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Greetings! My name is Wenyuan Wang, a Ph.D. padawan at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill. I received my Master in Information Science from University of Pittsburgh and Bachelors of Science in Computer Science from Shanghai University of Finance and Economics.

My research interests lies between the limbo world of human and information. I’m particularly interested in how people structure information and internalize it as their knowledge structure, and how those structure would affect people’s capability of receiving updating or contradicting information. My current thesis theme is to look at literature search process and study how visualization system could enhance the search progress, and how people’s information structure is changing over time. My advisor at UNC SILS is David Gotz,

My current work and interest is to investigate people’s perception of “enough” —- As information is of abundance and more time overwhelmed, the notion of enough from both the perspectives of a human and its machine counterpart is interesting because: 1. The information saturation from the systems is definable yet not well-articulated. 2. The apparent deviations of human perception to feel sated from such an optimal point from the machine is beyond measuring metrics. And it would be particularly interesting to know how individual difference impacts people’s related decisions.

Please find my contact information and my most recent CV here, feel free to drop a few lines!