- zhuohao [at] uw.edu
- Photo taken at CHI 2019
My name is Zhuohao (Jerry) Zhang (Chinese: 张倬豪). I am currently a Ph.D. student at University of Washington, focusing on HCI and Accessibility. I am fortunate to work with Prof. Jacob Wobbrock at ACE Lab. I obtained my Master of Science degree in CS from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where I worked with Prof. Yang Wang at SALT Lab. I also worked closely with Prof. Sauvik Das at Georgia Tech, Prof. Shiri Azenkot at Cornell Tech, and Prof. Yingcai Wu at Zhejiang University, where I obtained my Bachelor’s degree in CS.
I am interested in integrating human intellect to solve real-world accessibility problems when AI is not a perfect solution. The specific user groups I have been targeting on are people with visual impairments and people with no technical backgrounds but need to engage in novel techniques. Recently, I am working on making creative workspaces accessible for blind people.
Making collaborative document editing accessible for screen reader users by centralizing scattered information, sonifying visual information, and simplifying complex operations.
Designed an ‘Assistive Transfer System’ for blind people to solve CAPTCHAs. It sources accurate, remote, and just-in-time assistance from their trusted allies.
Interactive 3D printed models with a mobile App and computer vision technology designed as learning materials for students with visual impairments.
A novel typing technique for special symbol input in a physical keyboard-only environment. Users can use their fingers to physically glide over the surface with a 96.3% accuracy on the first two predicted symbols.
Best Paper Honorable Mentions WebAlly: Making Visual Task-based CAPTCHAs Transferable for People with Visual Impairments
SOUPS, 2021. CollabAlly: Accessible Collaboration Awareness in Document Editing
ASSETS Demo, 2021. GPK: An Efficient Special Character Input Method for Keyboards Using Glide
CHI EA, 2019.
Student Research Competition Winner
- My first (co-)first-author CHI paper got a Best Paper Honorable Mention!
- Gonna join Meta Reality Labs as a summer research intern!
- One first-author paper got accepted by CHI 2022!
- Officially graduated from UIUC MSCS!
- One first-author paper got accepted by SOUPS 2021!
- I am joining UW to continue my research journey as a PhD student!
- Gonna join Adobe Research as a summer research intern!
Travels and Talks
|Apr 30–May 6, '22||CHI 2022, New Orleans, LA|
|Oct 18–22, '21||ASSETS 2021, Online|
|Aug 8–10, '21||SOUPS 2021, Online|
|Jul 22–27, '21||Roadtrip from Champaign, IL to Seattle, WA, I-90 Highway|
|Aug 3, '20||Adobe Research HCI Seminar, Online|
|May 4–9, '19||CHI 2019, Glasgow, UK|
|Nov 12, '18||Tactile Graphics in Education and Careers Symposium, Baltimore, MD, USA|