About Me

I am an Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan's School of Information. I study and design socio-technical systems that support workforce training and career development. At the moment, I work with small business owners and community organizations in Detroit as well as small manufacturers in Southeast Michigan.

My work contributes to the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW), social computing, and learning sciences. I have been funded by the National Science Foundation, Kauffman Foundation, Family Independence Initiative, and UM Center for Academic Innovation. I previously interned at Microsoft and Facebook as a HCI/UX Researcher.

Prior to my current position, I was Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow at the University of Michigan School of Information. Prior to UMSI, I completed my PhD in Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University's Segal Design Institute where I was funded by the NSF Graduate Research Program Fellowship. I received my B.S. in Physics with a Minor in Mechanical Engineering from MIT in 2011.

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News

October 2, 2023: Our CSCW paper, Community Tech Workers: Scaffolding Digital Engagement Among Underserved Minority Businesses, was awarded an Honorable Mention and Impact Recognition

October 2, 2023: Our CSCW paper, Racial Capitalism Online: Navigating Race Among Creative Professionals of Color, was awarded a DEI recognition<

September 6, 2023: Funded by the UM Boost Bold Challenges Initiative

April 5, 2023: Awarded the UM Provost's Teaching Innovation Prize

June 13, 2022: Work featured in Crain's Detroit Business

Oct. 19, 2021: Awarded a Kauffman Foundation grant to implement a new model for supporting digital needs of Detroit businesses

Aug. 11, 2021: Awarded an NSF grant to study a new model for bridging the digital divida in Detroit

Jan. 20, 2021: Awarded a UM Poverty Solutions grant to support digital needs of Detroit older adults

Oct. 15, 2021: Our CSCW 2020 paper, Watched, but Moving: Platformization of Beauty Work and Its Gendered Mechanisms of Control, received a Diversity and Inclusion Award

Mar. 6, 2020: Our CHI 2020 paper, Community Collectives: Low-tech Social Support for Digitally-Engaged Entrepreneurship, received an Honourable Mention Award

Jan. 31, 2020: Lettersmith tool funded by the UM Center for Academic Innovation Fund

Jan. 18, 2019: Research on Lettersmith funded by the UM Center for Research Learning and Teaching Faculty Development Fund

May 22, 2017: Research on crowdfunding featured on NPR Marketplace


Events and Travel

CHI
April 23-28, 2023
Hamburg, Germany

CSCW
October 14-18, 2023
Minnesota, USA


Publications

Khotturi, Y.*, Hui, J.*, Johnson, TJ., Sanifu, L., Dillahunt, T. Sustaining Community-Based Research in Computing: Lessons from Two Tech Capacity Building Initiatives for Local Businesses. CSCW 2024. (*Contributed equally)

Hui, J., Seefeldt, K., Baer, C., Sanifu, L., Jackson, A., Dillahunt, T. Community Tech Workers: Scaffolding Digital Engagement Among Underserved Minority Businesses. CSCW 2023. (Honorable Mention Award and Impact Recognition)

Rosario Turner, J., Hui, J., Racial Capitalism Online: Navigating Race Among Creative Professionals of Color. CSCW 2023. (DEI Recognition)

Israni, A., Hui, J., Dillahunt, T. Opportunities for Social Media to Support Aspiring Entrepreneurs with Financial Constraints. CSCW 2023.

Hui, J., Sprouse, M. Lettersmith: Scaffolding Written Professional Communication Among College Students. CHI 2023.

Hui, J., King, J., McLeod, C., Gonzales, A. High Risk, High Reward: Social Networking Online in Under-resourced Communitiesr. CHI 2023.

Anjali Anwar, I., Thomas, M., Toyama, K., Hui, J., Gig Platforms as Faux Infrastructure: A Case Study of Women Beauty Workers in India. CSCW 2022.

Dillahunt, T.R., Garvin, M., Held, M., Hui, J. Implications for Supporting Marginalized Job Seekers: Lessons from Employment Centers. CSCW 2021.

Seetharaman, B., Pal, J., Hui, J. Delivery Work and the Experience of Social Isolation. CSCW 2021.

Anjali Anwar, I., Pal, J., Hui, J. Watched, but Moving: Platformization of Beauty Work and Its Gendered Mechanisms of Control. CSCW 2020. (Diversity and Inclusion Award)

Hui, J., Barber, N., Casey, W., Cleage, S., Dolley, D., Worthy, F., Toyama, K., Dillahunt, T. Community Collectives: Low-tech Social Support for Digitally-Engaged Entrepreneurship. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2020 (Honourable Mention Award).

Avle, S.*, Hui, J.*, Lindtner, S., Dillahunt, T. Additional Labors of the Entrepreneurial Self. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2019. (*Contributed equally)

Hui, J., Toyama, K., Pal, J., Dillahunt, T. Making a Living My Way: Necessity-Driven Entrepreneurship in Resource Constrained Communities. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2018. [Blog Post]

Hui, J., Easterday, M., Gerber, E. Distributed Apprenticeship in Online Communities. Human-Computer Interaction. 2018.

Hui, J., Gergle, D., Gerber, E. IntroAssist: A Tool to Support Writing Introductory Help Requests. ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI) 2018.

Roldan, W., Hui, J., Gerber, E. University Makerspaces: Opportunities to Support Equitable Participation for Women in Engineering. International Journal of Engineering Education. 2018.

Hui, J., Gerber, E. Makerspaces as Sites of Entrepreneurship. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2017.

Hui, J., Farnham, S. Designing for Inclusion: Supporting Gender Diversity in Independent Innovation Teams. ACM Conference on Supporting Groupwork (GROUP) 2016.

Hui, J., Glenn, A., Jue, R., Gerber, E., Dow, S. Using Anonymity and Communal Efforts to Improve Quality of Crowdsourced Feedback. AAAI Conference on Human Computation and Crowdsourcing (HCOMP) 2015.

Hui, J., Gerber, E. Crowdfunding Science: Sharing Research With an Extended Audience. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015.

Harburg, E., Hui, J., Greenberg, M., Gerber, E. The Effects of Crowdfunding on Entrepreneurial Self-Efficacy. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2015.

Hui, J., Gerber, E., Dow, S. Crowd-Based Design Activities: Helping Students Connect with Users Online. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2014.

Hui, J., Gerber, E., Gergle, D. Understanding and Leveraging Social Networks for Crowdfunding: Opportunities and Challenges. ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS) 2014.

Hui, J., Greenberg, M., Gerber, E. Understanding the Role of Community in Crowdfunding Work. ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (CSCW) 2014, 62-74. (Best Paper Honorable Mention)

Gerber, E., Hui, J. Crowdfunding: Motivations and Deterrents for Participation. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interactions (TOCHI) 2013.