iSchool Doctoral Student Paper Accepted to SEPDA 2023

Yuanying Pang
Yuanying Pang

School of Information Doctoral Student Yuanying Pang recently had her paper “Using Game Performance Data to Predict Adherence to Gamified Cognitive Training” accepted into the 7th International Workshop on Semantics-Powered Health Data Analytics (SEPDA 2023), which will be held in conjunction with the 21st International Conference of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine (AIME 2023) in Portoroz, Slovenia in June of 2023.

This paper is part of research in conjunction with the Adherence Promotion with Person-centered Technology (APPT) project. The aim of this project is to promote early detection and treatment of age-related cognitive impairment and dementia.

Under the guidance of Dr. Zhe He, along with assistance from Dr. Walter Boot and Dr. Neil Charness from the FSU Department of Psychology, and Dr. Shayok Chakraborty and Ms. Ankita Singh from the FSU Department of Computer Science, Yuanying and the team examined the relationship between the participants’ performance on different mobile games in the first three weeks of the study and their overall adherence (or attachment) to the mobile game. This data will help transform the future design of adherence promotion strategies for computerized cognitive training programs.

“It’s great to see our hard work being recognized,” says Yuanying. “I am looking forward to presenting this work to a wide audience of researchers and professionals and receive feedback from experts in this field.”