Haiwei Ma

About Me

I'm a second year Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Engineering at University of Minnesota. I'm a member of GroupLens Research Lab. My advisor is Prof. Lana Yarosh. My research interests focus in the area of Human-Computer Interaction, particularly Social Computing, and Affective Computing.


I like to analyze social computing systems and online communities to understand user behaviors and technological roles, which will then tranform into fruitful design implications to solve real-world problems. Sometimes I even build the system myself to conduct the experiment and get the data. I'm also interested in understanding and integrating the emotional components in the human-computer interaction loop.

To fulfill my goals, I utilize the following building blocks:

  • Coding and Debugging
  • Psychology and Social Science Theory
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Qualitative Analysis


S. A. McRoberts, H. Ma, A. Hall, and S. Yarosh, “Share First, Save Later: Performance of Self through Snapchat Stories,” in Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, 2017, To Appear.

Unver, Baris, Sarah A. McRoberts, Sabirat Rubya, Haiwei Ma, Zuoyi Zhang, and Svetlana Yarosh. "ShareTable Application for HP Sprout." In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 3784-3787. ACM, 2016.

Contact Me

Email: maxxx979@umn.edu
Mailing Address: 4-192 Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455
In-Person: 5-244 Keller Hall, 200 Union St. SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455