Khai N. TRUONG

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ABOUT me

I am an Associate Professor 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-Fall 2018: The Design of Interactive Computational Media
  • CSC2526-Fall 2018: HCI Topics in Ubiquitous Computing - Assistive Technology
  • CSC318-Winter 2018: The Design of Interactive Computational Media

current
STUDENTS

Ph.D. students:

  • Mingming Fan (9/2013-present)
  • Mohammad Kianpisheh (9/2017-present)

M.Sc. students:

  • Franklin Li (8/2018-present)
  • Brenna Li (8/2018-present)
  • Claudia Chen (8/2018-present)
  • Steven Zeng (8/2018-present)

Undergraduate students:

  • Eric Lu (9/2018-present)
  • Florence Chan (9/2018-present)
  • Ying Han (6/2016-present)

former
STUDENTS

Ph.D. students:

  • David Dearman (2011, University of Toronto)
    User Experience Researcher at Google
  • Koji Yatani (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Associate Professor at University of Tokyo
  • Tommy Guy (2010-2011, University of Toronto; Terminated 2012)
    Now Principal Applied Researcher at Microsoft
  • Frank Li (2011-2012, University of Toronto; Terminated 2012)
    Now UX Prototyper at Google

Visiting Ph.D. students:

  • Raiza Hanada (2017, University of Sao Paulo)
  • Diogo Pedrosa (2014, University of Sao Paulo)
  • Sen Hirano (2011, University of California, Irvine)

Masters students:

  • Ghazaleh Monfared (12/2016-10/2018)
    Now HCI Researcher at Huawei Canada
  • Rachel Franz (2017, University of Toronto; co-supervised with Ron Baecker)
    Now PhD student at University of Washington
  • Candice Lin (2017, University of Toronto; co-supervised with Karyn Moffatt)
    Now Software Engineer at LMI Technologies
  • Nikola Banovic (2012, University of Toronto)
    Now Assistant Professor at University of Michigan
  • Frank Li (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now UX Prototyper at Google
  • Alyssa Rosenzweig (2010, University of Toronto)
    Now head of client success at The Atom Group
  • Leila Rezai (2010, RWTH Aachen)
    Now PhD Student at University of Waterloo
  • Andrew Trusty (2010, University of Toronto)
  • Justin Ho (2009, University of Toronto)
    Now technical program manager (Android) at Google

Undergraduate students:

  • Franklin Li (9/2015-5/2018)
    Now MSc student at University of Toronto
  • Charlie (Haoen) Huang (9/2017-5/2018)
    Now Software Engineer at Facebook
  • Kayla (Yunhao) Zhang (9/2017-5/2018)
    Now Network Management Officer at Hydro One
  • Jasmin Lantos (9/2016-5/2018)
    Now Software Engineer at Microsoft
  • Karan Grewal (9/2016-5/2018)
    Now MSc student at University of Toronto
  • Emma (Xu) Chen (9/2016-4/2017, University of Toronto)
    Now with Instasolve (start-up)
  • Antonia Sheng (9/2015-4/2016, University of Toronto)
    Now Software Development Engineer at Amazon
  • Janet Jianning Liao (9/2015-4/2016, University of Toronto)
    Now Full Stack Developer at TD
  • Tiffany Huang (9/2015-4/2016, University of Toronto)
    Now Consultant at Microsoft
  • 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)
    Now Software Engineer at Clever, Inc.
  • Adora Tam (2012, University of Toronto)
    Now Product Designer at Upwork
  • Chris Lee-Shanok (2012, University of Toronto)
    Now at Lead Full Stack Developer at Akira MD
  • Victoria Mui (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Manager, User Experience at Klick
  • Veronica Wong (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Senior Product Designer at Klick
  • Tony Chen (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now at Web Developer at Lucova, Inc.
  • Lorikeet Lee (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Led Developer at Unmind
  • Peter Wang (2011, University of Toronto)
    Now Software Engineer at Palantir Technologies
  • Jeremy Scott (2010, University of Toronto)
    Now CTO of Cove
  • Nikola Banovic (2010, University of Toronto)
    Now Assistant Professor at University of Michigan
  • Frank Li (2009, University of Toronto)
    Now UX Prototyper at Google
  • 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
40 St. George Street, Room 7224
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, M5S 2E4

office: Room 7268, Bahen Centre for Information Technology

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


videos of some recent
RESEARCH PROJECTS