Shan-Yuan Teng

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Shan-Yuan Teng is a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Chicago advised by Prof. Pedro Lopes. Shan-Yuan’s research aims at advancing a new generation of haptic interfaces (e.g., those that can create the sense of touch, forces, etc.) that exhibit properties that we become used to expecting from our mobile phones & wearables, such as extreme mobility, availability anytime, etc. To advance haptics into this new territory and grant it these novel properties, Shan-Yuan engineers custom-made interactive devices that, for instance: allow to feel touch in mixed reality without encumbering our fingerpads, or come with virtually infinite battery life. Shan-Yuan has published this work as 15 papers (7 as the first author) at top Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) conferences including ACM CHI & UIST, with two Best Paper Awards & four Honorable Mention Awards, and demonstrated at SIGGRAPH, IEEE Haptics.

Shan-Yuan was born in Taiwan and received Master’s degree in Computer Science & Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering at National Taiwan University.

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PhD research: enabling haptic experiences anywhere, anytime

My research question is: What fundamental restrictions are limiting wearable haptic devices from integrating into our lives, and, more importantly, can we tackle these? I wrote articles on this overarching idea in CHI doctoral consortium, IEEE VR workshop, ACM XRDS, and published papers:

lead author publications (ACM CHI & UIST)

  • Haptic permeability: adding holes to tactile devices improves dexterity
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Aryan Gupta, Pedro Lopes
    CHI 2024 Paper
  • Prolonging VR haptic experiences by harvesting kinetic energy from the user
    Shan-Yuan Teng, K. D. Wu, Jacqueline Chen, Pedro Lopes
    UIST 2022 Paper
    🏅 Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper
  • Touch&Fold: a foldable haptic actuator for rendering touch in mixed reality
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Pengyu Li, Romain Nith, Joshua Fonseca, Pedro Lopes
    CHI 2021 Paper, SIGGRAPH 2021 Emerging Technologies, World Haptics 2023 Demo
    🏅 Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper
  • PuPoP: pop-up prop on palm for virtual reality
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Tzu-Sheng Kuo, Chi Wang, Chi-huan Chiang, Da-Yuan Huang, Liwei Chan, Bing-Yu Chen
    UIST 2018 Paper

collaborated papers (ACM CHI & UIST)

  • Altering perceived softness of real rigid objects by restricting fingerpad deformation
    Yujie Tao, Shan-Yuan Teng, Pedro Lopes
    UIST 2021 Paper
    🏆 Best Paper Award
    🏆 Best Demo Award (Jury's Choice)
  • dextrEMS: increasing dexterity in electrical muscle stimulation by combining it with brakes
    Romain Nith, Shan-Yuan Teng, Pengyu Li, Yujie Tao, Pedro Lopes
    UIST 2021 Paper
    🏆 Best Demo Award (People's Choice)
  • MagnetIO: passive yet interactive soft haptic patches anywhere
    Alex Mazursky, Shan-Yuan Teng, Romain Nith, Pedro Lopes
    CHI 2021 Paper

more publications (ACM CHI, UIST & Science Advances)

  • ThermalRouter: enabling users to design thermally-sound devices
    Alex Mazursky, Borui Li, Shan-Yuan Teng, Daria Shifrina, Joyce E. Passananti, Svitlana Midianko, Pedro Lopes
    UIST 2023 Paper
  • A stretchable and strain-unperturbed pressure sensor for motion-interference-free tactile monitoring on skins
    Qi Su, Q. Zou, Yang Li, Yuzhen Chen, Shan-Yuan Teng, Jane Tunde Kelleher, Romain Nith, Ping Cheng, Nan Li, Wei Liu, Shilei Dai, Youdi Liu, Alex Mazursky, Jie Xu, Lihua Jin, Pedro Lopes, Sihong Wang
    Science Advances 2021
  • Stereo-smell via electrical trigeminal stimulation
    Jas Brooks, Shan-Yuan Teng, Jingxuan Wen, Romain Nith, Jun Nishida, Pedro Lopes
    CHI 2021 Paper
  • Elevate: a walkable pin-array
    Seungwoo Je, Hyunseung Lim, Kongpyung Moon, Shan-Yuan Teng, Jas Brooks, Pedro Lopes, and Andrea Bianchi
    CHI 2021 Paper
  • HandMorph: a passive exoskeleton that miniaturizes grasp
    Jun Nishida, Soichiro Matsuda, Hiroshi Matsui, Shan-Yuan Teng, Ziwei Liu, Kenji Suzuki, Pedro Lopes
    UIST 2020 Paper
    🏆 Best Paper Award
  • Wearable microphone jamming
    Shan-Yuan Teng*, Yuxin Chen*, Huiying Li*, Steven Nagels, Zhijing Li, Pedro Lopes, Ben Y. Zhao, Haitao Zheng (*equal contribution)
    CHI 2020 Paper & CHI 2021 Demo
    🏅 Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper
  • TilePoP: tile-type pop-up prop for virtual reality
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Cheng-Lung Lin, Chi-huan Chiang, Tzu-Sheng Kuo, Liwei Chan, Da-Yuan Huang, Bing-Yu Chen
    UIST 2019 Paper
    🏅 Honorable Mention Award for Best Paper
    🏅 Honorable Mention Award for Best Talk
  • Aarnio: passive kinesthetic force output for foreground interactions on an interactive chair
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Da-Yuan Huang, Chi Wang, Jun Gong, Teddy Seyed, Xing-Dong Yang, Bing-Yu Chen
    CHI 2019 Paper
  • Outside-In: visualizing out-of-sight regions-of-interest in a 360 video using spatial picture-in-picture previews
    Yung-Ta Lin, Yi-Chi Liao, Shan-Yuan Teng, Yi-Ju Chung, Liwei Chan, Bing-Yu Chen
    UIST 2017 Paper

professional services

  • Program Committee: ACM UIST 2024, ACM SUI 2023/2024, ACM ISWC 2022, ACM Augmented Humans 2023/2024
  • Demo Chair: ACM Augmented Humans 2021
  • Paper Session Chair: ACM CHI 2022/2023
  • Paper Reviewer: ACM CHI, UIST, IMWUT, TEI, DIS, IMX, SIGGRAPH (Technical Paper), IEEE ISMAR, IEEE VR, IEEE Haptics, IEEE World Haptics, International Journal of Human-Computer Studies