Stefanie Mueller


TIBCO Career Development Associate Professor
MIT Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, joint with Mechanical Engineering
MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Head of the HCI Engineering Group
Email: stefanie.mueller@mit.edu

[Curriculum Vitae] 



Publications


Xinyi Yang*, Lauren Niu*, Martin Nisser, Stefanie Mueller.
PullupStructs: Digital Fabrication for Folding Structures via Pull-up Nets
In Proceedings of TEI 2023 Work in Progress [* equal contribution].
PDF     Video     Project Page

Xinyi Yang, Martin Nisser, Stefanie Mueller.
CompuMat: A Computational Composite Material for Tangible Interaction
In Proceedings of TEI 2023 Work in Progress
PDF     Project Page

Xinyi Yang*, Katarina Bulovic*, Susanna Chen*, Junyi Zhu, Stefanie Mueller.
Azimuth Calculation and Telecommunication between VR Headset and Smartphones for Nearby Interaction
In Proceedings of TEI 2023 Work in Progress [* equal contribution].
PDF     Project Page

Junyi Zhu, Yuxuan Lei, Aashini Shah, Gila Schein, Hamid Ghaednia, Joseph H. Schwab, Casper Harteveld, Stefanie Mueller.
MuscleRehab: Improving Unsupervised Physical Rehabilitation by Monitoring and Visualizing Muscle Engagement
In Proceedings of UIST 2022.
DOI     PDF     Video     Slides     Project Page

Martin Nisser, Yashaswini Makaram, Faraz Faruqi, Ryo Suzuki, Stefanie Mueller.
Selective Self-Assembly using Re-Programmable Magnetic Pixels.
In Proceedings of IROS 2022.
PDF     Video     Project Page

Martin Nisser, Yashaswini Makaram, Lucian Covarrubias, Amadou Bah, Faraz Faruqi, Ryo Suzuki, Stefanie Mueller.
Mixels: Fabricating Interfaces using Programmable Magnetic Pixels.
In Proceedings of UIST 2022.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Yoonji Kim, Junyi Zhu, Mihir Trivedi, Dishita G. Turakhia, Ngai Hang Wu, Donghyeon Ko, Michael Wessely, Stefanie Mueller.
SensorViz: Visualizing Sensor Data Across Different Stages of Prototyping Interactive Objects .
In Proceedings of DIS'22.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Ticha Sethapakdi, Mackenzie Leake, Catalina Monsalve Rodriguez, Miranda J. Cai, Stefanie Mueller.
KineCAM: An Instant Camera for Animated Photographs.
In Proceedings of SIGGRAPH'22 Art Papers.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Martin Nisser, Leon Cheng, Yashaswini Makaram, Ryo Suzuki, Stefanie Mueller.
ElectroVoxel: Electromagnetically Actuated Pivoting for Scalable Modular Self-Reconfigurable Robots.
In Proceedings of ICRA 2022.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Mustafa Doga Dogan, Ahmad Taka, Michael Lu, Yunyi Zhu, Akshat Kumar, Aakar Gupta, Stefanie Mueller.
InfraredTags: Embedding Invisible AR Markers and Barcodes Using Low-Cost, Infrared-Based 3D Printing and Imaging Tools.
In Proceedings of CHI 2022. [Best Demo Nominee]
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page     Code

Dishita Turakhia, Stefanie Mueller, Kayla DesPortes.
Identifying Game Mechanics for Integrating Fabrication Activities within Existing Digital Games.
In Proceedings of CHI 2022.
DOI     PDF     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Isabel P. S. Qamar, Sabina W. Chen, Dimitri Tskhovrebadze, Paolo Boni, Faraz Faruqi, Michael Wessely, Stefanie Mueller.
ChromoPrint: A Multi-Color 3D Printer Based on a Reprogrammable Photochromic Resin
In Adjunct Proceedings of CHI 2022 Late Breaking Work.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Faraz Faruqi, Kenneth Friedman, Leon Cheng, Michael Wessely, Sriram Subramanian, Stefanie Mueller.
SliceHub: Augmenting Shared 3D Model Repositories with Slicing Results for 3D Printing
In Adjunct Proceedings of CHI 2022 Late Breaking Work.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Jiani Zeng*, Honghao Deng*, Yunyi Zhu*, Michael Wessely, Axel Kilian, Stefanie Mueller.
Lenticular Objects: 3D Printed Objects with Lenticular Lens Surfaces that Can Change their Appearance Depending on the Viewpoint.
In Proceedings of UIST 2021. [* equal contribution]
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Mustafa Doga Dogan, Varnika Sinha, Steven Vidal Acevedo Colon, Kaan Akşit, Stefanie Mueller.
SensiCut: Material-Aware Laser Cutting Using Speckle Sensing.
In Proceedings of UIST 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Jun Gong, Olivia Seow, Cedric Honnet, Jack Forman, Stefanie Mueller.
MetaSense: Integrating Sensing Capabilities into Mechanical Metamaterial.
In Proceedings of UIST 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Project Page

