xiaoyiz[at]cs.washington.edu Paul G. Allen Center, Room 605
I am a first year Computer Science & Engineering PhD at University of Washington, advised by Prof. James Fogarty. In 2014, I received B.S. in CS from UCLA, where I worked with Prof. Ming-chun Huang, Prof. Wenyao Xu and Prof. Majid Sarrafzadeh in sensor-based health research.
My main research interests are in Human-Computer Interaction: Personal Informatics, Pervasive Computing, Sensor Networks & Wireless Health. I also have interests in Visualization, Computer Vision & Augmented Reality.
EZwakeup: A Sleep Environment Design for Sleep Quality Improvement M-C. Huang, Xiaoyi Zhang, W. Xu, J. Liu, M. Sarrafzadeh CHI'EA 2014 (ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Extended Abstracts)
See UV on Your Skin: An Ultraviolet Sensing and Visualization System Xiaoyi Zhang, W. Xu, M-C. Huang, F. Ren, N. Amini BodyNets 2013 (The 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks)
Proper Running Posture Guide: A Wearable Biomechanics Capture System Xiaoyi Zhang, M-C. Huang, F. Ren, W. Xu, N. Guan, W. Yi BodyNets 2013 (The 8th International Conference on Body Area Networks)
(One more CSCW submission In Review)
BreathSens: A Continuous On-Bed Respiratory Monitoring System with Torso Localization using an Unobtrusive Pressure Sensing Array J. Liu, M-C Huang, W. Xu, Xiaoyi Zhang, L. Stevens, N. Alshurafa, M. Sarrafzadeh J-BHI Vol.PP, Iss.99, 07/2014 (IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics)
Using Pressure Map Sequences for Recognition of On Bed Rehabilitation Exercises M-C. Huang, J. Liu, W. Xu, N. Alshurafa, Xiaoyi Zhang, M. Sarrafzadeh J-BHI Vol.18, Iss.2, 03/2014 (IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics)
(One more CE submission In Review)
GOOGLE RESEARCH, 2013 Research Intern in Computer Vision & HCI group Built non-rigid face features detection, pose & gaze tracking for 3 teams.
APPLE, 2012 Software Engineering Intern in iCloud Implemented 1 new feature, improved UX of 3 webapps and fixed 47 bugs.
SUNSHINE LIBRARY, 2011-2013 Webmaster & Developer Charitable rural information education using low-cost Android Tablet like OLPC.
TALKWAYS, 2011-2012 Co-founder & Former CTO Video chat platform to learn language with culture; $5M valuation.
DEMOHOUR, 2011 Sponsor & Developer of "Gesture@Mac" Initiate the first project on Demohour, which is now the largest crowd-funding website in China.
Corin Anderson Endowed Fellowship, 09/2014 CSE Dept, University of Washington ~$50000 | It allows me to "pursue academic course and research work in complete freedom" (at least for first year^_^).
CESASC Scholarship, 04/2014 Chinese-American Engineers&Scientists Association of Southern California $1000 | One of national 10 winners, nominated by CESASC.
New Face of Engineering College Edition, 02/2014 National Society of Professional Engineers $500 | One of national 15 winners, nominated by IEEE and other Engineer Associations.
Student Participation Grant, 09/2013 European Alliance for Innovation $600 | Present two papers at Bodynets conference.
Best Overall, Mobile App&Data Visualization, 04/2013 LA Hacks, 40+ teams $7500 | Project EyeWeight attracted Eytan Elbaz (Google Adsense founder).
Second Place, 04/2013 Facebook Hackathon, 250+ participants $800 | Project AResume was appreciated by Facebook recruiter.
Grand Prize&Tech Difficulty Prize, 10/2012 HackUCLA, 20+ teams $33000 | Project Music++ attracted Howard Marks (Activision founder).