Featured Faculty: Eun Kyoung Choe – Associate Professor

Eun Kyoung Choe is an Associate Professor and Doctoral Program Director in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park. With an overarching goal of empowering individuals, her research centers on examining major challenges people face in leveraging personal data, such as personal data collection and exploration. Known as Personal Informatics, this area of research bridges the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Health Informatics, and Ubiquitous Computing. More recently, she has been exploring multimodal interaction as a means to collect rich personal data, promote reflection, and help people dive into their data. Her work has been funded by the National Science Foundation (CRII, CAREER, CHS Medium), National Institutes of Health, and Microsoft Research. She has been serving on the editorial boards of PACM IMWUT and Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction. She received her PhD in Information Science from University of Washington.

CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR RESEARCH?

With an overarching goal of empowering individuals, her research centers on examining major challenges people face in leveraging personal data, such as personal data collection and exploration. Known as Personal Informatics, this area of research bridges the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Health Informatics, and Ubiquitous Computing. More recently, she has been exploring multimodal interaction as a means to collect rich personal data, promote reflection, and help people dive into their data

WHAT’S SOMETHING YOU ENJOY ABOUT DOING RESEARCH WITH STUDENTS OR SOMETHING YOU LOOK FOR WHEN PICKING NEW STUDENTS TO WORK ON YOUR PROJECTS?

Generating knowledge “together” is the most joyous part of this job. I look for students who care about what they are doing, have curiosity, and work hard.

WHAT IS ONE THING YOU LOVE ABOUT THE HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION LAB?

I like the uniqueness of individuals and what they are trying to accomplish together.