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I am a computer scientist with an architectural design background. I research how to embed technology in hyper-local contexts to facilitate civic engagement and community empowerment. Specifically, my research is focused on Community-Empowered Artificial Intelligence (AI), where I co-design, implement, deploy, and evaluate interactive AI systems that empower communities, especially in addressing environmental and social issues.

Traditionally, scientists lead research to engage citizens in tackling environmental and social issues (e.g., air pollution) on a large scale. I have proposed an alternative, Community Citizen Science (CCS), to extend this science-oriented method to a hyper-local scale. CCS aims to empower communities and scientists to produce scientific knowledge, represent their voices, address local concerns, and shape more equitable power relationships. In this way, CCS advances the current science-oriented method by emphasizing continued community engagement after technology interventions. In my research, I apply crowdsourcing and data visualization to engage communities in providing and exploring data. Also, I utilize machine learning, computer vision, and data science to assist communities in extracting and explaining patterns in multiple types of large-scale data. For more details, please refer to my CV, research statement, teaching statement, and diversity statement. For people who speak Mandarin Chinese, if you are interested in the CCS concept, here is the video recording of my previous talk (in Mandarin Chinese) in the National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan on early 2021. Also, here is another video recording of a talk (in English) that I gave to the air quality working group at the European Citizen Science Association on late 2021.

I am an Assistant Professor at the Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam. Formerly, I was a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Department of Sustainable Design Engineering, Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, TU Delft, the Netherlands. Before TU Delft, I was a Project Scientist in the CREATE Lab at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), USA. I received my Ph.D. degree in Robotics in 2018 from the Robotics Institute at CMU, where I conducted research on using technology to empower local citizens and communities. Previously, I received my Master's degree in tangible interaction design in 2012 from the School of Architecture at CMU, where I studied and built prototypes of interactive robots and wearable devices. Before CMU, I earned my dual Bachelor's degree in both architecture and computer science in 2010 at National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

About my name, my given name is Yen-Chia, not Yen. My English name (Yen-Chia Hsu) comes from the Wade-Giles transcription of my name in Traditional Mandarin Chinese. In Taiwan, when using the Wade-Giles transcription system, we put a dash between our given name's characters. Also, in Traditional Mandarin Chinese, we put the family name before the given name, which is different from the English naming conventions. For pronunciation, Yen is like the Japanese yen, and Chia is like "ja" when saying Ninja. My family name (Hsu) is hard to pronounce since the English system does not have such types of vocalization. The closest sound is "she," not "su."

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Awards and Honors

  1. Outstanding Student Academic Achievement. 2005, 2006, 2007. Department of Architecture, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan.

  2. Third Prize, National Country House Design Competition. 2008. Ministry of the Interior, Taiwan.

  3. Best New Artist. 2009. The National Golden Award for Architecture, Taiwan.

  4. Webby People's Voice Award, Best Use of Video or Moving Image. 2014. International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, USA.

  5. Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (Top 5%). 2017. ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, USA.

  6. Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (Top 2.5%, 7 out of 282 submissions). 2019. ACM IUI Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces, USA.

  7. Prize for Community Collaboration. 2020. The Constellation Prize, USA.

Refereed Journal and Magazine Papers

  1. Yen-Chia Hsu and Illah Nourbakhsh. 2020. When Human-Computer Interaction Meets Community Citizen Science. Communications of the ACM.
    Source   |   arXiv   |   Webpage   |   Video

  2. Yen-Chia Hsu, Jennifer Cross, Paul Dille, Michael Tasota, Beatrice Dias, Randy Sargent, Ting-Hao Huang, and Illah Nourbakhsh. 2020. Smell Pittsburgh: Engaging Community Citizen Science for Air Quality. ACM Transactions on Interactive Intelligent Systems.
    Source   |   arXiv

  3. Yen-Chia Hsu, Himanshu Verma, Andrea Mauri, Illah Nourbakhsh, and Alessandro Bozzon. 2022. Empowering local communities using artificial intelligence. Patterns, 3(3), 100449.
    Source   |   arXiv

