skip to primary navigationskip to content

Mao Mao

Mao Mao

Ph.D. Candidate

Department of Psychology
Downing Street
Cambridge CB2 3EB


Before entering Cambridge, Mao got her Master’s Degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Tsinghua University, and worked at the Institute of Human Factors and Ergonomics. Before that she did her undergraduate studies on Industrial Engineering at Tsinghua University. Along with research, Mao enjoys interdisciplinary research involving music and design. 


  • psychology of change
  • healthy cognitive ageing
  • Emotional development

Collaborators outside this directory

Key Publications

Mao, M., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., & Good, D. (2017, February). Testing Ageing Theory among Later Middle-aged and Older Users Using Social Media. In Companion of the 2017 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing (pp. 247-250). ACM.

Mao, M., Blackwell, A.F., Lukate J.M., Good, D.A. (2016) Supporting Retirement Socially and Musically by Technology: An Ethnographic Study of Local Community Musicians. In CHI '16 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems. (Accepted)

Rau, P. L. P., Huang, E., Mao, M., Gao, Q., Feng, C., & Zhang, Y. (2015). Exploring interactive style and user experience design for social web of things of Chinese users: A case study in Beijing. International Journal of Human-Computer Studies80, 24-35. 

Mao, M., Blackwell, A.F., Good, D.A. (2015) Music in the Retiring Life: A Review of Evaluation Methods and Potential Factors. In Human Aspects of IT for the Aged Population, Held as Part of 17th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCII2015). 

Mao M., Rau PL.P. (2014) EEG-Based Measurement of Emotion Induced by Mode, Rhythm, and MV of Chinese Pop Music. In: Rau P.L.P. (eds) Cross-Cultural Design. CCD 2014. Lecture Notes in Computer Science, vol 8528. Springer, Cham

Zhang, Y., Mao, M., Rau, P., Choe, P., Bela, L., Wang, F.(2013) Exploring Factors Influencing Multitasking Interaction with Multiple Smart Devices. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(6), 2579-2588. 

Mao, M., & Rau, P. L. P. (2014) Should the Internet of Things be Human-like? -Exploring Social Media Users’ Acceptance on Anthropomorphic Internet of Things, In Pleasurable Design for Diverse Users in Asia, Held as Part of 5th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics (AHFE2014), Krakow, Poland, July 19-23, 2014. 

Mao,M., Zhang, Y., Rau, P. L. P. (2015) Towards Factors Influencing Human Errors in the Emergency Department: A Review. Chinese Journal of Ergonomics, 21(1), 61-65.

Mao, M., Zhang, Y., Rau, P. (2013) Measuring Music-induced Emotion With Frontal-Central EEG and Peripheral Physiological Signals, Paper presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Ergonomics Society of Taiwan, Taipei, Taiwan, March 29, 2013. 

Rau, P., Feng, C., Formo, J., Gao, Q., Gardman, M., Huang, E., Mao, M. (2012). Exploring User Needs and Interactive Models on Internet of Things. INFORMS International Conference 2012, Beijing, China, Jun 2012.