Honglu Du researches human-computer interaction with a focus on computer-supported communication, collaboration, and learning. He also explores empirically investigating social needs that may be addressed through computing applications. After identifying these opportunities, Honglu designs and develops technological interventions, evaluating them using a balance of qualitative and quantitative methods.
Previously, Honglu worked at Microsoft Research and Google. His dissertation research on classroom backchannels was nominated for the Best Paper Award in ACM GROUP 2012.
Dr. Du received his Ph.D. in Human Computer Interaction from Pennsylvania State University and his B.S. in Management Information System from Renmin University of China.
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