NEWS

Work life balance
06Oct

Work life balance

When people talk about work-life balance, the focus is typically life: as there is too much work, thus one needs to balance it with more life. To me, such understanding can be superficial. Work life balance is much more than that. To understand it further, let’s first clarify some definitions.  What is work? In my […]

The research journey
06Oct

The research journey

Background: Recently, several students experienced difficulties in their research process, which raises many doubts and potentially negative feelings toward research. Furthermore, research is a challenging skill to master, and it is very different from many of the other skills. In my experience, students in HCI research typically come from three types of backgrounds: 1) computer […]

New Research Intern, William
03Oct

New Research Intern, William

We have a new research intern William or Wang Silang. Get to know him: Hi everyone, my name is Wang Silang, or William, a current year 2 undergraduate majoring in computer engineering. Growing up, I have always looked up to the engineering genius behind the most defining products in our era, like Alan Turning and […]

Shan joins Autodesk as a UX Researcher
30Aug

Shan joins Autodesk as a UX Researcher

Zhang Shan, our PhD student who is going to graduate in 2022, will join Autodesk as a UX Researcher. During her PhD, she did research in designing adaptive learning interfaces based on learners’ attention states. She also did multiple internships as a HCI and UX researcher at Huawei, Autodesk and Wego.  Congratulates and all the […]

New Research Intern, Yixiao
23Aug

New Research Intern, Yixiao

We have a new intern in the lab, Yixiao. Here is her introduction: Hi everyone, I am Yixiao Kang, a year 4 exchange undergraduate student majoring in Software Engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. I am passionate about human-computer interaction. I work as both a designer and programmer. I am the designer for China […]

Goodbye Xiaowei
19Aug

Goodbye Xiaowei

One year flew by so quickly. Thank you Xiaowei for your contribution to various projects, in particular those related to the design and development of flexible sensors. She will now resume her PhD in Xiamen University and we look forward to her enriching research journey and beyond.

Sharing with UBC Lab
17Aug

Sharing with UBC Lab

A fun day interacting and discussing interesting ideas with students of Prof. Robert Xiao‘s HCI Lab from UBC.

New Research Assistant, Peisen
17Aug

New Research Assistant, Peisen

We have a new research assistant from China, Peisen Xu. Peisen was born in Tianjin, China. He was a graduate from Nanyang Technological University. Majored in both Information Engineering and Media, he is enthusiastic about real-time computer graphics, virtual and augmented reality, game development. He has worked on graphics programming, visual effects, and non-photorealistic rendering. […]

NUS Computing and City University of Hong Kong conduct second summer bootcamp on smart glasses
16Aug

NUS Computing and City University of Hong Kong conduct second summer bootcamp on smart glasses

Together with the City University of Hong Kong’s Laboratory of Empirical Research for Future Interfaces, NUS Computing’s NUS-Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab and the Smart Systems Institute (SSI) conducted the second six-day bootcamp on smart glasses for university students in June 27 – July 2, 2022. Thirty-two students with various academic backgrounds and a keen […]

Media Lunch Talk 8 Speaker
16Aug

Media Lunch Talk 8 Speaker

Associate Professor Zhao Shengdong talked about his work on Human Computer Interaction (HCI) entitled “The role of HCI in Metaverse” at Media Lunch Talk 8 seminar last August 10, 2022. Abstract:Metaverse is a collective virtual shared space. It converges the virtually enhanced physical reality and physically persistent space, seamlessly integrating these into our daily lives. […]

New Research Intern, Max
10Aug

New Research Intern, Max

We have another research intern from University of North Carolina. Get to know him: Hi! My name is Max Nabokow and I am final-year undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, spending the fall at NUS as an exchange student. Human-Computer Interaction, UI/UX Design, and Augmented Reality are areas that I have […]

