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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   


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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.


Two papers on social VR accessibility accepted to ASSETS 2022. So proud of my students, Kexing Zhang, Tiger Ji, and Bri Cochran! 


One paper conditionally accepted to CHI 2021 (Congrats Yueting Weng)! Stay tuned for the preprint.  

Defended my PhD dissertation! Big thanks to my advisor Shiri Azenkot and committee members Serge Belongie and Deborah Estrin for inspiring and supporting my research!

Our video presentation for CHI 2020 is out! In this talk, we introduced our user study on comparing the effectivenss of visual and audio wayfinding guidance on smartglasses for people with low vision. Check it out here!

 12.10. 2019
Two papers got conditionally accepted to CHI 2020! Aloha Hawaii!!!

 11.01. 2019
My journal paper on ForeSee with a whole set of interaction techniques for low vision is accepted by TACCESS!

 8.9. 2019
I was selected to participate in the EECS Rising Stars 2019! Looking forward to meeting everyone in the workshop!
 6.10. 2019
I'm hosting the Mixed Reality and Accessibility workshop at ISMAR 2019, Beijing. Submit a paper and join us in October! The submission deadline is July 19th. For more details, please refer to our website.

 5.30. 2019
Start working at University of Washington as a visiting PhD student for this summer!

◆ 5.24. 2019
SeeingVR is now open source on GitHub! Feel free to download and try it out! 

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