Refereed Conference Papers

  1. Yang-Ting Shen, Tay-Sheng Jeng, and Yen-Chia Hsu. 2011. A "Live" Interactive Tagging Interface for Collaborative Learning. International Conference on Cooperative Design, Visualization and Engineering (CDVE 2011). Springer.
    Source   |   Blog

  2. Yen-Chia Hsu, Tay-Sheng Jeng, Yang-Ting Shen, and Po-Chun Chen. 2012. SynTag: A Web-based Platform for Labeling Real-time Video. In Proceedings of the ACM 2012 Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW 2012). ACM.
    Source   |   Video   |   Blog   |   Code and Data

  3. Yen-Chia Hsu, Paul Dille, Jennifer Cross, Beatrice Dias, Randy Sargent, and Illah Nourbakhsh. 2017. Community-Empowered Air Quality Monitoring System. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). ACM. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, Top 5%)
    Source   |   arXiv   |   Video   |   Blog   |   Appendix   |   Website   |   Code and Data

  4. Yen-Chia Hsu, Jennifer Cross, Paul Dille, Michael Tasota, Beatrice Dias, Randy Sargent, Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang, and Illah Nourbakhsh. 2019. Smell Pittsburgh: Community-Empowered Mobile Smell Reporting System. In Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Intelligent User Interfaces (IUI 2019). ACM. (Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, Top 2.5%) [Note: this paper has errors, and we provide the corrections in the last two pages of the arXiv version]
    Source   |   arXiv   |   Video   |   Conference Talk   |   Blog   |   Appendix   |   Website   |   Code and Data

  5. Ting-Yao Hsu, Chieh-Yang Huang, Yen-Chia Hsu, and Ting-Hao Huang. 2019. Visual Story Post-Editing. In Proceedings of the 57th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics. Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2019).
    Source   |   arXiv   |   Code and Data

  6. Yen-Chia Hsu, Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang, Ting-Yao Hu, Paul Dille, Sean Prendi, Ryan Hoffman, Anastasia Tsuhlares, Jessica Pachuta, Randy Sargent, and Illah Nourbakhsh. 2021. Project RISE: Recognizing Industrial Smoke Emissions. Proceedings of the AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI 2021). [Note: this paper has an error, and we provide the correction in the last page of the arXiv version]
    Source   |   arXiv   |   Code and Data

  7. Philippe Lammerts, Philip Lippmann, Yen-Chia Hsu, Fabio Casati, and Jie Yang. 2023. How do you feel? Measuring User-Perceived Value for Rejecting Machine Decisions in Hate Speech Detection. In Proceedings of the 2023 AAAI/ACM Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES 2023). ACM.
    Source   |   arXiv

Refereed Posters, Works-in-Progress, and Workshop Papers

  1. Yen-Chia Hsu, Paul Dille, Randy Sargent, Christopher Bartley, and Illah Nourbakhsh. 2015. A Web-based Large-scale Timelapse Editor for Creating and Sharing Guided Video Tours and Interactive Slideshows. IEEE Information Visualization Posters, 2015.
    PDF   |   Source   |   Blog   |   Code and Data

  2. Yen-Chia Hsu, Jennifer Cross, Paul Dille, Illah Nourbakhsh, Leann Leiter, and Ryan Grode. 2018. Visualization Tool for Environmental Sensing and Public Health Data. In Proceedings of the 2018 ACM Conference Companion Publication on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS 2018 Companion). ACM.
    PDF   |   Source   |   arXiv   |   Blog   |   Appendix   |   Website   |   Code and Data

  3. Ting-Yao Hsu, Yen-Chia Hsu, and Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang. 2019. On How Users Edit Computer-Generated Visual Stories. In Extended Abstracts of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in ComputingSystems (CHI EA 2019). ACM.
    Source   |   arXiv

  4. Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang, Chieh-Yang Huang, Chien-Kuang Cornelia Ding, Yen-Chia Hsu, and C. Lee Giles. 2020. CODA-19: Using a Non-Expert Crowd to Annotate Research Aspects on 10,000+ Abstracts in the COVID-19 Open Research Dataset. In Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on NLP for COVID-19 at Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020).
    Source   |   arXiv   |   Code and Data

  5. Andrea Mauri, Andrea Tocchetti, Lorenzo Corti, Yen-Chia Hsu, Himanshu Verma, and Marco Brambilla. 2022. COCTEAU: an Empathy-Based Tool for Decision-Making. Posters and Demos Track at The Web Conference 2022 (WWW 2022).

