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Welcome aboard! NUS-HCI Lab adds a talented research intern
26May

Welcome aboard! NUS-HCI Lab adds a talented research intern

NUS-HCI Lab is thrilled to announce the addition of a talented research intern, XIANG Yan, to the team! I’m XIANG Yan, currently a Master’s student mainly focusing on Human-computer Interaction (HCI) research in the School of Design at Shanghai Jiao Tong University. I’ve developed a deep interest in the area of HCI and my past […]

Wataru Kawabe, University of Tokyo Ph.D. Student, Visits NUS-HCI Lab
18May

Wataru Kawabe, University of Tokyo Ph.D. Student, Visits NUS-HCI Lab

Wataru Kawabe, a Ph.D. student from the University of Tokyo, recently visited the NUS-HCI lab for a series of engagements. A comprehensive schedule awaited him on 18th May (Thursday), beginning with a presentation and lab tour. The presentation and lab tour provided Wataru with an opportunity to showcase his research and become familiar with the […]

Meet Zhang Youpeng: The Newest Addition to NUS-HCI Lab’s Research Team!
05May

Meet Zhang Youpeng: The Newest Addition to NUS-HCI Lab’s Research Team!

Youpeng is a new Research Assistant from China. Hello everyone! My name is Zhang Youpeng and I’m from China. Currently, I’m pursuing a master’s degree in Computer Science and Technology at Guangxi University. My research interests revolve around AR/VR and human-computer interaction, and I’m highly enthusiastic about identifying and solving problems. I feel honored to […]

CHI 2023 Experience
03May

CHI 2023 Experience

After more than three years without attending any physical conferences, our lab attendees of the CHI 22023 conference, namely Dr. Shengdong Zhao, Cai Runze, Zhou Chen, Nuwan Janaka, and Ashwin Ram, were thrilled to come together for an unforgettable experience. The event, held from April 23rd to April 29th, brought together researchers, practitioners, and students […]

“Mindful Moments” Paper Accepted at DIS 2023
02May

“Mindful Moments” Paper Accepted at DIS 2023

Congratulations to our authors for the conditional acceptance of “Mindful Moments: Exploring On-the-go Mindfulness Practice On Smart-glasses” by ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2023). Authors: Felicia Tan; Ashwin Ram; Chloe Haigh; Shengdong Zhao Abtract: Mindfulness technologies have gained research interest in recent years. We explore the use of smart-glasses (Optical Head Mounted Displays […]

NUS-HCI Lab’s Annual Retreat 2022
24Apr

NUS-HCI Lab’s Annual Retreat 2022

Watch the reflection of annual retreat 2022 of the NUS-HCI Lab:

Meet Stella: The New Part-Time Research Assistant at NUS-HCI Lab!
23Apr

Meet Stella: The New Part-Time Research Assistant at NUS-HCI Lab!

My name is MAO Yaxuan Stella, and I’m an undergraduate student currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in the School of Creative Media at City University of Hong Kong. As a student in this field, I’ve developed a deep interest in the area of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), particularly with regards to Human-Robot Interaction (HRI), […]

Visiting Northwest Polytechnic University
20Apr

Visiting Northwest Polytechnic University

Dr. Shengdong Zhao recently visited at the Northwest Polytechnic University and gave a talk on heads-up computing. He also had dinner with Shi Yi Lei and Zhao Kaixin.

The Paper AdaptReview has been accepted by INTERACT 2023
19Apr

The Paper AdaptReview has been accepted by INTERACT 2023

Great news! The paper “AdaptReview: Towards Effective Video Reviewing using Text Summaries and Concept Maps” has been accepted by INTERACT 2023 for publication. Authors: Shan Zhang; Chloe Haigh; Nuwan Janaka; Yang Chen; Shengdong Zhao; Wei Tsang Ooi  Abtract: Video review is commonly performed by learners to clarify or make up the content they have missed. […]

Farewell to Katherine
17Apr

Farewell to Katherine

With mixed emotions, we announce the departure of Katherine, our esteemed post-doctoral researcher. After 1.5 years of dedicated service to our lab, Kat has decided to pursue new career opportunities, and we wish her the very best in all her future endeavors. During her time with us, Kat made a significant contribution to the lab. She […]

Dr. Zhao and Prof. Fu visited Dr. Liu Wei at Beijing Normal University
13Apr

Dr. Zhao and Prof. Fu visited Dr. Liu Wei at Beijing Normal University

In an exciting collaboration between three leading researchers, Dr. Zhao and Prof. Fu paid a visit to Dr. Liu Wei at Beijing Normal University. During their visit, the trio engaged in a lively discussion about their latest research projects and shared insights and perspectives on their respective fields.

