Hello, I am Sitong! I am a first year Computer Science PhD student at Columbia University. My research focuses on creativity support in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). I work with Prof. Lydia Chilton in Computational Design Lab. I build AI-powered systems to enhance people’s creativity and productivity.

I am broadly interested in research at the intersection of human creativity and technologies. Recently, I’ve been exploring how multimodal generative AI can be utilized to support people in their everyday creative tasks.


ReelFramer: Co-creating News Reels on Social Media with Generative AI
Sitong Wang, Samia Menon, Tao Long, Keren Henderson, Dingzeyu Li, Kevin Crowston, Mark Hansen, Jeffrey Nickerson and Lydia Chilton
[Arxiv] [Video]

PopBlends: Strategies for Conceptual Blending with Large Language Models
Sitong Wang, Savvas Petridis, Taeahn Kwon, Xiaojuan Ma and Lydia Chilton
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2023)
[Paper] [Video]

Metaphoraction: Support Gesture-based Interaction Design with Metaphorical Meanings
Zhida Sun, Sitong Wang, Chengzhong Liu and Xiaojuan Ma
ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (TOCHI)
[Paper] [Video] [Project page]

Know it to Defeat it: Exploring Health Rumor Characteristics and Debunking Efforts on Chinese Social Media during COVID-19
Wenjie Yang, Sitong Wang, Zhenhui Peng, Chuhan Shi, Diyi Yang and Xiaojuan Ma
International AAAI Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM 2022)
[Paper] [Dataset]

MetaMap: Supporting Visual Metaphor Ideation through Multi-dimensional Example-based Exploration
Youwen Kang, Zhida Sun, Sitong Wang, Zeyu Huang, Ziming Wu, and Xiaojuan Ma
ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2021)
[Paper] [Video] [Project page]

“A Postcard from Your Food Journey in the Past”: Promoting Self-Reflection on Social Food Posting
Zhida Sun, Sitong Wang, Wenjie Yang, Onur Yürüten, Chuhan Shi, and Xiaojuan Ma
ACM Designing Interactive Systems Conference (DIS 2020)
[Paper] [Video]