My name is Bingjie Yu. I'm a PhD student in HCI at University of Bath.

Research & Works

As a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher, it is always a question for myself that 'How can we help our social interaction through technology in a positive way'. With this high-level question, I am on an adventure of exploring the way people engaging with each other technologically with interdisciplinary approaching in my research. I am also enthusiastic to process my knowledge and skills to work out mysteries about the real-life, which helps me to contribute my expertise in interacting with people to the best.

My current research looks into audiences interactions in different contexts with multimedia, typically the "constructivity" of user comments in the online environment. The aim of the research is to explore the different user experience with different mechanisms of commenting and to study how would the users think and behave more constructively while commenting online, especially when participating in debates. I am now also co-chairing HCI Seminar at University of Bath.

I am now a PhD student in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Dept. of Computer Science, University of Bath, working with Dr. Leon Watts. I received MSc in Human-Computer Interaction (09/2015 - 09/2016) also from University of Bath, and BSc(Eng) with Honours Telecommunications Engineering with Management (09/2011 - 07/2015) from Queen Mary University of London and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

In my spare time, I spend a lot of time travelling and I really enjoy hiking + museums. I like exploring (taking) random photos. Also I enjoy playing "portable" musical instruments (ukulele and kalimba recently).



  • Yu, B., Kelly, R., & Watts, L., 2018. Reacting to Political Videos: The Potential of Danmaku. To appear in Companion Proceedings of the 21st ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW '18 Companion). ACM, New York, NY, USA.



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Department of Computer Science

University of Bath, Claverton Down

Bath, BA2 7AY

United Kingdom