Curriculum Vitae

Education

PhD, Computer Science University of Maryland, College Park Advised by Dr. Jon E. Froehlich Aug 2010 – Dec 2016

Bachelor of Engineering, Information Engineering Division of Electronic and Information Engineering Department of Engineering Osaka University Advised by Dr. Fumio Kishino Apr 2006 – Mar 2010

Research and Work Experience

Assistant Professor School of Computing and Information Systems Singapore Management University Nov 2017 - Present

Postdoctoral Fellow Human-Computer Interaction Institute and Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon University Mentored by Dr. Jeffrey Bigham and Dr. Aaron Steinfeld Sep 2016 - Sep 2017

Graduate Research Assistant University of Maryland, College Park Advised by Dr. Jon E. Froehlich Jan 2012 - Dec 2016

Research Intern Microsoft Research Redmond Mentored by Dr. Shamsi Iqbal June 2014 - Aug 2014

Web Developer The Center for Public Integrity June 2011 - Aug 2011

Undergraduate Thesis Research Osaka University Advised by Dr. Fumio Kishino Jan 2009 - Mar 2010

Awards and Fellowship

ASSETS 2021 Best Paper Nomination, Oct 2021

Lee Kong Chian Fellowship, July 2020

CHI 2019 Best Paper Award, May 2019

SIGCHI Recognition of Excellent Service (for Ubicomp), 2018

CHI 2018 Honourable Mention Award, Apr 2018

W4A 2017 Best Paper Nomination, Apr 2017

Google US/Canada PhD Fellowship (Declined), June 2014

ASSETS 2013 Best Paper Award, Oct 2013

Jacob K. Goldhaber Travel Award, April 2013

HCIL Conference Travel Award, Feb 2013

The International Conference Student Support Award, Jan 2013

2011-2012 Distinguished Teaching Assistant, May 2012

Dean's Fellowship, 2010 and 2011

JASSO Longterm Fellowship for Study Abroad (Declined), 2010

Service

CHI 2022 Accessibility Co-Chair 2021 - present

CHI 2021 Accessibility Co-Chair 2020 - 2021

IMWUT Associate Editor 2019 - Present

ASSETS Program Committee 2017 - Present

MobileHCI 2020 Accessibility Co-Chair 2020

ASSETS 2019 Treasurer and Registration Chair 2019

CHI Associate Chair 2018 - 2019

ASSETS 2018 Student Research Competition Chair 2018

UbiComp 2018 Local Arrangement Chair 2018

UIST 2017 Program Committee 2017

Peer Reviewer ASSETS 2015-2021; CHI 2013-2021; CSCW 2014-2018; DIS 2018; MobileHCI 2015; TACCESS2016, 2019, 2020, 2021; TOCHI 2018, 2020, 2021, 2022; UbiComp/IMWUT 2016-2018; UIST 2015, 2017-2019; W4A 2020, 2021

Press

Wired, Newly Unemployed, and Labeling Photos for Pennies, Apr 2020

The New York Times, I Found Work on an Amazon Website. I Made 97 Cents an Hour, Nov 2019

The Atlantic, The Internet Is Enabling a New Kind of Poorly Paid Hell, Jan 2018

Curbed, Washington DC, Make D.C.'s sidewalks more accessible with this crowd-sourced map, Feb 2017

Technica.ly DC, How Project Sidewalk is making DC more accessible, Nov 2016

The Diamondback, A UMD team made an app highlighting D.C. areas inaccessible to people with disabilities, Oct 2016

Next City, You Can Help Map the Accessibility of the World, Oct 2016

Greater Greater Washington, Missing sidewalks? There’s an app for that, Sept 2016

Technica.ly Baltimore, How this UMD researcher is using Google Street View to make the physical world more accessible, Jul 2015

Engadget, Google Street View Could Be the Best Road Crew Ever, Jan 2013

NewScientist, Crowds prowl Google Street View to speed road repairs, Jan 2013

Teaching

Singapore Management University

IS211 Interaction Design and Prototyping, Fall 2018, Fall 2019, Fall 2020

IS306 Interaction Design and Prototyping, Spring 2018

CS702 Computational Interaction, Spring 2022

University of Maryland, College Park

CMSC434 Introduction to HCI (Teaching Assistant), Spring 2012, Spring 2011

CMSC216 Introduction to Computer Systems (Teaching Assistant), Fall 2012, Fall 2011

CMSC131 Object Oriented Programming I (Teaching Assistant), Fall 2010

Mentoring

Current Mentees

Graduate Students:

