I am an Assistant Professor in the Graduate School of Library and Information Studies at Queens College. My Ph.D. is from the School of Information at Florida State University. I got my master degree of Library and Information Science from Syracuse University in 2008. Before I started my doctoral program, I worked as a reference librarian at SUNY Broome Community College.
I was born in Guangzhou, China, historically known as Canton. It is the third largest city in China, and well-known for food and international trade. I can speak Mandarin, Cantonese, and English. I studied Archives Science and Computer Science at Sun Yat-sen (Zhongshan) University from 2000 to 2004. After I got my baccalaureate degrees, I worked as an archivist in Shenzhen Airlines, Co., Ltd.
My research interests are in the intersection of knowledge organization (KO) and sociotechnical systems, applying them for scientific data curation and image indexing. My current research focuses on exploring the data work organization of a bio-ontology, studying data practices and KO systems in earthquake engineering, examining bibliographic enhancement metadata for library catalogs, and exploring researcher participation in research identity management systems.