Upcoming travels

  • May 15, 2017, Shenzhen, China. To start consultation work @ Huawei
  • July 17- Aug 2, 2017, Singapore. To teach a short course for the summer school
  • Sept 12 – 16, 2017, Maui, Hawaii, USA. To attend UbiComp 2017 conference
  • Nov. 1 to Nov. 30, 2017, Sweden, Germany, etc. To give keynote speeches for various conferences.
  • Jan. 1 to April 30, 2018, Shanghai, China. To spend my sabbatical in Fudan University.

Upcoming activities

  • Demo co-chair for Interact 2017 (together with Prof. Takahiro Miura)
  • Paper co-chair for CHI 2019 (together with Prof. Anind Dey)

Past travel and talks:

    • Oct. 24 – 28, 2012 Tianjin, China. Attended the Microsoft Research Asia Faculty Summit
    • Nov. 28 – 31, 2012 Taipei, Xinzhu, Taiwan. Invited talk “Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers”@ National Taiwan University by Mike Chen, visited Wang Hao-Chuan in Tsinghua University in Xinzhu.
    • Dec. 7 – 10, 2012 Paris, France. Attended the CHI 2013 PC Meeting
    • Dec. 17-19, 2012 Hong Kong. Visited Huawei’s Noah Lab and give a talk “Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers”, hosted by Zhang Gong. Visisted Prof. Qu Huamin of HKUST and give a talk “Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers”, hosted by Prof. Chi Huamin. Visited Prof. Wong Tien Tsin of the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
    • Dec. 26-30, 2012 – IIT Kharagpur, India. Keynote Speech: Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers @ 4th International Conference on Intelligent Human Computer Interaction
    • Jan. 4 – 5, 2013 – Suzhou, China. Attended the SoC-Suzhou workshop and give a talk “Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers”.
    • Dec. 12 – Jan 8, Shanghai, China. Visited my family and dentists
    • Feb. 23 – 27, San Antonio, TX, USA. To attend CSCW 2013 conference and presented our work “Designing Vibration Notification for Mobile Phones”.
    • Feb. 28 – Mar. 1, Romania. SoC outreach trip and give a talk ““Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers”.
    • Mar. 6-10, Manila, Philippines. SoC outreach trip and plenary speaker @ http://pcsc2013.ateneo.edu/, and invited talk “Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers”@ the Philippine computing science congress at the Ateneo de Manila University
    • April 26 – May 15, Paris, France. To attend CHI 2013, Chinese CHI 2013 conferences, and visit a few labs in Europe
      • April 27, Asia Pacific HCI meeting
      • April 28, Chinese CHI 2007
      • April 29 – May 2, CHI 2013
      • May 3, Visit the INRIA research lab in Paris. Give a talk on “Connecting the dots – Balancing Human and Computers”, Host by Pierre Dragicevic.
      • May 7, 8, Visit Sriram Subramanian @ University of Bristol – Meet Antti Oulasvirta. Give a talk on “Connecting the dots – Balancing Human and Computers”, Host by Sri.
      • May 9, Visit Abigail Sellen @ Microsoft Research Cambridge – Meet James Scott, Nicolas Villar, Mike Massimi, Xie Xing, etc. Give a talk on “Connecting the dots – Balancing Human and Computers”, host by Abigail Sellen.
      • May 10, Visit Steve Brewster @ University of Glasgow. Give a talk on “Connecting the dots – Balancing Human and Computers”, Host by Steven Brewster.
      • May 13, Visit Steve Fairclough @ Liverpool John Moores University
      • May 14, 15, Visit Michael Haller @ Austria – Meet Daniel from MIT Media Lab. Give a talk on “Connecting the dots – Balancing Human and Computers”, Host by Michael Haller.
      • May 16 (Back to Singapore)
    • July 31- August 3, Coimbatore, India. To give a keynote speech @ International Conference on Intelligent Interactive Systems and Assistive Technologies http://www.iisat13.com/updating2.php
    • September 13-15, 2013, Manila, Philippines. To give an invited talk “Connecting the Dots – Balancing Human and Computers” @  the “technologies from the edge” conference on September 14, 2013 at the Henry Lee Irwin Theater, Ateneo De Manila University
    • October 15, 2013, 10:30 am, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” to computer science department at the FIT building (hosted by Prof. Shi Yuanchun)
    • October 16, 2013, 2 pm, Microsoft Research Asia, Beijing, China. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Koji Yotani). Also visited Alvin @ Microsoft, Cao Xiang @ Lenovo. Activities in Shanghai: Prof. Xue Xiangyang @ Fudan University
    • December 7-8, 2013, CHI 2014 PC meeting at the Bahen Center, the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
