Dear Google, I respect your triumphs and learn from your endeavors in Human-Computer Interaction. You also have many good friends of mine that I know you’re good taking care of. But I have one polite request from you: Please disconnect my youtube service to my gmail account. Months ago, IContinue Reading

I do arts and crafts. I also do informal scripted and improvisation acting. I do anything from elaborate costumes and props, to in-depth character study & period-specific costuming research. Those hobbies sound pretty far from what a computer scientist does, right? But, these experiences have given me invaluable lessons thatContinue Reading

I’m reflecting on draft posts and writings that were left unpublished, and improving them to the quality to post and share with you all. This post along with another one were notes I took at CHI 2011, one of the premiere HCI conferences. These notes came from Terry Winograd’s ownContinue Reading

Classes in grad school, or just research in general usually involve reading a TON of readings, conference articles, journal articles, and other papers. And there will come the time where you will ask yourself “What paper said that Virtual Reality’s ideal for architectural applications? Did I read it for myContinue Reading

While this may be my shortest list, it’s also the toughest ones to complete. Here are some of my few tentative academic goals: Submit and publish to Symposium of 3D UI. Preferably, this is best with a more in-depth study of my current fabric work. Participate in one additional projectContinue Reading

Here are some professional goals: Use LinkedIn more. It appears more like facebook in its features and who you can interact with others, so this should be interesting to use this kind of like another facebook applications Develop my social network even more. This means encouraging myself to be moreContinue Reading

I was fortunate enough to win the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship in 2010. I have quite a bit of friends who are applying for it this year, so it would be helpful to share some of the tips I gathered. Here is a collection of tips and adviceContinue Reading