Tengxiang Zhang is an Assistant Research Scientist at Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where he works at the Pervasive Computing Research Center. Dr. Zhang’s research lies in the technical side of ubiquitous computing and human computer interaction. He works on pervasive sensing and interaction techniques and systems to enable access to the digital world anytime anywhere. He publishes on top-venues including CHI and IMWUT, and has been honored with two paper awards. His previous work falls into three categories: 1) Self-sustainable sensing tags to make everyday things ‘smart’; 2) Resource-constrained interaction techniques for direct interaction with such things; 3) Novel wearables that work with the tags to enable more interaction possibilities. Such work is summarized in Research Overview and also presented in this talk.
PhD in Computer Science, 2016-2019
Tsinghua University, China.
Msc in Electrical Engineering, 2011-2013
The University of Texas at Austin, USA.
Bsc in Electrical Engineering, 2007-2011
Southeast University, China.
I adopt a human-centered perspective to design pervasive interfaces and corresponding interaction techniques so that users can access the digtal world through everyday things. More specifically, I develop self-sustainable sensing tags and apply them on everyday things to form pervasive interfaces. However, such interfaces are limited in their functionalities due to size, cost, and power constrains. So on one side, I design interaction techniques for such resource-constrained interfaces; on the other side, I leverage the usually resource-abundant wearable devices to enrich and enchance such interfaces. Thus, my previous work falls into the following three categories:
More details of my research can be found in this talk.
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Design RF circuits and antenna for smart watches.
Deploy and manage Bluetooth tracker product for city-scale motorbikes tracking.