Hi! I’m Huy

I’m a 3rd year Ph.D. candidate and research associate in the Interaction Lab at the University of Stuttgart. My research is grounded in the domain of Human-Computer Interaction and uses Machine Learning techniques to improve and extend interaction on mobile devices.

Most recently, I am working on novel touch-based interaction techniques that are aware of fingers and parts of the hand performing the touch. Using a combination of deep learning and raw capacitive data, inputs such as intended palm touches can be identified and used to solve limitations of touch input (e.g., limited reachability and shortcuts). I am also interested in modeling hand ergonomics and touch interaction in general to find new ways for improving interaction with mobile devices.

Prior to my Ph.D. work starting in late 2015, I completed a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Software Engineering at the University of Stuttgart. Moreover, I worked as a software engineering intern at Daimler TSS and as a visiting researcher at the School of Computing and Communications at the Lancaster University. Don’t hesitate to contact me in case of any questions!

Latest Updates

04/2018
Presented two papers as first author (1, 2) and my PhD work in the Doctoral Consortium at CHI ’18 in Montréal, Canada.
03/2018
Gave a public talk of my Milestone Presentation about Hand-and-Finger-Aware Touch Interaction on Mobile Devices at the University of Stuttgart.
11/2017
Gave a tutorial on Machine Learning with Tensorflow for Mobile and Ubiquitous Interaction at MUM ’17.
10/2017
Presented a paper about reducing touchscreen latency using neural networks and IMUs at ISS ’17 in Brighton, England.
09/2017
Gave a tutorial on Machine Learning for Intelligent Mobile User Interfaces Using TensorFlow at MobileHCI ’17 in Vienna, Austria, and at Mensch & Computer 2017 at Regensburg, Germany.

Teaching

SS18
Machine Learning for Human-Computer Interaction (Lab Course)
WS17/18
Machine Learning for Intelligent Mobile User Interfaces using TensorFlow (Lab Course)
WS17/18
Media Informatics (Lecture)
SS17
Physical Computing (Lab Course)
WS16/17
Multimodal Interaction for Ubiquitous Computers (Lecture)
SS16
Mobile Multi-Device Interaction (Lab Course)

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