Junyi Zhu, Jackson C. Snowden, Joshua Verdejo, Emily Chen, Paul Zhang, Hamid Ghaednia,
Joseph H. Schwab, Stefanie Mueller.

EIT-kit: An Electrical Impedance Tomography Toolkit for Health and Motion Sensing
In Proceedings of UIST 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page


Dishita Turakhia, Andrew Wong, Yini Qi, Lotta-Gili Blumberg, Yoonji Kim, Stefanie Mueller.
Adapt2Learn: A Toolkit for Configuring the Learning Algorithm for Adaptive Physical Tools for Motor-Skill Learning
In Proceedings of DIS 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Project Page

Dishita Turakhia, Harrison Mitchell Allen, Kayla DesPortes, Stefanie Mueller.
FabO: Integrating Fabrication with a Player's Gameplay in Existing Digital Games
In Proceedings of C&C 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Project Page

Ticha Sethapakdi, Daniel Anderson, Adrian Reginald Chua Sy, Stefanie Mueller.
Fabricaide: Fabrication-Aware Design for 2D Cutting Machines.
In Proceedings of CHI 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Martin Nisser, Christina Chen Liao, Yuchen Chai, Aradhana Adhikari, Steve Hodges, Stefanie Mueller.
LaserFactory: An Electromechanical Assembly and Fabrication Platform Integrated with a Laser Cutter to make Functional Devices and Robots.
In Proceedings of CHI 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Press video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Michael Wessely, Yuhua Jin, Cattalyya Nuengsigkapian, Aleksei Kashapov, Isabel P. S. Qamar, Dzmitry Tsetserukou, Stefanie Mueller.
ChromoUpdate: Locally Updating Photochromic Multi-Color Textures for Fast Design Iterations.
In Proceedings of CHI 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Dishita Turakhia, Yini Qi, Lotta-Gili Blumberg, Andrew Wong, Stefanie Mueller.
Can Physical Tools that Adapt their Shape based on a Learner's Performance Help in Motor Skill Training?
In Proceedings of TEI 2021.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Junyi Zhu, Yunyi Zhu, Jiaming Cui, Leon Cheng, Jackson C Snowden, Mark Chounlakone,
Michael Wessely, Stefanie Mueller.

MorphSensor: A 3D Electronic Design Tool for Reforming Sensor Modules
In Proceedings of UIST 2020.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Junyi Zhu, Lotta-Gili Blumberg, Yunyi Zhu, Martin Nisser, Ethan Levi Carlson, Xin Wen, Kevin Shum, Jessica Ayeley Quaye, Stefanie Mueller.
CurveBoards: Integrating Breadboards into Physical Objects to Prototype Function
in the Context of Form.

In Proceedings of CHI 2020.
DOI     PDF     Video     Slides     Project Page

Michael Wessely, Ticha Sethapakdi, Carlos Castillo, Jackson C Snowden, Ollie Hanton, Isabel Qamar, Mike Fraser, Anne Roudaut, Stefanie Mueller.
Sprayable User Interfaces: Prototyping Large-Scale Interactive Surfaces
with Sensors and Displays.

