Projects

  • Bladder Cancer Decision Support Tool

This project is motivated to provide insight to patients and physicians about two treatment choices given certain characteristics of the patients’ needs and wants including health condition. To make it easier for users to interpret the information, we show how the preference for Chemo-RT treatment over Surgery change over time by drawing a graph of the sum of the differences between the survival rates of two treatments based on past data from the physicians and statisticians at University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. We also provide a recommended treatment and a detailed interpretation of the graph supporting this recommendation. (CIT594 group project, in collaboration with Oncology division at Penn Perelman School of Medicine)

  • Facial Emotional Stroop Task

Attention giving is not only the initial step but also a crucial part of learning considering that people tend to remember information to which they have paid attention. Emotion also takes part of attention process, especially for youngsters who are in the process of developing self-regulation. However, there have been no attempts to investigate mood effect on children’s attention.

Facial Emotional Stroop Task examined whether young children pay more attention to emotionally congruent information.The task was conducted on 95 5-year-olds (Female = 55, Male = 40, Mean = 5.41 years) in South Korea. Children were randomly assigned to an emotion group: happy, neutral, and sad. While listening to induction music, the individual child was asked to press a color button corresponding to the color of the stimulus. The stimuli pool consisted of 3 types (happy, neutral, and sad faces) in 2 colors (red and blue). The children were expected to take a longer time to press the color button when the emotional information in faces matches to induction music, where a longer reaction time is considered to be intense attention.

Multivariate Analysis of Variance showed the interaction effect between music and gender was statistically significant (p = 0.048), especially in the happy faces (p = 0.008). Girls in happy and sad groups and boys in the neutral group took more time to react to the happy faces. This result implied that girls paid more attention to positive emotional information in emotional states, while boys paid more attention to positive emotional information when they were not in an emotional state.

  • Young Children’s Selective Trust

SRCD 2017 – Poster

EPA 2016 – Presentation