I'm Jie Cai (蔡杰). I received my Ph.D. in the
Wu College of Computing at New Jersey Institute of Technology. I was supervised by
Dr. Yvette Wohn and also worked at the Social X Lab.
I had been a TA for 6 semesters for 5 courses and have independently taught a course.
I worked with Dr. Yvette Wohn on the
NFS-funded project about content moderation on social media.
My primary interests focus on phenomena
in novel and interactive online communities in HCI and CSCW, such as gaming, shopping, and
content moderation. I also have a broad interest in teleworking and social music and other
topics (welcome to discuss/collaborate). I applied both qualitative (e.g., interview,
observation) and quantitative (e.g., survey) methods to understand users’ decision-making
and behavioral patterns and aimed to improve user experience in the online space. My
dissertation is "Understanding the Voluntary Moderation Practices in Live Streaming
I will join Penn State University as an Assistant Research Professor starting on July 1st.
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I won the "Excellence in Teaching by a Teaching Assistant" Award this year at
Ying Wu College of Computing.
I will work as an Assistant of Technical Program Chairs for
Our paper entitled "“Distress and Disempowerment: How Organizational Factors Limit
Commercial Content Moderators’ Agency" was accepted at
I successfully defend my dissertation and become Dr. Cai.
I will be a student volunteer (SV) at
Excited. My paper "Coordination and Collaboration: How do Volunteer Moderators Work as a Team in
Live Streaming Communities?" was accepted
at CHI 2022 .
Our Paper "Awe Versus Aww: The Effectiveness of Two Kinds of Positive Emotional
Stimulation on Stress Reduction for Online Content Moderators." is accepted by
at CSCW 2022.
I will work with
Dr. Julie Anics as a TA for the course: HRM 601: Organizational Behavior.
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My paper "Coordination and Collaboration: How do Volunteer Moderators Work as a Team in
Live Streaming Communities?" came with the decision "R&R" (13.5% )
at CHI 2022 . Hopefully it will get accepted.
I will teach
"IS448 Usability & Measuring User Experience" Again.
Our short paper "Conceptualizing Visual Analytic Interventions for Content Moderation" is accepted
by IEEE VIS 2021.
My paper "After Violation But Before Sanction: Understanding Volunteer Moderators'
Profiling Processes Toward Violators in Live Streaming Communities" is accepted with minor revision
My paper "Choice of Social Music Systems in China: A Study of NetEase Cloud Music " is accepted
as late break work by
My paper "Teleworker's Perception of Technology Use for Collaborative and Social
During the COVID-19 Pandemic" is accepted by
British HCI Conference 2021.
I will attend
2021 CSST Summer Research Institute from 12–14 July (Online).
I have one poster about rules in live streaming communities
accepted at IMX2021 (Virtual).
I will also join the DC to discuss my dissertation topic about "Understanding the Voluntary
Moderation Practices in Live Streaming Communities".
I have two papers about moderation and harassment in live streaming communities
accepted at IMX2021 (Virtual).
I will be a proceedings chair at
I will be a Student Volunteer at
CSCW 2020 (Virtually).