Khai N. TRUONG

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ABOUT me

I am an Associate Professor & Associate Chair for Research, in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto. I received my Bachelor degree in Computer Engineering with highest honors from the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering and my Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from the College of Computing at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

RESEARCH
interests

My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI) and ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp). I investigate tools and methods to support the development of novel ubiquitous computing systems and techniques and models to facilitate user interactions with off-the-desktop computing devices and services.

My current work also includes the design and evaluation of assistive technologies and context sensing applications.

most recent
PUBLICATIONS

The following is a list of some of my recent publications.

current/recent
COURSES

I am teaching currently or have taught recently the following courses:

  • CSC318-Winter 2013: The Design of Interactive Computational Media

current
STUDENTS

Ph.D. students:

  • Mingming Fan (9/2013-present)

M.Sc. students:

  • Candice Lin (9/2015-present; co-advised with Karyn Moffatt)
  • Rachel Franz (9/2015-present; co-advised with Ron Baecker)

Undergraduate students:

  • Ying Han (6/2016-present)
  • Franklin Li (9/2015-present)

former
STUDENTS

Ph.D. students:

  • David Dearman (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Senior User Researcher at Twitter
  • Koji Yatani (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Associate Professor at University of Tokyo

Visiting Ph.D. students:

  • Diogo Pedrosa (2014, University of Sao Paulo)
  • Sen Hirano (2011, University of California, Irvine)

Masters students:

  • Nikola Banovic (2012, University of Toronto)
    Now PhD student at CMU
  • Frank Li (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now UX Prototyper Google[x]
  • Alyssa Rosenzweig (2010, University of Toronto)
    Now project manager at The Atom Group
  • Leila Rezai (2010, RWTH Aachen)
  • Andrew Trusty (2010, University of Toronto)
    Now attempting a start-up company (http://trashnothing.com)
  • Justin Ho (2009, University of Toronto)
    Now technical program manager at Google

Undergraduate students:

  • Antonia Sheng (9/2015-4/2016, University of Toronto)
    Now at Amazon
  • Janette Liao (9/2015-4/2016, University of Toronto)
  • Tiffany Huang (9/2015-4/2016, University of Toronto)
  • Michael Hester (2015, University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
  • Alexander T. Adams (2014, University of North Carolina, Charlotte)
    Now PhD student at Cornell
  • Sunny Y.L. Mak (2013, University of Toronto)
    Now Software Engineer at Google
  • Vicky Enalen (2013, University of Toronto)
  • Adora Tam (2012, University of Toronto)
    Now User Experience Designer at INVIVO Communications
  • Chris Lee-Shanok (2012, University of Toronto)
    Now at Developer at IBM
  • Victoria Mui (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now User Experience Designer at BMO Financial Group
  • Veronica Wong (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Senior User Experience Designer at Intelliware
  • Tony Chen (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now at Clinical Software Developer at Bedside Clinical Systems
  • Lorikeet Lee (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Software Developer at Atlassian
  • Peter Wang (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Forward Deployed Engineer at Palantir Technologies
  • Jeremy Scott (2010, University of Toronto)
    Now PhD student at MIT
  • Nikola Banovic (2010, University of Toronto)
    Now PhD student at CMU
  • Frank Li (2009, University of Toronto)
    Now UX Prototyper at Google[x]
  • Michael Novati (2009, University of Toronto)
    Now at Software Engineer at Facebook
  • Lauren Griffin (2005, Georgia Institute of Technology)
    Now Senior Manager at TIAA-CREF

for
PROSPECTIVE
students

If you are already a student at UofT and are interested in working with me, please check out my recent research projects & publications before emailing me. In general, I prefer to work with students who can commit to at least two terms of research.

If you want to do a PhD with me, you will need to apply & get accepted at the department level. I do not have any control over this process.

CONTACT
info

Department of Computer Science
University of Toronto
10 King's College Road, Room 3302
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, M5S 3G4

office: Room 5262, Bahen Centre for Information Technology

email: khai@cs.toronto.edu
phone: +1 (416) 978-4761

some recent
NEWS

I will be co-organizing Ubicomp 2017 & ISWC 2017 with Leila Takayama and Claire Lee. Stay tuned for more information!


videos of some recent
RESEARCH PROJECTS