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-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.

[Curriculum Vitae]

My Ph.D. research focuses on collecting high-quality and rich personal health data (e.g., exercise, eating practices) through designing, building, and evaluating multimodal technologies (e.g., mobile app, desktop applications, Alexa skills), and exploring how these data can be used in different healthcare contexts. During 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 my time on creating illustration, and participating in open-source projects.


6/1/2020: I'll be joining Facebook (Enterprise People Engineering) as a UX Research Intern during summer 2020 (remote).
1/7/2020: Received an Outstanding Gradaute Assistant Award at UMD (top 2%).
12/9/2019: One paper accepted to CHI 2020: "TandemTrack: Shaping Consistent Exercise Experience by Complementing a Mobile App with a Smart Speaker" with Bongshin Lee and Eun Kyoung Choe.
12/5/2019: Completed Integrative Paper---advanced to Ph.D. Candidate.
5/28/2019: I'll be joining Google (Android Tools & Platform) as a UX Research Intern during summer 2019 at Mountain View, CA.


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
9/21-10/5/2019, Vacation, China & Maldives
5/4-9/2019, CHI, Glasgow, UK