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Ji Soo Yi, Ph.D.: Application of Information Visualization on Healthcare Decision Making


Both healthcare service providers and consumers constantly make trivial and critical decisions.  They often have difficulties in their decisions because of the quantity of information available, the type of information (e.g., text vs. multimedia), and complex relations within the information.  To alleviate these problems, researchers in human-computer interaction and its subdomain, information visualization, have developed many useful tools. This talk will introduce several recent inventions and research projects in the Healthcare and Information Visualization Engineering (HIVE) Lab, such as Food for the Heart, SimulSort, OncoViz, and Pinkynails.


Ji Soo Yi is an assistant professor specializing in Human Factors in the School of Industrial Engineering at Purdue University. He founded the Healthcare and Information Visualization Engineering (HIVE) Lab in March 2009. He received a B.S. degree in Industrial Engineering from Seoul National University in 1998. After graduation, he worked in industry for five years as a consultant and as an embedded software engineer in Seoul and Boston, where he became interested in human-computer interaction

(HCI) research. He received his Ph.D. degree from the School of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology in August 2008. His research topics include human-computer interaction, information visualization, and decision science, and he has focused on applying these techniques on improving healthcare services.