Xingyu Bruce Liu


Greetings! I am a Ph.D. student at the UCLA HCI lab advised by Professor Xiang ‘Anthony’ Chen.

My research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), specifically in modeling, supporting and augmenting human abilities in a multimodal context. Leveraging techniques from AI and HCI, I create novel experiences for accessibility, communication and augmented reality.

My work has been recognized and supported by an Amazon Ph.D. Fellowship🏅 (2023), an ACM UIST Best Paper Award 🏆 (2022), an ED Rice Outstanding Master Student Award 🎓 (2023), and a Distinguished Master’s Thesis Research Award 🎓 (2022) at UCLA. I also held research internships at Google Labs and Snap Research.


Jun 20, 2023 Visited and gave a talk at the Pi Lab at Tsinghua University!
Jun 5, 2023 Honored to be selected as a 2023 Amazon Ph.D. Fellow!
Apr 20, 2023 Started my 5 months visit at the Igarashi Lab at The University of Tokyo!
Mar 30, 2023 Social Wormholes has been conditionally accepted to CSCW 2023!
Jan 31, 2023 Honored to receive the 2023 ED Rice Outstanding Master Student Award 🎓 of UCLA Samueli School of Engineering!

selected publications

  1. Visual Captions: Augmenting Verbal Communication with On-the-fly Visuals
    Xingyu "Bruce" Liu, Vladimir Kirilyuk, Xiuxiu Yuan, Alex OlwalPeggy ChiXiang "Anthony" Chen, and Ruofei Du
    In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2023
  2. CrossA11y: Identifying Video Accessibility Issues via Cross-Modal Grounding
    Xingyu "Bruce" LiuRuolin WangDingzeyu LiXiang "Anthony" Chen, and Amy Pavel
    In Proceedings of the 35th Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology 2022
  3. What Makes Videos Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired People?
    In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021