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

Smit A. Desai
PhD Student in Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Projects:

 

Tre Tomaszewski

PhD Student in Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Projects:

Lixcy Vega

PhD Student in Informatics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Current Projects:

 

Chaewon Bak

PhD Student in Information Sciences

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Research interests:

Health misinformation, digital mental health, precision medicine

Current Projects:

 

Caywin Zhuang

MD Student in Carle Illinois College of Medicine

Current Projects:

 

Undergraduate Students

Mia X. Smith

I am a second-year undergraduate student studying I-health and informatics.
Current Projects:

Vaishnavi Myadam
BS in Statistics and Computer Science
Minor in Mathematics
Current Projects:

Alumni

Graduate Students

Master program in Computer Science
University of Illinois at Chicago

Personal Website: https://suwenyu.github.io

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
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Undergraduate Students

 

 

 

 

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

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

 

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)

 

BS Student in Nursing
University of Illinois at Chicago