Dr. Zhao visited Prof. Fu at Department of Visual Communication Academy of Arts & Design,Tsinghua University
13Apr

Dr. Zhao visited Prof. Fu at Department of Visual Communication Academy of Arts & Design,Tsinghua University

Dr. Zhao recently visited the Department of Visual Communication at the Academy of Arts and Design in Tsinghua University to give a talk on the exciting new field of heads-up computing. The talk was hosted by Professor Fu and was attended by students, faculty members, and industry professionals.

BackTracer Paper Accepted by International Journal of Human Computer Studies
13Apr

BackTracer Paper Accepted by International Journal of Human Computer Studies

Great news! The International Journal of Human Computer Studies has recently accepted the paper “BackTracer: Improving Ray-casting 3D Target Acquisition by Backtracking the Interaction History” for publication. Authors: Kaiqi Chen, Huagen Wan, Shengdong Zhao, Xutao Liu Abstract Ray-casting is a fundamental 3D target acquisition technique in virtual environments. With ray-casting, users emit a ray to […]

Dr. Zhao Visited Professor Shi Yuanchun’s Group at Tsinghua University
12Apr

Dr. Zhao Visited Professor Shi Yuanchun’s Group at Tsinghua University

In a show of academic camaraderie, renowned researcher Dr. Zhao paid a visit to Professor Shi Yuanchun’s group at Tsinghua University. During his visit, Dr. Zhao engaged in a lively discussion with the faculty members, sharing insights and perspectives on their latest research projects. The highlight of the visit was a special dinner hosted by […]

Dr. Zhao visited the State Key laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems of Beihang University
11Apr

Dr. Zhao visited the State Key laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems of Beihang University

Dr. Zhao recently visited the State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems of Beihang University in China. During his visit, Dr. Zhao met with the laboratory’s researchers and discussed the latest developments in virtual reality technology. The State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems is one of the leading research institutions […]

Reflections on an Unforgettable IEEE VR 2023 Conference in Shanghai
10Apr

Reflections on an Unforgettable IEEE VR 2023 Conference in Shanghai

Nuwan Janaka joined the IEEE VR 2023 Conference last March 28, 2023 and here is his experience about it: Wow, IEEE VR 2023 in Shanghai was such an incredible experience! As an on-site student volunteer, I had the opportunity to lead a panel discussion, oversee three paper sessions, and take on other SV duties. I […]

Introducing Huang Shanshan: A Promising New Research Intern
10Apr

Introducing Huang Shanshan: A Promising New Research Intern

We are thrilled to announce that our lab has a new addition to the team – a talented and passionate research intern! We are excited to see their contributions to our ongoing projects and look forward to learning from their unique experiences and insights. Join us in welcoming our new research intern and wishing them […]

Introducing Kerry Liu, Our New Research Intern
02Apr

Introducing Kerry Liu, Our New Research Intern

I am pleased to introduce our new research intern, Kerry Liu, who will be joining us in the lab. Hi everyone! My name is Kerry Liu and I am currently a student at the University of Waterloo studying Mechatronics and Software Engineering. I am currently on an international exchange at the National University of Singapore, […]

Introducing Our Lab Member: A Visiting PhD Student!
17Mar

Introducing Our Lab Member: A Visiting PhD Student!

