Dr. Shengdong ZHAO – NUS-HCI

MIMS - UC Berkeley, PhD - University of Toronto
Assistant Professor, NUS-HCI Lab
Department of Computer Science
School of Computing, National University of Singapore

Lab address: COM2-01-05
Phone: +65 6516-4361 (lab), Fax: +65 6779 4580 (Soc)
Email: zhaosd (at) comp.nus.edu.sg

AutoGami: A Low-cost Rapid Prototyping Toolkit for Automated Movable Paper Craft

AutoGami: A Low-cost Rapid Prototyping Toolkit for Automated Movable Paper Craft

Kening Zhu and Shengdong Zhao Video AutoGami: A Low-cost Rapid Prototyping Toolkit for Automated Movable Paper Craft Paper Shengdong Zhao and Kening Zhu. Autogami: A Low-cost Rapid Prototyping Toolkit for Automated Movable Paper Craft. Reference: Kening Zhu, Shengdong Zhao: AutoGami: a low-cost rapid prototyping toolkit for automated movable paper craft....
Magic Cards: A Paper Tag Interface for Implicit Robot Control

Magic Cards: A Paper Tag Interface for Implicit Robot Control

Shengdong Zhao, Koichi Nakamura, Kentaro Ishii, Takeo Igarashi Magic Cards: A Paper Tag Interface for Implicit Robot Control Abstract A design trend for modern computing is to create calm technology for machines to assist people without explicit interaction. Similar concepts can also benefit Human-Robot Interaction (HRI). Instead of explicitly interacting...
PCP vs. SCP

PCP vs. SCP

Tracing Tuples Across Dimensions: A Comparison of Scatterplots and Parallel Coordinate Plots Xiaole Kuang, Haimo Zhang, Shengdong Zhao, Michael J. McGuffin   Paper and Presentation Xiaole Kuang, Haimo Zhang, Shengdong Zhao, Michael J. McGuffin (2012). Tracing Tuples Across Dimensions: A Comparison of Scatterplots and Parallel Coordinate Plots. EuroVis2012 PCP vs....
Vignette: Interactive Texture Design and Manipulation with Freeform Gestures for Pen-and-Ink Illustration

Vignette: Interactive Texture Design and Manipulation with Freeform Gestures for Pen-and-Ink Illustration

Rubaiat Habib Kazi, Takeo Igarashi, Shengdong Zhao, Richard C. Davis Video Vignette: Interactive Texture Design and Manipulation for Pen and Ink Illustrations Paper Rubaiat Habib Kazi, Takeo Igarashi, Shengdong Zhao, Richard Davis (2012). Vignette: Interactive Texture Design and Manipulation with Freeform Gestures for Pen-and-Ink Illustration. ACM CHI 2012. 1727-1736 Figure...
AutoComPaste: Auto-Completing Text as an Alternative to Copy-Paste

AutoComPaste: Auto-Completing Text as an Alternative to Copy-Paste

Shengdong Zhao, Fanny Chevalier, Wei Tsang Ooi, Chee Yuan Lee, Arpit Agarawal Video The AutoComPaste Video Paper and Presentation Shengdong Zhao, Fanny Chavier, Wei Tsang Ooi, Chee Yuan Lee, Arpit Agarwal (2012). AutoComPaste: Auto-Completing Text as an Alternative to Copy-Paste. To appear in AVI2012 (8 pages) AutoComPaste AVI 2012 Presentation...
SandCanvas

SandCanvas

Video 如果你在中国,请看土豆网上的版本: http://www.tudou.com/programs/view/MEDEKxR4DNg/ Paper: Rubaiat Habib Kazi, Kien Chuan Chua, Shengdong Zhao, Richard Davis, Kok-Lim Low (2011). SandCanvas: a Multi-touch Art Medium Inspired by Sand Animation. Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI). pp. 1283-1292. Figure 1: A user interacting with SandCanvas (left), and images...

News updates

  • new Time flies! I have just submitted my application for tenure. A copy of my P & T package is available here

  • Members of the NUS-HCI lab co-authored 4 full papers (including a ToCHI paper) and 1 note for ACM CHI 2015 and 1 full paper for ACM CSCW 2015. Congratulations! 

