We have a new research intern from Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology, Olzhas Yessenbayev. Get to know him: “Hello! I’m Olzhas Yessenbayev, a final-year student in UNIST’s Biomedical Engineering and Industrial Engineering program.I’m passionate about Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) research, particularly as applied to advancing general well-being and health through the use of ML […]
We have a new master student, Emran Poh. Get to know him: Hello! I’m Emran Poh, currently pursuing a Master’s program in Computer Science here in National University of Singapore. I completed my Bachelor’s in Computer Science at the University of Glasgow, where I did a project with mixed reality (MR) and fell in love […]
We have a new research intern and an exchange student from Hongkong, WU Youqi. Hi everyone, I’m WU Youqi, a year 3 exchange student from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Although the name of my institution has the word Chinese in it, my major is MIE = MATH + IE ≈ MATH + EE […]
They are: ParaGlassMenu: Towards Social-Friendly Subtle Digital Interactions in Conversations Authors Runze Cai Nuwan Nanayakkarawasam Peru Kandage Janaka Shengdong Zhao Minghui Sun Can Icons outperform Text? Understanding the Role of Pictograms in OHMD Notifications Authors Nuwan Nanayakkarawasam Peru Kandage Janaka Shengdong Zhao Shardul Sapkota Not all spacings are created equal: The Effect of Text Spacings […]
The last task of the year was successfully completed, making this overseas half-marathon experience a perfect one. At the beginning of the year, I set a small goal of 1 hour 50 minutes for the half-marathon, and then changed it to 4 hours for the full-marathon because I had practiced well, but after a few […]
Dr. Shengdong Zhao gives a special lecture about HCI at Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Thailand. The lecture happened on Friday, January 6, 2023 from 11:00-12:00 PM at Room CSB100 of the university’s Department of Computer Science. Dr. Shen’s lecture is entitled “Towards the next generation interactive computing” with an abstract: We live in […]
We have a new part-time intern from NUS, Siddanth Umralkar. Know him more: Hello! I’m Siddanth, but many like to call me Sid. I’m a third-year NUS undergraduate computer science student. My hobbies include: gaming (single-player games, Apex, etc.), running, and, of course, computer graphics and game development! Maybe I can try and cook up […]
The paper “Kine-Appendage: Enhancing Freehand VR Interaction through Transformations of Virtual Appendages“, authored by Yang Tian, Hualong Bai, Shengdong Zhao, Chi-Wing Fu, Chun Yu, Haozhao Qin, Qiong Wang, and Pheng-Ann Heng has been accepted with no further changes as a Regular Paper in an upcoming issue of the IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics. […]
Nuwan Janaka, a PhD student in our lab, was invited to give a talk at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022, “ACM Best of CHI” last Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Nuwan presented his paper Paracentral and near-peripheral visualizations: Towards attention-maintaining secondary information presentation on OHMDs during in-person social interactions.
We have another part-timer research intern, Zheng Wengrui. Get to know her: Hi everyone, I’m Zheng Wengrui. I’m currently a MComp General Track student at NUS. Before this, I received my bachelor’s degree in Psychology at Tsinghua University. I have deep interest in HCI research, like how to design more natural and intuitive ways of […]
We have a part-time research intern, Jennifer. Here is her intro: Hi, I’m Jennifer and I’m currently pursuing MSc in Digital FinTech at NUS. Prior to this, I obtained a bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Computer Science. My interest lies in software development, and I aspire to build scalable software solutions […]
We have another new research intern, Robert Wijaya. Hi everyone! I am Robert Wijaya. I am currently a Master of Machine Learning and Computer Vision student at the Australian National University. Before that, I obtained my Computer Science degree in Information Systems from Universitas Mikroskil, Indonesia. I am interested in deep learning with its application […]
We have a new research intern from China, Weibo. Hi everyone! I am Zhao, Weibo. I come from China. I graduated from Harbin Institute of Technology with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Technology. Now I am a master student majoring in Digital Financial Technology at NUS. I am super glad to join the […]
We have a new research intern joining our lab, Qu Junjie. I’m junjie. Come from China. Graduated from Fudan Unversity major in CS in 2020. Now a full-time master student in NUS. I once worked as a research assistant in FDU and also worked in Microsoft. What keeps me going is the curiosity about the […]
Dr. Yan Chen, Assistant Professor from Virginia Tech, USA talked about Real-Time Intelligent Programming Assistance on Friday, November 25, 2022 for the NUS-HCI lab and SoC. Abstract:Computer programmers at all expertise levels constantly rely on external support from other developers, existing documents and forums, or AI technologies while programming. However, these support resources are often inefficient: other […]
Dr. Shengdong Zhao visited Aalto University in Finland and became Morteza Shiripour’s opponent in his PhD defense last November 11, 2022. Dr. Shen also had a simple dinner with his colleagues the day before.
A Big Warm Welcome to all 8 new interns: Devin, Kexin, Nischitha, Raina, Ruichi, Samir, Scinko, and Tianqi
Our Part-Time Research Attachment Program has attracted many talents all over the world. After interviewing promising candidates and internal discussions (on which research project could facilitate a meaningful match), our Lab is very proud to introduce the eight interns who will be working either remotely or in-person across various active projects. Here are their introductions: Devin De […]
Felicia Tan has been a driving force in translating the lab’s Heads-Up computing vision for almost two years with our lab. She project-managed research topics relating to mindfulness/mental health technologies (her passion). She was also one of our main grant writers, helping the lab communicate its research and secure funding. We are grateful for her […]
Five guests who were attending ISMAR 2022 in Singapore visited NUS-HCI Lab and presented their research. Yun Suen Pai from the Keio University Magdalena Wróbel-Lachowska from Lodz University of Technology Anna Laska-Lesniewicz from the Lodz University of Technology Fengyuan Zhu from the University of Toronto Shaoyu Cai from City University of Hong Kong We […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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. […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We have a new research intern, Saurabh Singh. Learn more about him: Hello everyone, my name is Saurabh Singh and I am doing my master’s in computing with Artificial Intelligence specialization. I have about 3 years of professional experience, where I worked as a software engineer at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise. I have always been one to […]
We have another new research intern from NUS. Get to know him: Hallo! I am Shirsho, a Y3 CS+Math+German undergrad at NUS. I have a few years of experience in Computer Vision and ML/RL. Now I am here at the HCI Lab working under Kat and Runze on project EyeGaze. I am always up to […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. 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, 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 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 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.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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: 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 […]
Debjyoti Ghosh has been selected as the NGS representative for the Global Young Scientists Summit 2021 held from 12-15 January 2021. Congratulations!
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!
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)
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]