Informatics for Human Flourishing

I am interested in developing data-enabled human-centered technology and systems for Personalized and Persistent and Practical Support for Human Flourishing. I am especially interested in effective and inclusive interventions for a diverse population, in particular those from communities traditionally with limited voices in technology development (e.g. women, poor, minority, senior, sick or disabled). I am interested in educational research aiming to promote lifelong, life-wide and life depth learning that transcend the traditional boundaries of schooling and learning. Likewise, I am interested in healthcare, in particular, well-being research that promotes physical and mental health lifelong, life-wide and in depth. I am also interested in fundamentals of data driven technology (including machine learning, data science and statistical methods) that drive human-centered innovations.

Research Explorations

My research projects can be summarized using this framework from VanderWeele's 2017 article "On the promotion of human flourishing. While the right side of the plot presents main components of human flourishing, the left side illustrate major pathways leading toward human flourishing as suggested from empirical findings. I highlight the areas where I have active related projects.