Xiaojuan Ma

I am an associate professor of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) at the Department of Computer Science and Engineering (CSE), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). I am serving as the Associate Head of Department (Research & Knowledge Transfer) this year. I am a senior member of IEEE and ACM.

I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science at Princeton University. My Advisor was Prof. Perry Cook. I was a post-doctoral researcher at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) with Prof. Jodi Forlizzi, and before that a research fellow with Prof. Zhenhui (Jack) Jiang in the National University of Singapore (NUS) in the Information Systems department. Before joining HKUST, I was a researcher of Human-Computer Interaction at Noah's Ark Lab, Huawei Tech. Investment Co., Ltd. in Hong Kong.

The HCI Initiative @ HKUST designs and creates novel technologies, methods, and theories in the area of Human-Computer Interaction.
We welcome graduate students, post-docs, and visiting interns/scholars. Please send me your CV if your are interested in this topic or have any question.

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I am the vice president and board member of the International Chinese Association of Computer Human Interaction (ICACHI)

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Keynote Speaker @ Doctoral Student Consortium, "Charting the Future of AI in Project-Based Learning"    International Congress on Educational Futures (ICEF), April 2024
Invited Speaker, "Collaborative AI for Science: Supporting Stochastic Multi-criteria Decision Making in Scientific Research"    Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC), September 2023
KAIST GSDS Seminar Series Invited Speaker, "Empowering and Cultivating Users’ Higher-Order Thinking Skills with Human-Engaged AI"    KAIST Graduate School of Data Science, May 2023
Applied Data Science (ADS) Invited Speaker, "Data-Driven Approach to Creativity in Design with Human-Engaged AI: Scalable, Transferable, Explainable"    ACM SIGKDD 2021, August 2021
Invited Talk, "Exploring Interaction Space of Data Displays"    China Vis 2021, July 2021
GAMES Webinar, "When VIS Meets HCI: A Life Cycle of User-Centric Visualization Design"    GAMES: Graphics And Mixed Environment Seminar, July 2021
HCI Speaker Series, "Empowering and Nurturing Users’ Higher-Order Thinking Skills with Human-Engaged AI"    College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State University, April 2021
Keynote, "A Computational Approach to Human-Engaged Design"    User Experience Conference 2019, Shenzhen, China, November 2019
Invited Early Career Spotlight Talk, "Towards Human-Engaged AI"    IJCAI 2018, Stockholm, Sweden, July 2018
Invited Lecture, "Exploring Interaction Space of Data Displays"    Peking University Visualization Summer School, Beijing, China, July 2018
Invited Talk, "From Digital to Physical: The Art of Persuasion in Information, Interaction, and Service Design"    Information & Interaction Design Committee Summit, Beijing, China, December 2014
Keynote Speech, "From Broken to Breaking: Recycle, Reuse, and Repurpose Design"    Interaction and UX Design Forum, Tongji Design Week, Shanghai, China, October 2014
Keynote Speech, "How Computer Computes and Persuade your Emotion: The Story of Danmaku (a.k.a.弹幕)"    Huxiu.com Innovation Festival, Shenzhen, China, September 2014
Invited Talk, "Visual, Auditory, and Haptic Communication"    Advanced Disciplines Lectures on Visual and Auditory Communication, China Computer Federation, Beijing, China, May 2013