Kun Xu

Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor in emerging media, is the author of “Language, Modality, and Mobile Media Use Experiences: Social Responses to Smartphone Cues in a Task-Oriented Context” published in Telematics and Informatics on Jan. 16. In the article, Xu found that…

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Posted: January 24, 2020

People use cues every day, like social cues or nonverbal cues, to communicate. But how are these cues — relative to Siri, Alexa, social robots, or the myriad hybrid computer and artificial intelligence technologies — being developed? How would a self-driving car, for example, understand sarcasm and do they have…

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Posted: January 14, 2020

Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor in emerging media, is the co-author of “Explicating Cues: A Typology for Understanding Emerging Media Technologies” published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication on Dec. 17. Xu and co-author Tony Liao studied cues as a concept for…

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Posted: January 6, 2020

In a day and age where robots and artificial intelligence are a reality, the question of how different humans interact with these machines is key to improving the experience and outcomes. University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Assistant Professor Kun Xu sought to determine how humans perceive robots…

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Posted: September 7, 2019

Kun Xu, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication assistant professor in emerging media, is the author of “First Encounter with Robot Alpha: How Individual Differences Interact with Vocal and Kinetic Cues in Users’ Social Responses” published in the New Media & Society on May 31. The article…

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Posted: August 27, 2019

Kun Xu will join the University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications Telecommunication Department as assistant professor in emerging media this fall. His research area focuses on the intersection of human-computer interaction, computer-mediated communication, and media psychology. His work investigates how people perceive and process information from technologies such as…

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Posted: March 18, 2019