New Research Intern, Kai Qi
05Aug

New Research Intern, Kai Qi

We have a new member of the lab doing her final year project, Kai Qi. Learn more about her: Hi everyone, I am Kai Qi, a year 3 student majoring in computer science at NUS. Currently, I am pursuing a specialization in Multimedia Information Retrieval. I am passionate about software development because I like to […]

New Research Intern, Benjamin
05Aug

New Research Intern, Benjamin

We have a new Research Intern, Benjamin Tan. Get to know him: Hi, I’m Benjamin. I am a Master student in NUS, School of Computing. I did my undergraduate studies in CS in NUS and in Télécom Paris. I specialised in Computer Graphics during my undergraduate studies where I gained exposure to HCI studies in […]

NUS Computing and City University of Hong Kong conduct summer bootcamp on smart glasses to nurture next-gen innovators
18Jul

NUS Computing and City University of Hong Kong conduct summer bootcamp on smart glasses to nurture next-gen innovators

Together with the City University of Hong Kong’s Laboratory of Empirical Research for Future Interfaces, NUS Computing’s NUS-Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Lab and the Smart Systems Institute (SSI) conducted a six-day bootcamp on smart glasses for university students in mid-May. Forty students with various academic backgrounds and a keen interest in smart glasses took part […]

Friday Night Chinese BBQ
08Jul

Friday Night Chinese BBQ

Cheers to the long weekend!

NUS-HCI Lab Conducts a Summer Bootcamp of Future Interaction for Smart Glasses
20Jun

NUS-HCI Lab Conducts a Summer Bootcamp of Future Interaction for Smart Glasses

NUS-HCI Lab successfully conducted a six-day bootcamp of talks, activities, workshops and hackathon of Future Interactions using Smart-glasses and related wearable devices from May 23rd to May 28th, 2022. The goal of the event was to nurture the next generation innovators in Singapore and around the world.Learn more about the event here. Congratulations to the […]

We Have a New Intern, Yujie
20Jun

We Have a New Intern, Yujie

Hi! I am Yujie Jiang, a graduate student pursuing Master of Computing at NUS. After attending the Summer Bootcamp hosted by HCI lab, I’ve discovered an interest in Heads-up Computing. I’m so glad to join the HCI lab and look forward to working with the talented people and exploring the future by contributing to the […]

Farewell to Our Interns
14Jun

Farewell to Our Interns

Between January and May 2022, the Lab has received contribution from both remote and in-person interns. Thank you Felicia, Cayden, Zihao, and Qingyang for being a part of the Lab and contributing to the different projects in one way or another. We wish you the very best in the next phase of your adventure!

Dr. Shen Speaks at InnovFest x Elevating Founders
06Jun

Dr. Shen Speaks at InnovFest x Elevating Founders

Dr. Shengdong Zhao shared his vast knowledge about “Heads-up Computing: Towards the next interaction paradigm” at the InnovFest x Elevating Founders. The event was held on Hall 3A – InnovFest x Elevating Founders Theatre last wednesday, June 1, 2022.

Yanch Admitted at the University of Toronto
04Jun

Yanch Admitted at the University of Toronto

Yanch, the undergraduate student working on his Final Year Project with our lab, will be pursuing a Master of Information with a concentration in User Experience Design at the University of Toronto in Fall 2022. The innovative multi-disciplinary program explores information and knowledge management in all its breadth, depth and richness, with a focus on […]

Nuwan’s Paper Snagged Honorable Mention on CHI’22
03May

Nuwan’s Paper Snagged Honorable Mention on CHI’22

Nuwan Janaka, a PhD student at NUS and also a lab member won an honorable mention for his presentation and paper “Paracentral and near-peripheral visualizations: Towards attention-maintaining secondary information presentation on OHMDs during in-person social interactions” on CHI’22: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Ashwin’s Paper Presented on CHI’22
02May

Ashwin’s Paper Presented on CHI’22

Ashwin Ram, a PhD student at NUS and also a lab member presented his research paper “Does Dynamically Drawn Text Improve Learning? Investigating the Effect of Text Presentation Styles in Video Learning” on CHI’22: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.

