The workshop brings together a group of renowned scholars who look forward to meeting you.

Min Fan

Min Fan is an Associate Professor in the School of Animation and Digital Arts at the Communication University of China. Her research interests are child-centric and tangible interaction design. She has published more than 30 papers in top HCI journals and conferences and has served as an associate chair in CHI'22, IDC'22, and CHI'23. She has also organized three design workshops at TEI, IDC and Chinese CHI conferences.

Xin Tong

Xin Tong is an Assistant Professor of Computation and Design at Duke Kunshan University (DKU). She is also a senior research scientist at the Global Health Research Center, and the founding director of DKU HCI Lab. Dr. Tong has published in top-tier academic venues, and she has been an editor, reviewer and associate chair for high-impact conferences and journals, such as CHI, CHI Play, CSCW, DIS, Frontiers, IEEE VR.

Zikai Alex Wen

Zikai Alex Wen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (Guangzhou). He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Cornell University. His research focuses on human-centered artificial intelligence application and technological innovation, and usable security and privacy. He has published multiple papers at top human-computer interaction conferences and top security conferences, such as ACM CHI, ACM ASSETS, IEEE S&P, and ACM CCS.

Özge Nilay Yalçın

Özge Nilay Yalçın is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University with a background in Cognitive Science, AI and HCI. Her research focuses on modeling socio-emotional behaviors in computational systems in order to develop interactive systems that can understand human behavior and advance our understanding of human cognition by providing us means to evaluate our assumptions in a systematic and controlled environment. Her research has been published in major AI conferences and journals (e.g., NeurIPS, ICMI, IUI).

Lawrence H. Kim

Lawrence H. Kim is an Assistant Professor of Computer Science at Simon Fraser University. His research lies at the intersection of human-computer interaction, robotics, and haptics. Specifically, He designs and builds affective tangible interfaces to enable new interaction and facilitate physical and mental well-being. His work has received best paper and best paper honorable mention awards at CHI, UIST, and HRI conferences, and a Fast Company's honorable mention award in Innovation by Design.

Zhuohao Wu

Zhuohao Wu is an Associate Professor in the School of Animation and Digital Arts at the Communication University of China. He has been focusing on the research and practice of AI Creativity in culture, entertainment, and education. He was a UX/Design lead at Google China and Airbnb China.

Laura Benton

Laura Benton is a Senior Research Associate based at the UCL Knowledge Lab. Her research interests focus on the areas of digital technology, interaction design, games, personalized learning and user-centered design methods, with particular concerns around the involvement of more diverse stakeholders in the technology design process.

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