Education

National University of Singapore, Singapore
July 2022 - Dec. 2022 ( Expected )
NUS SoC NGNE Research-based Exchange Program
      

Major: Computer Science, School of Computing

With two CS modules and a research project:

  • CS3243 Interaction Design

  • CS4347 Sound and Music Computing

  • CP3106 Independent Research Project (Topic: Heads-up Computing)

​Yixiao Kang

Always look for the intersection of

computing and design

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About

I am Yixiao Kang, a senior undergraduate majoring in software engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China. My overall GPA is 3.90/4.00 and my Junior year GPA is 4.00/4.00 (Top 1). Currently, I am participating a research-based exchange program at the National University of Singapore.

I work closely with Professor Stefanie Mueller at the MIT HCI Engineering Group on programmable material and new interactive interfaces. I am also a research intern in the NUS-HCI group, advised by Professor Shengdong Zhao at the National University of Singapore. We developed a system to record people’s ubiquitous ideas with smart glasses. Last summer, I participated in an internship supported by the University of Nottingham and Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Advised by professor Xubo Yang, I developed and deployed an application to create tangible AR souvenirs for interactive learning in the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum. I also worked with Professor  Chaoping Chen at the Smart Display Lab in Shanghai Jiao Tong University on computer vision, SLAM, and mapping in augmented reality.

My research interest lies in Human-Computer Interaction, especially mixed reality, education, and wearable devices.

Email: kyx999@sjtu.edu.cn

GitHub: echo-xiao9

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Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
July 2022 - Dec. 2023 ( Expected )
Bachelor of Engineering in Software Engineering
      
Overall GPA: 3.90/4.00 
Junior year GPA: 4.00/4.00 (Top 1)    
  • Introduction to Human Computer Interaction             100  (Top 1) 
  • Game Designing and Programming                              99   (Top 1)    
  • Computer Graphics                                                         98   (Top 1) 
  • Architecture of Applications                                           94   (Top 3) 
  • Data Structure                                                                  94   (Top 3)

Research

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, HCI Engineering group, CSAIL Lab
research intern  2022/05-2022/09
Advisor: Prof. Stefanie Mueller
  • Designed and implemented a system(developed in Python, Processing) that allows the user to reprogram the texture of textiles made of the proposed ChromoFiber, which is a reprogrammable multi-color fiber based on photochromic dyes.

  • Processed the video with OpenCV and extract the positions of LEDs in the fiber with the watershed algorithm.

  • Designed user interface and implemented linear programming to get constraint conditions for the specified color pattern.

Artist & Designer

I work as a designer and artist. I enjoy observing and creating.

​CHAOS|2019

Digital ART Laboratory  of Shanghai Jiao Tong University Shanghai, China
research intern 2021/06 – 2022/08
Advisor: Prof. Xubo Yang
  • Proposed a novel retargeting solution for tasks of grabbing and placing objects in virtual reality, called redirected placement (RP), which is applied when placing virtual objects.

  • Created an augmented reality virtual experiment application with unity. It can simulate convex lens imaging and perform real-time calculations of results based on user parameters.

National University of Singapore, NUS-HCI Lab
research intern 2022/08-2022/12(expecting)
Advisor: Prof. Shengdong Zhao
  • Developed an NLP framework that converts audio recordings into various levels of structured information in real-time.

  • Data Visualization: extract keywords from the audio transcription, build a mindmap by clustering keywords according to their semantic associations, and render the mindmap on smart glasses.

University of Novi Sad, Serbia
July, 2019
Summer Exchange Program
      
Joint internship by the University of Nottingham and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, UK
research intern 2021/06 – 2022/08
Advisor: Prof. Steve Benford and Prof. Xubo Yang
  • Developed and deployed an augmented reality application to create tangible personalized souvenirs for interactive learning at the Shanghai Science and Technology Museum.

  • Adopted and evaluated multiple interaction methods, including mobile interface, hand gestures and voices.

  • Conducted user research on increasing personalization of the exhibition experience through augmented reality.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Smart Display Lab, China
research intern 2019/11 – 2021/06
Advisor: Prof. Chao Ping Chen
  • Developed a framework for 3D augmented reality navigation, mapping, and target detection.

  • Processed time-series data from LiDAR Scanner with an unsupervised deep neural network.

  • Built an indoor 3D map by applying Delaunay triangulation to the point cloud.

Smart Display Lab

Tie memories to e-souvenirs: personalized hybrid tangible AR souvenirs in the museum

​Yixiao Kang, Zhenglin Zhang, Meiqi Zhao, Xuanhui Yang, Xubo Yang* (Accepted)

in Proceedings of The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST), 2022

Open Access  -  Project Page

Retargeting Destinations of Passive Props for Enhancing Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality

Xuanhui Yang, Yixiao Kang, Xubo Yang*

in Proceedings of IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, 2022

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​DOI  -  Open Access  -  Video​ - Slides

Simultaneous Tracking, Tagging and Mapping for Augmented Reality

Yixiao Kang, Yiyang Xu, Chaoping Chen*

in Proceedings of International Conference on Display Technology, 2019

 

​DOI  -  Open Access  -  Project Page  -  Video​

​Project

Experimental Platform Based on Augmented Reality Technology, group leader, developer

  • We developed an experimental platform in Unity for middle school students using AR technology.

  • Skill: Unity, Andriod development, AR Foundation

Video

​Tencent Unreal Engine ecosystem simulating tool

  • Developed an ecosystem simulation tool in Unreal Engine for data-driven authoring of large-scale ecosystems, which increases the efficiency of large-area foliage arrangement in the game by 20X.

  • Developed a recommendation algorithm for symbiotic plant clusters by leveraging real-world data.

  • ​Skill: Game Development, Unreal Engine

 

A DIY pottery game made with OpenGL and C++ for Computer Graphics course

  • Generate objects (Tea sets, tables, cups ...) with user-defined bezier curves.

  • Skill and knowledge: Computer Graphics, OpenGL, Shaders, Lighting, Texture

​Github  -   Video

The Way of Water - Game developed with Unity focusing on fluid simulation

It is a Sewage Purification Game. We use the PBF method to implement fluid simulation.

Video​

Tencent, Shenzhen, China
Game engine  programmer 2022/01-2022/06
Tencent Morefun Studios
  • Developed an ecosystem simulation tool in Unreal Engine for data-driven authoring of large-scale ecosystems, which increases the efficiency of large-area foliage arrangement in the game by 20X.

  • Developed a recommendation algorithm for symbiotic plant clusters by leveraging real-world data.

Internship

Honors and Awards

  • Presentation at International Conference on Display Technology (ICDT 2021)                          2021/06

  • Lightning talk at The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology                2022/11

  • 2021 Huawei Scholarship (Top 5%)                                                                                                  2021/12

  • 2020 Interdisciplinary Contest in Modeling - Meritorious Winner                                                2020/04

  • Gold Prize of China Collegiate Algorithm Design & Programming Challenge Contest            2021/06

Activities​

 

Head of the Chinese Volunteer Group at EXIT, the largest music festival in Europe,

Novi Sad, Serbia                                                                                                                                                   2019/07

  • Tuned the sound system and multiple instruments for the performance as a stage assistant

  • Informed artists of performance time and maintained backstage order

 

Chair of Master Distinguished Lecture Host Group,

Shanghai, China                                                                                                                                  2020/11 – 2022/10

  • Host Nobel Laureate Adam Riess's seminar, the 125th-anniversary celebration

       of the founding of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and TED talks.

  • Recruited and trained members of the host group.

 

Official Designer of China International Import Expo,

Shanghai, China                                                                                                                                                   2020/12

  • China International Import Expo volunteer certificate designer

 

Official Designer of The IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces,

Shanghai, China                                                                                                                                                   2022/03

Publication

  • Y. Kang, Y. Xu, C. P. Chen, G. Li, and Z. Cheng, “6: Simultaneous tracking, tagging and mapping for augmented reality,” SID Symposium Digest of Technical Papers, vol. 52, no. S2, pp. 31–33, 2021.

  • X. Yang, Y. Kang, and X. Yang, “Redirected Placement: Retargeting Destinations of Passive Props for Enhancing Bimanual Haptic Feedback in Virtual Reality,” 2022 IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, 2022.

  • Y. Kang, et al., “ Tie memories to e-souvenirs: personalized souvenirs with augmented reality for interactive learning in the museum.” The ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, 2022 (Accepted)

Yixiao Kang

http://yixiaokang.site

Tel: +86 13456198380 (Mainland China) +65 80393243 (Singapore)

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