Fantastic Dinner and Walk with Prof. Xiong Jie
01May

Fantastic Dinner and Walk with Prof. Xiong Jie

We had a gathering during the long weekend, and had a nice dinner and walk with Professor Xiong Jie from University of Massachusetts.

Wonderful Friday Night
22Apr

Wonderful Friday Night

Initiated by Danny, Samantha, Yunpeng, and Sonne, we ended the week of hard work with BBQ food, great music, and fun card games. Thank you everyone for the time well spent!

LSVP Research Article Featured on NUS Website and Social Media
22Apr

LSVP Research Article Featured on NUS Website and Social Media

LSVP: Towards Effective On-the-go Video Learning Using Optical Head-Mounted Displays, a research article authored by Ashwin Ram and Professor Shengdong Zhao was featured on NUS website and it’s official social media accounts.

Welcome to our Visiting PhD Student, Zhu Lin
05Apr

Welcome to our Visiting PhD Student, Zhu Lin

We have a visiting PhD student from Tsinghua University. Know her more: I am Zhu Lin, a Ph.D. candidate in Information Art and Design, Tsinghua University. The member of the ICACHI secretariat. My research interest is Interactive Design Tools with Speculative Prototype Intervention. Focusing on the design futures and innovative design tools, combining the methods […]

NUS-HCI Lab Research Alumni Receives Offers from Top HCI Graduate Programs
28Mar

NUS-HCI Lab Research Alumni Receives Offers from Top HCI Graduate Programs

Congratulations for the following NUS-HCI lab research alumni for receiving offers from a number of top HCI graduate programs:  Shardul Sapkota – PhD in Computer Scienc, Stanford University Zihan Yan – Fully funded master program, MIT Media LabWu Xinke – CMU mhci, gatech mshci, ucb mdesLan Lv – CMU MIIPS We wish them all the best for […]

New Research Intern, Zihao
20Mar

New Research Intern, Zihao

We have a new part-time research intern for the lab, Wang Zihao. Here is his introduction: Hello, I am Wang Zihao, a Year 3 Computer Engineering undergraduate. I am interested in robotics, machine learning and human-computer interaction. I have been working on a research project about deep learning for rehabilitative robotics in the past one […]

zbNOW Interviews Prof. Shen about Metaverse
06Mar

zbNOW Interviews Prof. Shen about Metaverse

Singapore’s premier Chinese lifestyle newspaper, zbNOW released an article about Metaverse after interviewing associate professor Shengdong Zhao and others. Read the article below:

New Research Intern, Georgia
18Feb

New Research Intern, Georgia

We have a new research intern, Georgia. Hello everyone! I am Georgia Zhang, a third-year computer engineering student at NUS, and pursuing a specialization in Interactive Digital Media.I am passionate about user research, because it allows us to make sense of people’s needs, and using this understanding to create a meaningful products that creates impacts […]

New Research Assistant, Qingyang Xu
26Jan

New Research Assistant, Qingyang Xu

We have a new research assistant Qingyang Xu. Here is his introduction: Hi everyone! I am Qingyang Xu, currently a visiting undergraduate student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen. I major in Computer Science and Engineering, and I was an undergraduate research assistant at Shenzhen Research Institute of Big Data. It’s my great […]

New Research Intern, Felicia
19Jan

New Research Intern, Felicia

We have another research intern Felicia Khor. Here is her introduction: Hi, I am Felicia Khor, a graduate student pursuing Master of Computing at NUS. My professional experience includes technology consulting where I had the opportunity to provide solutions and explore opportunities in areas where technology and business integrate. Looking forward to contributing to the […]

New Visiting Researcher, Samantha
17Jan

New Visiting Researcher, Samantha

We have a new visiting researcher at the lab from January to end of April, Samantha Chan. Here is an introduction from from her: Hi everyone, I am completing my PhD in HCI and Bioengineering at the Augmented Human Lab, University of Auckland. I work on augmenting human memory and cognition. I was a Junior […]

