Xiaoyi Zhang

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.


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Publications

Conference

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)


Journal

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)

Working Experience


MOVNPIC, 2013-Now
Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer
Developed an iOS app to create Interactive images.

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.

Applications

As a hacker, I'd love to "Move fast and break things". Click images to see demo videos.

Face.Smart.Home

Control and interact with smart home by tracking non-rigid 3D face.

EyeWeight

Provide visualized negative stimulus (an AR layer) on unhealthy food to help users lose weight.

AResume

Show an augmented layer on top of resume, with additional media information.


Music++

A multiplayer music webgame with camera motion detection by browser.

Interactive Panorama

Move head left and right to view a panorama.

Color-based Gesture Control

Control computer by a color finger glove.


Infrared Gesture Control

Control computer by a reflective finger glove.

Awards


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).

Life

One Sentence

Beginning to the Zero.

Xiaoyi Zhang

Interesting Facts

● 1000+ hours spent on 20+ light novels: DRRR!! Bungaku Syouzyo(文少) Zaregoto Series(戏言)...

● ???? hours spent on ??? animes.

● 9kg weight dropped in 4 weeks.

● 10000+ downloads got in Windows Store.