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Yee-Yin Choong (Fed)

Human Factors Scientist

Dr. Yee-Yin Choong is a Human Factors Scientist in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Yee-Yin conducts research in the areas of human-centered design and evaluation, public safety communication technology, augmented-reality usability, usable cybersecurity, biometrics usability, human factors, and cognitive engineering. She has contributed to numerous papers, book chapters and conferences on the topics of usable cybersecurity, public safety, usability testing, user-centered design and evaluation, cross-cultural usability, symbols and icons design, and biometrics usability.

Prior to joining NIST in 2006, she practiced usability engineering in the private sector for 10 years, covering areas such as telecommunications, Business-to-Business eCommerce, Web-based applications, and software internationalization. Yee-Yin received her MS degree in Industrial Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and her PhD in Industrial Engineering, specialized in Human Factors from Purdue University.


Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award, 2012.


Voices of First Responders: Fire Service

Shanee Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Kerrianne Buchanan, Sandra Spickard-Prettyman
The goal of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program's Usability Team was to provide
Created October 9, 2019, Updated December 8, 2022