In Proceedings of CHI 2020.
DOI     PDF     Video     Talk     Slides     Project Page

Mustafa Doga Dogan, Faraz Faruqi, Andrew Day Churchill, Kenneth Friedman, Leon Cheng, Sriram Subramanian, Stefanie Mueller.
G-ID: Identifying 3D Prints Using Slicing Parameters.
In Proceedings of CHI 2020.
DOI     PDF     Video    Slides     Project Page

Ying-Ju Lin, Parinya Punpongsanon, Xin Wen, Daisuke Iwai, Kosuke Sato, Marianna Obrist, Stefanie Mueller.
FoodFab: Creating Food Perception Tricks using Food 3D Printing.
In Proceedings of CHI 2020. [BEST PRESENTATION AWARD Asian CHI]
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Ollie Hanton, Michael Wessely, Stefanie Mueller, Mike Fraser, Anne Roudaut.
ProtoSpray: Combining 3D Printing and Spraying to Create Objects with Interactive Displays.
In Proceedings of CHI 2020. [BEST PAPER NOMINEE]
DOI     Video    

Yasaman Tahouni, Isabel Qamar, Stefanie Mueller.
NURBSforms: A Modular Shape-Changing Interface for Prototyping Curved Surfaces.
In Proceedings of TEI 2020.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Yuhua Jin*, Isabel Qamar*, Michael Wessely*, Aradhana Adhikari, Katarina Bulovic, Parinya Punpongsanon, Stefanie Mueller. [* equal contribution]
Photo-Chromeleon: Re-Programmable Multi-Color Textures Using Photochromic Dyes.
In Proceedings of UIST 2019. [BEST PAPER AWARD]
DOI     PDF     Video     Slides     Project Page

Junichi Yamaoka, Mustafa Doga Dogan, Katarina Bulovic, Kazuya Saito, Yoshihiro Kawahara, Yasuaki Kakehi, Stefanie Mueller.
FoldTronics: Creating 3D Objects with Integrated Electronics Using Foldable Honeycomb Structures.
In Proceedings of CHI 2019.
DOI     PDF     Video     Slides     Project Page

Martin Nisser, Junyi Zhu, Tianye Chen, Katarina Bulovic, Parinya Punpongsanon, Stefanie Mueller.
Sequential Support: 3D Printing Dissolvable Support Material for Time-Dependent Mechanisms.
In Proceedings of TEI 2019.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Stefanie Mueller, Anna Seufert, Huaishu Peng, Robert Kovacs, Kevin Reuss,
Francois Guimbretiere, Patrick Baudisch.

FormFab: Continuous Interactive Fabrication.
In Proceedings of TEI 2019.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Paul Worgan, Kevin Reuss, Stefanie Mueller.
Integrating Electronic Components into Deformable Objects Based on User Interaction Data.
In Proceedings of TEI 2019.
DOI     PDF     Video     Project Page

Xiuming Zhang, Tianfan Xue, Tali Dekel, Andrew Owens, Jiajun Wu, Stefanie Mueller, William Freeman.
MoSculp: Interactive Visualization of Shape and Time.
In Proceedings of UIST 2018.
DOI     PDF     Video     Slides     Project Page


Parinya Punpongsanon, Xin Wen, David Kim, Stefanie Mueller.
ColorMod: Recoloring 3D Printed Objects using Photochromic Inks.
In Proceedings of CHI 2018.
DOI     PDF     Video     Slides     Project Page

Huaishu Peng, Cheng-Yao Wang, James Briggs, Kevin Guo, Joseph Kider,
Stefanie Mueller, Patrick Baudisch, François Guimbretière.

RoMA: Interactive Fabrication with Augmented Reality and a Robotic 3D Printer.
In Proceedings of CHI 2018 (to appear).
DOI     PDF     Video     Slides     Project Page

Patrick Baudisch and Stefanie Mueller.
Personal Fabrication.
In Foundations and Trends® in Human–Computer Interaction 2017.
DOI     PDF     Related Work Directory     CHI Panel     Project Page

Saiganesh Swaminathan, Thijs Roumen, Robert Kovacs, David Stangl,
Stefanie Mueller, Patrick Baudisch

Linespace: A Sensemaking Platform for the Blind.
In Proceedings of CHI 2016.
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     CHI Talk     Project Page

David Eickhoff, Stefanie Mueller, Patrick Baudisch.
Destructive Games: Creating Value by Destroying Valuable Physical Objects.
In Proceedings of CHI 2016.
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     Project Page

Udayan Umapathi, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Stefanie Mueller, Ludwig Wall, Anna Seufert, Patrick Baudisch.
LaserStacker: Fabricating 3D Objects by Laser Cutting and Welding.
In Proceedings of UIST 2015.
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     UIST Talk     Project Page

Alexander Teibrich, Stefanie Mueller, François Guimbretière, Robert Kovacs,
Stefan Neubert, Patrick Baudisch.

