Yuhan Luo

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Ph.D. Candidate in Information Studies
University of Maryland

2105 Hornbake Building South
College Park, MD 20742

I'm a fifth-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 take mixed-method approaches to understand people's intentions and behaviors, and provide actionable insights to both researchers and practitioners.

When I'm not doing research, I create illustration, read, run, and travel around.


7/8/2021: Passed my Ph.D. Dissertation Proposal. Many thanks to my committees :)
4/26/2021: One paper accepted to DIS 2021 with Young-Ho Kim, Bongshin Lee, Naeemul Hassan, and Eun Kyoung Choe.
4/9/2021: I'll be attending DIS Doctoral Consortium in July.

Conference and Travel

6/28-7/2/2021, DIS, Cyberspace
5/8-5/13/2021, CHI, Cyberspace