Fei Shan



I'm a Ph.D. student in Computer Science at Virginia Tech advised by Dr. Kurt Luther. I study computer (AI) supported human information practice and collaboration over historical documents, which is under the human-computer interaction (HCI) research category.

I also work as a Graduate Assistant for the IT division at Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington, VA. Prior to my Ph.D. study, I received graduate degrees in computer science from Georgia Institute of Technology and the University of Maryland.

Research Interests

I'm interested in exploring (1) common themes of human information behavior with technologies across different fields, and (2) the diversity of it resulting from different perspectives and expertise. I develop systems guided by such knowledge.


Community-driven AI support for genealogy research. CSCW 2023 Workshop
Fei Shan and Kurt Luther

Decidio: A pilot implementation and user study of a novel decision-support system. GDN 2020
Kevin Hogan, Fei Shan, Monikka Ravichandran, Aadesh Bagmar, James Wang, Adam Sarsony, and James Purtilo