Yuntao WANG

Assitant Professor

1) Pervasive Interaction Lab, Institute of HCI and Media Integration, Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University
2) *Assistant Dean, Technical Advisor, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) Institute, Tsinghua University
3) *Research Associate, Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering, University of Washington

Address: Room B430-1, Lee Shau Kee Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing 100084 (CHINA). | 12280 NE District Way, Bellevue, WA 98005 (US).
Email: yuntaowang@tsinghua.edu.cn, yuntao@uw.edu


[ Biography | Research Interests | Publications | Patents | Honorable Mentions | Professional Experiences]


Biography

Yuntao WANG is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Tsinghua University, where he works in the Pervasive Interaction Lab on innovative sensing and interactive systems for Ubiquitous Computing. Dr. Wang's research focuses on (1) leveraging physical phenomena to enable new sensing modalities, (2) designing and implementing novel pervasive interactive systems, and (3) developing sensing and interactive systems targeted at realizing high-impact application domains such as health, wellness and education. In 2016, he received his Ph.D. in Computer Science and Technology from Tsinghua University, where he was advised by Dr. Yuanchun SHI. He was awarded 4 Best Paper awards or nominations, and published 16 prestigious conferences or journal papers on Human-Computer Interaction and Ubiquitous Computing including SIGCHI, IMWUT, and MobileHCI. He received his B.S. with honors from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications in 2011, where he specialized in computer science and technology as well as embedded systems.

Yuntao WANG is currently a visiting research associate working with Shwetak N. Patel at the Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science and Engineering of the University of Washington and works at the Global Innovation Exchange (GIX) as the technical mentor and assistant Dean.

Find more details in my Curriculum Vitae.

Research Interests

"The most profound technologies are those that disappear. They weave themselves into the fabric of everyday life until they are indistinguishable from it." - Mark Weiser.

The coming of the AI + IoT era is merging smart devices and services into our daily lives, benefitting numerous industries along the way. As technological advances continue to blur the line between the digital media and the physical world, there is a constant demand for effective sensing approaches as well as natural interactive interfaces. My work focuses on building sensing and interactive systems using my expertise in HCI, sensing, embedded systems, signal processing, and machine learning.

The application-driven research object is by nature interdisciplinary. Hence, I collaborate not only with experts in computer science and electrical engineering but also across design-thinking, business as well as industries. Through these close collaborations, I am able to build high-impact, novel pervasive systems that incorporate cutting-edge research towards impactful applications such as health, wellness and education.

Publications

[16]. Yuntao Wang, Jianyu Zhou, Hanchuan Li, Tengxiang Zhang, Minxuan Gao, Zhuolin Cheng, Chun Yu, Shwetak Patel, and Yuanchun Shi. 2019. FlexTouch: Enabling Large-Scale Interaction Sensing Beyond Touchscreens Using Flexible and Conductive Materials. Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 3, 3, Article 109 (September 2019), 20 pages. (IMWUT'19 ) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3351267

[15]. Xu Yan, Yuntao Wang*, Yongjin Liu and Yuanchun Shi. StarFont: Enabling Font Completion Based on few Shots Examples. The 3rd International Conference on Advances in Artificial Intelligence. (ICAAI 2019) To be appeared.

[14]. Tengxiang Zhang, Xin Yi, Ruolin Wang, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Yiqin Lu, and Yuanchun Shi. Tap-to-Pair: Associating Wireless Devices with Synchronous Tapping. In Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 2, 4, Article 201, 21 pages. (IMWUT'18) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3287079

[13]. Tengxiang Zhang, Xin Yi, Chun Yu, Yuntao Wang*, Nicholas Becker, Yuanchun Shi. TouchPower: Interaction-based Power Transfer for Power-as-needed Devices. In Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol. 1, 3, Article 121, 20 pages. (IMWUT'17) DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3130986. Discussion Paper Award.

[12]. Tengxiang Zhang, Nicholas Becker, Yuntao Wang*, Yuan Zhou, Yuanchun Shi. BitID: Easily Add Battery-Free Wireless Sensors to Everyday Objects." In 2017 IEEE International Conference on Smart Computing (SMARTCOMP'17), p 1-8. IEEE, 2017. Honorable Mention Award (Top 5%)

[11]. Ke Sun, Yuntao Wang*, Chun Yu, Yukang Yan, Hongyi Wen, and Yuanchun Shi. 2017. Float: One-Handed and Touch-Free Target Selection on Smartwatches. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 692-704. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3026027.

[10]. Yeshuang Zhu, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu*, Shaoyun Shi, Yankai Zhang, Shuang He, Peijun Zhao, Xiaojuan Ma, and Yuanchun Shi. 2017. ViVo: Video-Augmented Dictionary for Vocabulary Learning. In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 5568-5579. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3025453.3025779.

[9]. Yuntao Wang, Ke Sun, Lu Sun, Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi. SkinMotion: what does skin movement tell us?. In Proceedings of the 2016 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct (UbiComp '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 914-917. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2968219.2979132.

[8]. Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Ling Du, Jin Huang, Yuanchun Shi. BodyRC: Exploring Interaction Modalities Using Human Body as Lossy Signal Transmission Medium. In 2014 IEEE 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2014), p 260-267. IEEE. Best Paper Award (Top 1%)

[7]. Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Yuhang Zhao, Jin Huang, Yuanchun Shi. Defining and Analyzing a Gesture Set for Interactive TV Remote on Touchscreen Phones. In 2014 IEEE 11th International Conference on Ubiquitous Intelligence and Computing (UIC 2014), p 362-365. IEEE.

