Yuhang Zhao is an assistant professor in the department of Computer Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Her research interests include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), accessibility, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), human-centered AI, and mobile interaction. She designs and builds intelligent interactive systems to enhance human abilities. Her Ph.D. dissertation 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. She received her Ph.D. degree from Cornell University, and B.E. degree and M.S. degree with distinction on thesis in Computer Science at Tsinghua University.
Designing Augmented Reality Systems to Empower People with Low Vision, A11yVR Meetup, Oct 22, 2020.
Canetroller: Enabling People with Visual Impairments to Navigate Virtual Reality with a Haptic and Auditory Cane Simulation, CHI 2018
Designing Technologies to Make Virtual Reality Accessible for People with Low Vision, DUB Talk, Jan 13, 2019.