Screen Recognition: Creating Accessibility Metadata for Mobile Applications from Pixels Xiaoyi Zhang, Lilian de Greef, Amanda Swearngin, Samuel White, Kyle Murray, Lisa Yu, Qi Shan, Jeffrey Nichols, Jason Wu, Chris Fleizach, Aaron Everitt, Jeffrey P. Bigham CHI 2021 • PDF 🏆 Best Paper
When Can Accessibility Help?: An Exploration of Accessibility Feature Recommendation on Mobile Devices Jason Wu, Gabriel Reyes, Sam C. White, Xiaoyi Zhang, Jefrey P. Bigham W4A 2021 • PDF 🏆 Best Paper
Interactiles: 3D Printed Tactile Interfaces on Phone to Enhance Mobile Accessibility Xiaoyi Zhang, Tracy Tran, Yuqian Sun, Ian Culhane, Shobhit Jain, James Fogarty, Jennifer Mankoff ASSETS 2018 • PDF • Official Page • Video
Examining Image-Based Button Labeling for Accessibility in Apps through Large-Scale Analysis Anne Spencer Ross, Xiaoyi Zhang, James Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock ASSETS 2018 • PDF • Official Page 🏅 Best Paper Nominee
APPINITE: A Multi-Modal Interface for Specifying Data Descriptions in Programming by Demonstration Using Natural Language Instructions Toby Jia-Jun Li, Igor Labutov, Xiaohan Li, Xiaoyi Zhang, Wenze Shi, Wanling Ding, Tom M. Mitchell, Brad A. Myers VL/HCC 2018 • PDF • Official Page
Epidemiology as a Framework for Large-Scale Mobile Application Accessibility Assessment Anne Spencer Ross, Xiaoyi Zhang, James Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock ASSETS 2017 • PDF • Official Page 🏅 Best Paper Nominee
Interaction Proxies for Runtime Repair and Enhancement of Mobile Application Accessibility Xiaoyi Zhang, Anne Spencer Ross, Anat Caspi, James Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock CHI 2017 • PDF • Official Page • Video
Leveraging Dual-Observable Input for Fine-Grained Thumb Interaction Using Forearm EMG Donny Huang, Xiaoyi Zhang, T. Scott Saponas, James Fogarty, Shyamnath Gollakota UIST 2015 • PDF • Official Page • Video
An Epidemiology-Inspired Large-scale Analysis of Android App Accessibility Anne Spencer Ross, Xiaoyi Zhang, James Fogarty, Jacob O. Wobbrock ACM Transactions on Accessible Computing (TACCESS) 2020 • PDF • Official Page
Beacon: Designing a Portable Device for Self-Administering a Measure of Critical Flicker Frequency Ravi Karkar, Rafal Kocielnik, Xiaoyi Zhang, Jasmine Zia, George N. Ioannou, Sean A. Munson, James Fogarty IMWUT (Ubicomp) 2018 • PDF • Official Page
BreathSens: A Continuous On-Bed Respiratory Monitoring System with Torso Localization using an Unobtrusive Pressure Sensing Array Jason Liu, Ming-Chun Huang, Wenyao Xu, Xiaoyi Zhang, Luke Stevens, Nabil Alshurafa, Majid Sarrafzadeh IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI) 2015 • PDF • Official Page
Using Pressure Map Sequences for Recognition of On Bed Rehabilitation Exercises Ming-Chun Huang, Jason Liu, Wenyao Xu, Nabil Alshurafa, Xiaoyi Zhang, Majid Sarrafzadeh IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (JBHI) 2014 • PDF • Official Page
AUTOMATED E-TRAN APPLICATION Xiaoyi Zhang, Harish Kulkarni, Meredith Ringel Morris Google Patent
USER INTERFACE CONTROL USING GAZE TRACKING Kai Kohlhoff, Xiaoyi Zhang Google Patent
iPhones Can Now Automatically Recognize and Label Buttons and UI Features for Blind Users
Reported by TechCrunch about our Screen Recognition feature in iOS 14.
Academic Conferences Invited Paper Reviewer Reviewed 30+ papers in CHI / UIST / MobileHCI / INTERACT / TEI / SUI / DIS.
MICROSOFT RESEARCH, 2017 Research Intern in Enable Team Open-sourced SwipeSpeak (Github), a phone app that combines human and machine intelligence to enable eye gesture communication. Will soon open-source an eye gesture recognition library (cross-platform).
MICROSOFT RESEARCH, 2016 Research Intern in Enable Team Built a low-cost, robust, portable, easy-to-learn and fast gaze gesture communication phone app for people with ALS.
GOOGLE RESEARCH, 2015 Research Intern in Machine Intelligence group Developed 3 new features in coLaboratory (Collborative iPython Notebook).
MOVNPIC, 2014 Co-founder & Chief Creative Officer Design & Develop an iOS app to create Interactive images.
GOOGLE RESEARCH, 2013 Research Intern in Computer Vision & HCI group Built non-rigid face features detection, pose & gaze tracking for 3 teams.
APPLE, 2012 (Freshman Summer) Software Engineering Intern in iCloud Implemented 1 new feature, improved UX of 3 webapps and fixed 47 bugs.
SUNSHINE LIBRARY, 2011-2013 Webmaster & Developer Charitable rural information education using low-cost Android Tablet like OLPC.
TALKWAYS, 2011-2012 Co-founder & Former CTO Video chat platform to learn language with culture; received $1 million investment.
DEMOHOUR, 2011 Inventor of "Gesture@Mac" Initiate the first project on Demohour, the largest crowd-funding platform in China now.
Corin Anderson Endowed Fellowship, 09/2014 CSE Dept, University of Washington $50000 / It allows me to "pursue academic course and research work in complete freedom" (in the first year).
CESASC Scholarship, 04/2014 Chinese-American Engineers&Scientists Association of Southern California $1000 / One of national 10 winners, nominated by CESASC.
New Face of Engineering College Edition, 02/2014 National Society of Professional Engineers $500 / One of national 15 winners, nominated by IEEE and other Engineer Associations.
Student Participation Grant, 09/2013 European Alliance for Innovation $600 / Present two papers at Bodynets conference.
Best Overall, Mobile App&Data Visualization, 04/2013 LA Hacks, 40+ teams $7500 / Project EyeWeight attracted Eytan Elbaz (Google Adsense founder).
Second Place, 04/2013 Facebook Hackathon, 250+ participants $800 / Project AResume was appreciated by Facebook recruiter.
Grand Prize&Tech Difficulty Prize, 10/2012 HackUCLA, 20+ teams $33000 / Project Music++ attracted Howard Marks (Activision founder).