I am a Ph.D student in Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo. My current research area is input technology of mobile devices. I’m supervised by Prof. Daniel Vogel in Human-Computer Interaction lab.
I received a Master’s degree from the Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, National Taiwan University, where I completed my master thesis in the imLab and was advised by Prof. Yi-Ping, Hung.
I was a software engineer in the Garmin Corporation (Taiwan) for Research and Development for three years. I worked in embedded fitness team and developed High-Level software for runner watch (FR30, FR35, FR735XT, FR935), cycling computer (Edge Explore 1000) and Varia Vision.
For research, I’m especially interested in Human Computer Interaction, Computer Vision and Multimedia. I am fascinated by the possibilities and challenges in user interface design that come along with technological innovations. Among HCI research topics, I am especially interested in enabling technology and information visualization.
My previous researches were focused on Nature User Interface (NUI), touch input technology and assistive driving system. I also tried to explore the interaction between user behavior and visual feedback.
I’m in love with traveling and enjoying the impact of different culture. I have been to United States (Newark, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago, New York, Boston, San Francisco and Seattle), Japan (Ishigaki), Canada (Toronto), Australia (Sydney), Russia (Saint Petersburg and Moscow) and New Zealand (Auckland, Wellington and Taupo). The list is still growing.
I also love reading novels. My favorite writers recently are Marc Levy (“Toutes ces choses qu’on ne s’est pas dites”, “Le voleur d’ombres” and “L’etrange voyage de Monsieur Daldry”) and Gilles Legardinier (“Demain j’arrête !”, “Complètement cramé !” and “Ca peut pas rater !”). For music taste, I like pop, alternative and country genre. Favorite musicians are Ed Sheeran, P!nk, Keane, Mumford & Sons, Kodaline, Sam Smith, The lumineers, The lone bellows, etc.