Time: 11:00 am
Date: June 18, 2020
Zoom ID: 918 8809 3129
Abstract: We live in an interesting time. Although we don’t know exactly what the future will be like, transformational change is a certainty. There are several noticeable trends: one is the change of the computing paradigm from reactive to proactive. All major companies are working on this paradigm shift, investing heavily in AI and machine learning. This will redefine the role and responsibility of our personal devices and dramatically change our lifestyles over the next few years. Another interesting trend is the interaction shift from device-centric to human-and-environment-centric, which has the potential to allow humans to return to a more natural way of living through the HeadsUp Computing Interaction Paradigm. I will discuss my vision/plan to contribute to the grand vision of the next generation HeadsUp interactive computing. Realizing this vision requires us to place the fundamental human values in the heart of our research programs, and work collectively among disciplines. I hope all of us can play a significant role in leading this historical transition and how such changes can potentially benefit the local and regional society.
Biography: Dr. Shengdong Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, National University of Singapore. He established the NUS-HCI research lab. Dr. Zhao completed his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science at the University of Toronto. He also holds a Master’s degree in Information Management & Systems from the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Zhao has a wealth of experience in developing new interface tools and applications (i.e., Draco, won best iPad App of the year in 2016), and publishes regularly in top HCI conferences and journals. He also works closely with the industry, and currently serves as a senior consultant with the Huawei Consumer Business Group. Dr. Zhao frequently serves in program committees of top HCI conferences and will work as the paper chair for the ACM SIGCHI 2019, and 2020 conferences. More information about Dr. Zhao and the NUS-HCI lab can be found at http://www.shengdongzhao.com and http://www.nus-hci.org.