Sherry Ruan (Chinese name: 阮珊珊) is a PhD student studying computer science at Stanford University. Her main research interest lies in human-computer interaction. She is currently working with Professor James Landay, Professor Jacob Wobbrock, and Professor Andrew Ng on a study evaluating the text entry performance of miniature touch screen keyboards and speech-based dictation in English and in Mandarin Chinese on a mobile smartphone. She is also working with Professor Maneesh Agrawala on automatically extracting references between text and tables from academic papers.

In the past, she worked on robust machine learning with Professor Percy Liang, on computing bisimulation metrics for Markov Decision Processes with Professor Prakash Panangaden and Professor Doina Precup, and on defining and justifying well-founded recursion principle over LF specifications with Professor Brigitte Pientka.

Sherry also serves as an EIR at Danhua Capital.