Patching Physical Objects.
In Proceedings of UIST 2015.
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     UIST Talk     Project Page

Harshit Agrawal, Udayan Umapathi, Robert Kovacs, Johannes Frohnhofen, Hsiang-Ting Chen,
Stefanie Mueller, Patrick Baudisch.

Protopiper: Physically Sketching Room-Sized Objects at Actual Scale.
In Proceedings of UIST 2015.
DOI     Paper     Video     Project Page

Dustin Beyer, Serafima Gurevich, Stefanie Mueller, Hsiang-Ting Chen, Patrick Baudisch.
Platener: Low-Fidelity Fabrication of 3D Objects by Substituting 3D Print with Laser-Cut Plates.
In Proceedings of CHI 2015. [BEST PAPER NOMINEE]
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     Project Page

Stefanie Mueller, Martin Fritzsche, Jan Kossmann, Maximilian Schneider,
Jonathan Striebel, Patrick Baudisch.

Scotty: Relocating Physical Objects Across Distances
Using Destructive Scanning, Encryption, and 3D Printing.

In Proceedings of TEI 2015.
DOI     Paper     Video     Project Page

Stefanie Mueller, Sangha Im, Serafima Gurevich, Alexander Teibrich, Lisa Pfisterer,
François Guimbretière, Patrick Baudisch.

WirePrint: 3D Printed Previews for Fast Prototyping.
In Proceedings of UIST 2014.
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     UIST Talk     Project Page

Stefanie Mueller, Tobias Mohr, Kerstin Guenther, Johannes Frohnhofen, Patrick Baudisch.
faBrickation: Fast 3D printing of Functional Objects With Building Blocks.
In Proceedings of CHI 2014. [BEST PAPER NOMINEE]
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     CHI Talk     Project Page

Stefanie Mueller, Bastian Kruck, Patrick Baudisch.
LaserOrigami: Laser-Cutting 3D Objects.
In Proceedings of CHI 2013. [BEST PAPER AWARD]
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     CHI Talk     Project Page

Stefanie Mueller, Pedro Lopes, Patrick Baudisch.
Interactive Construction: Interactive Fabrication of Functional Mechanical Devices.
In Proceedings of UIST 2012.
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     UIST Talk     Project Page

Liwei Chan, Stefanie Mueller, Anne Roudaut, Patrick Baudisch.
CapStones and ZebraWidgets: Sensing Stacks of Building Blocks, Dials and Sliders
on Capacitive Touch Screens.

In Proceedings of CHI 2012.
DOI     Paper     Video     Slides     CHI Talk     Project Page







Awards
MIT Technology Review 'Innovators Under 35' 2022
Microsoft Research Faculty Fellowship 2020
Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship 2020
Best Paper Award, ACM UIST 2019
NSF CAREER Award 2019
MIT EECS Outstanding Educator 2018
ACM Doctoral Dissertation Award Honorable Mention 2018
ACM SIGCHI Best Dissertation Award 2018
GI Dissertation Award 2018
Forbes 30 under 30 in Science, 2017
Best Paper Nominee, ACM CHI 2015
Best Paper Nominee, ACM CHI 2014
Best Paper Award, ACM CHI 2013

