Good News at CHEC!

  • Posted on: 12 June 2017
  • By: kavous

On the last two months, members of Center for Human-engaged Computing (CHEC) succeeded to obtain several achievements. Here is a report of those achievements in order of the date:


Kavous Salehzadeh Niksirat (Ph.D. candidate of CHEC) won NEC C&C Foundation travel grant (200,000 JPY) to present his paper at CHI 2017 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, DENVER, USA.


Jussi Jokinen (research collaborator from Aalto University, Finland), Sayan Sarcar (CHEC), Prof. Antti Oulasvirta (research collaborator from Aalto University, Finland), Chaklam Silpasuwanchai (CHEC), Zhenxin Wang (CHEC) and Prof. Xiangshi Ren (CHEC) won the best paper award in “ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in DENVER, U.S.” held on May 6th to 11th 2017.  The paper title is “Modelling Learning of New Keyboard Layouts”.


Nem Khan Dim (former Ph.D. student of CHEC), Kibum Kim (former Post-Doc member of CHEC) and Prof. Xiangshi Ren (CHEC) received the best community paper award in “3rd IEEE International Conference in Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP) in Hong Kong, China” which held on May 29th to 31th 2017. The paper entitled “An Exploratory Study of Marking Menu Selection by Visually Impaired Participants”.


Li YANG, who is scheduled to start his Ph.D. at CHEC from October 2017, won the 3-years Japanese Government Scholarship (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology: MEXT or MONBUKAGAKUSHO in Japanese). Li YANG’s research interest is interaction design for smartphones.


Jingxin LIU (visiting bachelor student of CHEC), Sayan Sarcar (CHEC), Prof. Xiangshi Ren (CHEC), Chaklam Silpasuwanchai (CHEC) and Zhenxin Wang (CHEC) won the best poster award in “The 5th International Symposium of Chinese CHI in Guangzhou, China” held on June 7th to 9th. The paper entitled “Exploring the Design Space of Smartphone Text Entry Interfaces for Elderly with Tremor”. Jingxin LIU also got an opportunity to keep on her master career at CHEC from October 2017.