About Me

I am currently a PhD candidate in the School of Information at the University of Michigan where I work with Professor Soo Young Rieh. My research lies at the intersection of human information behavior and social computing. I am particularly interested in examining people’s information behavior, with a focus on their online interactions with other people and the information those others provide in the context of social technologies. In my dissertation, using the framework of social search, I am investigating how online interactions with a large group of strangers influence people’s information seeking and credibility assessment practices in the context of social question-answering (Q&A).

You can reach me yjeon at umich dot edu.