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 suport 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
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.
If you would like to contact me for research or academic affairs,
please feel free to email me at yf93 at drexel dot edu. Thank you!