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Chao Zhang is an Assistant Professor in Human-Centered AI in the Human-Technology Interaction group at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). His research interests lie in the relationship between psychology and technology. Examples include the psychological implications of new technologies, or using technological innovations to understand human behavior. He has accumulated a line of research into combining data-driven methods (such as machine learning and computational modeling) and psychological theories in order to understand and facilitate positive behavior change, build expertise through real-world intervention studies, and model complex and time-intensive data. His recent work also extends to intended and unintended social characteristics in AI-driven systems and how these impact human perception and behavior.
My passion for research lies at the intersection of psychology and technology.
Chao Zhang has a background in psychology and industrial design and obtained his Masters degree (with honors) in human-technology interaction at TU/e. He also completed his PhD at TU/e in 2019 on the topic of intelligent systems for lifestyle behavior change. Before returning to TU/e as an Assistant Professor in 2021, he worked as a post-doc at Utrecht University and coordinated the HUMAN-AI Alliance program between Utrecht and Eindhoven. He has co-organized an international workshop and co-edited a special issue (Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence) on human-centered AI.
Theory-based habit modeling for enhancing behavior prediction in behavior change support systemsUser Modeling and User-Adapted Interaction (2022)
Habit and goal-related constructs in determining toothbrushing behaviorHealth Psychology (2022)
Optimizing Adaptive Notifications in Mobile Health Interventions SystemsJournal of Medical Systems (2021)
Behavioural biometricsJournal of Sleep Research (2021)
Exploring Peoples' Perception of Autonomy and Reactance in Everyday AI InteractionsFrontiers in Psychology (2021)
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