D. Yvette Wohn, Assistant Professor in Information Systems (

yvettewohnDr. Wohn‘s research area is in human-computer interaction (HCI) and computer-mediated communication. Much of her research focuses on motivations, social capital, and non-conscious habits through the lens of “soft sustainability.” Understanding the social and psychological elements of sustainable technology use is especially important in the context of education and health.

Lab Manager

Anchita komalchan Likhar

anchita-e1499391239634.jpgAnchita just finished her masters degree in Information Systems with a concentration in User Experience Research. She pursued her Bachelor’s in Information Technology from the University of Nagpur, India. She has worked for 2 years for an IT firm as a Software Engineer. For her masters project she conducted a diary study of eating habits to understand how technology and mobile platforms (mobile applications) can be used to provide a customized solution to stay fit and healthy.

Graduate Students

Jie Cai

jie-cai.jpgI am a PhD student in Information System. I have a masters degree in marketing research and one-year working experience in e-commerce. My research interests are related to social media, e-commerce,and online shopping. Currently, I am working on a project about livestreaming shopping.


Temilade Afolabi


Mashael Almoqbel

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Basma Abukwaik

basmaBasma is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Biology and minoring in Science, Technology, and Society. She has worked on the Virtual Sisters Focus Group Project and the telehealth Project. She hopes that her research work will help connect and benefit the women on campus. Basma hopes to expand her research to focus on peoples’ psychological well being. She is a member of the NJIT XC/TF  team and is a volunteer EMT for West Essex First Aid Squad.

Lindsey Armour

imageLindsey is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Business Information Systems She has a strong interest in quantitative research and data analytics to help improve the technology industry as well as human interactions with technology. She has enjoyed her college experience and is very active on campus as a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. as well as a resident assistant for the past 3 years on campus. She is eager to continue her academic growth through her research and looks forward to her graduation in May. Upon graduation she will be starting her career with JPMorgan as a Technology Analyst.

Peter Jough

pfilelPeter is second year undergraduate student majoring in Business and Information Systems at NJIT. This is his first semester doing research and is excited to learn from this opportunity. Some of his previous experiences are teaching programming at NYIT-Manhattan for iD Tech Camps and mentoring CS107 as a Teaching Assistant. Some of his interests are UI/UX design, photography, and learning (human) languages.


Yanira Morales

img_7206.jpgYanira is an undergraduate student majoring in Business and Information Systems. She is a member of NJIT’s Student Senate as a major representative and of the Public Relations Committee. She plans to work towards a master’s degree in Information Systems with a concentration in User Experience Design after graduation. In her free time, she enjoys exploring new places to visit to take pictures and eat.

Ankit Mittal

ankitmittal.pngI am an undergraduate Computer Science and IT double degree student at NJIT. My IT specialization is on Game Development. This will be my first semester doing research and I am currently working on a livestream shopping project. In the future I would like to work at a AAA game studio as a programmer.

Priya Rajbabu


Priya is a third year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science and minoring in Business. She is interested in combining these two interests to work in the field of fintech. She currently serves as the Vice President for the Women in Computing Society and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. In the past she has interned with American Express where she was working as a Software Engineer on a Restful API project and in the upcoming summer, she will be interning at JP Morgan Chase in New York City. In the future, Priya plans on attending graduate school to study Data Science. 

Juan Rios
Juan_OptimizedProHeadshotJuan ( is an undergraduate student majoring in Human-computer Interaction in the BS/PhD program at NJIT. He has a passion for researching the intersection between human behavior and technology. His past research has been in the areas of conversational agents, older adults, internet literacy, social support, and social capital. His role in the lab has given him the opportunity to improve his qualitative and quantitative skills, the opportunity to present his research at conferences, and ultimately has increased his interest in pursuing a career in research.

Dhanush Sureshbabu
dhanush.jpgI am currently a Sophomore studying Computer Science and Applied Physics. I am the Computer Science Representative for Student Senate, and the Philanthropy chair for Sigma Alpha Epsilon social fraternity. In the past, I have worked as an SQL dev intern at Agadia System in Parsippany and as an Information Security intern/ co-op at UPS. This summer I will be interning as a Technology Analyst at JP Morgan Chase. In the future I plan to start my own business. Even though I have many ideas I believe that it is most important to learn as much as I can before I take off because 9 out of 10 businesses fail.

Lab Alumni

Victor Chue (2017), Indraneel Kulkarni (2017), Atisha Poojari (2016), Leiping Gong (2016), Calvin Allemand (2016), Emma Washington-Freeman (2016), Han Wang (2015), Rohit Kadam (2015).

Past Students

Turki Alelyani, Nidhish Dave, Erick Sanchez, Yu Cao, Mary Schneider, Rempee Kalia, Cassio Maciel Leal, Roseli Andrion, Felipe Schiquetti, Mousa Ahmadi, Sona Patel, Kira Hoffman, Adam Spryzinski


Jeremy Birnholtz, Northwestern University Social Media Lab
Brian J. Bowe, Western Washington University
Caleb T. Carr, Illinois State University
Eun-kyoung Choe, University of Maryland
Nicole Ellison, University of Michigan
Guo Freeman, University of Cincinnati
Rebecca Hayes, Illinois State University
Cliff Lampe, University of Michigan
Bongshin Lee, Microsoft Research
Yu-Hao Lee, University of Florida
SJ Min, Pace University
Wei Peng, Michigan State University
Katie Quehl, Yahoo
Rabindra (Robby) Ratan, Michigan State University


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