Invited Talks
02/22 Accenture Global Labs, host: Andreea Danielescu
05/21 University College London, host: Sriram Subramanian
05/21 University of Calgary, host: Ryo Suzuki
01/20 Bandung Institute of Technology
12/19 LMU Munich, host: Albrecht Schmidt
07/19 Google Research Cambridge, host: Michael Terry
11/17 Stanford David H. Liu Memorial Lecture Series
06/18 Hewlett Packard, host: Tico Ballagas
05/17 Northwestern University, host: Jake Pollock
07/17 RSS 2017 Women in Robotics Workshop
07/16 Max Planck Institute, host: Juergen Steimle
04/16 Technion (Israel Institute of Technology)
04/16 Cornell Tech, host: Shiri Azenkot
04/16 Cornell University, host: François Guimbretière
03/16 Columbia University, host: Steven K. Feiner
03/16 Princeton University, host: Szymon Rusinkiewicz
03/16 Carnegie Mellon University, host: Chris Atkeson
03/16 U Michigan Ann Arbor, host: Mark Ackerman
03/16 Brown University, host: Jeff Huang
03/16 UIUC, host Karrie Karahalios
03/16 University of Toronto, host: Daniel Wigdor
07/03/16 Harvard University, host: Krzysztof Gajos
02/03/16 UCSD, host: Scott Klemmer
02/16 University of British Columbia, host: Karon McLean
02/16 University of Washington, host: James Fogarty
02/16 MIT EECS, host: Srini Devadas
02/16 MIT MechE, host: David Wallace
02/16 Yale University, host: Holly Rushmeier
02/16 Stanford University, host: James Landay
02/16 UC Berkeley, host: Bjoern Hartmann
02/16 Max Planck Research Group Symposium
01/16 Adobe Research, CTL, host: Mira Dontcheva
12/15 Royal College of Art (RCA), host: Kevin Walker
12/15 UCSD, host: Scott Klemmer
12/15 FXPAL, host: Daniel Avrahami
11/15 MIT CSAIL, host: Wojciech Matusik
11/15 MIT Media Lab, host: Hiroshii Ishii
11/15 Cornell Tech, host: Shiri Azenkot,
11/15 Carnegie Mellon University, host: Scott Hudson
06/15 Newcastle University, host: Patrick Olivier
06/15 University of Bristol, host: Mike Fraser
06/15 IST Austria, host: Bernd Bickel
02/15 The Hebrew University, host: Amit Zoran
01/15 Adobe Research San Francisco, host: David Salesin
12/14 Rakuten Institute, host: Adiyan Mujibiya
12/14 University of Tokyo, host: Jun Rekimoto
12/14 EPFL, host: Mark Pauly
11/14 Disney Research Zürich / ETH
08/14 University of Washington, dub lunch talk
06/14 MSR Redmond, Natural Interaction Research Group
09/13 Media Interaction Lab, host: Michael Haller
05/13 MSR Cambridge, Sensors and Devices Group


Mentoring

Postdocs: Over the last 6 years, I have been an advisor to 9 postdocs. 4 of them are now faculty members at institutions around the world, including Aarhus University in Denmark, Osaka University and Keio University in Japan, and Chung-An University in South Korea. Two of my former postdocs now work in industry (Google, Formlabs) and one has taken on a lecturer position.

Mackenzie LeakeMichael WesselyJiamin HeYoonji KimYuhua JinYuhua JinYini QiAntonio GomesPaul Worgan

PhD Students: I'm currently advising 9 PhD students from Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, and Media Arts and Sciences. My students have received many honors, including Adobe Research, Meta Research, and Siebel Fellowships as well as several teaching and mentoring awards. My first PhD student Mustafa Doga Dogan will graduate in spring 2023 and then start as a Research Scientist at Adobe Research in San Francisco.

Martin NisserJunyi ZhuDishita TurakhiaMustafa Doga DoganTicha SethapakdiFaraz FaruqiYunyi ZhuMarwa AlAlawiCedric Honnet

Master Thesis Research: Over the last years, my lab has advised more than 20 master thesis. Two students received the MIT EECS award for the Best Master Thesis in Computer Science.

