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New Research Intern, Danae!
05Feb

New Research Intern, Danae!

Hi there, I’m Danae! I am a product manager of StarMaker APP, with an AI music lab named MusicX at Skywork Company in Singapore. Meanwhile I assist my company in managing over 200 local employees worldwide and good at optimizing organizational efficiency. Aside from research and work, I like playing piano and drums, painting, dancing […]

CHI ’24 Heads-Up Multitasker: Simulating Attention Switching On Optical Head-Mounted Displays
05Feb

CHI ’24 Heads-Up Multitasker: Simulating Attention Switching On Optical Head-Mounted Displays

Authors: Yunpeng Bai, Aleksi Ikkala, Antti Oulasvirta, Shengdong Zhao, Lucia J. Wang, Pengzhi Yang, Peisen Xu.

Five Papers Conditionally Accepted for CHI 2024
22Jan

Five Papers Conditionally Accepted for CHI 2024

We’re delighted to announce that 5 of our papers have received conditional acceptance for inclusion in CHI 2024. We look forward to seeing their final papers and presentations at CHI 2024. Congratulations to the authors on this significant achievement, and a big thank you to all the lab members who’ve supported them along the way!

Enriching Evening with Professors Wang Yang and Yun Huang
07Jan

Enriching Evening with Professors Wang Yang and Yun Huang

Delighted to share a wonderful evening spent with Prof. Wang Yang and Prof. Yun Huang from the School of Information Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Engaging conversations about research and beyond have enriched our perspectives. Grateful for the insights shared and looking forward to future collaborations!

[Congratulation] Danny’s PhD oral defence
18Dec

[Congratulation] Danny’s PhD oral defence

One of our PhD candidates, Danny (Hyeongcheol Kim), has successfully completed his oral defence with the thesis title, In-situ Digital Content Creation and Retrieval Towards New Mobile Usage. Huge congratulations, Danny!

New PhD Student, Luoying
01Dec

New PhD Student, Luoying

We have a new PhD student in our lab, LIN Luoying. Welcome to the lab! Hello! I’m LIN Luoying, a PhD candidate at City University of Hong Kong, School of Creative Media. I am co-supervised by Prof. Shen and Dr. LU Zhicong. Prior to joining the PhD program, I graduated from Southeast University with a […]

New Research Intern, Yu-Rou!
30Nov

New Research Intern, Yu-Rou!

We have a new research intern in our lab, Yu-Rou. Welcome to the lab! Hi there, I’m Yu-Rou from Taiwan! I am a senior undergraduate student at National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, and I’m passionate about research related to Human-Computer Interaction. Aside from research, I doodle a lot and I am interested in movies […]

Our Annual Lab Retreat: A Time for Reflection, Planning, and Fun
30Nov

Our Annual Lab Retreat: A Time for Reflection, Planning, and Fun

We are thrilled to share the highlights from our annual lab retreat, a cherished tradition that brings our team together for reflection, planning, and camaraderie. 

A Distinguished Visit: Prof. Ma Xiaojuan from HKUST
17Nov

A Distinguished Visit: Prof. Ma Xiaojuan from HKUST

We were honoured to have Prof. Ma Xiaojuan from HKUST visit us last week. She is a senior member of IEEE and ACM, and an expert on Human-Engaged Computing. We thank her for her wonderful sharing!

A Chill Afternoon with Barbeque on the BeachSide
21Oct

A Chill Afternoon with Barbeque on the BeachSide

TGIF and watch that sunset! NUS-HCI had a joint-BBQ event with Prof Suranga Nanayakkara’s lab at the east coast park.

New Research Intern, Darice
12Oct

New Research Intern, Darice

We have a new research intern in our lab, Darice Wong. Hello, I am Darice Wong from Singapore! I am currently embarking on my final semester in Economics at the National University of Singapore. I’ve previously interned as a UX Designer in various organisations and am looking to deepen my knowledge in human-computer interaction. I […]

Max presents the ‘GlassMessaging’ paper at UbiComp / ISWC 2023
11Oct

Max presents the ‘GlassMessaging’ paper at UbiComp / ISWC 2023

Maximilian Nabokow, an exchange student at NUS, presented the ‘GlassMessaging: Towards Ubiquitous Messaging Using OHMDs’ paper, led by Nuwan Janaka while interning at NUS-HCI Lab, at UbiComp / ISWC 2023. Presentation Video: Paper: https://doi.org/10.1145/3610931 Project details: https://github.com/NUS-HCILab/GlassMessaging

