I am currently a third-year Ph.D. student in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. My research interests focus on user online information evaluation, consumer health information behavior, and online information seeking motivation. I am working with my advisor Dr. Jacek Gwizdka on a research project investigating how news seekers evaluate and select online news information on search engine result pages. Along with Dr. Jacek Gwizdka, I am also working with Dr. Yan Zhang on understanding how health consumers evaluate online health information from different sources. With specific interests in the healthcare domain, I was involved in the Healthcare Experience Lab’s design project, guided by Eric Nordquist, and developed a mobile health application to prevent opioid users from overdose and provide educational information.
I earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology at National Chung Cheng University. With my special interest in cognitive psychology, I focused on human factors research during graduate school and received a master's degree in Industrial Engineering at National Tsing Hua University. After graduation, I worked as a research assistant in the Department of Industrial Design at Chang Gung University with Dr. Tsai-Hsuan Tsai. Dr. Tsai and I collaborated on various research projects and had our work published in Q1 SCI\SSCI journals: PLOS One and Computer in Human Behavior.