Xinru Tang

a Chinese female with glasses, long hair, and a green T-shirt

Ph.D. Student at UCI
Pronoun: She/Her


Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer-Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW), Aging, Disability




I am a 1st-year Ph.D. student at Department of Informatics, University of California, Irvine. I am advised by Dr. Anne Marie Piper as a member of Accessibility Research Collective. I also had the fortunate to work with Dr. Yixin Zou in her Human-Centered Security and Privacy group at Max Planck Institute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP).

Research Interests

My research seeks to understand diverse ways of living, with a particular focus on aging and disability. Currently, my primary concern is how to achieve access conforming to disabled ways of knowing.

Selected Publications

Towards Equitable Online Participation: A Case of Older Adult Content Creators' Role Transition on Short-form Video Sharing Platforms
Xinru Tang, Xianghua (Sharon) Ding and Zhixuan Zhou
CSCW2023 [slides]
*Recognition for Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion*

Community-Driven Information Accessibility: Online Sign Language Content Creation within d/Deaf Communities
Xinru Tang, Xiang Chang, Nuoran Chen, Yingjie (MaoMao) Ni, RAY LC and Xin Tong

"I Never Imagined Grandma Could Do So Well with Technology": Evolving Roles of Younger Family Members in Older Adults' Technology Learning and Use
Xinru Tang, Yuling Sun, Bowen Zhang, Zimi Liu, RAY LC, Zhicong Lu and Xin Tong