University of Maryland

Chi Young Oh

Chi Young Oh HeadshotPhD Student


Chi Young Oh is a PhD Candidate in the College of Information Studies. His areas of interest span the areas of information behavior, human-computer interaction, health informatics, and social informatics. His dissertation examines information behaviors of international newcomer students in host environments, and his other projects investigate self-monitoring device use of patients and doctor-patient communications.

Research Interests

Human information behavior; community informatics; social Q&A; information access; user interface; and human computer interaction

Selected Publications

Oh, C. Y. (2017). Global nomads in a local area: How do socio-demographic contexts and ICTs shape local information behaviors of new international students? Poster presented at the Doctoral Research Poster Competition at the ALISE 2017, January 17-20, Atlanta, GA. [Third Place Winner]

Oh, C. Y. & Butler, B. S. (2016). Newcomers from the other side of the globe: International students’ local information seeking during adjustment. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ASIS&T 2016, October 14-18, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Kim, J., Lee, M., & Oh, C. (2015). Motherhood and Social Networking Sites: How do sociocultural contexts and technological factors affect Korean mothers’ KakaoStory use? In Proceedings of the 2015 iConference, Newport Beach, CA, March 24-27, 2015. (9 pages) [Best Paper Nomination at iConference 2015]

Oh, C. Y., Butler, B. S., & Lee, M. (2014). Information behavior of international students settling in an unfamiliar geo‐spatial environment. In Proceedings of the 77th Annual Meeting of the Association for Information Science and Technology, ASIS&T 2014, 51(1), 1-11. (11 pages) [Dean’s Award for an Outstanding iSchool Doctoral Student Paper, College of Information Studies, May 2015]