Zhixuan (Kyrie) Zhou

Zhixuan Zhou

Doctoral Student

PhD, Information Sciences, Illinois (in progress)

BEng, Computer Science (with honors), Wuhan University

Research focus

My research interests are in human-computer interaction and usable security. I combine qualitative and quantitative methods to approach gender issues (e.g., stereotypes) and AI ethics issues (e.g., fake news). I also conduct ethnographic research to understand livestreaming and blockchain practices.


Publications & Papers

Google Scholar Profile

Kilhoffer, Z., Zhou, Z., Wang, F., Tamton, F., Huang, Y., Kim, P., Yeh, T., & Wang, Y. (2023). "How technical do you get? I'm an English teacher": Learning from High School Teachers about Teaching Cybersecurity and AI Ethics. In 44th IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy (to appear). 

Zhou, Z., Wang, Z., & Zimmer, F. (2022). Anonymous Expression in an Online Community for Women in China. In 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 

Shen, B., Zhou, Z., & Xia, C. (2022). More Than a Wife and a Mom: A Study of Mom Vlogging Practices in China. arXiv preprint arXiv:2206.11843. 

Wei, M., & Zhou, Z. (2022). AI Ethics Issues in Real World: Evidence from AI Incident Database. In 56th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 

Sharma, T., Zhou, Z., Miller, A., & Wang, Y. (2022). Exploring Security Practices of Smart Contract Developers. arXiv preprint arXiv:2204.11193. 

Zhou, Z., & Shen, B. (2022). Toward Understanding the Use of Centralized Exchanges for Decentralized Cryptocurrency. In 13th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics. 

Sharma, T., Zhou, Z., Huang, Y., & Wang, Y. (2022). "It's A Blessing and A Curse": Unpacking Creators' Practices with Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs) and Their Communities. arXiv preprint arXiv:2201.13233.

Zhou, Z., Ding, X., Tang, X., & Chen, Y. (2022). "I Prefer an Everyday Style and Dislike Big Food Fighters": Integrating Foodshow into Everyday Life. In 55th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences. 

Zhou, Z., Cai, H., & Zhou, Z. (2019). "An Analysis of Pedestrians' Behavior in Emergency Evacuation Using Cellular Automata Simulation." In 2019 IEEE 21st International Conference on High Performance Computing and Communications; IEEE 17th International Conference on Smart City; IEEE 5th International Conference on Data Science and Systems (HPCC/SmartCity/DSS) (pp. 2644-2650). IEEE.

Zhou, Z., Guan, H., Bhat, M. M., & Hsu, J. (2019). "Fake news detection via NLP is vulnerable to adversarial attacks." 11th International Conference on Agents and Artificial Intelligence. 14th Women in Machine Learning Workshop co-located with NeurIPS.