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Brief Bio

My name is Shengdong (Shen) ZHAO, or 赵盛东 in Chinese. I am an associate 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. My PhD degree is in computer science from the University of Toronto. 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. I founded the NUS-HCI Lab at the National University of Singapore in January 2009. I am passionate about developing new interface tools and applications that can simplify and enrich people’s lives (i.e., Draco, won best iPad App of the year in 2016). I publish regularly in top HCI conferences and journals (ToCHI, CHI, UbiComp, CSCW, UIST, IUI, etc.). I am interested in connecting academy results with the industry, and have served as a senior consultant with the Huawei Consumer Business Group. I frequently participate in program committees of top HCI conferences, and have worked as the paper co-chair for the ACM SIGCHI 2019 and 2020 conferences. In my leisure time, I love to read, run, and explore the beautiful nature. 

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Heads-Up Computing

My vision in human computer interaction is to fundamentally improve the way humans interact with technology through Heads-Up Computing – the next interaction paradigm built on a wearable platform consisting of head, hand, and body modules that distributes the input and output capabilities of the device to match the human input and output channels. It proposes a voice + gesture multimodal interaction approach. Once realized, Heads-Up computing can transform the way we work and live – imagine being able to attend to and manipulate information seamlessly while engaging in a variety of indoor and outdoor daily activities such as cooking, exercising, hiking, socializing with friends, etc. To find out more, watch the introductory video on the left. Or visit  this page.

Meet the Talented Students Working on this Vision

Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much.  --Helen Keller

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Personal Blogs

Team Eglin members take the Polar Bear Plunge into Choctawhatchee Bay Jan. 17 at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. The almost 100 “plungers” also completed the annual Resolution Run prior to their quick dip in the bay. Warm drinks and food awaited those who took part in the plunge. (U.S. Air Force photo/Samuel King Jr.)

换一种思路

这个世界虽然纷繁复杂,但其实它由一些简单规律来主导的。很多时候,由于人性的局限性,让这些简单的规律隐藏了起来,被大家视而不见,从而活得累或者不愉快。

如果能克服一些人性的弱点,看清这些简单的规律,并以它们来指导自己的思维和行为方式,生活就能变是简单而有效。

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Night view of Singapore

日落马拉松纪实

日落是我第二次马拉松,人生第一次是在京都跑的,花了5小时26分,事后一个朋友告诉我,像我这个年龄,成绩应该在5小时以内,查了维基百科后发现,美国马拉松平均速度在4个多小时,这激起了我想要赶上平均水平的愿望 (后来和跑友交流,发现在新加坡跑进5小时就已经好于平均值了,新加坡又热又潮湿,来这里跑一般成绩都会下降一截,另外美国的成绩有被波士顿这样的专业马拉松拉高的嫌疑,我深表认同)

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