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.