I am currently a Research Staff Member at IBM Research - Austin Research Laboratory.
I am a daydreamer, engineer, and designer whose heart lies in augmenting human-to-human empathy, driven by novel mobile computing technologies and machine intelligence on physical worlds.
Technically, my current research focus is on building novel models and applications delivering cognitive computing experiences through our everyday sensory computing platforms, including today's prevailing mobile devices and upcoming robotic platforms. (Yes, I do play with robots too. It's pain and fun!) Fundamentally, my research interests roam around the intersection of mobile systems and human-computer interaction.
Here are a couple of my recent research demonstrations. If you'd like to find more details about me or other fun videos of my research, please consider taking a look at my personal research website.
[ACM MobiSys'18] HomeMeld
:: A co-present robotic avatar system to help work-separated family members live at two places at the same time
[ACM MobiSys'17] Card-stunt as a Service
:: A new mobile-crowd technology for massively assembled citizens to create a powerful message
[ACM CHI'16] SymmetriSense
:: A single smartphone approach to enable surface interactivity on arbitrary glossy surfaces