Sharon Lynn Chu, Ph.D.

Sharon Lynn Chu, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Director, Embodied Learning and Experience (ELX) Lab


Dr. Sharon Lynn Chu is part of the Human-Centered Computing group and directs the Embodied Learning & Experience (ELX) Lab.  The ELX Lab conducts research in human-computer interaction (HCI) focusing specifically on cyberlearning (technologies to support learning) and positive computing (technologies for health and well-being). The primary mission of the Lab is to conceptualize, investigate, design, and develop technology-based approaches to solve real individual and societal problems. She was an Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University before joining UF, and has previously worked at the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (CHCI) and the Institute of Creativity, Arts and Technology (ICAT) at Virginia Tech, the MIT Gambit GameLab, and the Interactive and Digital Media Institute (IDMI) in Singapore.

Primary Research Area

Human-Centered Computing


Ph.D., Human-Computer Interaction, 2015, Texas A&M University
M.S., Computer Science & Applications, 2013, Virginia Tech
BSocSci (1st class honors), Communications & New Media, National University of Singapore

Research Interests

Human-Centered Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, Child-Computer Interaction, Learning technologies, Technology for health, Embodied interaction, Interactive storytelling


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Awards & Distinctions

  • NSF Career Award, 2020


Contact Information



Office: MH 5120

Mailing Address:

Sharon Lynn Chu
c/o University of Florida
P.O. Box 116120
CSE Building, room 301
Gainesville, FL 32611