Paper Accepted at CHI 2022
17Jan

Paper Accepted at CHI 2022

The paper “Paracentral and near-peripheral visualizations: Towards attention-maintaining secondary information presentation on OHMDs during in-person social interactions” has been accepted for CHI Conference 2022, April 29–May 05, 2022, New Orleans, LA, USA. The co-authors are Nuwan Janaka, Chloe Haigh, Hyeongcheol Kim, Shan Zhang, and Shengdong Zhao. Abstract: Optical see-through Head-Mounted Displays (OST HMDs, OHMDs) are […]

New Research Intern, Cayden.
12Jan

New Research Intern, Cayden.

We have new remote research intern from Canada, Cayden Pierce. Welcome to the Lab! Here is his bio: I am a researcher, engineer, and designer who has performed research and developed products in wearable computing, brain computer interface, and sensing. My research focuses on the boundary between man and his technological extensions, with the goal […]

Prof. Shen Joins The Scientific and Academic Council of CTD
03Jan

Prof. Shen Joins The Scientific and Academic Council of CTD

Professor Shen has been invited and is now a part of the UEH College of Technology and Design (CTD) Scientific and Academic Council. UEH College of Technology and Design is the leading Center for Research, Teaching, Training in Technology and Design in Southeast Asia and the region.

Prof. Shen on CNA Insider
24Dec

Prof. Shen on CNA Insider

Channel News Asia recently posted a video entitled “Metaverse: What The Future Of Internet Could Look Like | Why It Matters 5 | Virtual Reality” and Prof. Shen shared his insights on mixed-reality metaverse. Watch here:

New Research Intern, Chaoran
20Dec

New Research Intern, Chaoran

We have another research intern in our lab. He is Chaoran Chen. Hi everyone, I am Chaoran Chen, a master student at the Human-computer interaction institute at Carnegie Mellon University. My research focus consists of three parts: tools and sensors, artificial intelligence, and human knowledge & behavior modeling. In the past two years, I have […]

DCS Research feature: Sensors Paper
13Dec

DCS Research feature: Sensors Paper

NUS Computing – Department of Computer Science featured Sensors Paper Moment-to-Moment Continuous Attention Fluctuation Monitoring through Consumer-Grade EEG Device on NUS website and social media channels.

Lab Retreat 2021
13Dec

Lab Retreat 2021

It is our lab tradition to organise and attend an annual retreat. The purpose is to reflect on our performance in 2021, plan for 2022, and get to know one another better. We had our two-day retreat last December 2 – 3, 2021. On Day 1, we had a series of discussions covering different aspects […]

Alumni Deb joins Google as a Quant UXR
22Nov

Alumni Deb joins Google as a Quant UXR

Debjyoti Ghosh, our previous PhD student who graduated in 2020, recently joins Google Munich as a Quantitative UX Researcher. During his PhD, Deb conducted a series of research on voice-based interactions. Prior to joining Google, Deb worked as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Hasso Plattner Institute, Germany. Congratulates and all the best for Deb!

Goodbye Chloe
08Nov

Goodbye Chloe

During her 4 months of internship with the Lab, Chloe Haigh contributed to many projects and one of them has been accepted (more details will be released officially). We thank Chloe for her dedication and wish all the best for her next journey in ANZ Bank!

PhD Student Joins NUS Lab
20Oct

PhD Student Joins NUS Lab

We Have another PhD student from mainland China, Bai Yunpeng. Here is an introduction from him: Hi everyone, I am Bai Yunpeng from mainland China, I got my bachelor degree in Beijing institute of technology, and have been working in HCI (mostly developing algorithm based on hardware, like linear motor, IMU, microphone) for 1 year […]

New Remote Intern, Han Xiao
11Oct

New Remote Intern, Han Xiao

We have another remote intern from Beijing, Han Xiao. Here is an introduction from him: Hi! I am Han Xiao, a final year Telecommunication Engineering undergraduate at the joint programme between Queen Mary University of London and Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications from Beijing, China. For my past experiences, I have been involved in […]

Fun Ice Skating Activity
25Sep

Fun Ice Skating Activity

After we had submitted our CHI papers, we wanted to chill, learn a new skill and get to know each other. Here are some pictures and videos.

