Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology
M.S., Human-Computer Interaction
Masters Project: Augmented Reality Interface for Physically Designing Embedded Electronic Devices in 3D Space
Advisor: Daniel Ashbrook, Ph.D.
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania, School of Engineering and Applied Science
B.S.E., Major in Bioengineering and Minor in Computer Science
Senior Project: Design of a Semi-Automatic Segmentation Method for Measurement of the Hippocampal Volume in the Rat Brain from Magnetic Resonance Images
Advisors/Clients: Lynnae Schwartz, M.D., James Gee, Ph.D.

Work & Research Experience

Mar. 2018 – Present
Cupertino, CA
Visual Experience Engineer
Exploring new features and applications for novel display technologies using a mix of both software and hardware tools. Collaborating with hardware, software, and design teams at a cross-disciplinary level to develop prototypes, plan/run user studies, and investigate emerging research/engineering areas that can meaningfully contribute to the user experience.
Nov. 2010 – Mar. 2018
Rochester, NY
University of Rochester, Center for Visual Science
Senior Programmer/Analyst
Brain and Vision Lab, Principal Investigator: Daphne Bavelier
Vision and Action Lab, Principal Investigator: David Knill
Kidd Lab (Rochester Baby Lab & Kid Lab), Principal Investigator: Celeste Kidd
Created and tested new visual and cognitive experiments in various programming environments (web programming, Matlab, C++). Streamlined data analysis in Matlab/Python/R. Identified and solved hardware/software technical issues.
Feb. – Nov. 2010
Philadelphia, PA
University of Pennsylvania, Hearing Sciences Center
Programming Assistant
Auditory Research Lab, Principal Investigator: Yale Cohen
Improved usability of an in-house LabVIEW interface for running daily psychophysics experiments. Designed Python scripts for auditory stimuli creation and Matlab data processing methods for EEG research.
Jan. – Aug. 2009
Philadelphia, PA
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Abramson Pediatric Research Center
Student Researcher
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, Principal Investigator: Lynnae Schwartz
Optimized 3D image acquisition of cell and tissue samples using fluorescence microscopy. Developed a protein quantification protocol for immunostained cell differentiation with Volocity imaging software.
Jan. – May 2009
Philadelphia, PA
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Technology Dependence Center
Student Researcher
Pulmonary Medicine, Preceptor: Howard Panitch
Assessed the limitations of pediatric noninvasive ventilation systems through patient interaction and literary research.
July – Aug. 2007
June – Aug. 2008
Los Angeles, CA
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Research Assistant
Hematology/Oncology, Advisor: Tadayuki Akagi
Principal Investigator: H. Phillip Koeffler
Prepared protocols, performed multistep molecular biology assays, and measured/recorded daily results.

Presentations and Publications

Yung, A., Li, Z., & Ashbrook, D. (2018). Printy3D: in-situ tangible three-dimensional design for augmented fabrication. In Proceedings of the 17th ACM Conference on Interaction Design and Children. Trondheim, Norway: Association for Computing Machinery. [pdf]

Vedamurthy I., Knill D.C., Huang S.J., Yung A., Ding J., Kwon O.S., Bavelier D, & Levi D.M. (2016). Recovering stereo vision by squashing virtual bugs in a VR environment. Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, (371), 1697. [pdf]

Partridge, E., McGovern, M.G., Yung, A., & Kidd, C. (2015). Young children’s self-directed information gathering on touchscreens. Paper presented at the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Pasadena, CA. [pdf]

Macias, C., Yung, A., Hemmer, P., & Kidd, C. (2015). Memory strategically encodes externally unavailable information. In Proceedings of the 37th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. Pasadena, CA: Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Pelz, M., Yung, A., & Kidd, C. (2015). Quantifying Curiosity and Exploratory Play on Touchscreen Tablets. In Proceedings of the IDC 2015 Workshop on Digital Assessment and Promotion of Children's Curiosity. Boston, MA: Association for Computing Machinery. [pdf]

Yung, A., Cardoso-Leite, P., Dale, G., Bavelier, D., & Green, C. S. (2015). Methods to test visual attention online. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (96), e52470. [pdf]

DiFrancesco M., Wible E., & Yung A. (2010). Design of a semi-automatic segmentation method for measurement of the hippocampal volume in the rat brain from magnetic resonance images. Presentation at the SEAS Senior Design Project Competition, University of Pennsylvania. [poster]

Awards and Honors

2013 Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) East Omegathon Champion
First female to win the Omegathon, a multi-round game tournament between 16 randomly selected pairs of attendees at the popular video/tabletop gaming convention in Boston. 12 previous Omegathons had been held before then (starting in 2004 in Seattle).
2010 Bioengineering Senior Design Award
Received for my team's senior design project.

Extracurricular and Volunteer Experience

Nov. 2013 – Dec. 2016
Rochester, NY
ACM SIGCHI: Rochester Institute of Technology Student Chapter
Communications Chair
Coordinated and advertised events for increasing community and public interest in human-computer interaction. Included organizing social gatherings for those in the Rochester area as well as inviting guest speakers prominent in the field.
Aug. 2009
Philadelphia, PA
Volunteer Mentor
Organized a science education program for 50 local middle-school students with 20 undergraduate volunteers. Promoted interest, learning, and teamwork through group/one-on-one discussions and hands-on activities.
2006 – 2010
Biomedical Engineering Society