Hi This is

Emily Kuang

PhD Student and Researcher

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Hi!


I am a PhD student in the Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. I am a member of the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (CAIR). I also participate in convergent AI research as part of the AWARE-AI NSF Research Traineeship (NRT) program.


My research interests are at the intersection of human-computer interaction (HCI) and artificial intelligence (AI). Specifically, I am working on projects related to AI-assisted user experience (UX) analysis methods and visual analytic tools to support UX practitioners. Other topics that I investigate include how to infuse accessibility into computing courses and how accessibility work is conducted in the software industry.


If you would like to talk about my work or get connected, don't hesistate to send me an e-mail or connect via LinkedIn.

Research

  • Education

  • PhD - Rochester Insitute of Technology

    2020 - present

    Program: Computing and Information Sciences

    Advisors: Dr. Kristen Shinohara and Dr. Mingming Fan

    Research Interests: Human-Computer Interaction, Human-AI Collaboration, Assistive Technologies

  • BASc - University of Waterloo

    2015 - 2020

    Program: Biomedical Engineering

    Graduated with Distinction - Dean's Honour List.

    Completed the co-operative Program with six full-time internships.

  • Recent Experience

  • UX Research Intern - Meta Reality Labs

    May 2022 - Aug 2022

    - Worked on the AR Hardware UXR Team

    - Designed and conducted a user study to investigate audio performance and experiences on a new product

  • Research Intern - Uncharted Software

    May 2021 - Aug 2021

    - Worked on the DARPA Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction (ASKE) program

    - Designed and contributed to the human-machine interface (HMI)

  • Research Engineer - Huawei Technologies

    Jan 2019 - Aug 2020

    - Worked in the Toronto Human Machine Interaction Lab

    - Developed prototypes employing novel interaction techniques and conducted user experiments

What I do

Research

Using creative and systematic approaches to understand people and build future human-technology partnerships

Software Development

Developing applications and research prototypes through programming in Python, Matlab, Java, JavaScript and more

User-Centered Design

Starting from the human perspective to reach usability goals and invent new solutions. Check out my course project Pasatiempo!

Mentoring

Meeting with younger students for coffee and bubble tea (or virtual) chats about school and life for over five years!