Yini QiKenneth FriedmanLotta BlumbergCarolyn LuMark ChounlakoneChristina LiaoAdrian SyCattalyya NuengsigkapianAradhana AdhikariSabina ChenJoshua VerdejoOlivia SeowLeon ChengMihir TrivediYuxuan LeiAmadou BahVeerapatr YotamornsunthornDavid LudginGila R ScheinKathryn JinTiffany ChenRuowang Zhang

Undergraduate and Master Student Research: I'm a strong advocate for undergraduate research both to educate undergraduates on how to conduct great research and to train my PhD students in how to mentor students and manage a research lab. Over the last 6 years, my lab has mentored more than 70 undergraduate researchers with many students staying on for two or more semesters and subsequently writing their master thesis in the lab. The undergraduates in my lab have been extraordinarily successful receiving 6 MIT EECS Best Undergraduate Researcher Awards. Two of my PhD students Junyi Zhu and Martin Nisser, who were particularly active in mentoring undergraduate researchers, received the 2021-2022 and 2022-2023 Thomas Stockham Jr. Fellowship from the MIT EECS department, which is given to PhD students with an extraordinary teaching and mentoring track record. Undergraduates in my lab have co-authored more than 20 publications at the top conferences in Human-Computer Interaction. Many undergraduates have attended research conferences and either given a live demonstration or part of the conference talk. Several of my undergraduate researchers are now applying to PhD programs at top institutions.

Megan C ChaoTianye-ChenLoren MaggioreKatarina BulovicToru LinCowboy LynkAndrew WongBobby RauchLinnea RylanderXin WenKevin ShumMojo OkeAndrew ChurchillCarlos Castillo LozadaJessica QuayeLeon ChengJiaming CuiSuparnamaaya PrasadHarrison AllenKevin TangSteven AcevedoAiden PadillaMarvin Zetina-JimenezVarnika SinhaJenny ChanDimitri TskhovrebadzeGianna N TorpeyEmily ChenDaniela ZaidenbergLaura HuangKristen PalmerWendy WangCarlos Castillo LozadaThomas AdebiyiNgai Hang WuBrian HuangJackson SnowdenZipei TanIshita BhimavarapuIvy WangIvy WangMichael LuDaniel WangGrace TangLuca MuskKathryn JinBrent LiuAlicia GuoAashini ShahMichael BaumgartnerYashaswini MakaramShanti MickensWilhelm SchoemanAndrew WooRichard QiLucian CovarrubiasJack O'LearyNeha PantBenjamin Owen-BlockLleyton ElliottKyle HeinzShua ChoShellie HuAngelina J ZhengYixiao KangThelonious CooperXinran (Nancy) WangChris EvagoraAndrew DoanJulianna SchneiderChris EvagoraCindy ZhangAhmad TakaAhmed KataryRaiphy JerezBrandon WongPatrick HaertelJamison O'KeefeAkarsh AuroraCatalina Monsalve Rodriguez




Postdoc / PhD Fellowships
  • MIT CSAIL METEOR fellowship 2022 (Mackenzie Leake)
  • Siebel Fellowship 2022 (Junyi Zhu)
  • Meta Fellowship 2022 (Dishita Turakhia)
  • MIT Thomas Stockham Jr. Fellowship 2021 (Junyi Zhu)
  • Adobe Research Fellowship 2021 (Mustafa Doga Dogan)
Teaching Awards
  • MIT Frederick C. Hennie III Teaching Award 2021 (Junyi Zhu)
  • MIT Teaching Award from The Educational Justice Institute 2021 (Martin Nisser)
  • MIT Priscilla King Gray for Public Service 2022 (Martin Nisser)
Best Master Thesis
  • MIT EECS Charles & Jennifer Johnson Best Computer Science Master Thesis Award 2021 (Christina Liao)
  • MIT EECS Charles and Jennifer Johnson Best Computer Science Master Thesis Award 2019 (Kenneth Friedman)
Best Undergraduate Research Project
  • MIT EECS Morais & Rosenblum Best Undergraduate Researcher Award 2022 (Ahmad Taka)
  • MIT EECS Morais & Rosenblum Best Undergraduate Researcher Award 2021 (Steven Acevedo Colon)
  • MIT EECS Licklider Best Undergraduate Researcher Award 2021 (Yunyi Zhu)
  • MIT EECS SuperUROP Outstanding Research Award 2020 (Yunyi Zhu)
  • MIT EECS Licklider Best Undergraduate Researcher Award 2020 (Carlos M. Castillo Lozada)
  • MIT EECS Morais & Rosenblum Best Undergraduate Researcher Award 2019 (Aradhana Adhikari)
  • MIT EECS Licklider Best Undergraduate Researcher Award 2018 (Xin Wen)


Professional Service


Paper Co-Chair ACM CHI and ACM UIST: I have held many leadership roles for the premier Human-Computer Interaction conferences ACM CHI and ACM UIST. For instance, I served as an ACM CHI 2023 Paper Co-Chair. For this role, I oversaw the review process for ~3,500 paper submissions and led a program committee of ~450 faculty members and industry researchers on 16 program committees. To improve the ACM CHI review process, I worked with the ACM CHI Steering Committee to change the revise and resubmit process to improve the quality of publications. In a similar role, I served as the Paper Co-Chair forACM UIST 2020, leading a program committee of ~65 faculty and overseeing ~450 paper submissions. Since the 2020 review process was significantly impacted by Covid-19, we had to significantly revise the submission and review timeline for the 2020 conference. To address the hardship faced by researchers worldwide, we restructured the review process by moving the paper deadline to a later date, removing the rebuttal phase to make up for the lost time, and including additional evaluation methods to remove the need for human-subject studies, which were not feasible at the time, and organized the first-ever virtual program committee for the conference.

General Co-Chair for the ACM Symposium on Computational Fabrication: In the field of fabrication, I served as the General Co-Chair for the “ACM Symposium of Computational Fabrication” (ACM SCF), an event founded in 2016 and now annually held with around 150 attendees. As the second General Co-Chair in 2017, I worked with ACM to convert the non-affiliated conference into an ACM conference with a new technical papers program and archival proceedings in the ACM Digital Library.

ACM CHI Subcommittee 'Building Devices: Hardware, Materials, and Fabrication': To further help the field of fabrication grow, I created a proposal for a new ACM CHI Subcommittee called ‘Building Devices: Hardware, Materials, and Fabrication’. To gather support for this proposal, I collected signatures from 50+faculty members across different institutions and led a discussion at the annual program committee meeting. The entire approval process took 3 years. The new subcommittee was approved by the ACM CHI Steering committee in 2022 and went into effect for the CHI 2022 review cycle.

ACM SIGCHI Summer School on 'Computational Fabrication': Co-located with the ACM SCF conference, I organized an ACM SIGCHI summer school on ‘Computational Fabrication and Smart Matter’ for 30 PhD students who first attended the conference and then worked together for an additional week on new research ideas and heard from mentors about new developments in fabrication. PhD students came from different fields, including EECS, MechE, Material Science, Architecture, and Design.





General Chair, Paper Chair, Sub-Committee Chair:
Paper Co-Chair ACM CHI 2023
Paper Co-Chair ACM UIST 2020
Subcommittee Co-Chair ACM CHI 2020
Subcommittee Co-Chair ACM CHI 2019
General Co-Chair ACM SCF 2017

Program Committees:
Program Committee Member ACM CHI 2022
Program Committee Member ACM SIGGRAPH 2019
Program Committee Member ACM CHI 2018
Program Committee Member ACM CHI 2017
Program Committee Member ACM UIST 2017
Program Committee Member ACM CHI 2016
Program Committee Member ACM UIST 2016
Program Committee Member ACM CHI 2015

Organizing Committees:
ACM UIST 2019 Demo Co-Chair
ACM UIST 2018 Demo Co-Chair
ACM UIST 2017 Doctoral Symposium Panelist
ACM UIST 2017 Poster Co-Chair
ACM UIST 2016 Poster Co-Chair
ACM UIST 2015 Student Innovation Contest Co-Chair
ACM UIST 2014 Student Volunteer Co-Chair

Reviewing: ACM UIST 2012-2017, ACM CHI 2012-2017,
ACM SIGGRAPH 2013, 2015, GI 2016, DIS 2014, TEI 2013/2014, MobileHCI 2011




Teaching


For my teaching, I received an MIT EECS Outstanding Educator Award and was also nominated by my students for an MIT Teaching with Digital Technologies Award.

