An interaction designer studying Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) and Information
Science with background in
HCI, Psychology and Design.
I am currently a PhD student in
Malte Jung is my advisor. Prior to pursuing an academic career, I have worked at
Asus as an user
experience designer and information architect.
I received my master degree in Human-Computer
Interaction with Ergonomics from
London (UCL) under supervision of
. My two bachelor degree are BSc in
University (NTU) and BA in
Product Design from
Prior to these, I studied in the School of Medicine at NTU, where I also had experience in
molecular biology labs besides the traditional trainings in science and humanities.
My research interest is in HRI, HCI, and UX design. I am especially interested in these topics:
- Can a robot or an AI system be a good manager or a boss? How organizational factors, such
power, status, hierarchy, affect human-robot interaction,
particularly in a work team?
- What functions does
emotion serve in the interaction and communication between
humans, robots and other intelligent
agents? And how can we design intelligent systems to afford these functions better?
- More generally, how digital systems induce subtle behavior change and thus unknowingly
perception and cognition.
How to pronounce my name?
Inspired by my friend
Yao-Yuan Mao, I
think it would be interesting to explain how to pronounce my name here.
To start simple, you can always call me
. All my family call me Yoyo, too (though they do so in a Taiwanese intonation).
Still want to give it a try? My name in Chinese, 侯宗佑, is pronounced in Mandarin as
as in Be
) and in Taiwanese as
pronounces my name.