I study how humans’ subjective perceptions of others emerge and evolve, heavily influenced by stereotypes and acquired knowledge. This exploration reveals a tapestry of variabilities in how we perceive others, a focus I believe is imperative as it provides a vital perspective for examining overarching theories. My investigative journey employs a myriad of methodologies including experimental designs, data-driven modeling, multilevel modeling, multivariate analysis, eye-tracking, and neuroscientific techniques.

Currently, I hold the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS), where I steer my research group, the MAP Lab (Multi-Sociocontextual Action and Perception Lab). Prior to my present role, I nurtured my academic roots as a graduate student at Princeton University (advisor: Alex Todorov), followed by postdoctoral stints in New York City––at New York University and Columbia University (advisor: Jon B. Freeman).