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Xinying Hou


Xinying Hou is currently a third-year PhD student in Information at the University of Michigan, working with Professor Barbara Ericson. She develops innovative learning techniques to support computing education and applies mixed methods to evaluate their effectiveness. Currently, she is investigating the use of generative AI to provide engaging, comprehensive, personalized, and high-quality support for novice programmers as they practice coding.



Areas of interest

AI in Education, Educational Technology, Computing Education, Human-Computer Interaction


METALS, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2020 
BA in Sociology, Nanjing University, 2019

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