Research Themes


We are passionate about creating data-enabled human-centered technology and systems that promote human flourishing. To this end, we are exploring the fundamental data analytics/machine learning/AI methods that could solve practical problems, complemented with human-centered approaches with a mixture of quantitative and qualitative methods. We dive into many application domains that directly or indirectly impact human flourishing, including, but not limited to, areas in health, education, work, family, etc. This diagram on the left illustrates the domains of human flourishing (on the right) and pathways to achieve human flourishing (on the left) according to Dr. Tyler J. VanderWeele’s 2017 paper “On the Promotion of Human Flourishing”.  The highlighted areas are those we have active research projects. Please refer to the individual tab for details of projects.