My name is Rui Zhou. Rui is pronounced almost the same as “Ray” in English.

I’m a Ph.D. student at Georgia Institute of Technology, and my major is Human-Centered Computing.

I see myself as a reader, an observer, a writer, and a researcher (in its broadest possible definition).

I constantly work on understanding people better. And yes, I believe it is possible to understand. I love listening to other people’s stories and getting to know their lives, but eventually, I’m most interested in understanding myself (if this is possible) and creating my own life.

I am deeply connected to Taoism. I’m a huge fan of Michel FoucaultDonna HarawayHaruki Murakami, and Hayao Miyazaki. My favorite book is Wuxu Biji (务虚笔记) and my best film is Spirited Away.

I know both English and Chinese. I learned English as my second language since 7. I can read and write both Simplified and Traditional Chinese.

I enjoy walking alone in cities like Beijing.


Take a look at my curriculum vitæ (中文).

Contact me at: r [dot] zhou [at] gatech [dot] edu

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Last updated on October 19th, 2018.