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Phoebe K. Chua

PhD student in Informatics

UX Researcher

I am a PhD student in Informatics in the School of Information and Computer Sciences at University of California, Irvine. My research lies at the intersection of technology, innovation, and human practices. I am currently investigating the role of technology and culture in the hiring decisions of top-tier technology companies. I am advised by Dr. Melissa Mazmanian, and I am a member of LUCI (Laboratory for Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction) and STAR Group (Social and Technological Action Research).

Research areas

Human-computer interaction (HCI), computer-mediated communication (CMC), social media, culture, evaluation, decision-making


Work experience & clients:



IBM Research

World Vision


UN Refugee Agency