Haocong Cheng

Haocong Cheng

Doctoral Student

PhD, Information Sciences, Illinois (in progress)

MS, Information Management, Illinois

BS, Computer & Information Technology, Purdue University

Research focus

My main interest is on human-computer interaction (HCI) and social computing: observing how people use (or suffer from) technologies or social media and designing tools that could hopefully help them overcome the difficulties in using technologies. I would also like to apply my knowledge on HCI to public transportation and tourism domains, disciplines that I interested in the most, by helping people make their travel or transit plans, enjoy their trips more, and organize their travel memories.

Honors and Awards

  • Entrepreneurial Promise Award, iSchool, Illinois, 2019

Currently Advising


Publications & Papers

Shufan Ming, Ryan Mayfield, Haocong Cheng, Ke-Rou Wang, Yun Huang (2021): Examining Interactions Between Community Members and University Safety Organizations through Community-Sourced Risk Systems, In Proceedings of the ACM on Human Computer Interaction (PACM HCI), CSCW, 2021.

Si Chen, Haocong Cheng, Yun Huang, Y (2020): Who Is Changing Your Question on a Social Q&A Website?, In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-8).