Welcome! I am a PhD candidate in Human Computer Interaction at Computer Science Department and Center for Human Computer Interaction, Virginia Tech. CV
My research interests lies in Human Computer Interaction, especially in haptic interfaces, embodied interaction, tangible interactions, affective computing and ubiquitous computing. My PhD research focuses on investigating whether and how the digitally mediated touch (Remote Touch) influence the affect conveyance in telecommunication. My research method involves informed design from psychology & sociology studies, followed by system prototyping including hardware and software, and comprehensive in-lab & field user studies.
May 2012: Presented at CHI 2012, Austin, TX. Our paper got Best Paper Honorable Mention Award at SIGCHI 2012 (Top 5%).
- November 2011: Passed my research defense! Will do my final defense in Summer 2012.
November 2011: Excited having met so many wonderful women at Grace Hopper Celebration 2011 @ Portland, Oregon. Also I presented a poster about remote touch.
- December 2010: I am grilled today: Prelim Defense Passed!
November 2010: Presented at the Doctoral Consortium at ICMI 2010, Beijing, China. Thanks NSF for the travel fund award!
- October 2010: Grace Hopper Celebration 2010. Atlanta, GA again. The first time to be in a conference with so many technical women! Three keynote talks are fantastic. My friends and I managed to go to the Gone with the wind museum on the peachtree street.
- April 2010: Travel to CHI 2010, Atlanta, GA.
- Janurary 2010: Did a presentation at TEI 2010 (Tangible Embedded and Embodied Interaction) Cambridge, MA. This year it is hosted by MIT Media Lab. Our paper is honored to be one of the 16 full papers!