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Wan Jou (Lavender) She

As a Ph.D. level UX researcher, I specialize in conducting research and implementing advanced techniques to develop and maintain healthcare apps. Specifically, I focus on fine tuning language models and implementing the model to develop healthcare apps. Some representative projects include:

  • Living Memory Home (Funded by NIMH R21, US/CHI’19): a natural language processing system that can detect suicidal ideation among mourners by analyzing their text entries.
  • P2S (Best Poster Paper in IUI 2023): a peer-based recommendation algorithm that matches people with similar mental health concerns to promote mutual support.
  • EmplifAI (Awarded Young Researcher Grant 2023 from JSPS, Japan): an empathetic chatbot that provides medical advice and support to cancer survivors in an emotionally sensitive manner.
  • Here/Hear (Awarded 2022 Meta AR/VR Policy Research Grant): a metaverse experience designed for visually impaired users.

Employment History (Academia):

  • Apr 2022 to date, Assistant Professor in Social Computing Lab
    Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
  • Jun 2018 to Mar 2022, Postdoctoral Research Associate in Medicine
    Weill Cornell Medicine, United States

Employment History (Industry):

  • Sep 2020 to date, UX Advisor and Assistant Manager for Software Engineering
    Gamma Paradigm, United States
  • Mar 2018 – Apr 2021, UX Lead & Software Engineer
    Everduit (Software Defined Drone as a Service), United States


  • Jun 2015–Feb 2018, PhD in Designed Intelligence
    Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Feb 2013– Apr 2015, Doctoral Researcher in Design Aesthetics, Industrial Design Engineering
    Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
  • Sep 2009 – Jun 2012, Master of Arts in Creative Industries Design
    National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan