Prof. ZHAO Shengdong (趙盛東)

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Phone: +852 34427062

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Willing to take PhD students: yes


Shengdong (Shen) ZHAO, is a full professor at City University of Hong Kong, with a joint appointment between the School of Creative Media and the Department of Computer Science. Prior to his current position, he served as a tenured associate professor at the computer science department of the School of Computing, National University of Singapore.

Shengdong earned his PhD in computer science from the University of Toronto and holds a master's degree from the School of Information Management & Systems at the University of California, Berkeley. He also completed a dual major in computer science and biology at Linfield College in Oregon, USA. In January 2009, he established the Synteraction Lab (formerly known as the NUS-HCI Lab) at the National University of Singapore.

Shengdong's research focuses on developing innovative interface tools and applications to enhance user experiences. He has published extensively in top HCI conferences and journals, including ToCHI, CHI, UbiComp, CSCW, UIST, and IUI. Shengdong is also actively involved in bridging the gap between academia and industry, having served as a senior consultant with the Huawei Consumer Business Group.

His expertise and contributions to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) have led to his participation in program committees for renowned HCI conferences. Shengdong has also taken on the role of paper co-chair for the ACM SIGCHI conferences in both 2019 and 2020.

Currently, Shengdong's research interests lie in heads-up computing, which represents the next frontier in wearable intelligent assistants. This emerging interaction paradigm holds great potential for transforming the way we interact with technology. In his free time, Shengdong enjoys reading, running, and exploring the beauty of nature.