Jinghui (Jove) Hou
jinghuih [at] usc [dot] edu
Jinghui "Jove" Hou received her B.S. in Statistics from Fudan University and her M.A. degree in Media Studies from Syracuse University. Jove's research focuses on social psychological factors related to new media, especially in the effects of new communication technology elements upon users' thoughts, emotion, and behaviors. Specifically, She studies (1) psychological implications of Human-Computer Interaction and Technology Mediated Communication designs for learning, health education, and political socialization; and (2)sociological aspects of virtual reality environment and online community. Before coming to the States, Jove worked in an investment company as a financial analyst in Shanghai and Hong Kong. During her master's study, Jove also interned at Sina.com based in Sunnyvale, California.