We are excited to introduce to you Gu Yue, who has recently joined our team! With her impressive academic background and passion for research, we are delighted to see what great contributions she will bring to our organization. “I am a visiting PhD student from Tsinghua University. My research area focus on Art Science, and […]

HCI Gathering
16Mar

HCI Gathering

Shanghai, March 15, 2023 – Associate Professor Shengdong Zhao of the NUS-HCI Lab, in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, had a dinner meeting with Zhang Haimo, the research manager at Oppo Research’s HCI Lab, and Yilei, an assistant professor at Xian Industrial University in Taichang. The meeting took place on March 15, 2023, in Shanghai. […]

Hosting Students and Faculty from BINUS University, Indonesia
15Mar

Hosting Students and Faculty from BINUS University, Indonesia

On December 14th 2022, we welcomed Mr. Lay Christian and his group of 16 undergraduate students from BINUS University to our Lab. During their visit, we shared our vision of Heads-Up Computing vision and how they could play a part in its realisation. We also had the pleasure of demonstrating some prototypes and engaging in […]

Farewell to Zhu Lin
07Mar

Farewell to Zhu Lin

We want to take a moment to express our gratitude and bid farewell to Zhu Lin. Zhu Lin was an exchange student with us for one year, and during that time, she supported various projects with her hard work and dedication. In particular, she was a valuable team member for several main projects, which we […]

New Part-time Research Intern, Gayathri
06Mar

New Part-time Research Intern, Gayathri

We have a new part-time research intern from India, Gayathri Jagadeesan. Get to know her: Hi I’m Gayathri Jagadeesan, a product designer based in Chennai, India. My academic background and early start of my career was in Architecture and I switched into Interaction designer role 3 years ago and can’t stop exploring. I have been […]

New Research Intern, Sneha
27Feb

New Research Intern, Sneha

We have another research intern from University of North Carolina, Sneha Jaikumar. Get to know her: Hi! My name is Sneha Jaikumar and I am a third-year undergraduate at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, currently on exchange this spring at NUS. I am passionate about all things related to healthcare/wellbeing and have […]

New Research Intern, Wenze
23Feb

New Research Intern, Wenze

We have another research intern, Wenze from NUS. Hello! I’m Zhang Wenze, or Winston, I’m really excited about joining the NUS-HCI lab and contributing to the research field and projects. I’m currently a year 2 computer engineering student in NUS. I’m interested in Robotics, machine learning and human-computer interaction. As CEG student, I have realize […]

New Research Intern, LI Jingchen
21Feb

New Research Intern, LI Jingchen

We have a new research intern from Hong Kong. Hello! I’m LI Jingchen, and just call me Jimmy. I’m very happy to join the NUS-HCI Lab, and I look forward to working with all of you. Currently, I am an undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. For the […]

New Research Intern, Chia Qian
13Feb

New Research Intern, Chia Qian

We have a research intern from Malaysia, Tan Chia Qian. My name is Tan Chia Qian and I’m from Malaysia. I’m currently a final-year undergraduate student majoring in Computer Science. As a CS student, I’ve been able to develop a strong foundation in several key areas. AI & Machine learning classes in NUS have given […]

A paper accepted at CHI 2023: Text Spacing (Conditionally)
06Feb

A paper accepted at CHI 2023: Text Spacing (Conditionally)

The paper “Not All Spacings are Created Equal: The Effect of Text Spacings in On-the-go Reading Using Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Displays” has been (Conditionally) accepted for the CHI ’23 conference, April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany. The co-authors are Chen Zhou, Katherine Fennedy, Felicia Fang-Yi Tan, Shengdong Zhao, and Yurui Shao. Abstract The emergent Optical Head-Mounted Display (OHMD) platform has […]

Paper ParaGlassMenu (Conditionally) Accepted at CHI 2023
05Feb

Paper ParaGlassMenu (Conditionally) Accepted at CHI 2023

The paper “ParaGlassMenu: Towards Social-Friendly Subtle Interactions in Conversations” has been (Conditionally) accepted for CHI ’23 conference, April 23–28, 2023, Hamburg, Germany. The co-authors are Runze Cai, Nuwan Janaka, Shengdong Zhao, and Minghui Sun. Abstract: Interactions with digital devices during social settings can reduce social engagement and interrupt conversations. To overcome these drawbacks, we designed […]

