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About me

Previously

  • Research Intern at Facebook, Core Data Science, Menlo Park (Summer 2018)
  • Research Intern at Facebook, New York (Summer 2017)
  • Research Intern at Airbnb, San Francisco (Summer 2016)
  • Electronics Engineering Undergrad at Peking University, Beijing (2010-2014)

Publications

  • Understanding Image Quality and Trust in Peer-to-Peer Marketplaces. Xiao Ma, Lina Mezghani, Kimberly Wilber, Hui Hong, Robinson Piramuthu, Mor Naaman, Serge Belongie. In Proceedings of 2019 IEEE Winter Conference on Applications of Computer Vision. (WACV'19) [pdf]
  • Web-Based VR Experiments Powered by the Crowd. Xiao Ma, Megan Cackett, Leslie Park, Eric Chien, Mor Naaman. In Proceedings of the Web Conference 2018 (WWW'18). [pdf] [slides] [code] [blog] [demo]
  • A Computational Approach to Perceived Trustworthiness of Airbnb Host Profiles. Xiao Ma, Trishala Neeraj, Mor Naaman. In Proceedings of the 11th International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media. (ICWSM'17). [pdf] [dataset] [details]
  • Self-disclosure and Perceived Trustworthiness of Airbnb Host Profiles. Xiao Ma, Jeff Hancock, Kenneth Lim Mingjie, and Mor Naaman. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. (CSCW'17) Honorable Mention for Best Paper. [pdf] [slides] [details] [media]
  • What Happens in happn? The Warranting Power of Location History. Xiao Ma, Emily Sun, and Mor Naaman. In Proceedings of the 20th ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing. (CSCW'17) [pdf] [slides] [details]
  • "People are Either too Fake or too Real": Opportunities and Challenges in Tie-based Anonymity. Xiao Ma, Nazanin Andalibi, Louise Barkhuus, Mor Naaman. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (CHI'17) [pdf] [slides] [details]
  • Anonymity, Intimacy and Self-Disclosure in Social Media. Xiao Ma, Jeff Hancock, Mor Naaman. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (CHI'16) [pdf] [slides] [details]

Media Coverage

  • The Observer: 3 Science-Backed Ways to Get Airbnb Users to Choose Your Listing [link]
  • Cornell Chronicle: Hospitable language inspires trust in Airbnb customers [link]

News

In Action


CHI 2017: ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
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Travels

  • Jan 2019 WACV 2019, Waikoloa Village, Hawaii
  • Dec 2018 NeurIPS 2018, Montreal, Canada
  • Nov 2018 CSCW 2018, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Jun 2018 ICWSM 2018, Stanford, California
  • Apr 2018 WWW 2018, Lyon, France
  • May 2017 ICWSM 2017, Montreal, Canada
  • May 2017 CHI 2017, Denver, CO
  • Feb 2017 CSCW 2017, Portland, OR
  • May 2016 CHI 2016, San Jose, CA
  • Feb 2016 CSCW 2016, San Francisco, CA
  • Mar 2015 CSCW 2015, Vancouver, Canada

Things dear to heart

  • Music
  • Minimalism
  • Black clothes

Contact

xiao at jacobs o cornell o edu