Yuhan Luo

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Ph.D. Candidate in Information Studies
University of Maryland

2105 Hornbake Building South
College Park, MD, 20740

I'm a first second third fourth-year Ph.D. student at University of Maryland's (UMCP) College of Information Studies. I work with Dr. Eun Kyoung Choe in HCIL, where I study Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Ubiquitous Computing, and Health Informatics. I completed my master in Information Sciences & Technology at Penn State in 2017, and bachelor in Computer Science at Southeast University, China, in 2015. Outside of school, I interned as a User Experience (UX) Researcher at Facebook (Enterprise People Engineering) in summer 2020, and Google (Android Tools & Platform) in summer 2019.

[Curriculum Vitae]

My Ph.D. research focuses on collecting high-quality and rich personal health data (e.g., exercise, food practices) through designing, building, and evaluating multimodal technologies (e.g., mobile apps, Alexa skills). I also explore how these data can be utilized in healthcare contexts. My work covers the entire spectrum of information flow: from collecting design requirements, to building research prototypes, to understanding how people use the systems in the real world. Throughout this process, I apply a mix of HCI methods to understand people's intentions and behaviors, and provide actionable insights to both researchers and practitioners.

When I'm not doing research, I spend time on creating illustration, reading, running, and traveling. Occasionally, I participate in open-source projects, play video games, and challenge myself with extreme sports.


11/11/2020: Received iSchool Dr. Joan Giesecke Health Informatics Fellowship for $5,000.
10/26/2020: One paper accepted to the Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) with Chi Young Oh, Beth St. Jean, and Eun Kyoung Choe.

Conference and Travel

10/17-10/22/2020, CSCW, Cyberspace
4/25-5/1/2020, CHI, Honolulu, Hawaii
4/16-19/2020, CRA-W, New Orleans, LA
12/24/2019-1/26/2020, Vacation, China