ZHAO Shengdong

Associate Professor
Ph.D. (Computer Science, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2008)
M.Sc. (Information Management & Systems, University of California, Berkeley, CA, U.S.A., 2001)
B.Sc. (Computer science & Biology, Linfield College, McMinville, OR, U.S.A., 1998)
COM2-03-25
651 68413

http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~zhaosd

Research Areas

  • Media

Research Interests

  • Human-computer Interactions
  • Next Generation Interaction Paradigms
  • HCI and AI

Profile

Dr. Shengdong Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science of the National University of Singapore where he founded the NUS-HCI research lab in 2009. He earned his Masters and PhD degrees at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of Toronto, respectively. Shengdong has a wealth of experience in developing new interface tools and applications. ACM Interaction Magazine mentioned him as one of the most prolific authors in Asia for the ACM SIGCHI conference. Shengdong frequently served on the program committees in top HCI conferences. He was the recipient of the ICACHI Outstanding Young Leaders in HCI award and the NUS Young Investigator Award. More information about Shengdong can be found at http://www.shengdongzhao.com I am passionate about improving human experience when interacting with computers. I am interested in looking beyond the specificity of individual projects to discover the more fundamental research problems, and then to develop generalizable strategies to solve these problems. Looking beyond, I am interested in developing the next generation of interaction paradigms so that we can leverage the full range of human capabilities. I am also interested in combining HCI with AI to create intelligent user experiences.

Current Projects

  • VITA:Towards Supporting Volunteer Interactions with Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia
  • EdiTalk: towards eyes-free word processing
  • XPose: re-invent the user interface for flying camera
  • OmniVib: cross-body vibration signals

Selected Publications

  • VITA:Towards Supporting Volunteer Interactions with Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia, EdiTalk: towards eyes-free word processing; XPose: re-invent the user interface for flying camera, OmniVib: cross-body vibration signals  

  • Azh, M, S Zhao, S Subramanian. Investigating Expressive Tactile Interaction Design in Artistic

  • CHUA, S H, H ZHANG, M Hammad, S ZHAO, S Goyal and K Singh, "ColorBless: Augmenting Visual Information

  • Lan Z, M Shridhar, D Hsu, and S Zhao. XPose: Reinventing User Interaction with Flying Cameras.

  • Zhu K, A Dancu, and S Zhao. FusePrint: A DIY 2.5D Printing Technique Embracing Everyday Artifacts

  • Chen C, X Meng, S Zhao, and M Fjeld. ReTool: Interactive Microtask and Workflow Design through

  • Roy Q, S. T. Perrault, S Zhao, RC. Davis, A P Vaniyar, V Vechev, Y Lee, and A Misra. Follow-My-Lead:

  • Foong P S, S Zhao, K Carlson, and Z Liu. VITA: Towards Supporting Volunteer Interactions with Long-Term Care Residents with Dementia. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2017): 6195-6207. New York: ACM. Alvina, J, S ZHAO, T P SIMON, M AZH, T Roumen and M Fjeld, "OmniVib:

Awards & Honours

  • Best Systems Paper Award in Memory of Seth Teller, RSS’17 – XPose, 2017
  • ACM SIGCHI Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, CHI’17 – Retool, 2017
  • ACM SIGCHI Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, CHI’17 – Retool, 2017
  • ICACHI Outstanding Young Leaders in HCI, 2016
  • Most prolific author for SIGCHI conference in Asia (2009 – 2014), 2015
  • ACM SIGCHI Best Video Award, CHI’14 – Draco, 2014
  • People’s Choice of Best Presentation Award, CHI’14 – Draco, 2014
  • ACM SIGCHI Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, CHI’14 – Draco, 2014
  • ACM SIGCHI Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, CHI’12 – BeyondStereo, 2012
  • ACM SIGCHI Best Video Award, CHI’11 – SandCanvas, 2011
  • ACM SIGCHI Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, CHI’11 – SandCanvas, 2011
  • ACM SIGCHI Honorable Mention Best Paper Award, CHI’11 – MOGCLAS, 2011
  • NUS Young Investigator Award, 2009 – 20, 2002 – 2008
  • Linfield College Faculty Scholarship, 1994 – 1998
  • Linfield College International Scholarship, 1994 – 1998
  • The Jay-Yon Lee International Scholarship, 1997

Teaching (2019/2020)

  • CS3240: Interaction Design
  • CS6210: The Art of Computer Science Research