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University of Michigan School of Information

April Wang

April Wang


April is a Ph.D. student at the School of Information at the University of Michigan, advised by Professor Steve Oney and Professor Christopher Brooks. With the growing complexity and interdisciplinary of the data science field, data science workers must embrace effective collaboration to improve the quality and efficiency of the work. Her work aims to understand different collaboration needs and challenges around data science, and design better programming tools to support collaborative data science. April received her B.Eng. in Computer Science from Zhejiang University and M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Simon Fraser University, where her Masters thesis investigated non-programmers learning computational literacy.

Areas of interest

Human Computer Interaction 
Collaborative Data Science

Honors and awards

VL/HCC 2020 Best Short Paper Award
CHI 2020 Honourable Mention Award
CSCW 2019 Best Paper Award
UMSI Pre-candidacy Project Milestone Distinction Award 
CHI 2018 Honourable Mention Award


September 2018 - Present. University of Michigan, Ph.D. in School of Information

September 2016 - July 2018. Simon Fraser University, Master of Science in the School of Computing Science

September 2013 - July 2016. Zhejiang University, Bachelor of Engineering in the College of Computer Science