Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae


PhD, Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park Aug 2010 – Dec 2016 Advisor: Dr. Jon Froehlich

Bachelor of Engineering, Information Engineering, Osaka University Apr 2006 – Mar 2010 Advisor: Dr. Fumio Kishino

Research and Work Experience

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

Postdoctoral Researcher at Carnegie Mellon University Sep 2016 - Sep 2017 Mentors: Dr. Jeffrey Bigham and Dr. Aaron Steinfeld

Graduate Research Assistant at the University of Maryland, College Park Jan 2012 - Dec 2016 Research Advisor: Dr. Jon Froehlich

Research Intern at Microsoft Research Redmond June 2014 - Aug 2014 Research Supervisor: Dr. Shamsi Iqbal

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

Undergraduate Thesis Research Jan 2009 - Mar 2010 Research Advisor: Dr. Fumio Kishino

Awards and Fellowship

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 2014, June 2014 (Declined)

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, 2011

JASSO Longterm Fellowship for Study Abroad, 2010 (Declined)


CHI 2021 Accessibility Co-Chair

IMWUT 2019-2021 Associate Editor 2019-2021

ASSETS 2017-2021 Program Committee 2017-2021

MobileHCI 2020 Accessibility Co-Chair 2020

ASSETS 2019 Treasurer and Registration Chair 2019

CHI 2019 and 2020 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 2015-2020; CHI 2013-2021; CSCW 2014-2018; DIS 2018; MobileHCI 2015; TACCESS2016, 2019, 2020; UbiComp/IMWUT 2016-2018; UIST 2015, 2017-2019


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

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

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

Curbed, Washington DC, Feb 2017, Make D.C.'s sidewalks more accessible with this crowd-sourced map DC, Nov 2016, How Project Sidewalk is making DC more accessible

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

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

Greater Greater Washington, Sept 2016, Missing sidewalks? There’s an app for that Baltimore, Jul 2015, How this UMD researcher is using Google Street View to make the physical world more accessible

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

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


Singapore Management University

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

IS306 Interaction Design and Prototyping, Spring 2018

University of Maryland, College Park

CMSC216 Introduction to Computer Systems, Fall 2012, Fall 2011

CMSC434 Introduction to HCI, Spring 2012, Spring 2011

CMSC131 Object Oriented Programming I, Fall 2010


Barry Nuqoba, Aug 2020 - Present, Graduate Student (SMU)

Rosiana Natalie, Aug 2019 - Present, Graduate Student (SMU)

Past Students

Linus Cheng, Aug 2020 - Dec 2020, Undergraduate Student (SMU)

Tan Huei Suen (Evelyn), Aug 2020 - Dec 2020, Undergraduate Student (SMU)

Solomon Teo Kok How, Aug 2019 – Dec 2019, Undergraduate Student (SMU)

Jerry Tohvan, Aug 2019 – Dec 2019, Undergraduate Student (SMU)

Yudai Tanaka, Jan 2019 - Apr 2019, Visiting Undergraduate Student (The University of Tokyo).

Jean Sin Min, Aug 2018 - Apr 2019, Undergraduate Student (Singapore Management University).

Shun Ito, Aug 2018 - Dec 2018, Visiting Graduate Student (Kyoto University).

Debjyoti Ghosh, Aug 2018 - Present, Graduate Student (National University fo Singapore, Co-mentoring with Prof. Shengdong Zhao).

Hyeongcheol Kim, Aug 2018 - Present, Graduate Student (National University fo Singapore, Co-mentoring with Prof. Shengdong Zhao).

Gihan Gamage, June 2018 - Dec 2018, Visiting Undergraduate Student (University of Moratuwa).

Minsoo Khang, Summer 2018, Visiting Undergraduate Student (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology).

Lucas Rosenblatt, Summer 2017, Undergraduate Student (Brown University).

Daniil Zadorozhnyy, Summer 2016, Undergraduate Student.

Anthony Li, Summer 2015, High School Intern.

Niles Rogoff, Summer 2015, High School Intern.

Christine Chan, Summer 2015, Undergraduate Student (University of Maryland).

Alex Zhang, Fall 2014 to Winter 2015, undergraduate student.

Zachary Lawrence, Fall 2013 to Winter 2015, undergraduate student.

Jonah Chazan, Summer 2013, high school intern.

Robert Moore, Fall 2012 to Fall 2013, undergraduate student.

Sean Panella, Fall 2012 to Fall 2013, undergraduate student.

Victoria Le, Spring 2012 to Spring 2013, former undergraduate student, now at AOL.