New Research Intern, Yingdong
07Oct

New Research Intern, Yingdong

We have a new research intern, Yingdong. Welcome to the lab! Hello, I am Zhang Yingdong from mainland China. I completed my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Technology at the Southern University of Science and Technology. Currently, I am pursuing a master’s degree at the National University of Singapore. I am sufficiently interested in […]

Shan Zhang Successfully Defends Doctoral Thesis!
05Sep

Shan Zhang Successfully Defends Doctoral Thesis!

We’re thrilled to share the great news that our PhD candidate, Shan Zhang, recently successfully defended her doctoral thesis. Titled “Towards Attention-aware Concept Map based Review in Video Learning,” her thesis represents a noteworthy contribution to the fields of education and technology. During her research, Shan focused on creating better ways for students to review […]

Read about our long-term vision “Heads-Up Computing” in the September 2023 cACM magazine article
04Sep

Read about our long-term vision “Heads-Up Computing” in the September 2023 cACM magazine article

Our paper “Heads-Up Computing: Moving Beyond the Device-Centered Paradigm,” has been published in the September 2023 Communications of the ACM (CACM). Authors: Shengdong Zhao, Felicia Tan, and Katherine FennedyRead the full article on CACM. Short Video: This video is also featured on the CACM homepage (https://cacm.acm.org)

Dr. Shengdong Zhao – Inspiring the Future at TAICHI 2023
31Aug

Dr. Shengdong Zhao – Inspiring the Future at TAICHI 2023

Dr. Shengdong Zhao was one of the keynote speakers at the TAICHI 2023. He was the closing keynote for the 2nd day with the topic “Heads-Up Computing: Towards The Next Generation Interactive Computing Interaction”.

Farewell to our intern, Lucia and Youqi
16Aug

Farewell to our intern, Lucia and Youqi

Thank you Lucia and Youqi for your contributions to the lab! Hope you have enjoyed your time here and wish you the very best for your future endeavors!

Another paper accepted at IMWUT 23
14Aug

Another paper accepted at IMWUT 23

We are excited to announce that our paper; “VidAdapter: Adapting Blackboard-Style Videos for Ubiquitous viewing” has been accepted to IMWUT (September 2023). Authors: Ashwin Ram, Han Xiao, Shengdong Zhao, and Chi-Wing Fu Abstract: Video lectures are increasingly being used by learners in a ubiquitous manner. However, existing video designs are not optimised for ubiquitous use, […]

Welcoming Suraj as Our New Research Intern
08Aug

Welcoming Suraj as Our New Research Intern

We are excited to introduce our newest addition to the lab, Suraj. With a passion for innovation and a drive to explore new horizons, Suraj has joined us as a research intern, bringing fresh perspectives and a wealth of enthusiasm to our projects. Hello everyone! I’m Suraj, a year 2 computer science student at the […]

GlassMessaging has been accepted for IMWUT 2023
07Aug

GlassMessaging has been accepted for IMWUT 2023

Our paper, “GlassMessaging: Towards Ubiquitous Messaging Using OHMDs” has been accepted (with minor revision) to IMWUT (September 2023). For more information, please visit https://github.com/NUS-HCILab/GlassMessaging. Authors: Nuwan Janaka, Jie Gao, Lin Zhu, Shengdong Zhao, Lan Lyu, Peisen Xu, Maximilian Nabokow, Silang Wang, and Yanch Ong. Abstract: Communicating with others while engaging in simple daily activities is […]

Felicia Receives Honorable Mention at DIS 2023
01Aug

Felicia Receives Honorable Mention at DIS 2023

We’re pleased to share that Felicia Tan, along with her co-authors Ashwin Ram, Chloe Haigh, and Prof. Shengdong Zhao, has received an Honorable Mention at the ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2023). Their paper “Mindful Moments: Exploring On-the-go Mindfulness Practice On Smart-glasses” delves into the potential of utilising smart-glasses for everyday mindfulness practice.  We’re […]

