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 situated at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and AI. Recently, I’ve been exploring how humans can interact with AI beyond conversing with a chatbot/agent. For example, to build AI that is more proactive. My work spans several application domains including 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), two ACM CHI Best Paper Honorable Mentions 🏅 (2023, 2024), 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 Meta Reality Labs, Google and Snap Research.


May 11, 2024 Attending CHI 2024 in person! 🏖️
Apr 25, 2024 Human I/O won a Best Paper Honorable Mention award 🏅 at CHI 2024!
Mar 26, 2024 Visited and gave a talk at the Future Lab at Tsinghua University!
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!

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)