    • December 12, 2013, DGP lab, Computer Science Department, the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Daniel Wigdor).
    • December 13, 2013, IML lab, Mechanical Engineering Department, the University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Prof. Mark Chignell).
    • December 18, 2013, Autodesk Research, Toronto, Canada. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Tovi Grossman).
    • December 19, 2013, the University of Waterloo, Kitchener, ON, Canada. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Daniel Vogel).
    • April 21st – April 23rd, To give an invited talk @ 2014 Big Data Workshop (http://www.cintec.cuhk.edu.hk/2014BDWorkshop/index.html) in Hong Kong.   (Canceled due to school duties)
    • April 25th – May 11th, 2014, Attended CHI 2014 and Chinese CHI 2014 conferences in Toronto, Canada.
    • June 19-25, 2014, Visited Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Prof. Morten Fjeld).
    • June 27, 2014, Visited Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. Give a talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Prof. Hong Mei).
    • July 29, 2014, Visited Nanjing University in Nanjing, China. Give an invited 3-hour talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Human and Computers” (hosted by Prof. Feng Guihuan).
    • Nov 21 – Nov 23, 2014. Taiwan Visit (Canceled)
    • Nov 25 – 27, 2014. To attend the IDHF conference in Kochi, Japan
    • Nov 28 – 30, 2014. To give a keynote talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Humans and Computers” at the VisioGame 2014 conference, Bandung, Indonesia.
    • Dec 11-16, 2014.  To attend the ACM SIGCHI PC meeting in Seoul, South Korea
    • Dec 20, 2014 – Jan 2th, 2015 – Vacation in Moroco, Africa
    • April 8 – 11, 2015 – To attend the MobileHCI 2015 PC meeting and visit MSR @ Redmond, WA, USA
    • April 18-23, 2015 – To attend the ACM SIGCHI conference in Seoul, South Korea.
    • Sept 24 – 25, 2015. To give a keynote talk “Connecting the dots: Balancing Humans and Computers” at the ICTS conference http://icts.if.its.ac.id/, Surabaya, Indonesia. (Due to time conflict. I asked Dr. Simon Perrault to give the keynote instead).
    • Oct 8 – Oct 19, 2015 Dental operation @ Chengdu, China
    • Nov. 26-28, 2015 To attend Microsoft Research Asia workshop, visit Tsinghua University, and Cao Xiang’s company in Beijing, China.
    • Dec. 2-3, 2015, NUS-HCI Lab retreat @ Upper Thompson Road
    • Dec. 8, 2015. To attend the Web of Science Winter School, Shenzhen, China. Give a talk on An overview of the design space of crowdsourcing tasks.
    • Dec. 9, 2015. To attend NEXT workshop in Shenzhen, China.
    • Dec. 10-12. To attend the PC meeting for CHI 2016 @ San Jose, CA, USA
    • Dec. 15 – 21. To give the opening keynote speech on Innovation by Innovation Patterns @ the IndiaHci conference in IIT Guwahati, India (http://www.indiahci2015.com)
    • Dec. 24-28. Vacation at Cameron Highlands, Malaysia
      • Day 1: JB to Muar
      • Day 2: Muar to Tapah
      • Day 3: Cameron Highland (Nova Hotel)
      • Day 4: Back to JB
    • Feb. 7 – 11, 2016. Visit Taiwan for Chinese New Year
    • Feb. 19 – 23, 2016. Marathon at Kyoto, Japan
    • April 9 – 13, 2016. To give a talk “Innovation Through Principles” @National Tsinghua University, Xinzhu, Taiwan
    • April 23-25, 2016. Give a Keynote speech @ Bandung, Indonesia for the 2016 International Conference on Data , Internet & Education Technologies (The DIET 2016)
    • May 7-14, 2016. To attend the CHI conference @ San Jose, CA, USA
    • May 28-29, To attend the Ubicomp 2016 PC meeting @ Frankfurt, Germany
    • June 23-24, 2016, To attend the UIST 2016 PC meeting @ Seattle, WA, USA
    • July 14-25, 2016, Teaching a short course in SoC.
    • September 3-4, 2016. To attend CSCW 2017 PC meeting in New York, USA and visit my family in Toronto (didn’t go due to illness)
    • Oct 10 – 13, 2016. To give a keynote speech @ International Conference on Information & Communication Technology and Systems (ICTS 2016), Surabaya, Indonesia
    • Dec 15, 2016 – Jan 4, 2017. Consultation at Huawei in Shenzhen
    • Mar 18, 2017. Give a keynote speech @ PCSC in San Carlos University, Cebu, Philippines
    • Mar 20, 2017. Give a talk @ De La Salle University
    • Mar 25, 2017. Sundown marathon @ Singapore (finishing time 4 hrs 45 mins)
    • April 28, morning, 2017. Give a talk @ NetEase (Host: Zhao Chen)
    • April 28, afternoon, 2017. Give a talk @ Alibaba’s UCAN (Host: Jenny Lin)