6.810 Engineering Interactive Technologies (junior/senior undergraduate course): I developed and teach the only permanent subject in Human-Computer Interaction in the MIT EECS Course 6 undergraduate curriculum. The class '6.810 Engineering Interactive Technologies' exposes students to the engineering concepts of interactive hardware. In the class, students build their own capacitive multi-touch pad, the same technology that is used in modern smart phones. Students use cutting-edge fabrication technology, such as conductive inkjet printing, to fabricate the circuit, and after building the sensing electronics apply signal processing and computer vision techniques to extract user’s touch points. Finally, students use machine learning to implement a gesture recognizer that detects the user swiping or writing on the screen. I mentor my PhD students on how to become great instructors, which has resulted in my PhD student Junyi Zhu being honored with the ‘MIT EECS Frederick C. Hennie III Teaching Award’. During fall 2021, which was heavily affected by Covid-19, my class was one of the few hybrid laboratory class experiences available to students. I invested significant effort to restructure the class activities and class infrastructure to allow for this hybrid model, which was covered in an MIT News article.

6.08 Interconnected Embedded Systems: From 2018-2022 I was also co-teaching the introductory MIT EECS class ‘6.08 Interconnected Embedded Systems’ that around 300 students take every year. This course exposes students to a breadth of EECS concepts by working within an infrastructure of mobile embedded systems, and engineering across different platforms. I was overseeing a section with 80 students and guided the project teams to successful final projects, as covered in this MIT News article about 6.08.

6.100 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming: Starting spring 2023, I will be a lecturer for the MIT EECS class ‘6.100 Introduction to Computer Science and Programming using Python’ that around 400 students take every semester. I am providing lectures on introductory computing concepts, including branching, loops, and bisection search among other topics.

6.837 User Interface Design and Implementation: In 2017, I also co-lectured for the Human-Computer Interaction class '6.837 User Interface Design and Implementation' in the MIT EECS curriculum. The class covers design principles, prototyping techniques, evaluation techniques, and the implementation of graphical user interfaces. Deliverables include short programming assignments and a semester-long group project.















Outreach

Program Co-Chair Rising Stars in EECS: In 2018, I led the organization of the ‘Rising Stars in EECS 2018’ workshop. This two-day academic career workshop supported female PhD students and Postdoc who were on the job market. As a Program Co-Chair, I reviewed >200 folders to select the top 70 applicants and curated a program with 35 panelists and keynote speakers from leading institutions in industry and academia, which was also covered in this MIT News article. In 2021, I led the organization of the ‘Rising Stars in EECS' workshop a second time. To be more inclusive, we opened the workshop to all historically marginalized or underrepresented genders including non-binary and trans-people and revised the composition of all panels for the workshop to include panelists from underrepresented genders to ensure the new group of participants felt welcome and represented.

Panel at College of Computing Launch Days: For the MIT College of Computing Launch Days, I co-organized the ‘Luminaries in Computing’ panel in which senior female leaders from industry and academia discussed their journeys. Among the panelists were Jeannette Wing, Barbara Liskov, Jaime Teevan, Patti Maes, and Laura Schulz who shared their insights with the audience. I also regularly serve on panels myself, for instance, I was a panelist at the Grace Hopper Conference on how to find your dreamjob after getting a PhD.

Rising Stars in EECS:
An Academic Career Workshop for Underrepresented Genders




Selected Outreach Activities
  • Grace Hopper CRA-W Speaker 2019
  • General Co-Chair Rising Stars in EECS - An Academic Career Workshop for Women 2018
  • SheHacks Boston, Invited Project Judge 2018
  • Erin M.A. Aylward Community Dinner, Graduate Women in EECS, GW6 2017
  • MIT New Graduate Women in EECS Seminar Series, Faculty Participant 2017
  • MIT Society of Women Engineers, Meet the Professors Dinner 2017
  • MIT CONVERGE, Preview Weekend for Underrepresented Minorities, Faculty Contact 2017
  • Rising Stars in EECS, Stanford, Panelist: Junior Women Faculty 2017
  • MIT Equity and Community Dinner, Faculty Participant 2017
  • ACM CHI Conference, Diversity Lunch Table Leader 2017
  • LevelUp - Career Pathways in STEM, MIT Society of Women Engineers, Keynote Speaker 2017
  • RSS – Women in Robotics Workshop, Invited Talk 2017
  • The Tech, MIT Newspaper, Immigrant Members of the MIT community, Interview 2017
  • ACM CHI Conference, Diversity Lunch Table Leader 2017