Yuhang Zhao is a 6th-year Ph.D. student in Information Science at Cornell Tech, Cornell University, advised by Prof. Shiri Azenkot. Her research interests include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), accessibility, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and mobile interaction. She designs and builds intelligent interactive systems to enhance human abilities. Her Ph.D. thesis focuses on understanding the visual perception of people with low vision, and designing AR applications to enhance their visual abilities in various daily activities. Her work has been published at many top-tier conferences and journals in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (including two best paper nominees), as well as 3 U.S. and international patents. Before coming to Cornell, she received her B.A. degree and M.S. degree with distinction on thesis in Computer Science at Tsinghua University.
Designing Technologies to Make Virtual Reality Accessible for People with Low Vision, DUB Talk, Jan 13, 2019.
A Face Recognition Application for People with Visual Impairments: Understanding Use Beyond the Lab, CHI 2018
Canetroller: Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Navigate Virtual Reality with a Haptic and Auditory Cane Simulation, CHI 2018