Xingyu Bruce Liu

刘星宇

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. Leveraging techniques from AI and HCI, I create novel experiences for communication, accessibility 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 and Snap Research.

news

Jan 25, 2024 Human I/O is accepted to CHI 2024! Stay tuned for more info!
Oct 29, 2023 Attending UIST 2023 in San Francisco, demoing Visual Captions!
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!

selected publications

  1. Human I/O: Towards a Unified Approach to Detecting Situational Impairments
    Xingyu Bruce LiuJiaohao Nick LiDavid KimXiang Anthony Chen, and Ruofei Du
    In Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24)
  2. 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 (CHI ’23)
  3. 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 (UIST ’22)
  4. What Makes Videos Accessible to Blind and Visually Impaired People?
    In Proceedings of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’21)