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HCI in China: Research Agenda, Education Curriculum, Industry Partnership, and Communities Building

Workshop at the CHI 2019 conference in Glasgow, UK.

2:30-8:00 pm, Saturday May 4, 2019

Organizers

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Feng Tian is a Professor at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS). He is the chair of ACM SIGCHI China Chapter. He co-directs the Beijing Key Lab of HCI, the largest lab specialized in HCI related research in mainland China. He got his Ph.D. from ISCAS in 2003, and was a visiting professor at UC Berkeley in 2009. In the past ten years, he worked on organizing activities to attract more researchers and students to join the HCI community and promoting HCI research in China. He constantly served as co-chair for China HCI annual conference (CHCI), China Symposium on Human Computer Interaction, China Young Distinguished HCI Researcher Workshop, etc.

Xiangshi Ren is a Professor in the School of Information and director of the Center for Human-Engaged Computing (CHEC) at Kochi University of Technology. He is the founding president and honorary life-time president of the International Chinese Association of Computer-Human Interaction (ICACHI). He was named one of the Asian Human-Computer Interaction Heroes in ACM CHI 2015. He was a visiting professor at the University of Toronto, visiting faculty researcher at IBM Research (Almaden), and visiting professor at several universities in China. Currently, he is an adjunct professor at Jilin University, Beijing Normal University. He is a Senior Member of the ACM and of the IEEE.

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Xiangmin Fan is an Associate Professor in the HCI Lab at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS). He is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Chinese Academy of Sciences. His primary research focuses on using both more traditional Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) approaches and cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) techniques to improve the interaction between humans and machines. Xiangmin received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Pittsburgh. He serves on the SIGCHI China Chapter, and the Technical Committee of HCI, China Computer Federation (CCF).

Wei Li is the team lead and architect of AI Team at Huawei Toronto Research Centre. He is the president of the International Chinese Association of Computer-Human Interaction (ICACHI). Prior to joining Huawei, he was a Principal Research Scientist at Autodesk Research. He got his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Waterloo. He was a Sr. Software Engineer at the Software Business Division, Lenovo Group Ltd. and at Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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Haipeng Mi is an Associate Professor at Department of Information Art and Design, Tsinghua University. He is the co-director of the X-Studio in the Academy of Arts and Design of Tsinghua University. He has over 30 peer-reviewed publications in the field of HCI, mostly in UIST and Ubicomp. He serves as an Associate Chair of committee of HAI 2017-2018, and Program Co-Chair of Chinese CHI 2017-2018. Haipeng has received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Information Systems in 2011 from the University of Tokyo. He has also received a B.Sc. in Physics and an M.Eng. in Electronics Engineering from Tsinghua University in 2005 and 2008, respectively. Before joining Tsinghua, he was an Assistant Professor at Initiative of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, the University of Tokyo.

Tun Lu is an Associate Professor at the School of Computer Science, Fudan University. He earned his Ph.D. from Sichuan University in 2006 and was a visiting scholar at HCI Institute CMU in 2015. He has been actively serving the Chinese and international CSCW & HCI community in recent years (e.g. co-organizer of CSCW in China and beyond workshop at CSCW’17, co-chair of ChineseCSCW’17 & 18, and AC of CHI’19 etc.). He has published over 40 peer-reviewed publications in the field of CSCW, HCI & UbiComp. He shared a Best Paper award at CSCW’15 and an Honorable Mention award at CSCW’18. He is a senior member of CCF, a member of ACM and IEEE. He is a standing committee member of CCF Technical Committee of Cooperative Computing.

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Chun Yu is an Associate Professor in Department of Computer Science and Technology in Tsinghua University, where he got his PhD degree in 2012. He is keen to research computational models and algorithms that can facilitate the development of high-efficiency multi-modal user interface, such as mobile phones, large displays, VR/AR headsets and so on. He has published more than 30 papers in prestigious conferences such as CHI and UIST, and won 7 papers awards. Chun Yu has been working closely with industrial partners. A number of his researches have been transferred into products, which serve millions of users.

Dakuo Wang is a Research Scientist at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. Outside his research interest in human-AI collaboration and collaborative editing, he has been actively volunteering in multiple steering committees for nurturing the Chinese HCI community, such as ACM SIGCHI China Chapter, ICACHI, CHI2019 Co-Chair (Social Media). The events that he has organized or participated including Chinese CHI workshop 2018, and 2019. This year alone, Dakuo has given more than a dozen invited talks, guest lectures, and co-hosted workshops in universities and companies in China, despite he is based in the U.S.

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Shuai Ma (Web Master)
is a Master Student in HCI Lab, the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS). His primary research focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI) with interactive machine learning (iML) and artificial intelligent (AI), human-centered computing and computer aided medical.