Ruqin Ren studies online knowledge collaboration communities, and crowdsourcing groups, using social network analysis, semantic analysis and other computational techniques. Her works appeared in CHI 2017, OpenSym 2015, ICA, NCA, Sunbelt Conference, HBES Conference. She also has professional working experience at Facebook UX Research, Eli Lilly Digital Government Relations, Ogilvy Public Relations. She holds an M.A. from Georgetown University's Communication, Culture, and Technology program, and B.A. in English, B.S. in Business Management from University of International Business in Beijing.