  • Rosiana Natalie, SMU, Aug 2019 - Present
  • Smitha Sheshadri, SMU, Aug 2022 - Present

Undergraduate:

  • See Ke Xin, SMU, Sept 2021 - Present

Past Mentees

Postdoc:

  • Tobias Benz, SMU, Aug 2019 - Feb 2020

Graduate:

  • Barry Nuqoba, SMU, Aug 2020 - May 2021
  • Jean Sin Min, SMU, Aug 2021 - May 2022
  • Debjyoti Ghosh, National University of Singapore, Co-mentoring with Prof. Shengdong Zhao, Aug 2018 - 2019
  • Hyeongcheol Kim, National University of Singapore, Co-mentoring with Prof. Shengdong Zhao, Aug 2018 - 2019
  • Shun Ito, Visiting Graduate Student from Kyoto University, Aug 2018 - Dec 2018

Undergraduate

  • Yvonne Lim, SMU, Oct 2022 - Jan 2023
  • Daryl Wong, SMU, Sept 2022 - Jan 2023
  • Carmen Yip, SMU, SMU, Co-mentoring with Prof. Wang Yong, Jan 2021 - Oct 2022
  • Jaye Brianna Yap, SMU Co-mentoring with Prof. Wang Yong, June 2022 - Sept 2022
  • Chen Jian Yu, SMU, Co-mentoring with Prof. Wang Yong, Mar 2021 - Sept 2022
  • Patricia Loi, SMU, Co-mentoring with Prof. Wang Yong, Oct 2021 - Sept 2022
  • Jolene Loh, SMU, Jan 2021 - May 2022
  • Jeslin Tay, SMU, Oct 2021 - May 2022
  • Jie Mi Chong, SMU, Co-mentoring with Prof. Wang Yong, Jan 2021 - Aug 2021
  • Vrinda Bahl, SMU, Jan 2021 - Apr 2021
  • Kwek Sin Yee, SMU, Jan 2021 - Apr 2021
  • Linus Cheng, SMU, Aug 2020 - Dec 2020
  • Tan Huei Suen (Evelyn), SMU, Aug 2020 - Dec 2020
  • Solomon Teo Kok How, SMU, Aug 2019 – Dec 2019
  • Jerry Tohvan, SMU, Aug 2019 – Dec 2019
  • Yudai Tanaka, Visiting Student from the University of Tokyo, Jan 2019 - Apr 2019
  • Gihan Gamage, Visiting Student from University of Moratuwa, June 2018 - Dec 2018
  • Minsoo Khang, Visiting Student from Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Summer 2018
  • Lucas Rosenblatt, Visiting Student from Brown University, Summer 2017
  • Daniil Zadorozhnyy, University of Maryland, Summer 2016
  • Christine Chan, University of Maryland, Summer 2015
  • Alex Zhang, University of Maryland, Fall 2014 - Winter 2015
  • Zachary Lawrence, University of Maryland, Fall 2013 - Winter 2015
  • Robert Moore, University of Maryland, Fall 2012 - Fall 2013
  • Sean Panella, University of Maryland, Fall 2012 - Fall 2013
  • Victoria Le, University of Maryland, Spring 2012 - Spring 2013

High School Intern

  • Anthony Li, Summer 2015
  • Niles Rogoff, Summer 2015
  • Jonah Chazan, Summer 2013

Grants

Total: $1,966,719.48 (External: $1,212,068.00)

Mobile-Friendly Data Visualization MOE Tier-2 (Project ID: TBD), External Funding Co-Principal Investigator, $632,684.00, (To initiate in 2023)

Generating Interactive Instructional Videos for Active Living (GIIVAL) SMU-A*STAR Joint Lab, Internal Funding Co-Principal Investigator, $151,660.00, 2022 - Present (until 2024)

Improving Fairness and Accessibility of Crowd Work MOE Tier-2 (Project ID: T2EP20220-0016), External Funding Principal Investigator, $579,384.00, 2021 - Present (until 2024)

Multi-modal, Real-time Comprehension for Interactive Intelligent Human-Agent Interaction MOE Tier-1C, Internal Funding Co-Principal Investigator, $499,735.48, 2019 - 2022

The Design of a Requester Toolkit to Foster an Understanding of Crowd Work MOE Tier-1A, Internal Funding Principal Investigator, S$64,500.00, 2018 - 2020

Combining Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning to Map Geographical Information MOE Tier-1A, Internal Funding Principal Investigator, S$38,750.00, 2017 - 2019