- Space Exploration Initiative
Shu-Yu (Michelle) Lin is a first-year PhD student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology housed in the Human Systems Lab and the Media Lab. Their research is in space architecture, specifically aiming to understand the human experience in isolate, confined, and extreme environments and how to design cognitively ergonomic architecture. Currently, they are focused on designing a wearable system to study fluidity of instinctive movements in microgravity through the Space Exploration Initiative.
Their undergraduate degrees were in Aerospace Engineering Sciences and Applied Mathematics from the University of Colorado Boulder, summa cum laude, with honors. Since 2018, they have been a researcher at the Bioastronautics Laboratory under the guidance of Dr. Allison Anderson and Dr. David Klaus. They are an author of Development of alternative reality technologies for spacecraft habitat design evaluation and Side-by-Side Comparison of Human Perception and Performance using Augmented, Hybrid, and Virtual Reality for their work implementing an interactive augmented reality environment for habitat design evaluation.