various design methods, and interactive system prototyping, implementation, and deployment, he focuses on understanding and supporting users’ needs in various non-gaming live streaming contexts, including knowledge sharing, intangible cultural heritage preservation, outdoor live streaming, and virtual streamers, etc. He has published in top HCI and social computing venues, such as ACM CHI, CSCW, and IEEE VIS. He received a Best Paper Award from CHI 2019 with his work on live streaming and intangible cultural heritage. He received an M.A. degree in information design and a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering from Tsinghua University. He has also interned at Adobe Research, Cornell Tech, and University of Tasmania.


Awards and Achievements

  • May 2021 “ACM CHI 2021 Best Paper Honourable Mention” ACM SIGCHI. [URL]
  • May 2019 “ACM CHI 2019 Best Paper Award” ACM SIGCHI. [URL]


Previous Experience

  • May 2019 - Aug 2019, Research Intern, Adobe Inc..
  • Jan 2018 - May 2018, Visiting Scholar, Cornell Tech.
  • Sep 2015 - Dec 2020, Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Toronto.
  • Dec 2013 - Apr 2014, Interaction Design Intern, University of Tasmania.


Last update date : 20 Jan 2021