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My name is Yuanye Ma (马元晔). I am a doctoral candidate at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. My advisor is Dr. Stephanie W. Haas. For this academic year (2020-2021), I am affiliated with the Center for Information, Technology, and Public Life (CITAP), working with Dr. Francesca Tripodi.

My research lies at the intersection of natural language processing (NLP), information ethics (IE), and intercultural information ethics (IIE). My work focuses on understanding the interplay between language and ethical conceptualization. Specifically, I study how ethical conceptions are language-dependent or specific. I also research topics including privacy, information environment and epistemology. I am a mixed-methods researcher connecting computational social science techniques with language to better understand the information world.

Before UNC SILS, I obtained my Master's degree at the University of Michigan School of Information (UMSI), with a specialization in Information Policy. I spent my undergraduate years at Soochow University, Suzhou, China.

My work and publications touch on a range of information studies topics, including health information management, health informatics, recommender systems, pedagogy in LIS, etc. I am broadly interested in philosophy (in particular philosophy of technology, philosophy of language, and ethics), psychology, sociology, and languages, and have drawn great inspirations from these fields.

You could find my CV here.