Upcoming travels

  • Jan. 21, 2016. Possible visit to Tsinghua University, Beijing, China   
  • Feb. 6 – 9, 2016. Visit Taiwan for Chinese New Year 
  • Feb. 19 – 23, 2016. Marathon at Kyoto, Japan
  • May 5-12, 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
  • September 3-4, 2016. To attend CSCW 2017 PC meeting in New York, USA and visit my family in Toronto 

Upcoming activities

  • SC for the Capacity & Modality sub-committee for CHI 2016 (together with Chris Harrison from CMU, USA) 
  • AC for UIST 2016 
  • AC for UbiComp 2016 
  • Technical Program co-chair for HAI 2016 (http://hai-conference.net/), together with Hirotaka Osawa and Giorgio Metta. 
  • Interactive Installation co-chair for CHI 2017 
  • Demo co-chair for Interact 2017 (together with Prof. Takahiro Miura)

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 

Past events and activities:

  • 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)

Written by Shengdong Zhao

Shen is an Associate Professor in the Computer Science Department, National University of Singapore (NUS). He is the founding director of the NUS-HCI Lab, specializing in research and innovation in the area of human computer interaction.