About Rui

My name is Rui Zhou. Rui is pronounced similar to “Ray” in English.

I’m a User Researcher at Spoon Radio.

Previously, I worked at TikTok for Business and also interned at Facebook.

I got my Ph.D. from Georgia Institute of Technology in the summer of 2020, majoring in Human-Centered Computing. My specialization is Human-Computer Interaction.

My minor is Science, Technology, and Society (STS). And I have Georgia Tech’s graduate certificate in STS.

I am a cautious observer, an avid reader, a persistent writer, and a sincere researcher.

I constantly work on understanding people better. I love listening to other people’s stories and getting to know their lives, but eventually, I’m most interested in understanding myself and shaping my own life.

I’m a huge fan of Ursula K Le GuinDonna HarawayHaruki Murakami, and Hayao Miyazaki. My favorite book is Wuxu Biji (务虚笔记) and my favorite film of all time is Spirited Away.

Take a look at my curriculum vitæ.

More about me: LinkedIn, Google Scholar

Last updated on September 19th, 2021.