New Research Intern, WANG Zheng
01Aug

New Research Intern, WANG Zheng

It is with great pleasure that we extend a warm welcome to WANG Zheng, our esteemed remote research intern from Tsinghua University. We are thrilled to have you join our team and look forward to a productive and successful collaboration. Hello everyone! I’m WANG Zheng, a year 3 computer science student at Tsinghua University, Beijing, […]

New Intern, Yue Kun
28Jul

New Intern, Yue Kun

We welcome our new intern, Yue Kun, who hails from Tsinghua University! We are excited to have such a talented and bright individual joining our team. Let’s make sure to provide a warm and supportive environment as Yue Kun begins their journey with us. Together, we can create a fruitful learning experience and achieve great […]

Welcome Bowen! New intern joined the family
24Jul

Welcome Bowen! New intern joined the family

My name is Bowen Wang and I am an undergraduate in Tsinghua University focusing on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at Pervasive HCI group (PCG). Driving by the strong interest in Heads-up computing I have joined the lab. I am passionate about optimizing the interaction between people and interfaces, exploring the semantics of natural interaction between people […]

Welcome Rui! A new intern has joined us!
04Jul

Welcome Rui! A new intern has joined us!

Yao Rui, a new research intern, has joined us. Learn more about him: Hi, my name is Rui and it’s a pleasure to meet you! I am a Master’s student at the University of Hong Kong with prior research experience in Data Science and Information Science. Driven by a strong interest in the interdisciplinary field […]

Farewell to our intern, Samir
03Jul

Farewell to our intern, Samir

Thank you Samir for completing the research attachment program in the Lab. We wish you the very best in future endeavors.

Ashwin successfully defends his PhD
03Jul

Ashwin successfully defends his PhD

Ashwin Ram successfully defended his doctoral thesis last month! Congratulations! Ashwin’s thesis titled: Mobile Multitasking with Dynamic Information on Smart Glasses: Techniques and Tools to Facilitate Video Learning While Walking, explores how ubiquitous computing can be facilitated using smart glasses by adapting the way we display and interact with information. You can read more about […]

New Research Intern, Lucia Wang
14Jun

New Research Intern, Lucia Wang

Hi everyone, my name is Lucia! I’m an undergraduate student at MIT studying Mathematics and Computer Science with a focus on AI. Previously, I’ve conducted research on molecular dynamics simulations and graph mining with AI. I’m very interested in heads-up computing and how technology can be applied to improve our lives, so I’m excited to […]

Crafting Research Outline for HCI Projects: an In-depth Guide
13Jun

Crafting Research Outline for HCI Projects: an In-depth Guide

By: Shengdong Zhao (polished by ChatGPT)  Introduction An outline is akin to the skeleton or sketch of your paper. It allows you to visualize the potential shape of your paper, helping you determine if it has enough contributions and how the narrative should unfold. An outline also serves as your research agenda, assisting you in […]

Successful Ph.D. Defense on Heads-Up Visual OHMD Notifications
05Jun

Successful Ph.D. Defense on Heads-Up Visual OHMD Notifications

I am thrilled to announce that I have successfully defended my dissertation on “Heads-Up Visual OHMD Notification”! My research delves into innovative strategies designed to minimize distractions from notifications on Augmented Reality (AR) smart glasses, also known as Optical See-Through Head-Mounted Displays (OST-HMD, OHMD). The techniques draw on principles of visual perception. The goal? To […]

Promising Research Intern Joins NUS-HCI Lab, Alqama Shaikh
31May

Promising Research Intern Joins NUS-HCI Lab, Alqama Shaikh

Mohd Alqama Shaikh, an undergraduate student at VJTI, India, is a passionate and driven individual with a keen interest in robotics and human-computer interaction. Hello! I am Mohd Alqama Shaikh, an undergrad at VJTI, India. My project focuses on mixed reality and human-drone interaction for professional drone pilot training.The domains of control systems, embedded systems, […]

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 […]

Prof. Shengdong Zhao Empowers Students in User Interface and Interaction Design
25May

Prof. Shengdong Zhao Empowers Students in User Interface and Interaction Design

Prof. Shengdong Zhao led a successful Professional Certificate program in User Interface and Interaction Design, empowering students with essential skills in the field. With his expertise in human-computer interaction, Prof. Zhao created an engaging learning environment, combining theory and practice. Students gained hands-on experience in user research, prototyping, and interaction design principles. Prof. Zhao’s mentorship […]

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 […]