I am a PhD candidate in the Computer Science Department at the University of Maryland, College Park. I am also affiliated with the Human Computer Interaction Lab. My advisor is François Guimbretière, who used to be a professor in Maryland and is now a professor at Cornell University. I followed him to Ithaca, New York to finish my PhD. Part of my work was supervised at Autodesk Research where I spent two summers as a research assistant in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, I spent my summer at Microsoft Research. In Redmond, I worked with Ken Hinckley and Benko.
The goal of my research is to improve interactions with physical and tangible media by augmenting them with digital functionality. My dissertation work is particularly useful to designers because they interact heavily with physical media. I have built several pen-centric systems for the designers. ModelCraft can track annotations on the surface of physical 3D models. MTPen can capture the grip and gesture of users hands using a multi-touch sensor array on the digital pen’s barrel. MouseLight and PenLight bring digital functionality to physical surfaces using mobile projectors.
I am expecting to graduate in 2011 summer and currently seeking academic and industrial research positions.