Hello! This is Elena Chong, from Panama City, Panama. I am a first year graduate student at the MIT Media Lab, in the Responsive Environments Group. In 2016, I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering with minors in Robotics and Mathematics from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, Indiana, United States.

In the summer and fall of 2015, I was a research intern in the Embodied Interaction group at the Max-Planck Institute for Informatics, worked under the supervision of Dr. Jurgen Steimle. Previously, I was a research intern in the Lewis Research Group at Harvard University. For the first two weeks, I joined Electroninks, a spin-off from the lab, where I helped with sourcing components for the educational product in Shenzhen, China. For the rest of the summer, I worked at Voxel8, a 3D printing start-up working on the world's first 3D electronics printer (another start-up from Professor Jennifer Lewis).

Academically, I like to research and develop innovative interfaces to ease our interaction between our digital information and physical world. My research interests are human-computer interaction, ubiquitous comping, wearable technology, wireless signals, and augmented interfaces. Throughout my undergraduate studies, I have done research and projects on asteroid photometry, MEMS devices, wireless energy harvesting, digital and personal fabrication, sensor and haptic technology, and microwave device coupler fabrication.

I believe that combining science, engineering, mathematics together with arts, we can create very innovative approaches to problems. Over the past few years, I have done some creative work (filmmaking) that mixes a wide variety of themes. Check them out on my YouTube channel.
Additionally, I have made several tutorials in Spanish related to Arduino Programming while working as the CEO and Founder at Tinkerall in Panama, feel free to check them out as well.

Graduate Research Assistant at MIT Media Lab
CEO and Founder at Tinkerall
Email: elenack@mit{dot}edu
LinkedIn: ElenaChongLoo
Curriculum Vitae: PDF