Welcome Back Felicia!
22Sep

Welcome Back Felicia!

We’d like to introduce our research assistant, Felicia, who joined us again this year. She also joined the lab last 2017. Here is a short introduction from her: Hey there, I’m Felicia and a returning member who was with the lab back in 2017! After graduating from Yale-NUS College with a major in Psychology (minor […]

A/P SHENGDONG Zhao Break 2 in His Half Marathon
20Sep

A/P SHENGDONG Zhao Break 2 in His Half Marathon

Associate Professor Shengdong Zhao break 2 in his half marathon last September 18, 2021.

Welcome Back Samangi!
20Sep

Welcome Back Samangi!

Samangi joined the lab again to collaborate with the lab virtually and part-time as a volunteer researcher in July 2021. Here is a short description from her: Hello! I’m Samangi from Sri Lanka, and I am so glad to join NUS-HCI Lab again, even though it’s virtual and part-time this time. I am a BDes […]

Another Master Student Joins the Lab
06Sep

Another Master Student Joins the Lab

We have another addition to the Lab from China, Yu Chen. Here is an introduction from him: I’m Yu Chen, a master student from School of Computing. I graduated from Tsinghua University in China with a bachelor degree in computer science. As a game developer, I also earned a bachelor degree in digital media art as […]

New Postdoc Researcher, Katherine
01Sep

New Postdoc Researcher, Katherine

We have a new Postdoctoral researcher from Singapore, Katherine. Here is an introduction from her:

New Master Student, Runze
30Aug

New Master Student, Runze

We have a new master student from China, Cai Runze.

Another PhD Student Joins the Lab
19Aug

Another PhD Student Joins the Lab

We have a new PhD student from China, Chen Xiaowei. Here is her self-introduction: I’m Chen Xiaowei, a doctorate candidate at Xiamen University from China. I’ve been interested in HCI when I became a doctorate candidate because it really makes sense in everyday life. As a result, I’ve been working on HCI and applied for […]

PhD Student Joins NUS-HCI Lab
09Aug

PhD Student Joins NUS-HCI Lab

We have a new PhD freshman from China, Zhou Chen. Here is an introduction from her:

New Lab Equipment – Nreal and HoloLens
03Aug

New Lab Equipment – Nreal and HoloLens

NUS-HCI Lab has now Nreal Light and Microsoft HoloLens 2 smartglasses.

Home page for Heads-Up computing has been created
26Jul

Home page for Heads-Up computing has been created

Heads-Up computing is our ambitious vision to fundamentally change the way we interact with technology, to shift into a more ‘human-centered’ approach.

New Research Intern, Chloe
23Jul

New Research Intern, Chloe

We have another research intern from New Zealand, Chloe Haigh. Here is a short description from her:

New Research Intern, Lan Lyu
23Jul

New Research Intern, Lan Lyu

We have a new research intern and she is Lan Lyu from Beijing, China.

NUS-HCI Goes Rock Climbing
14Jul

NUS-HCI Goes Rock Climbing

The NUS-HCI Lab went for a group activity on July 3rd to conquer the rocks together. Here are some quotes from lab members after the activity:

Paper Published on Sensors 2021
13Jul

Paper Published on Sensors 2021

The paper “Moment-to-Moment Continuous Attention Fluctuation Monitoring through Consumer-Grade EEG Device”, authored by Shan Zhang, Zihan Yan, Shardul Sapkota, Shengdong Zhao and Wei Tsang Ooi has been published on Sensors 2021 – an open access journal by MDPI.

