I'm a 3rd year PhD student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington. I'm advised by Amy Zhang and part of the Social Futures Lab. My research interests are human-computer interaction and social computing. Specifically, I am interested in designing AI-powered interactive tools to support communication and collaboration in teams. I'm also broadly interested in understanding the representation of differences in collaborative technology and designing mechanisms to support and embrace differences in collaboration

Before coming to UW, I spent a year in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) at CMU, working with Prof. Haiyi Zhu. Before that, I earned my BA at Macalester College, where I studied Sociology, Mathematics and Computer Science. I also worked at the GroupLens Lab at the University of Minnesota during my undergrad.


News

June 2021: Starting summer internship at Microsoft Research, working with the SAINTES group!
May 2021: Attending CHI in New Orleans.
Oct 2021: Attending CSCW virtually. Co-organizing a workshop on "Subtle CSCW Traits". Attending a workshop on "Human-Machine Partnerships in the Future of Work"
June 2021: Starting summer internship at Microsoft Research, working with Dr. Mihaela Vorvoreanu!
Oct 2020: Attending CSCW and UIST virtually and serving as a student volunteer for CSCW!
July 2020: Started (remotely) as a PhD student at UW!
Oct 2019: Moved to Pittsburgh and started working at HCII!


Publications

Tabletop Games in the Age of Remote Collaboration: Design Opportunities for a Socially Connected Game Experience
Ye Yuan, Jan Cao, Ruotong Wang, Svetlana Yarosh
CHI 2021, Best Paper Honerable Mention
[ACM DL] [PDF]

Decolonial Pathways: Our Manifesto for a Decolonizing Agenda in HCI Research and Design
Adriana Alvarado Garcia*, Juan F. Maestre*, Dr Manuhuia Barcham Archetekt*, Marilyn Iriarte*, Marisol Wong-Villacres*, Oscar A Lemus*, Palak Dudani*, Pedro Reynolds-Cuéllar*, Ruotong Wang*, Teresa Cerratto*
alt.chi 2021
[ACM DL] [PDF]

Factors Influencing Perceived Fairness in Algorithmic Decision-Making: Algorithm Outcomes, Development Procedures, and Individual Differences
Ruotong Wang, F Maxwell Harper, Haiyi Zhu
CHI 2020
[ACM DL] [PDF]

Explaining decision-making algorithms through UI: Strategies to help non-expert stakeholders
Hao-Fei Cheng, Ruotong Wang, Zheng Zhang, Fiona O'Connell, Terrance Gray, F Maxwell Harper, Haiyi Zhu
CHI 2019
[ACM DL] [PDF]

Exploring Interactions with Voice-Controlled TV
Sarah McRoberts, Joshua Wissbroecker, Ruotong Wang, F Maxwell Harper
arXiv 2019
[arXiv] [PDF]