I am a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in Informatics at the University of California, Irvine. I am now advised by Professor Daniel Epstein in the PIE lab :) Before coming to UCI, I received my master's degree in HCI/design from Indiana University Bloomington, working with Professor Jeffrey Bardzell and Shaowen Bardzell.
My research area: Personal/Health Informatics, HCI, CSCW, Design.
I am interested in understanding and designing self-tracking technology that improves people’s health & wellness through positive behavior change. I also examine technology beyond individual-level interactions, seeing how specific socio-cultural contexts influence people’s situated needs and uses of everyday technology. My research aims to explore how various technologies, such as tracking technology and social technology, together as an ecosystem to support healthy behaviors in a complex long-term process.