  6. Andrea Mauri, Yen-Chia Hsu, Marco Brambilla, Aisling Ann O'Kane, Ting-Hao (Kenneth) Huang, and Himanshu Verma. 2022. Empathy-Centric Design At Scale. In Extended Abstracts of the 2022 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA 2022). ACM.
    Source   |   arXiv

Other Publications

  1. Yen-Chia Hsu. 2016. Industrial Smoke Detection and Visualization. Technical Report CMU-RI-TR-16-55. Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    PDF   |   Preprint   |   Code and Data

  2. Yen-Chia Hsu. 2018. SimArch: A Multi-agent System For Human Path Simulation In Architecture Design. arXiv preprint arXiv:1807.03760.
    arXiv   |   Code and Data

  3. Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Nicholas Muller, and Yen-Chia Hsu. 2018. Livestreaming Pollution: A New Form of Public Disclosure and a Catalyst for Citizen Engagement. No. w24664. National Bureau of Economic Research, 2018.

  4. Yen-Chia Hsu. 2018. Designing Interactive Systems for Community Citizen Science. Ph.D. Dissertation. Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA.
    PDF   |   Source   |   Preprint   |   Video

  5. Yen-Chia Hsu. 2021. 社區公民科學: 用開放數位平台的技術與公民合作解決都市環境問題. 眼底城事.

Featured Media and Book Coverage

  1. TIME. Jeffrey Kluger. 2013. Timelapse: Landsat Satellite Images of Climate Change.

  2. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ashley Murray. 2017. Carnegie Mellon Scientists Use App to Track Foul Odors in Pittsburgh.

  3. PC Magazine. Michelle Donahue. 2018. Citizen Science: Do Try This at Home.

  4. Pittsburgh Earth Day. Amanda Waltz. 2021. Partnership Wins Award for Using Tech to Track Pittsburgh Air Pollution.

  5. EenVandaag. Michiel Princen and Simone Timmer. 2023. In Pittsburgh lukte het omwonenden om zwaar vervuilende kooksfabriek te laten sluiten: 'We gingen langzaam dood'.

  6. EenVandaag. Michiel Princen and Simone Timmer. 2023. Gezondheid omwonenden verbetert meteen als een kooksfabriek - zoals die van Tata Steel - sluit, toont Amerikaans onderzoek aan.
    Link to the news article   |   Link to the TV program (from 00:08 to 11:40)

Other Media and Book Coverage

  1. Carnegie Mellon University News. 2013. Robotics Institute Helps Make Stunning Satellite Imagery Easily Accessible.

  2. Google AI Blog. 2013. Building A Visual Planetary Time Machine.

  3. Google Official Blog. 2013. A picture of Earth through time.

  4. Google Earth Engine. 2013. Earth Timelapse.

  5. Ars Technica. Sean Gallagher. 2013. How Google built a 52-terapixel time-lapse portrait of Earth.

  6. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2015. Pollution cam: Now the public has an eye on Shenango, 24/7.

  7. Carnegie Mellon University News. Byron Spice. 2015. Shenango Channel Provides Online Resource For Sharing Images, Data About Coke Plant.

  8. Pittsburgh City Paper. Ashley Murray. 2015. What you need to know about Pittsburgh news this week.

  9. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Don Hopey. 2015. Shenango Channel keeps an eye on the Neville Island sky.

  10. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Don Hopey. 2015. Regulators reviewing Shenango Coke Works' compliance with 2012 consent decree.

  11. HuffPost. Illah Nourbakhsh. 2016. A Community Advocacy Success Story.

  12. The Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). Gwen Ottinger. 2016. A Missing Link in Making Meaning from Air Monitoring?.

  13. Group Against Smog and Pollution. 2016. A Change in the Air After the Closure of the Shenango Coke Plant (another source).

  14. Allegheny Front. Lou Blouin. 2016. You Can Now Report Terrible Air in the 'Burgh with this New App.

  15. The Glassblock. Adam Shuck. 2016. If You Smell Something, Say Something: CMU Launches Mobile App Smell PGH.

  16. Toxic News. Gwen Ottinger. 2017. Lessons Learned from an Experiment in Infrastructuring.

  17. 90.5 WESA. Julie Grant. 2017. Life Smells Better After Shenango.

