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The University of Hong Kong

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Innovation and Information Management

2013 – 2017 (expected)

Supervised by Prof. Patrick Chau.

Peking University

Master of Science, Information Science/Studies

2011 – 2013

Supervised by Prof. Wang Jun. 

Teaching Assistant and Research Assistant in KVision Lab

Second Prize Scholarship, 2012.

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

B. A. , Information management and information systems, Graduate with Distinct

B. A. , English Translation and Interpreting , Double Major 

2007 – 2011

Received National Scholarship 2007.

Received Three Merits Scholarship 2007,2008,2010, 


Research Assistant, Kvision Digital Library Lab, Peking University 

2011 to 2013

  • Responsible for holding routine academic meetings in the lab and being the administrator of the BBS;
  • Collecting and synthesizing academic resources and giving reports on topics including: digital reading, digital library, human-computer interaction.
  • Teaching Assistant, Web Product Design Program in Summer School, Peking University

2012; 2013

  • The lecturer of the class: Web product design methods and general design process;
  • Designing and developing the official website and the infographics:;
  • The adviser for the student projects during the course;
  • Cooperating with the leading internet companies including Baidu, Tencent, Innovation Work and Douban.
    Teaching Assistant, Computer Network in School Of Distance Learning, Peking University


  • Responsible for preparing and assess assignments and examinations


Interaction Study of Educational Mobile Apps for Pre-school Children, Cai Xiaofang, Wang Jun, Tsinghua International Design Management Symposium, Shenzhen, 2013.12

The Information Architecture of Reading Applications, Cai Xiaofang, Wang Jun,  NATIONAL WORKSHOP OF KNOWLEDGE ORGANIZATION AND KNOWLEDGE LINK, Beijing, 2012.9

The Study of Information Architecture in China: A Co-Word Analysis, Cai Xiaofang, 2011.12

A Comparative Study On Search Engine Patents In China, Japan And South Korea, Feng Siying, Cai Xiaofang, Cui Sha, 2011

Skill and Expertise

IT Expertise:
Social Network Analysis: Pajek; 
Java, C++; 
Microsoft Office Packages; 
User Centered Design.
English: Professional working proficiency
Chinese: Native or bilingual proficiency
Cantonese:Native or bilingual proficiency
French: Elementary proficiency