Chen-Yi is a Ph.D. student in the Division of Marine Science and Conservation (MSC) in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. Being advised by Dr. Douglas Nowacek in MSC and Dr. Laurens Howle in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, she currently works on the locomotion of North Atlantic right whales (Eubalaena glacialis) via computer modeling and participates in whale entanglement projects.
Chen-Yi received B.S. degrees in both Hydraulic and Ocean Engineering and Life Science from National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan in 2015. She has worked with the Cetacean Laboratory at National Taiwan University and participated in governmental projects on population distribution and habitat use of Indo-Pacific humpback dolphins (Sousa chinensis) supported by the Taiwan Forestry Bureau.
Her research interests are animal behavior of marine mammals, especially cetaceans, marine ecosystems, conservation, and interdisciplinary topics including biolocomotion and biomechanics of aquatic animals.