Drawing from media studies, science and technology studies, cultural sociology, and network science, Wu investigates the connections between emerging technologies and cultural changes. Her current projects employ mixed methodologies to explore areas including: (1) cultures and practices of data analytics, (2) media use and media (infra)structures, and (3) information technology and post-reform China. She's working on a book that examines how public culture takes shape when systems thinking, especially systems cybernetics, informs its conception and governance.
Wu holds a PhD in Media, Technology and Society from Northwestern University. She received her Master of Philosophy (M.Phil.) in Communication from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), and her B.A. in Journalism and Communication with a Minor in Applied Computer Science from Tsinghua University.