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IMAGE OF Sirong Lin
Sirong Lin, Ph.D. Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Phone
    978-934-3614
  • Fax
    978-934-3551
  • Office
    Olsen 220B
  • Email

Expertise

Human Computer Interaction, User Interaction Design, Computer Science Education

Research Interest

Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science Education, Computer-Supported Cooperative Work, Computer Supported Collaborative Learning

Educational Background

B.S. Beijing University of Technology; M.S., Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Ph.D. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Biosketch

Sirong Lin, Ph.D. received her Master and PhD degrees in Computer Science at Virginia Tech. Her doctoral research examined the pedagogy of parallel thinking by teaching Computer Science students to model coordination of parallel human activities explicitly. Upon finishing her doctoral degree, Lin worked in IT industry for several years as user-interaction designer and software engineer. The passion in sharing her knowledge and expertise with students had led her into pursuing a teaching career in higher education. She recently joined UMass Lowell as a full-time Lecturer in Computer Science Department. She teaches introductory CS courses and enjoys working with her students. Her research interests are Human-Computer Interaction, Computer Science Education, and Computer Supported Collaborative Learning.