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  • CS Colloquium: Chang Xiao (Adobe Research) - Augmented Interaction Between Physical and Digital Realm

    Wed, Mar 06, 2024 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Thomas Lord Department of Computer Science

    Conferences, Lectures, & Seminars

    Speaker: Chang Xiao, Adobe Research

    Talk Title: Augmented Interaction Between Physical and Digital Realm

    Series: Computer Science Colloquium

    Abstract: Today's computing devices, including mobile phones, wearable devices, and VR/AR headsets, have become increasingly powerful and accessible to almost everyone. They offer a direct and immersive interaction with digital worlds. But what if we could use these devices to access interactive physical worlds as well, expanding our interaction space and unlocking greater interactive potential? In this talk, I will discuss our work on integrating both physical and digital systems to create a new computing environment. Leveraging techniques from AI/ML, Computer Vision, and Computational Design, we propose several interactive systems and sensing techniques that provide users with unified, low-cost, tangible, and intuitive experiences. These approaches unlock the potential of using the physical environment as computer interfaces in the era of Extended Reality (XR) and spatial computing, bridging the gap between physical and digital spaces.
    This lecture satisfies requirements for CSCI 591: Research Colloquium

    Biography: Chang Xiao is currently a Research Scientist at Adobe Research. He obtained his PhD from Columbia University in 2021. His broad interests lie at the intersection of HCI, AI/ML, and AR/VR, with a special focus on leveraging AI/ML to develop novel interaction and sensing techniques. His work has been published in a wide spectrum of top computer science venues, including CHI, UIST, SIGGRAPH, NeurIPS, CVPR, and ICLR. His research has gained impact beyond academia, having been successfully integrated into multiple Adobe products and receiving widespread attention, including media interviews and coverage by CNN, Adweek, CACM, and IEEE Spectrum. During his PhD studies, he received the Snap Research Fellowship and the Cheung-Kong Innovation Doctoral Fellowship.

    Host: Heather Culbertson

    Location: Olin Hall of Engineering (OHE) - 132

    Audiences: Everyone Is Invited

    Contact: CS Faculty Affairs


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