Xinru is an Assistant Professor in Computer Information Systems at Bentley University. She holds a Ph.D. in Information and Computer Science with concentration in Informatics from University of California, Irvine, and B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science, specialization in Human-Computer Interaction, from Stanford University. At UC Irvine, she was awarded a 4-year Dean’s fellowship and her research has been funded by Disney Research, Samsung and the Yahoo! Best Dissertation Fellowship Award. Xinru’s dissertation also received the 2015 iSchools Doctoral Dissertation Award as it was “judged the best completed during the preceding academic year at any member institution of the iSchools organization.” She has also spent several years working in the information risk industry, leading interaction design and managing the product lifecycle as a product manager. Utah’s Women Tech Council chose Xinru as a finalist for their Rising Star Tech award which recognizes women “driving innovation, leading technology companies, and [who] are key contributors to the community.” Her work explores psychological and social factors that influence attitudes towards and use (or non use) of social media. Her latest work focuses on Privacy, Technology Non Use, Individual, Group and Psychosocial Developmental Differences connected to social media use. Xinru has published her work in leading conferences in her field and enjoys volunteering in various community programs working with youth.