Christina Chung (left) and Feng Guo
Assistant Professor Christina Chung and Assistant Professor of Intelligent Systems Engineering Feng Guo have been named Luddy Faculty Fellows by the Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.
The Luddy Faculty Fellows program, funded as part of a transformative, $60 million gift from Fred Luddy in 2019, is designed to support excellence in research that is—or promises to be—important, imaginative, or timely. Chung’s work focuses on examining how disruptions in a person’s daily routine influences health behavior and practices with a goal of designing tools that help people stick to healthy eating habits when faced with challenges such as moving, pregnancy, a change in employment status, or illness. Guo’s research will develop a bioengineering device and intelligent system that can measure individual cell stickiness, or cell-cell adhesion, across a large cell population with high precision, creating a portable, user-friendly intelligent biomedical system for non-invasive cancer detection.
“The Luddy School has built its reputation by focusing on providing cutting-edge education in technology to its students and the innovative research being conducted by its faculty,” said Dennis Groth, interim dean of the Luddy School. “Christina and Feng are perfect examples of researchers who are developing tools that will make important, lasting impacts on people’s lives, and they are richly deserving of these fellowships.”
Chung joined the Luddy School in 2018 after earning her Ph.D. in Human Centered Design and Engineering from the University of Washington in Seattle. The Luddy Faculty Fellowship will support both her research and a team of students from underrepresented and diverse backgrounds in computing education.
“I'm very honored and humbled to receive this fellowship,” Chung said. “This project cannot and will not be done by myself. I'm grateful for the team of collaborators and student researchers who have been exploring this research direction with me, and I'm excited to pursue this project with the team and community partners.”
Guo joined the ISE program at Luddy in 2017. He holds a Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Penn State and served a postdoctoral fellowship at the Stanford School of Medicine. His current research interests focus on developing intelligent biomedical devices, sensors, and systems based on microfluidics, acoustics, and AI for translational applications in autoimmune diseases, brain sciences, and cancer.
“The Luddy Faculty Fellowship is a great honor for me,” Guo said. “It’s a kind encouragement for my career development in biomedical engineering.”