Ling Qiu

Ph.D. Candidate, Penn State University

I’m a second year Ph.D. student in IST at Penn State University. I am fortunate to work with Dr. Saeed Abdullah on designing and developing data-driven systems and intervention methods in health domain.

Before joining IST, I spent a pleasant year with Dr. Ghosh Swaroop CSE department at Penn State. I received my M.S. in Electrical Engineering at Clemson University, where I am honored to be advised by Dr. Yingjie Lao. I also hold a B.S. degree from University of Nebraska, Lincoln.


Aug 2021 One paper on using voice assistants to deliver speech therapy is accepted in UbiComp Workshop on Mental Health And Well-Being.
May 2021 I passed the Ph.D. Qualifying Exam!
Apr 2021 Our project on using smart speakers to provide supportive interventions for women with Metastatic Breast Cancer was featured in Penn State News.
Mar 2021 We have two papers are accepted at CHI LBW 2021. One paper on using smart speakers to support patients with metastatic breast cancer, the other is on using Twitter data to assess mental well-being of essential workers during the COVID-19.
Aug 2020 I am officially starting my new Ph.D. journey with Dr.Saeed !


ISCAS Student Travel Award 2018
Global Ambassador Scholarship 2013-2016
Undergraduate Creative Activity and Research Stipend 2013-2016