Past events and activities:

  • AC for UIST 2016
  • AC for UbiComp 2016
  • AC for CSCW 2017
  • Technical Program co-chair for HAI 2016 (http://hai-conference.net/), together with Hirotaka Osawa and Giorgio Metta. 
  • Guest editor for IJHCI special edition on mobile HCI
  • Interactive Installation co-chair for CHI 2017
  • SC for the Capacity & Modality sub-committee for CHI 2016 (together with Chris Harrison from CMU, USA)
  • I just submitted my promotion and tenure application for associate professor
  • Work-in-progress co-chairs for ACM CHI 2015, Seoul, Korea (together with Shamsi Iqbal and Shaun Lawson)
  • SC for the Capacity & Modality sub-committee for CHI 2015 (together with Sriram Subramanian from Bristol University, UK)
  • AC for MobileHCI 2015
  • AC for the ACM Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces, 2014
  • Program co-chair for Chinese CHI 2014 in Toronto, Canada (together with Wang Haochuan, National Tsinghua University, Taiwan)
  • Research Revealed: Projects in NUS-HCI Lab, School of Computing (Feb. 3rd, 2013 @ ArtScience Museum)
  • Invited talk @ UXSG, http://uxsg.eventbrite.com/ (Jan. 30th, 2013, 7:30 – 10:30 pm)
  • School of computing monthly Assistant Professor lunch
    • Monday November 5 (12 – 2 pm), Location: University Club
    • Tuesday December 4 (12 – 2 pm), Location: Cafe on the Ridge
    • Feb 7: Thursday at 12 noon, Cafe on the Ridge
    • March 5: Tuesday at 12:30 PM, Cafe on the Ridge
    • April 3: Wednesday at 12 noon, University Club
    • May 15, Wednesday, at 12 noon, Cafe on the Ridge

    • June 5, Wednesday, at 12 noon, Cafe on the Ridge
    • July 2, Tuesday, at 12 noon, Cafe on the Ridge
    • August 7, Wednesday, at 12 noon, University Club
    • September 4th, Wednesday, at 12 noon, Café on the Ridge
    • October 2nd, Wednesday, at 12 noon, Café on the Ridge
    • November 8th, Friday, at 12 noon, Café on the Ridge
    • December 4, Wednesday, at 12 noon, University Club

  • Program co-chair for Chinese CHI 2013 in Paris, France (together with Xiaolong Zhang, Penn State University, USA).
  • Paper co-chair for APCHI 2013 in India (together with Ed Cutrell, Microsoft Research, India)