  • More news updates about Chalmers Singapore Collaboration
  • http://www.chalmers.se/en/areas-of-advance/ict/news/Pages/Chalmers-NUS_strengthens-collaboration.aspx
  • The Chalmers-NUS joint strategic project for education and research (with Prof. Morten Fjeld) is ongoing. More information is available @ http://nuschalmershci.wordpress.com/  andhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Chalmers-NUS-Joint-Strategic-Project-for-Education-and-Research-in-HCI/481542958646694 
  • Congratulation to Rubaiat, who has won THREE awards in CHI 2014 for the Draco project https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l84YK1_ytks (together with Fanny Chevalier, Tovi Grossman, Shengdong Zhao, and George Fitzmaurice):
  • Thijs from the Netherland, Sally from Indonesia, and Andrea from Philippines have joined our lab this summer as interns. Welcome!  
  • Members of the NUS-HCI lab co-authored 4 full papers and 1 note for ACM CHI 2014. Congratulations!
    • Draco: Bringing Life to Illustrations with Kinetic Textures (paper)
      • Rubaiat Habib Kazi, National University of Singapore, Autodesk Research
        Fanny Chevalier, University of Toronto
        Tovi Grossman, Autodesk Research
        Shengdong Zhao, National University of Singapore
        George Fitzmaurice, Autodesk Research
    • Food messaging: Investigation of an Edible Medium for Social Messaging (paper)
      • Jun Wei, National University of Singapore
        Xiaojuan Ma, Noah’s Ark Lab
        Shengdong Zhao, National University of Singapor
    • WADE: Simplified GUI Add-on Development for Third-party Software (paper)
      • XIAOJUN MENG, National University of Singapore Shengdong Zhao, National University of Singapor
        Yongfeng Huang, National University of Singapore
        Zhongyuan Zhang, National University of Singapore
        James Eagan, Tlcom-ParisTech
        Ramanathan Subramanian, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • GestKeyboard: Enabling Gesture-Based Interaction on Ordinary Physical Keyboard (paper)
      • Haimo Zhang, National University of Singapore
        Yang Li, Google Research
    • L.IVE: An Integrated Interactive Video-based Learning Environment (note)
      • Toni-Jan Keith Monserrat, National University of Singapore
        Yawen Li, National University of Singapore
        Shengdong Zhao, National University of Singapore
        Xiang Cao, Lenovo Research & Technology
  • new Simon Perrault from Telecom Paris has joined our lab as a Post-doc. Welcome!
  • new My IBM commercial is out. It’s fun to randomly talk about the future.  
    http://www-07.ibm.com/sg/60/?year=1983.2043
    http://www-07.ibm.com/sg/60/?year=1992.2052
  • Denys from Germany just joined us as a research intern. He will work on a project related to Google glass
  • AutoGami (work done with Kening Zhu and myself) is on discovery news:  http://news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/paper-cutouts-alive-autogami-130430.htm
  • A number of students from the NUS HCI lab are having Internships this summer: Haimo Zhang will be interning at Google research with Yang Li, Rubaiat Habib will intern at Autodesk Research Canada with Tovi Grossman, Maryam Azh will intern at Bristol University with Prof. Sriram Subramanian. Jun Wei will finish her internship from Huawei Noah Ark research lab and come back soon. We wish all of them a happy and productive summer. 
  • Kening Zhu just received a job offer for a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor position from City College Hong Kong. Congratulations!
  • SandCanvas is now an app in Apple’s app store. Kindly try it out and provide feedback (comments, ratings). Feel free to recommend this app to your friends, artists and kids.  Here is the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pnZHc5W5mog App store page: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sandcanvas/id594400205?mt=8 and Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/SandCanvas/173795835996427
  • Print The research projects of our lab have been demonstrated in the ArtScience Museum of Singapore on Feb. 3rd, 2013.
  • We are working on a new technology to enable the color blind people to see colors. We are looking for a considerable number of color blind people to participate our experiments. We will pay them for their participation ($10 Singapore dollars per hour). If you know anyone who might be interested in Singapore, please let us know. Your participation will be strictly confidential. Here is what you can do to help: If you have been diagnosed of color blindness, or believe yourself to be color blind, you can help by signing up at the following online form:
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dGpVY3hwZ2JZbnByMUFKMjZ6cG9LNUE6MQ
  • Huang Yongfeng from our lab has just released an Android application “Contact’s Urgency” based on the study result of our CSCW paper. This application allows you to set the priority of your incoming messages’ vibration notifications so that you will be able to know if this message is worth your attention or not. Please give it a try and give us your feedback. It’s free. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.xgjonathan.contactsUrgency
  • Members of the NUS-HCI lab co-author 2 full papers for ACM CHI 2013, and 1 paper for CSCW 2013. Congratulations!
    • NoteVideo: Facilitating Navigation of Blackboard-style Lecture Videos. TJ Monserrat, Shengdong Zhao, Kevin McGee, Anshul Pandey. To appear in Proceedings of CHI2013 (10 pages).
    • AutoGami: A Low-cost Rapid Prototyping Toolkit for Automated Movable Paper Craft. Kening Zhu, Shengdong Zhao. To appear in Proceedings of CHI2013 (10 pages).
    • Designing an Effective Vibration-Based Notification Interface for Mobile Phones. Bahador Saket, Chris Prasojo, Yongfeng Huang, Shengdong Zhao. To appear in Proceedings of CSCW2013 (6 pages).

