I am a Research Scientist/Engineer at Cloudera Fast Forward Labs. I Hold a PhD in Information Systems from City University of Hong Kong and an MSc in Information Networking from Carnegie Mellon University. Previously worked as a Research Staff Member at IBM Research , Technical Lead for MIT Global Startup Labs, researcher at the Innovation Management Lab, Athens Information Technology Athens Greece, and IT startup founder/lead developer.
Applied AI/Interaction Research
My research interests are at the intersection of Artificial Intelligence, Human Computer Interaction, and Social Computing . Well versed in several research methodologies - surveys, interviews, lab observation, prototyping, focus groups, usability studies, cognitive walkthrough, usability benchmarking, think-aloud protocol, field testing, wireframes, card sorting, panel data analysis. More recently, I spend time designing and evaluating applications built using AI (see TJBot, Data2Vis, Exoplanets, Handtrack.js, ).
[July, 2015] [PAPER] Our paper on "Exploring the Potential of Wearables to Support Employment for People with Mild Cognitive Impairment " has been accepted as a poster at the ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ACM, Lisbon, Portugal [ Poster]
[March, 2015] [UPDATE] Good news! I will be interning with the Cognitive Environments Lab at IBM's TJ Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights. Super stoked at this opportunity and humbly looking forward to the challenge ahead!
[March, 2015] [FEATURE] [PRESENTATION] Yay! My work on wearables got featured on the Wall Street Journal [ Video] . I also gave an invited talk at the City University of Hong Kong IS departmental Seminar. The talk was on my working paper - "Fair Play or Benefits ? Predicting Future Participation (Sustainability) in Software Crowd Sourcing Contests"
[Jan, 2015] [PRESENTATION] I will be attending HICSS 2015 hawaii and PTC 2015 hawaii to present my work on Online Platforms and Wearables respectively. HICSS Paper -> [ Paper / Slides ] , PTC Slides -> [ Slides] . I also ran the HK Marathon 20km . Yay!
[Nov 24, 2014] [PRESENTATION] Sharing some research results on my working paper "Motivating Conversions from Interest to Contribution in Crowdsourcing Contests: An Empirical Study in the Software Industry" at the City University of Hong Kong, Deparment of Information Systems weekly Seminar Series.
[Nov 23, 2014] [PRESENTATION] "What is your Enterprise Wearable Strategy " at the Hong Kong Information Technology Federations ( HKITF) Mobile Enterprise Solution Day .
[Sept 23, 2014] [AWARD] I have been selected as one of the PTC Young Scholar Award Recipients for 2015. Humbled and thankful.
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[ Hobbies ] - Physical Fitness : I have run the Hong Kong Marathon 3 times - Feb 2014 [10 km] , Jan 2015 [20 km] and Jan 2016 [10km]! I also play the Guitar, Ukulele and Piano (beginner).
Last updated March, 2019