[6]. Jin Huang, Chun Yu, Yuntao Wang, Yuhang Zhao, Siqi Liu, Chou Mo, Jie Liu, Lie Zhang, Yuanchun Shi. FOCUS: enhancing children's engagement in reading by using contextual BCI training sessions. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1905-1908. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2556288.2557339.

[5]. Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Yongqiang Qin, Dan Li, Yuanchun Shi. Exploring the effect of display size on pointing performance. In Proceedings of the 2013 ACM international conference on Interactive tabletops and surfaces (ITS '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 389-392. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2512349.2514911.

[4]. Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Jie Liu, and Yuanchun Shi. Understanding performance of eyes-free, absolute position control on touchable mobile phones. In Proceedings of the 15th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services (MobileHCI '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 79-88. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2493190.2493215. Honorable Mention Award (Top 5%)

[3]. Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Yongqiang Qin, Yuanchun Shi. Marker design and recognition on tiled interaction tableto Journal of Software, 22(2). 80-88.

[2]. Yongqiang Qin, Chun Yu, Jie Liu, Yuntao Wang, Yue Shi, Zhouyue Su, and Yuanchun Shi. uTable: a seamlessly tiled, very large interactive tabletop system. In Proceedings of the ACM International Conference on Interactive Tabletops and Surfaces (ITS '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 244-245. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2076354.2076397.

[1]. Yuntao Wang, Yuanchun Shi. Marker design and recognition on large-scale tiled interaction tableto In HHME 2011, p 81-88. Honorable Mention Award (Top 5%)

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Patents and Copyrights

[26]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Action and/or Action Part, WO2016127745A1.

[25]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Action and/or Action Part, WO2016127741A1.

[24]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Input Information, WO2016127743A1.

[23]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Input Information, WO2016127744A1.

[22]. Lin Du, Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Human Body-Based Interaction Method and Interaction Apparatus, WO2015184778A1.

[21]. Yuntao Wang, Nicholas Becker, Yuanchun Shi, Method and device of using physiological signal triggering alert signals, US62661003.

20]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Action and/or Action Part, US20180035903A1.

[19]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Action and/or Action Part, US20180018016A1.

[18]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Input Information, US20180049647A1.

[17]. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu, Lin Du, Method and Device for Determining Input Information, US20180018015A1.

[16]. Lin Du, Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Human Body-Based Interaction Method and Interaction Apparatus, US20180049647A1.

[15]. 王运涛,史元春,一种车辆超载监管方法、装置、系统及存储介质:中国,20191079300.3.

[14]. 王运涛,史元春, 手背皮肤形变还原手指运动的方法:中国, 201811159627.6.

[13]. 王运涛,李心成,张蓉,许稼轩,史元春,点对点层级式货物即时配送系统、方法及应用:中国, CN108665217A.

[12]. 贾庆山,岳阳,何芃,王运涛,许斌,史元春,基于区块链技术的完全去中心社区化网络游戏:中国,201810725018.6.

[11]. 贾庆山,何芃,王运涛,许斌,史元春, 一种提高区块链吞吐效率的方法:中国,201810725016.7.

[10]. 王运涛,张蓉,李心成,许稼轩,彭鼎,史元春,一种儿童坐姿检测智能交互装置系统及方法:中国, CN108614990A.

[9]. 王运涛,张蓉,李心成,许稼轩,彭鼎,史元春,一种儿童坐姿模拟交互装置及方法,CN108562272A.

[8]. 王运涛涛,冀晓斌,王宇飞,李佳娱,夏丽艳,刘学君,一种智能磅室自动化作业系统、方法及智能磅室互联方: 中国, CN107506809A.

[7]. 史元春, 王运涛, 喻纯, 杜琳. 识别对象的方法和装置: 中国, CN106250802A.

[6]. 史元春, 王运涛, 喻纯, 杜琳. 确定动作和/或动作部位的方法和设备: 中国, CN104699241A.

[5]. 史元春, 王运涛, 喻纯, 杜琳. 确定动作和/或动作部位的方法和设备: 中国, CN104699242A.

[4]. 史元春, 王运涛, 喻纯, 杜琳. 确定输入信息的方法和设备: 中国, CN104656896A.

[3]. 史元春, 王运涛, 喻纯, 杜琳. 确定输入信息的方法和设备: 中国, CN104615248A.

[2]. 杜琳, 王运涛, 王运涛. 基于人体的交互方法及交互装置: 中国, CN104049752 A.

[1]. 史元春, 王运涛, 苏洲跃, 喻纯, 赵宇航. 一种Eye-Free的触屏手机控制电视的方法: 中国, CN102625010A.

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Honorable Mentions

2018 Second Place Award of X-Prize Competition toward Women Safety (50,000 USD)
2017 SMARTCOMP 2017 Best Paper Runner-up
2017 IMWUT 2017 Discussion Paper Award
2014 UIC 2014 Best Paper Award
2013 ACM MobileHCI 2013 Honorable Mention Award
2011 HHME 2011 Honorable Mention Award

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Teaching

  • Practical Training on Scientific Research Proposal in Applied Innovation, Tsinghua University, Spring semester.
  • Sensors and Circuits, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), Winter quarter.
  • Hardware and Software Lab 1, Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), Winter quarter.
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    Professional Experiences

  • Assistant Dean.  Global Innovation Exchange (GIX), Tsinghua University.
  • Co-founder, Chief Scientist.  Trucker (Beijing) Technology Co.., Ltd., Beijing, China.
  • Reviewer.  IMWUT 2019, ACM UIST 2015, SODA 2018.
  • Organizer.  GIX Competition 2016-2018.
  • Volunteer.  ACM CHI 2015.

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    Last modified July 11, 2019