Another Paper Accepted for Publication in IMWUT Journal
20May

Another Paper Accepted for Publication in IMWUT Journal

The paper “LSVP: Towards Effective On-the-go Video Learning Using Optical Head-Mounted Displays”, authored by Ashwin Ram and Shengdong Zhao has been published on The Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) Vol. 5, No. 1.

LiveSnippets App Featured in NUS Computing
24Dec

LiveSnippets App Featured in NUS Computing

LiveSnippets: Voice-based Live Authoring of Multimedia Articles About Experiences by HYEONGCHEOL Kim, an #NUSComputing PhD student and his supervisor, Associate Professor Shengdong Zhao, together with their collaborators Can Liu and Kotaro Hara got featured on NUS Computing website and social media. The article talks about how the idea of LiveSnippets came to be and the […]

Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2021: NGS Representative – Debjyoti Ghosh
10Dec

Global Young Scientists Summit (GYSS) 2021: NGS Representative – Debjyoti Ghosh

Debjyoti Ghosh has been selected as the NGS representative for the Global Young Scientists Summit 2021 held from 12-15 January 2021. Congratulations!

CHI 2020 Recognition Award
24Aug

CHI 2020 Recognition Award

The time and efforts of Professor Shengdong Zhao has been greatly appreciated as he received his Recognition of Service Award for 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems as one of the Papers Co-Chair last April 25-30, 2020. Congratulations Professor!

Dean’s Graduate Award Winner
20Aug

Dean’s Graduate Award Winner

Congratulations to Debjyoti Ghosh, NUS Ph.D. student, for winning the Dean’s Graduate award! The Dean’s Graduate Award is a prestigious award to be given to senior Ph.D. students who have made significant research achievements during their Ph.D. study. Financial Assistance and Awards, School of Computing, National University of Singapore Deb will also be speaking at […]

“Practical Empathy in Conversational Agents” has been Accepted in 2020 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)
03Aug

“Practical Empathy in Conversational Agents” has been Accepted in 2020 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS)

The work of Debjyoti Ghosh and his co-author Isam Faik have paid off – ” Practical Empathy: The Duality of Social and Transactional Roles of Conversational Agents in Giving Health Advice” has been accepted by 2020 International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). ICIS is a conference of the Association for Information Systems (AIS) which is […]

“LiveSnippets” has been Accepted in MobileHCI 2020
28Jun

“LiveSnippets” has been Accepted in MobileHCI 2020

The efforts of Hyeongcheol Kim and his co-authors (Shengdong Zhao, Can Liu, and Kotaro Hara) is fruitful as the paper “LiveSnippets: Voice-based Live Authoring of Multimedia Articles about Experiences” has been accepted by MobileHCI 2020. MobileHCI provides a forum for academics and practitioners to discuss the challenges, potential solutions and innovations towards effective interaction with […]

New Research Intern, Ziyan Zhu
28Jun

New Research Intern, Ziyan Zhu

We have another addition to our interns and she is Ziyan Zhu from University of Science and Technology of China.

New Research Interns
28May

New Research Interns

Two new research interns were welcomed recently, namely: Zhang Yue and Zihan Yan.Here is an introduction: Zhang Yue Hi! I am Zhang Yue, a second year NUS undergraduate student pursuing a double major degree in Sociology and Psychology. I enjoy designing – be it splashing colours on the physical canvas or conceptualising ideas using digital […]

New Research Intern
28May

New Research Intern

We have another research intern named Yu Jiahan from The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Here is a little about her: Hi! I am Yu Jiahan, a senior year Computer Science Engineering undergraduate from The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen and an incoming CS master student of NUS. I have been spent my senior […]

New Research Intern
28May

New Research Intern

We have another Research Intern and this time, from Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering, New Delhi, India. Here is a brief introduction: Hey! I am Abhay Sheel Anand, a final year Electronics and Communication undergraduate at Bharati Vidyapeeth’s College of Engineering from New Delhi, India. I am passionate about solving challenging technical problems. In the […]