I am an assistant professor in the department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. My research interests include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), accessibility, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), human-centered AI, and mobile interaction. I design and build intelligent interactive systems to enhance human abilities. Via my research, I seek to understand the challenges and needs of people with diverse abilities, and design systems and interaction techniques to empower them in both the real life activities and the emerging virtual worlds. My work has been published at many top-tier conferences and journals in the field of Human-Computer Interaction (including three best paper nominees), as well as 3 U.S. and international patents. I received my Ph.D. degree from Cornell Tech, Cornell University, and B.E. degree and M.S. degree with distinction on thesis in Computer Science at Tsinghua University.
Office: CS 6393
I'm looking for motivated students who are interested in applying AI and AR/VR technology to the accessibility field. Students who have a computer vision/machine learning background will be prioritized.
Designing Augmented Reality Systems to Empower People with Low Vision, A11yVR Meetup, Oct 22, 2020.
Designing Technologies to Make Virtual Reality Accessible for People with Low Vision, DUB Talk, Jan 13, 2019.