  • The research tip posts are now organized into a page.
  • Three new interns have just joined our lab: Sahil Goyal from India, Huang Yongfeng from Korea, and Muhammad from Pakistan. Welcome!
  • If you are a movie lover and want to socialize with people from all walks of live, check out the Movie Club.
  • The CS department of National University of Singapore is ranked No. 9 in the world by the latest QS World University Ranking by Subject.  While this ranking is debatable, it is certainly encouraging. 
  • Kazi Rubaiat had an internship in Microsoft Research Redmond this summer. Congratulations, Rubaiat!
  • The CS4201,4202 course about KINECT projects was blogged by Eugene from Microsoft Singapore: http://spiffy.sg/students/kinect-in-nus-hci-class/
  • This ZDNet article features a discussion about software design with Prof. David Rosenblum and myself: http://www.zdnetasia.com/software-design-cannot-be-neglected-62304732.htm
  • Members of the NUS-HCI lab co-author 4 long papers and 2 notes for ACM CHI 2012 (4), EuroVis 2012 (1), and AVI 2012 (1). Congratulations!

    • Vignette: Interactive Texture Design and Manipulation with Freeform Gestures for Pen-and-Ink Illustration. Rubaiat Habib Kazi, Takeo Igarashi, Shengdong Zhao, Richard Davis. In Proc. of CHI2012. 1727-1736.
    • Enabling Concurrent Dual Views on Common LCD Screens.Seokhwan Kim, Xiang Cao, Haimo Zhang, Desney Tan. In Proc. of CHI2012. 2175-2184
    • Tracing Tuples Across Dimensions: A Comparison of Scatterplots and Parallel Coordinate Plots. Xiaole Kuang, Haimo Zhang, Shengdong Zhao, Michael J. McGuffin. In Proc. of EuroVis2012.
    • AutoComPaste: Auto-Completing Text as an Alternative to Copy-Paste. Shengdong Zhao, Fanny Chevalier, Wei Tsang Ooi, Chee Yuan Lee, Arpit Agarwal. In Proc. of AVI2012. 365-372
    • Exploring User Motivations for Eyes-free Interaction on Mobile Devices. Bo Yi, Xiang Cao, Morten Fjeld, Shengdong Zhao. In Proc. of CHI2012. 2789-2792
    • Beyond Stereo: An Exploration of Unconventional Binocular Presentation for Novel Visual Experience. Haimo Zhang, Xiang Cao, Shengdong Zhao. In Proc. of CHI2012. 2523-2526
  • Kazi Rubaiat Habib won the prestigious Microsoft Research Asia 2011 Fellowship award. Congratulations, Rubaiat!
  • SandCanvas’ video wins the Golden Mouse Award in ACM CHI 2011
  • Farmer’s tale enters the semi-final of the Ideas.INC business competition and won $15000 dollars for further development
  • Members of the NUS-HCI lab co-authored 2 long papers and 2 notes for ACM CHI 2011.
    • SandCanvas and MOGCLASS received Honorable Mentioned Awards in ACM CHI 2011
  • Source code for Multi-stroke (single-stroke) Marking Menu is available for download.

