Jia Lu is a doctoral student at the Division of Learning, Communication, and IT of the Department of Applied Information Technology. She has a background as a university teacher in English pedagogy in China. She has one master degree in English Linguistics of Uppsala University and another master degree in Communication of the University of Gothenburg. Now her PhD research project is to study how ICT changes the way people communicate, to be specific, the communication patterns of understanding. She compares face-to-face and video-mediated communications between first encounters and acquaintances collaboration contexts. Her research interests include communication technology, multimodal and interpersonal communication, collaborative task solving and learning, video and audio data analysis, dialogical approach to learning and communication, cognitive linguistics, academic writing, and supervision in higher education.
Lu, J. (2014). Modality and Prosody of Micro-feedback in Relation to Understanding in Intercultural Communication-first encounters between Swedes and Chinese. Licentiate Thesis. ISSN 1651-4769;14. Gothenburg: Chalmers Repro.
Lu, J. (2012). Eliciting Gestural Feedback in Chinese and Swedish Informal Interactions. Nakano, Y. (Ed.). IVA 2012, Santa Cruz, Intelligent Virtual Agents Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume LNAI 7502/2012, pp. 480-482. ISBN: 978-3-642-33196-1, ISSN: 0302-9743. Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012.
Lu, J. & Allwood, J. (2011). Unimodal and Multimodal Feedback in Chinese and Swedish Mono-cultural and Intercultural Interactions. Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication. Finland, Helsinki, 27-28 May 2011. NEALT Proceedings Series, Vol. 15, pp. 40–47. ISBN: 0-89791-542-9. ISSN: 1736-6305.
Lu, J. Allwood, J. & Ahlsén, E. (2011). A Study on Cultural Variations of Smile---Based on Empirical Recordings of Chinese and Swedish First Encounters. Proceedings of 13th International Conference on Multimodal Interaction ICMI 2011. Alicante, Spain, 14-18 November 2011. http://embots.dfki.de/mmc/mmc11/Luetal.pdf
Allwood, J., Ahlsén, E. & Lu, J. (2011). Some Challenges for Multimodal Intercultural Artificial Communicators. Proceedings of 11th International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents IVA 2011. Springer. Iceland, Reykjavik, 15-17 September 2011. http://www.mendeley.com/research/some-challenges-multimodal-intercultural-artificial-communicators/
Allwood, J., Lindström, N. B. & Lu, J. (2011). Intercultural Dynamics of Fist Acquaintance: Comparative Study of Swedish, Chinese and Swedish-Chinese First Time Encounters. Stephanidis, C. (Ed.). Universal Access in HCI, Part IV, HCII 2011, LNCS 6768, pp. 12-21. Springer-Verlag: Berlin Heidelberg. ISBN: 978-3-642-21656-5, ISSN: 0302-9743.
Allwood, J. & Lu, J. (2011). Unimodal and Multimodal Co-activation in First Encounters ---- A Case Study. Proceedings of the 3rd Nordic Symposium on Multimodal Communication. Finland, Helsinki, 27-28 May 2011. NEALT Proceedings Series, Vol. 15, pp. 1–9. ISBN: 0-89791-542-9. ISSN: 1736-6305.