  18. NEXTpittsburgh. Amanda Waltz. 2017. What it was like Living Downwind of Shenango Coke Works.

  19. Greenapps&web. Judit Urquijo. 2017. Smell Pittsburgh, an example of app to report pollution by foul odors.

  20. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Stephen Riccardi and Beatrice Dias. 2017. Smelly air? There's an app for that.

  21. TechCrunch. John Biggs. 2017. Smell PGH Lets You Report Weird Smells in Pittsburgh.

  22. Carnegie Mellon University News. Byron Spice. 2017. Smell PGH App Helps Pittsburghers Report Foul Odors.

  23. Fast Company. Mark Wilson. 2017. Does Your City Literally Stink? There's An App For That.

  24. Grantcraft. Philip Johnson. 2017. Using Low-Cost Technology to Democratize Data and Protect Public Health.

  25. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (TribLIVE). Matthew Santoni. 2017. California Towns Adapt Carnegie Mellon's Smell Pittsburgh App.

  26. NEXTpittsburgh. Amanda Waltz. 2017. Environmental activists are using Smell PGH and other tech to unstink Pittsburgh, and so can you.

  27. NEXTpittsburgh. Amanda Waltz. 2017. CREATE Lab clears the air with improved Smell PGH app and new website.

  28. Lawrenceville United. David Breingan. 2017. Joint Comments from LU and LC on Draft Operating Permit for McConway and Torley.

  29. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Anna Garner. 2017. The Smell PGH app helps track air pollution.

  30. PSFK. Zack Palm. 2017. A New Platform In Pittsburgh Lets Citizens Report Foul Smells.

  31. StateScoop. Jason Shueh. 2017. A whiff of citizen engagement powers Pittsburgh's new air pollution app.

  32. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Rachel Filippini. 2018. Allegheny County must crack down on odor emissions violations.

  33. Allegheny Front. Kara Holsopple. 2018. Turns Out Air Pollution Makes for Good Listening.

  34. NEXTpittsburgh. Melissa Rayworth. 2018. Once again, Pittsburgh air ranks among the worst. Here's what you can do about it.

  35. PublicSource. Teake Zuidema. 2018. Will Pittsburgh flourish as a hub of eds and meds or gas and petrochemicals? Can we have it both ways?

  36. ProMarket. Emiliano Huet-Vaughn, Nicholas Z. Muller, and Yen-Chia Hsu. 2018. Livestreaming Polluters to Enforce Environmental Policy: Evidence from a Natural Experiment in Pittsburgh.

  37. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (TribLIVE). Theresa Clift. 2018. Environmental groups pressure Allegheny County officials to crack down harder on polluters.

  38. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Don Hopey. 2018. Air advocates read scroll of smells at health board meeting.

  39. Pittsburgh Tribune-Review (TribLIVE). Theresa Clift. 2018. Allegheny County Health Department defends air quality efforts, plans stricter coke plant rules.

  40. Hack The Grid. Andrea Polli. 2018. Hack The Grid.

  41. Environmental Health News. Kristina Marusic. 2018. ER visits for asthma dropped 38% the year after one of Pittsburgh's biggest polluters shut down.

  42. World Economic Forum. Illah Nourbakhsh. 2018. Introducing EarthTime: animations which show how our planet is changing.

  43. Carnegie Mellon University News. Byron Spice. 2019. CMU's Smell PGH Air Pollution Reporting App Goes National.

  44. Seventh Generation. 2019. If You Smell Something, Now You Can Say Something.

  45. 89.3 WFPL. 2019. Smell MyCity Is Louisville's Smell Something, Say Something App.

  46. Wave 3 News. 2019. Smell My City app allows Louisvillians to report foul odors, pollution.

  47. TechRepublic. 2019. Smell MyCity app combats air pollution.

  48. Global News Wire. 2019. Smell Something, Say Something: Carnegie Mellon and Seventh Generation Partner to Take Action Against Air Pollution with Smell MyCity App.

