Research Assistant Professor, Biomedical and Health Information Sciences
1919 W. Taylor St., 264 AHSB
Jessie is a research assistant professor at the Department of Biomedical and Health Information Sciences (BHIS) at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Jessie has conducted interdisciplinary research in cognitive science, human-computer interaction and human factors, with a focus on human-information interaction across the lifespan. The major theme of her research is to examine how an individual adapts to information environments through various self-regulated processes, such as information search, reading and learning. She is especially interested in how older adults interact with various information technologies to gather, understand and use health information to promote their health.
Jessie completed her PhD at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign in 2015. She had worked in the Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology with Prof. Dan Morrow and Prof. Elizabeth Stine-Morrow in Educational Psychology and Prof. Wai-Tat Fu in Computer Science. In her postdoctoral research, she worked with Prof. Catherine Burns in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo in Canada. She rejoined the University of Illinois as a faculty member in 2017.
2015 - Arnold Small Best Student Paper Award, 59th Annual Meetings of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society
2013 - Chateaubriand Fellowship In Humanities And Social Science, French Embassy
2012 - Cognitive Science /Artificial Intelligence Award, Beckman Institute, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
2011 - Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology Graduate Fellowship, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
PhD, Educational Psychology (Cognitive Science of Teaching and Learning), University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2016
MS, Human Factors, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, 2009
BS, Psychology, National Taiwan University, 2006