I study various ways through which our subjective perceptions of the world are initially formed and further shaped–via stereotypes, knowledge, etc. I in particular focus on variabilities across individuals and regions in that perception process. I use experiments, data-driven modeling, multilevel regressions, multivariate analysis, eye-tracking, and neuroimaging.

Currently, I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the National University of Singapore (NUS). At NUS, I’m leading my research group, the MAP Lab (multi-sociocontextual action and perception lab). Prior to the current position, I was a graduate student at Princeton University (advisor: Alex Todorov), and then a postdoc at Columbia University (PI: Jon Freeman).