Yuchen is a Research Assistant at the Center for Autism Research. Her role is to optimize the data pipeline for research studies by identifying and reducing unnecessary labor and time costs as well as human and machine errors in order to improve data quality and authenticity. Yuchen’s research and career interests are in process/system optimization and ergonomics (human-factor engineering). Yuchen is interested in exploring more feasible and efficient methods and designs of systems for easier human use by fully understanding and utilizing the application of information on physical and psychological characteristics. Her motto is there’s always a better way, and the final goal is to reduce errors and increase efficiency while improving quality.