Xin Qian

Ph.D. Student
Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

2105 Hornbake Building South
College Park, MD, 20740

Email: xinq [at] umd [dot] edu
Github: xeniaqian94

Photo credit: Chen Zhao (Singapore, 2019)

I am a Ph.D. student at iSchool, University of Maryland, College Park. I'm currently a member of the HCIL lab.

I work with my advisor Joel Chan on supporting sensemaking and creativity on scientific literature. During my internship with Eunyee Koh et al. from Adobe Research in summer 2020 and 2019, I also work on designing and implementing techniques for visual analytics. In summer 2018, I interned at DAMO Academy, Alibaba, on dialog state tracking and deployed the module for the shopkeeper chatbot at

My most recent curriculum vitae is in here.


The Google Scholar profile includes a mixture of peer-reviewed papers, and technical reports.

Other Activities

I enjoy photography, fashion sketching and am still learning.