  49. Business Journal. 2019. Smell something, say something: New smartphone app lets you rate your city's air quality.

  50. Fast Company. Mark Wilson. 2019. Report stinky spots in your city with this free app.

  51. Pennsylvania Senate and House Democratic Policy Committees. 2019. Joint Public Hearing on Improving Air Quality.

  52. Group Against Smog and Pollution. Amanda Gillooly. 2019. Looking to Make a Difference in Local Air Quality? Here's How (BONUS: You Don't Even Have to Leave Your House).

  53. Willamette Week. Elise Herron. 2019. New App Helps People Track Air Pollution in Portland, Which Is Among the Top 25 Cities With the Most Short-Term Particulate Pollution.

  54. The Portland Tribune. 2019. Smell MyCity app could sniff out air quality issues.

  55. KATU News. 2019. Smell MyCity Portland.

  56. Louisville Future. 2019. Stinky smells in your neighborhood? There's an app for that.

  57. Group Against Smog and Pollution. 2020. GASP Congratulates CREATE Lab & Yen-Chia Hsu, for Smoke Hunting Tool Release.

  58. CBS Pittsburgh. 2020. Environmental Groups Gather At City-County Building For Air Quality Rally.

  59. Pittsburgh Current. Larry J. Schweiger. 2020. The Smokey City Is Once Again At A Crossroads.

  60. Allegheny Front. Kara Holsopple. 2020. What You Need To Know About Air Quality, The U.S. Steel Settlement And Temperature Inversions.

  61. WDRB. Gilbert Corsey. 2020. New app allows users to report foul smells around the city.

  62. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Don Hopey. 2020. Allegheny County's proposed coke oven rules are hot topic.

  63. The Globe and Mail. Ian Bailey. 2020. UBC researchers launch smell-based app in Vancouver.

  64. Environmental Law Institute. 2020. Citizen Science Programs at Environmental Agencies: Case Studies.

  65. PennFuture. 2021. Mon Valley Toxic Neighbor Campaign.

  66. Next City. Lucrezia lozza. 2021. Citizen Science Is Helping Tackle Stinky Cities.

  67. Group Against Smog and Pollution. 2021. Deadline to Speak Out on Proposed Coke Oven Regulations Quickly Approaching.

  68. Envirotec Magazine. 2021. Citizen science to the rescue.

  69. Carnegie Mellon University News. Byron Spice. 2021. CREATE Lab Honored For Monitoring Emissions at Shenango Coke Works.

  70. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 2021. What's that smell? 'Funky but industrial' odor in Pittsburgh remains something of a mystery..

  71. Informatics Institute, University of Amsterdam. 2022. Wining, dining and sparring with the brightest minds in computer science and math.

