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 natural language processing, computer vision, deep learning and HCI, I create novel experiences for accessibility, communication and augmented reality.

My work has been recognized by 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.


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!
Jan 16, 2023 Two papers and one LBW accepted to CHI 2023! Looking forward to seeing everyone in Germany!
Nov 28, 2022 Invited to give a talk on video accessibility at the CEAL Lab at Columbia University.
Oct 29, 2022 Attending UIST 2022 in-person in Bend, OR.

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