Computational Interaction in Post-PC Computing

Date: 05/01/2018

Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Special Collections Seminar Room


In the current Post-PC computing era, new computing technologies such as mobile computing, wearable computing, augmented and virtual reality have emerged, which bring wicked challenges to interaction between humans and information technology. To address these challenges, designers must consider a multiplicity of problems from low-level hardware, through software, all the way to human factors. In this talk I will introduce a new perspective, which was introduced in our recently published book Computational Interaction, on how to design software user interfaces and interaction technology.  It is an approach that focuses on the use of algorithms and mathematical models to explain and enhance interaction between humans and information technology. I will particularly introduce how to apply this approach to enhance text-based communication on mobile and wearable devices, and solve touchscreen interface design problems.


Xiaojun Bi joined the Department of Computer Science at Stony Brook University as an Assistant Professor in January 2017. Previously, he was a Research Scientist at Google. His research interests center on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with the major focus on computational interaction in Post-PC computing. He earned his Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto, and master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Tsinghua University, China. Xiaojun Bi has over 30 publications in top tier HCI conferences and journals including ACM CHI, UIST and Human Computer Interaction, and is an inventor of over 20 US patents. He is also a 2-time Google Faculty Research Award winner (2017, 2018), and a co-author and co-editor of the book Computational Interaction. More information can be found on his homepage: .


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Clara Tran

Clara Tran

Clara is the liaison to the Department of Chemistry, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and the Women in Science and Engineering program.
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