Released Open Source Tools, Datasets, and Teaching Materials

  1. Yen-Chia Hsu. A Web-based Platform for Labeling Real-time Video. Computer software.

  2. Yen-Chia Hsu. A Multi-agent System for Human Path Simulation In Architecture Design. Computer software.

  3. Yen-Chia Hsu. A Wearable Shoe-Integrated Interaction Interface. Computer software.

  4. Yen-Chia Hsu. A JavaScript Library for Creating an Interactive Timeline Heatmap. Computer software.

  5. Yen-Chia Hsu. A JavaScript Library for Creating an Interactive Geographical Heatmap. Computer software.

  6. Yen-Chia Hsu. A HTML/CSS Template for Building Projects or Personal Websites. Computer software.

  7. CMU CREATE Lab. A Web-Based Interactive Viewer for Visualizing Large-Scale Timelapses. Computer software.

  8. CMU CREATE Lab. Visualization Tool for Environmental Sensing and Public Health Data. Computer software.

  9. CMU CREATE Lab. A Mobile Application to Crowdsource and Visualize Pollution Odors. Computer software.

  10. CMU CREATE Lab. Earth Timelapse Viewer. Computer software.

  11. CMU CREATE Lab. Predicting and Interpreting Smell Data Obtained from Smell Pittsburgh. Computer software.

  12. CMU CREATE Lab. A Tool for Labeling Video Clips (both Front-end and Back-end). Computer software.

  13. CMU CREATE Lab. Deep Learning Models and Dataset for Recognizing Industrial Smoke Emissions. Computer software.

  14. TUD KInD. A Tool for Citizen Engagement at Scale. Computer software.

  15. Yen-Chia Hsu. A Template to Start a Web-based Project That Has Both Back-end and Front-end. Computer software.

  16. Multimedia Analytics Lab Amsterdam. Data Science Course. Teaching material.

  17. Yen-Chia Hsu. Tutorial and Template for Building a Jupyter Book Website. Teaching material.



COCTEAU: an Empathy-Based Tool for Decision-Making [P5, P6, T14], 2021 - 2022
I worked in a team to build a tool to strengthen interactions between citizens and decision-makers on a large scale. The goal is to elicit empathetic relations among stakeholders to collect perspectives on societal issues. (website link)

Project RISE: Recognizing Industrial Smoke Emissions [C6, T13], 2018 - 2020
I co-designed a system with local communities in labeling videos with industrial smoke emissions. These labels were used to train a deep neural network to recognize smoke and industrial pollution events for air quality advocacy. (website link)

A Tool for Creating Interactive Stories on the EarthTime Timelapse [T10], 2018
I worked in a team to develop a web-based tool that enables users to create, edit, and share stories about nature changes and human impact on EarthTime, visualizing the transformation of the EarthTime over three decades with images and datasets. (website link)

Community-Empowered Mobile Smell Reporting System [C4, F2, T9, A6], 2017 - 2018
I worked in a team to develop Smell Pittsburgh, a mobile application for citizens to report pollution odors to regulators. A map visualizes the reports with air quality and wind data. A machine learning model predicts odors and sends push notifications. (website link)

Visualization Tool for Environmental Sensing and Public Health Data [P2, T5, T8], 2017
I worked in a team to develop the Environmental Health Channel, an interactive web-based tool for visualizing health symptoms, particulate measurements, and personal stories from residents who are affected by oil and gas drilling development. (website link)

Community-Empowered Air Quality Monitoring System [C3, F3, A5], 2015 - 2016
I worked with local citizens to build an air quality monitoring system that integrates camera data, sensing data, and smell reports. The system used computer vision to generate videos with smoke emissions to serve as evidence of pollution. (website link)

A Web-based Large-scale Timelapse Editor for Interactive Storytelling [P1, T7], 2014
Based on the timelapse viewer, I developed a tool for users to create interactive slideshows or guided tours. Users can embed or share the slideshows or tours on social media for telling interactive stories. (website link)

Earth Timelaspe Viewer Visualizing Landsat Satellite Imagery [F1, T7, A4], 2013
I worked in a team to develop an Earth timelapse viewer, consisting of cloud-free mosaics of the planet with billions of pixels for decades. The interactive viewer was released with Google and TIME. (link to Google Earth Engine, link to TIME)

SimArch: A Multi-Agent System for Human Path Simulation [O2, T2], 2012
SimArch uses Markov Decision Process to build a behavior model. The model simulates mental states, target range detection, and collision prediction when agents behave in a museum. SimArch outputs the prediction of how likely a person will occur in a location after simulation.

SENSEable Shoes: Hands-Free and Eyes-Free Mobile Interaction [T3], 2012
SENSEable Shoes is a platform for interaction designers to create applications. It recognizes low-level activities by measuring the weight distribution over the feet with sensors in the shoe pad. A Support Vector Machine classifier identifies mobile activities and foot gestures.

Draw-o-lin: A Music Visualizer for Violin, 2011
What does music look like? Draw-o-lin is an interactive mobile robot visualizing music by drawing graphs on a paper according to various sound properties. Violin performers control the robot by playing various pitches, alternating the volume, and changing the tempo.

SynTag: A Web-Based Platform for Labeling Real-time Video [C2, C1, T1], 2010
Users can label Good, Question, and Disagree tags in real or non-real time with visualization of time-stamp video previews on an interactive timeline. SynTag creates thumbnails by using real-time tags for presenters to receive instant feedback and for others to retrieve videos.

Architecture Design School Projects, 2007-2010
This collection includes a micro-city (my graduation project), a skyscraper design extending the concept of a micro-city, a dynamic facade responding to the physical environment, a worm-shaped machine that carries plants on the facade, and a self-sufficient country house design.