    Brief Bio

    My name is Shengdong ZHAO [Sheng], or 赵盛东 in Chinese. I am an assistant professor of the Computer Science Department at the National University of Singapore (NUS). I am also a member of the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering. I founded the NUS-HCI Lab at the National University of Singapore in January 2009. My PhD degree is in computer science from the University of Toronto, working with Professor Mark Chignell. My master degree is from School of Information Management & Systems, University of California, Berkeley. I also had a dual major in computer science and biology from the Linfield College, Oregon, USA.

    My research area is HCI (Human Computer Interaction). I am interested in using HCI methods to solve challenging real world computing problems in many areas, including mobile HCI (particularly eyes-free interaction), human-robot interaction, HCI and computer security, information visualization, gesture and pen based interface, and interface and interaction for the elderly. My dissertation is on mobile eyes-free interfaces. I designed an eyes-free menu selection technique called earPod, and showed its effectiveness. earPod has received media coverage from MIT Technology Review, May 2007.

    Funded Grants

    • “Alternative Interaction Techniques for Mobile and Ubiquitous Environment”, R-252-000-375-133, AcRF Tier 1, S$179,590 (~US$132,618)  (PI, Startup Grant)
    • “Multi-dimensional Adaptive Interface for the Aged”, WBS R-252-000-414-101, NUS Young Investigator Award, S$366,000 (~US$270,275) (PI)
    • “Research Collaboration between NUS and CSIDM Phase 2”, WBS R-252-100-372-490, S$157,000 (~US121,855) (PI) [Start date, June 1st, 2011: End date, May 31st, 2014]
    • “Question Answer Social Forum Analysis Project”, WBS R-252-000-432-720, Autodesk Canada, US$20,000 (PI) [Special thanks to George Fitzmaurice and Tovi Grossman]
    • “Virtual Fitting Room”, WBS R-252-000-467-720, CK Tangs, S$ 5000 (PI)
    • “AutoComPaste and Eye-Copy: Enabling Efficient Information Gathering via Innovative Interaction Techniques”, WBS R-252-000-464-112, S$126,600 (~US98,261) (PI)
    • “TactArt: Multimodal Interaction with Tactile Sense for Visual Arts”, WBS R-252-000-536-592, Microsoft, US$25,000 (PI), 11/01/2013 – 10/31/2014
    • “Deliberative governance: Developing a digital platform”, SoC IRC  – R-252-000-547-113, TSF  – R-252-001-547-113, S$527,095, (SoC, co-PI), 04/01/2014 – 03/31/2017

    Other useful information

    • Mailing address to the dean’s office: Computing 1, 13 Computing Drive, Singapore, 117417
    • Mailing address to the lab: 15 Computing Drive (off Kent Ridge Drive/Kent Ridge Crescent), Building ‘COM2’, #01-05, Singapore 117418
    • ACM Member 3100146

6 comments

  1. awais says:

    Nov 20, 2012

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    hello
    sir i just completed my BSCS (hons)..i want further education means want to do MS in computer science..but i need some help.i m so much interested in HCI subject ..so will u please suggest me some toipic on which i can do my MS …hope for your good and kind response.and can i contact u through email??my email is awais310@gmail.com

    • Shengdong Zhao says:

      Jan 9, 2013

      Reply

      Please see the “join us” page for more information. The short answer is that SoC in NUS does not offer a master degree in HCI. You can only apply for a PhD degree.

  2. Kimberly says:

    Aug 31, 2013

    Reply

    Hi, I am having trouble with the email that was provided “join-nus-hci (at) googlegroups.com for students looking to join as a volunteer. I have attempted several times. I managed to email one phd students letting him know I am interested in working with him as a volunteer but that is about it. Please let me know if there is another email address I could maybe attempt.

    Thank you
    Kimberly

  3. Kimberly says:

    Aug 31, 2013

    Reply

    you can also get in touch with me though my email address at “thomaski@mail.gvsu.edu’.

  4. A number of students from the NUS HCI lab are having Internships this summer: Haimo Zhang will be interning at Google research with Yang Li, Rubaiat Habib will intern at Autodesk Research Canada with Tovi Grossman, Maryam Azh will intern at Bristol University with Prof. Sriram Subramanian.Thanks for sharing all that great information…

  5. Tiantian Xie says:

    Nov 12, 2014

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    Hi, professor. Can I join your lab as an intern in HCI? I have already sent an email to join-nus-hci@googlegroups.com with my CV. I did my research related to HCI for my master degree, hope to further my study :).

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