Sooyeon Jeong

I am a PhD student in the Personal Robots Group at the MIT Media Lab, advised by Prof. Cynthia Breazeal.

My research focuses on designing and deploying interactive agents that can improve people's lives by providing personalized support based on each user's needs, traits and behaviors. I deploy these agents "in-the-wild" to evaluate how they build relationship/rapport with people over time and improve their wellbeing, health and learning. I believe relational technologies can be more than just tools and become helpful companions for people by continuously adapting themselves to help users achieve their health goals.

I grew up in South Korea and came to the U.S. for college. I received B.S., M.Eng degrees from the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science department at MIT, and M.S. degree from the MIT Media Lab.