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I am currently a doctoral student in the Combined Program in Education and Psychology at the University of Michigan. I study how external and internal distractions affect cognitive performance and how we can reduce their impact. I use eye-tracking in both lab and real-world settings to study how people manage their attention when facing distractions.

To pursue these interests, I work with Dr. Kevin Miller and Dr. Kai Cortina on distractions during reading and learning. I work with Dr. John Jonides on mind-wandering of people with ADHD. I also work with Dr. Priti Shah on individual differences in attention, learning, and self-control.

Before coming to Michigan in 2014, I majored in Psychology at Beijing Normal University.

You can read more about my research here. To see my publications, please visit here. You can also see my teaching and mentoring activities here.