Hi, my name is Nick Su (he/they), and I publish under my legal name Zhaoyuan Su
I am a 4th year PhD Candidate in the Informatics Department at the University of
California Irvine. I am advised by Dr. Yunan Chen in the Health and Information Lab.
I am a Human-Computer Interaction, Computer-supported Cooperative
Work and Health Informatics researcher. Situated in healthcare contexts, my
research examines the design and use of data-driven systems, and their impacts
on children and caregivers through a socio-technical lens.
My research goal is to cultivate health data literacy in children's care ecosystem,
specifically to facilitate children, parents, and healthcare providers to better care
for children's health and wellness through data.
Outside of school, I have conducted qualitative research at Intuitive to support
surgical teams with learning da Vinci surgical robot, and at Meta, to support
engineering roles and cross-functional teams with work productivity.
Before UC Irvine, I received my B.S. degree in Architecture and Informatics
from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, where I was advised by
I love dogs, I have 72 plants, and I also biked from NYC to SF once!