Bingjie Liu earned her bachelor's degree in journalism and economics at Renmin University of China, where she was named as the Outstanding Graduate Student of Beijing. Afterwards she got the master’s degree in global communication at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Before coming to Penn State, she spent two years in City University of Hong Kong as a doctoral student in communication study.
As a Ph.D. student at Penn State, Bingjie plans to study media effects from an individual perspective, especially the effects of new technologies on human psychology, such as psychological well-being, cognition and attribution processes in the context of social media, etc. She is also interested in the differences in human computer interaction between generations and how communication technologies can be applied in supportive communication to better help mentally stressful people. She is interested in applying mixed research methods and seeks for interdisciplinary cooperation.