Heads-Up Computing: Towards The Next Generation of Interactive Computing

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Happy New Year! Our first IEEE Computer Society Chicago webinar of the 2024 year is this Wednesday, hosted by ACM Chicago on Heads-Up Computing: Towards The Next Generation of Interactive Computing, presented by Prof. Shengdong Zhao, City University of Hong Kong.  Please register at https://acm-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IR8h_SucQWWh_9bNe4Paxg.  



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  • Date: 10 Jan 2024
  • Time: 06:00 PM to 07:00 PM
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Shengdong Zhao Shengdong Zhao of City University of Hong Kong


Heads-Up Computing: Towards The Next Generation of Interactive Computing

Heads-up computing is an emerging concept in human-computer interaction (HCI) that focuses on natural and intuitive interaction with technology. By making technology more seamlessly integrated into our lives, heads-up computing has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with devices.

With the rise of large language models (LLMs) such as ChatGPT and GPT4, the vision of heads-up computing is becoming much easier to realize. The combination of LLMs and heads-up computing can create more proactive, personalized, and responsive systems that are more human-centric.

However, technology is a double-edged sword. While technology provides us with great power, it also comes with the responsibility to ensure that it is used ethically and for the benefit of all. That's why it is essential to place fundamental human values at the center of research programs and work collaboratively among disciplines. As we navigate through this historic transition, it is crucial to shape a future that reflects our values and enhances our quality of life.


Dr. Shengdong Zhao is an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the National University of Singapore. He was previously a Professor at NUS-HCI research lab and is set to join the City University of Hong Kong as a Professor with a joint appointment in the School of Creative Media and Department of Computer Science starting January 2024.

Dr. Zhao obtained his Ph.D. in Computer Science from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree in Information Management & Systems from the University of California, Berkeley. His expertise lies in developing new interface tools and applications, and he is known for publishing his research in top-tier HCI conferences and journals.

In 2017, he worked as a senior consultant with the Huawei Consumer Business Group. Dr. Zhao is also an active member of the HCI community, serving on program committees for major HCI conferences and as the paper chair for the ACM SIGCHI 2019 and 2020 conferences.

For further information about Dr. Zhao and the NUS-HCI lab, see their websites are http://www.shengdongzhao.com and http://www.nus-hci.org.


(Times are Central Time)
6:00 pm - brief intros
6:05 pm - Presentation by Shengdong Zhao
6:45 pm- Q&A
7:00 pm - End