Hi! I am Yuanyuan Feng(冯园媛).

I received my Ph.D. in information studies (human-centered computing) from the College of Computing & Informatics at Drexel University. During my doctoral study, I also collaborated with the Procedural Expression Lab in the Westaphal College of Media Arts & Design at Drexel University. I join the Institute for Software Research in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University as a postdoctoral associate in Summer 2018.


Broadly, my research investigates the ways emerging information and computing technologies impact individuals and organizations. I seek to shed light on how we should design emerging technologies to support personal growth and social good. Following the path, my research has covered a diversity of areas, including human-computer interaction (HCI), information behavior, health and wellness informatics, ubiquitous computing, library science, and digital curation.

Advised by Dr. Denise Agosto, my dissertation research examines people's management behavior of personal health information generated by activity trackers, with the purpose of optimizing mobile and wearable techonologies to support people's personal health information management (PHIM) and ultimately achieve their health- or fitness-related goals.

At Drexel University, I have engaged in a breadth of funded research projects as a research assitant and taught courses related to my research areas as a doctoral teaching fellow, as detailed in my Curriculum Vitae below.

My Curriculum Vitae

About Me

In my spare time, I enjoy exercising both indoor and outdoor, cooking healthy-ish dishes from various cuisines, listening to alternative rock music, and binge watching TV series. I am a certified BODYPUMP & BODYCOMBAT instructor and finished Drexel University's Indoor Triathlon in 2016.

I am passionate about traveling. I hope my research activities and conference travels will take me to exciting places around the world. Here are some photos documenting my footprints.


Philadelphia, PA, USA

New York City

New York City, NY, USA


Boston, MA, USA

Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, USA


Monterey, CA, USA


Montreal, QC, Canada


Houston, TX, USA


Wuhan, China


Seattle, WA, USA


Washington, DC, USA

Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC, USA

St. Louis

St. Louis, MO, USA


If you would like to contact me for research or academic affairs,
please feel free to email me at yuanyuanfeng at cmu dot edu . Thank you!