University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Master of Computer and Information Technology (August 2018)
Master of Science in Education in Interdisciplinary Studies in Human Development, School of Education (May 2016)

Ewha Womans University, Seoul, South Korea
Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, Bachelor of Business Administration (Aug. 2014)


  • Feldman, M. Q.; Cho, J.; Ong, M.; Gulwani, S.; Popovic, Z.; Andersen, E. “Automatic Diagnosis of Student Misconception in K-8 Mathematics.” Proceedings of the 2018 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. 2018, 264
  • Cho, J.; Frye, D. “Young Children Choosing their Own Beliefs over New Information from Teachers.” Biannual Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD), 2017, Austin, TX, USA
  • Cho, J. “Mood Congruent Effect on 5-year-olds’ Attention” Annual Meeting of the Society for Affective Science (SAS), 2017, Boston, MA, USA
  • Cho, J.; Frye, D. “Children Are Their Own Bosses: Selective Trust in Teachers.” Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), 2016, New York, NY, USA

Research Experience

Complex Electronic-Textiles Project
Design high school computing class curriculum that teaches complex data structures using Adafruit circuit playground at Dr. Yasmin Kafai’s lab. (Nov. 2017 – present)

Triaging Checkmark MetaMetrics Project
Assessed, organized, analyzed, and visualized data for program representing 3rd grader’s problem-solving approach to 3-digit arithmetic at Dr. Erik Andersen’s lab. (June 2017 – Jan. 2018)

Facial Emotional Stroop Task
Designed and implemented game-like attention task using Pygame library to examine young children’s attention to emotional information. (June 2015 – Apr. 2017)

Selective Trust of Young children
Examined 3- to 5-year-old children’s learning from others’ statements under the supervision of Dr. Douglas Frye. (Jan 2015 – Apr. 2017)

Longitudinal cross-culture studies
Worked as a research assistant on the project studying peer relationship of children in Canada and China at Dr. Xinyin Chen’s lab. Participated in the process of coding behavior data: watching videos, developing coding scheme, and performing reliability check. (Feb. 2015 – May 2016)

Teaching Experience

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Teaching Assistant for CIT590 (Programming Languages and Techniques) (Spring 2018)

Various experiences in preschool, kindergarten, and elementary school in South Korea and the U.S. (Mar. 2009 – Apr. 2015)