Phoebe K. Chua is a researcher who explores the social and technical dimensions of technology use. Her research draws on various disciplines, including human-computer interaction (HCI), sociology, and organization studies. She is currently a User Experience Researcher at Google.
Phoebe earned her Ph.D. in Informatics from the Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. Her dissertation examined the hiring practices of elite companies, and she contributed strategies for companies and universities to broaden participation in computing. Her work was supported by an NSF grant, a CREATE Fellowship, a Public Impact Fellowship, a Chancellor’s Club Fund for Excellence Fellowship, and a Fred Tonge Endowed Graduate Award in ICS. Prior to joining UC Irvine, she completed a B.A. in Mathematics with triple minors in Computer Science, Statistics, and Music.