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)
IBM PhD Fellowship 2014-2015, Feb 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, 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
Technica.ly 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
Technica.ly 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
Rosiana Natalie, Aug 2019 - Present, Graduate Student (SMU)
Jolene Loh, Jan 2021 - Present, Undergraduate Student (SMU)
Carmen Yip, Jan 2021 - Present, Undergraduate Student (SMU, Co-mentoring with Prof. Wang Yong)
Jie Mi Chong, Jan 2021 - Present, Undergraduate Student (SMU, Co-mentoring with Prof. Wang Yong)
Barry Nuqoba, Aug 2020 - May 2021, Graduate Student (SMU)
Vrinda Bahl, Jan 2021 - Apr 2021, Undergraduate Student (SMU)
Kwek Sin Yee, Jan 2021 - Apr 2021, Undergraduate Student (SMU)
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 (SMU).
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.
Multi-modal, Real-time Comprehension for Interactive Intelligent Human-Agent Interaction MOE Tier-1C Co-Principal Investigator, $499,735.48, 2019 - Present
The Design of a Requester Toolkit to Foster an Understanding of Crowd Work MOE Tier-1A Principal Investigator, S$64,500.00, 2018 - 2020
Combining Crowdsourcing and Machine Learning to Map Geographical Information MOE Tier-1A Principal Investigator, S$38,750.00, 2017 - 2019