News

Please refer to our projects and publications page for more details.

New PhD Student

Tianpei Li will join us as a PhD student. He got his master degree from The University of Hong Kong, and his bachelor degree from South China University of Technology.

Thesis Defence

Arshad Nasser successfully defended his PhD thesis: 'Touching for Knowing': Design and Evaluation of Wearable and Graspable Haptic Devices for the People with Visual Impairment. Congrats, Dr. Nasser!


Invention Award

GestOnHMD receives a Bronze Medal in Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days 2022. Congrats to Taizhou and Lantian!

Paper Publication

Our paper "Deep-Learning-based Unobtrusive Handedness Prediction for One-handed Smartphone Interaction" is published in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Congrats to Taizhou.

Paper Publication

Our paper "FritzBot: A data-driven conversational agent for physical-computing system design" is published in International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Congrats to Taizhou and Lantian.

Demonstration/Exhibition

ThermalCane was demonstrated in Hong Kong InnoCarnival 2021 in Hong Kong Science Park.


New Research Assistant

Haichen Gao will join us as a full-time research assistant. He got his master degree from Univeristy College London, and his bachelor degree from Xi'an Jiaotong Liverpool University.

Paper Publication

Our paper "GAN-based Image-to-Friction Generation for Tactile Simulation of Fabric Material" is accepted by Computers & Graphics. Congrats to Shaoyu, Prof Narumi and Prof Ban from University of Tokyo, Prof Liu Yue and Dr. Zhao Lu from Beijing Institute of Technology.

Research Funding

We received RMB 610,000 from National Natural Science Foundation of China General Programme (國家自然科學基金面上項目) to work on Data-driven Thermotactile Signal Synthesis and Rendering for Virtual Material Simulation.

New PhD Student

Xingyu Yang will join us as a PhD student. He got his master degree from Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), and his bachelor degree from Dalian University of Technology.

Paper Publication

Our paper "ThermEarhook: Investigating Spatial Thermal Haptic Feedback on the Auricular Skin Area" is accepted by The 23rd ACM International Conference on Multimodal Interaction (ICMI 2021). Congrats Arshad and Kexin!

Paper Publication

Our paper "FritzBot: A Data-Driven Conversational Agent for Physical-Computing System Design" is accepted by International Journal of Human-Computer Studies. Congrats Taizhou and Lantian!

Paper Publication

Our paper "Visual-Tactile Cross-Modal Data Generation using Residue-Fusion GAN with Feature-Matching and Perceptual Losses" is accepted by IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters and IEEE IROS 2021. Congrats to Shaoyu, Prof Narumi and Prof Ban from University of Tokyo.

Demonstration/Exhibition

Embodied Weather was presented and demonstrated in Hong Kong Maritime Museum, May 1st - 2nd, 2021, along with the selected student works from the course of SM3804: Materials and Fabrication Studio.



Research Funding

We received RMB 100,000 from Guangdong Natural Science Fund General Programme (廣東省自然科學基金面上項目) to work on Data-driven Thermal Haptics.

Faculty Promotion

Dr. Kening Zhu is promoted to Tenured Associate Professor.

Lab Visit

Prof Ruigang LI (黎瑞刚) visited our lab. Prof LI is the founding dean of the School of Creativity and Art, ShanghaiTech University. He is also the Chairman of China Media Capital and the Vice Chair of TVB.


Invention Award

ThermalCane receives a Bronze Medal in Inventions Geneva Evaluation Days 2021. Congrats to Arshad! More details in CityU News.

New Research Intern

Yuchun SONG, a BBA year-3 undergraduate student, joined our lab as a research intern. She will work on the project of gesture-based smartglass interaction.

Company Visit

Kening and Shaoyu visited MAD Gaze, a local company on smart watch and smart glass interaction. We shared the lab's projects, and initiated the discussion of future collaboraiton.

Paper Accepted by IEEE VR Conference

Larger Step Faster Speed: Investigating Gesture-based Locomotion in Place with Different Walking Speed in Virtual Reality is accepted as IEEE VR 2021 Conference Full Paper. Congrats to Pingchuan.

Paper Accepted by IEEE TVCG

GestOnHMD is accepted by IEEE TVCG Special Issue on IEEE VR 2021. Congrats to Taizhou, Lantian, and Xianshan.

Best Paper Audience Choice Award

FrictGAN received Best Paper Audience Choice Award in ICAT-EGVE 2020. Congrats to Shaoyu, Professor Takuji Narumi (University of Tokyo), and Professor Yuki Ban (University of Tokyo).

Interns at Huawei

PhD students, Taizhou CHEN and Pingchuan KE, joined Huawei Human-Machine Interaction Lab as interns.

Congrats to Jacky CHEUNG

Jacky CHEUNG passed his MPhil Defence. Thesis title: User Manipulation and User Interaction with Input Techniques on Desktop Computer.