About me


  • 07-2021 Welcome to our UAI 2021 session (paper)!


Hi, I am Boyu, a graduate student at MIT. I am honored to be advised by Prof. Rosalind Picard at the Affective Computing Group!

Previously, I obtained a B.S. in Computer Science with Highest Honors in Research (1/118), Highest Distinction, and Magna Cum Laude from the University of Rochester. I am grateful to be advised by Professor Henry Kautz, Professor Ehsan Hoque, and Doctor Vincent Silenzio. Also, I have two fantastic collaborators at U of R: Dr. Anis Zaman (eBay) and Dr. Rupam Acharyya (Micro Focus).


My research interest lies in Affective Computing, Machine Learning, and HCI. In particular, I focus on:

  • Designing explainable, robust, and efficient data-driven algorithms for high-stakes human-centered settings (e.g., emotion recognition and healthcare), minimizing the bias and opacity in automated agents.
  • Developing computation tools to sense human behaviors, augment human ability, and promote well-being with personalized interventions.

Please see my publications and CV for more details.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

I am committed to promoting Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) with technology-mediated tools and within academia. I am always happy to help students get involved in research, especially from historically underrepresented groups and those with special needs. Please feel free to email me!

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