A paper accepted at CHI 2023: Icon-Augmented Notifications
05Feb

A paper accepted at CHI 2023: Icon-Augmented Notifications

The paper “Can Icons Outperform Text? Understanding the Role of Pictograms in OHMD Notifications” has been accepted (conditionally) for the CHI 2023 conference in Hamburg, Germany. It explores the inconsistencies observed in the literature on the use of pictograms in digital notifications and proposes a new notification format to minimize distraction in head-mounted display notifications. […]

4th (SSI & Singapore HCI) Paperthon
01Feb

4th (SSI & Singapore HCI) Paperthon

What is a paperthon?  A paperthon is a competition in which students/researchers form teams to quickly test a research idea and write a paper for it. It is time-boxed. Typically starts in the evening of a [Monday], and finishes by the evening of [Friday].  Benefits:  Quickly validate research ideas and learn to check if it […]

Farewell to Our Interns
30Jan

Farewell to Our Interns

Thank you Georgia, Kexin, Nischitha, Weibo, and Yixiao for completing the research attachment program in the Lab. We wish all of them the very best in future endeavors.

New Research Intern, Olzhas
29Jan

New Research Intern, Olzhas

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 […]

Singapore HCI just had a number of gatherings
20Jan

Singapore HCI just had a number of gatherings

1) Chinese New Year Gathering at Chjims with a total of 9 Singapore-based HCI researchers.2) Dinner with Anutha from the University of Sydney at Bugis. 

New Master Student, Emran
18Jan

New Master Student, Emran

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 […]

New Research Intern, WU Youqi
17Jan

New Research Intern, WU Youqi

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 […]

Three papers from the NUS-HCI Lab got accepted by the ACM SIGCHI conference
14Jan

Three papers from the NUS-HCI Lab got accepted by the ACM SIGCHI conference

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 […]

Happy New Year 2023!
12Jan

Happy New Year 2023!

The Lab took a break from group meetings for the past two weeks to rest and reflect. Some of us traveled to Hong Kong (Zhou Chen), Korea (Sonne), Switzerland (Runze), and Thailand (Shen) for vacation. We are excited to give our all in the new year.

Dr. Shen’s Pisa Half Marathon
10Jan

Dr. Shen’s Pisa Half Marathon

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 Special Lecture in HCI at Chiang Mai University
06Jan

Dr. Shengdong Zhao Gives Special Lecture in HCI at Chiang Mai University

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 […]

New Part-time Intern, Siddanth
03Jan

New Part-time Intern, Siddanth

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 […]

Kine-Appendage Paper Accepted on IEEE TVGC
17Dec

Kine-Appendage Paper Accepted on IEEE TVGC

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 talks at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022, “ACM Best of CHI”
13Dec

Nuwan Janaka talks at SIGGRAPH Asia 2022, “ACM Best of CHI”

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.

New Part-time Research Intern, Zheng Wengrui
07Dec

New Part-time Research Intern, Zheng Wengrui

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 […]

New Part-time Research Intern, Jennifer
28Nov

New Part-time Research Intern, Jennifer

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 […]

New Research Intern, Robert
28Nov

New Research Intern, Robert

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 […]

New Research Intern, Weibo
27Nov

New Research Intern, Weibo

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 […]

New Research Intern, Junjie
25Nov

New Research Intern, Junjie

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. Chen Yan’s talk with the NUS-HCI lab and SoC
25Nov

Dr. Chen Yan’s talk with the NUS-HCI lab and SoC

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 Attends Morteza’s PhD Defense as an Opponent
22Nov

Dr. Shengdong Zhao Attends Morteza’s PhD Defense as an Opponent

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
02Nov

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 […]

Farewell to Felicia
27Oct

Farewell to Felicia

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 […]

Talks by ISMAR guests and Dinner with Prof. Steven K. Feiner and Prof. Henry Fuchs
18Oct

Talks by ISMAR guests and Dinner with Prof. Steven K. Feiner and Prof. Henry Fuchs

  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 […]

Farewell to Samantha
13Oct

Farewell to Samantha

Samantha was a helpful visiting researcher for our lab. We appreciate her contributions and wish her nothing but the best on her future endeavors!

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 […]

New Research Intern, Saurabh
01Aug

New Research Intern, Saurabh

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 […]

New Research Intern, Shirshajit
01Aug

New Research Intern, Shirshajit

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
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 […]