Team

Lab Director

Jessie Chin
Assistant Professor, School of Information Sciences (iSchool)

I am a translational cognitive scientist with multidisciplinary research training in cognitive science, human factors, human-computer interaction and health informatics. These experiences enrich my research spectrum to approach research questions systematically by conducting (a) applied research: to understand the human behavior in the context (e.g., user study, cohort study); (b) use-inspired basic research: to model the fundamental mechanism of interactive human behavior in the complex environments (e.g., experimentation, predictive modeling); and (c) translational and intervention research: to develop both theory-grounded and pragmatic intervention and to validate its feasibility, acceptability, efficacy and effectiveness on human behavior and health (e.g., randomized controlled trial study).

The overarching goals of our research programs are (a) to advance our understandings about how human minds across the lifespan adapt to the complex information environments through information search and uptake; (b) to translate the findings in (a) to design information technologies that support complex cognitive activities (such as learning and decision-making); and (c) to apply the findings in (b) to develop sociotechnical solutions for health promotion and addressing health disparities.

Email: chin5@illinois.edu
ResearchGate:  https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jessie_Chin
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=DvYvHnUAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=ao


Current Students

Graduate Students

Lixcy Vega
PhD Student in Informatics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Current Projects: Exploring the Design of Sociotechnical Solutions for the People with Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms

Morgan Lundy
PhD Student in Information Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
Research interests:
Health informatics, social informatics, micro-video social media, online health communities, and disability, women’s and LGBTQIA+ health advocacy
Current Projects:

Philo (Jiaqi) Wang
MS student in Library and Information Sciences

Current Projects:
Designing educational games for learning how to do misinformation verification

Sheny Lin
MS student in Information Management

Current Projects:
Conversational agents, search for learning

Abhisha Tarimane
MS student in Information Management

Current Projects:
Cognitive games

YuWei Lai
MS in Information Management

Current Projects:
Information exchange, Cognitive games

Undergraduate Students


Alumni

Graduate Students

Wen-Yuh Su
Master program in Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

Sakshi Panday
MS, Computer Science, 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago
Current Position: Software Engineer, Amazon

Eileen M. Lopez
MS, Library and Information Science, 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Shashi Roshan
MS Student in Statistics, 2020
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Students

Vaishnavi Myadam
BS in Statistics and Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics

Sizhi Tan
BS Program in Computer Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Lauryn Praet
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Anoosheh Ghazanfari
BS, Applied Psychology, 2019
University of Illinois at Chicago
Current Position: Master Student of Information, University of Toronto (Fall 2019)

Ana S. Ongtengco
BS Student in Mathematics
University of Illinois at Chicago
Current Position: Doctoral Program of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago (Fall 2020)

Kevin Roy
University of Illinois at Chicago
Current Position: Doctoral Program of Osteopathic Medicine, Midwestern University (Fall 2020)

Liang Zhang
BS Student in Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago