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I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I am advised by Prof. Khai N. Truong in the DGP lab

My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI), ubiquitous computing (UbiComp), and accessible computing, with a focus on the design, development, and evaluation of mobile, wearable, sensing, and machine learning technologies to address challenges in accessibility, usability, health, and user interactions.




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              (updated: 12/13/18)



News
Dec 10Two coauthored papers have been conditionally accepted to CHI 2019. Congrats to all my coauthors!

Research


Accessibility & Usability

project profile image. An older adult is writing on the edge of one printed product instructions

Guidelines for Creating Senior-Friendly Product Instructions

Mingming Fan, Khai N. Truong
TACCESS
ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing 11, 2, Article 9 (May 2018), 35 pages.
Invited to be presented at the ASSETS 2018 conference

BrailleSketch: A Gesture-based Text Entry Method for People with Visual Impairments

Franklin Li, Mingming Fan, Khai N. Truong
ACM ASSETS 2017
In Proceedings of the 19th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility (ASSETS '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA,


Sensing Technologies and Applications

SoQr: Sonically Quantifying the Content Level inside Containers

Mingming Fan, Khai N. Truong
ACM UbiComp 2015
In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 3-14. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2750858.2804264
Best Paper Honarable Mention Award

Public Restroom Detection on Mobile Phone via Active Probing

Mingming Fan, Alexander T. Adams, Khai N. Truong
ACM ISWC 2014
In Proceedings of the 2014 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 27-34. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2634317.2634320

Augmenting Gesture Recognition with Erlang-Cox Models to Identify Neurological Disorders in Premature Babies

Mingming Fan, Dana Gravem, Dan Cooper, Donald J Patterson
ACM UbiComp 2012
In Proceedings of the 2012 ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 411-420. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2370216.2370278

Exploring the Use of Capacitive Sensing to Externally Measure Liquid Level in Fluid Containers

Mingming Fan, Khai N. Truong, Abhishek Ranjan
Knowledge Media Design Institute Technical Report, University of Toronto, 2016


Mobile and Wearable User Interactions

InkPlanner: Supporting Prewriting via Intelligent Visual Diagramming

Zhicong Lu, Mingming Fan, Yun Wang, Jian Zhao, Michelle Annett, Daniel Wigdor
IEEE TVCG (Proceedings of VAST 2018)
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of VAST 2018), 25(1), 2019


An Empirical Study of Touch-based Authentication Methods on Smartwatches

Yue Zhao*, Zhongtian Qiu*, Yiqing Yang*, Weiwei Li*, Mingming Fan
(*equal contribution)

ACM ISWC 2017
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 122-125. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3123021.3123049


An Empirical Study of Foot Gestures for Hands-Occupied Mobile Interaction

Mingming Fan, Yizheng Ding, Fang Shen, Yuhui You, Zhi Yu
ACM ISWC 2017
In Proceedings of the 2017 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 172-173. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3123021.3123043

Comparing Mid-air Finger Motion with Touch for Small Target Acquisition on Wearable Devices

Mingming Fan, Anuruddha Hettiarachchi, Zhicong Lu, Seyong Ha, and Priyank Gupta
ACM CHI EA 2017
In Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1593-1600. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3053092

Smart Toy Car Localization and Navigation using Projected Light

Mingming Fan, Qiong Liu, Shang Ma, Patrick Chiu
IEEE ISM 2015
2015 IEEE International Symposium on Multimedia (ISM), Miami, FL, 2015, pp. 399-402.


POLI: Interactive Multimedia Authoring and retrieval on Mobile Phone by Leveraging Its Audio Channel and Coded Light

Mingming Fan, Qiong Liu, Hao Tang, Patrick Chiu
IEEE ICME Workshop 2015
2015 IEEE International Conference on Multimedia & Expo Workshops (ICMEW), Turin, 2015, pp. 1-6.

HiFi: Hide and Find Digital Content Associated with Physical Objects via Coded Light

Mingming Fan, Qiong Liu, Hao Tang, Patrick Chiu
ACM HotMobile 2014
In Proceedings of the 15th Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications (HotMobile '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 6 , 6 pages.


Multi-Perspective Multi-Layer Interaction on Mobile Devices

Maryam Khademi, Mingming Fan, Hossein Mousavi Hondori, Cristina Videira Lopes
ACM UIST Adjunct 2012
In adjunct Proceedings of the 26th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST Adjunct Proceedings' 12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 65-66. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2508468.2514712


When Camera Meets Accelerometer: A Novel Way for 3D Interaction of Mobile Phone

Mingming Fan, Donald J Patterson, Yuanchun Shi
ACM MobileHCI Adjunct 2012
In Proceedings of the 14th international conference on Human-computer interaction with mobile devices and services companion (MobileHCI '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 131-136. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2371664.2371689


Surprise Grabber: a Co-located Tangible Social Game based on Phone Hand Gestures.

Mingming Fan, Xin Li, Yu Zhong, Li Tian, Yuanchun Shi, Hao Wang.
ACM CSCW 2011
In Proceedings of the ACM 2011 conference on Computer supported cooperative work (CSCW '11). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 625-628. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1958824.1958930


The Satellite Cursor: Achieving MAGIC Pointing without Gaze Tracking using Multiple Cursors

Yu Chun, Yuanchun Shi, Ravin Balakrishnan, Xiangliang Meng, Yue Suo, Mingming Fan, Yongqiang Qin
ACM UIST 2010
In Proceedings of the 23nd annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST '10). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 163-172. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1866029.1866056


Pull and Push: Proximity-Aware User Interface for Navigating in 3D Space Using a Handheld Camera

Mingming Fan, Yuanchun Shi
HCI International 2009
In Proceedings of the International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, pp. 133-140. Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 2009.


Doodle Space: Painting on A Public Display by Cam-Phone

Yu Zhong, Xin Li, Mingming Fan, Yuanchun Shi
In Proceedings of the 2009 ACM workshop on Ambient media computing (AMC '09). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13-20. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1631005.1631010


Painting in Public Doodle Space with Cam-Phone Brush

Yuanchun Shi, Mingming Fan, Yu Chun, Yu Zhong, Xin Li, Yue Suo, Chenjun Wu, Xin Yang
ACM UbiComp Adjunct 2009
In Adjunct Proceedings of ACM Conference on Ubiquitous Computing 2009 (Demo)


Hand's 3D Movement Detection with One Handheld Camera

Mingming Fan,Liang Zhang, Yuanchun Shi
ACM VRST 2008
In Proceedings of the 2008 ACM symposium on Virtual reality software and technology (VRST '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 255-256. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1450579.1450640


UCam: Direct Manipulation using Handheld Camera for 3D Gesture Interaction

Liang Zhang, Yuanchun Shi, Mingming Fan
ACM Multimedia 2008
In Proceedings of the 16th ACM international conference on Multimedia (MM '08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 801-804. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/1459359.1459491


Honors and Awards

2015 Best Paper Honarable Mention Award, ACM UbiComp
2014 Student Travel Grant, ACM HotMobile
2011 Early Impact Award, School of Informationand Computer Science, UC Irvine
2011 Siebel Scholar, Class of 2011
2011 Outstanding Graduate, Department of Computer Science, Tsinghua University
2009 Academic Excellence Scholarship, Tsinghua University
2007 Academic Excellence Scholarship (Computer World Scholarship) (top 1%), BUPT
2007 Academic Excellence Scholarship (NEC Enterprise Scholarship) (top 3%), BUPT
2006 National First Class Prize, Mathematical Contest In Modeling, China
2006 Academic Excellence Scholarship (GUANRI Enterprise Scholarship) (top 5%), BUPT
2005 Academic Excellence Scholarship (First-Class Scholarship) (top 5%), BUPT

Services

Conferences & Journals Reviewer
Student Volunteer
ACM CHI: 2010,2013-2019 ACM UbiComp: 2012, 2015
ACM UbiComp / IMWUT Journal: 2014-2019 (received two times “special recognition” for outstanding reviews) ACM CHI: 2012
ACM ISWC: 2014-2017 ACM UIST: 2012
ACM UIST: 2017 (received one "special recognition" for outstanding reviews), 2018 ACM Multimedia: 2008
IEEE Pervasive Computing Journal, 2017
ACM VRST: 2017
ACM CHI PLAY: 2017
ACM AutomotiveUI: 2017
PervasiveHealth 2013

Teaching & Mentoring

Teaching Assistant

Fall & Winter, 2016,2017,2018 CSC2514/CSC428: Human-Computer Interaction University of Toronto
Fall 2016 INF2170: Information Architecture University of Toronto
Summer 2016 & Fall 2015 CSC207: Software Design University of Toronto

Mentoring

Winter 2017 CSC428/2514: Human-Computer Interaction Yizheng Ding, Fang Shen, Yuhui You, Zhi Yu supervised this team of students and published one peer-reviewed publication (ISWC'17)
Winter 2016 CSC428/2514: Human-Computer Interaction Yue Zhao, Zhongtian Qiu, Yiqing Yang, Weiwei Li supervised this team of students and published one peer-reviewed publication (ISWC'17)