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 became 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 and four Honorable Mention Awards, and demostrated at SIGGRAPH, IEEE World Haptics Conference.

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

vision articles

  • Experience haptics seamlessly across virtual and real worlds
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Pedro Lopes
    IEEE VR 2024 Workshop
    🏆 Best Workshop Paper Award
  • Enabling haptic experiences anywhere, anytime
    Shan-Yuan Teng
    CHI 2023 Doctorial Consortium
  • XR Needs “Mixed Feelings”: engineering haptic devices that work in both virtual and physical realities
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Pedro Lopes
    ACM XRDS 2022: Crossroads Magazine Article

lead author papers

  • Haptic Permeability: adding holes to tactile devices improves dexterity
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Aryan Gupta, Pedro Lopes
    to appear in 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

  • 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
  • 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 People's Choice Award
  • MagnetIO: passive yet interactive soft haptic patches anywhere
    Alex Mazursky, Shan-Yuan Teng, Romain Nith, Pedro Lopes
    CHI 2021 Paper

more research

  • 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
  • Way Out: a multi-layer panorama mobile game using around-body interactions
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Mu-Hsuan Chen, Yung-Ta Lin
    CHI 2017 Student Game Competition
  • Stylus Assistant: designing dynamic constraints for facilitating stylus inputs on portable displays
    Long-Fei Lin, Shan-Yuan Teng, Rong-Hao Liang, Bing-Yu Chen
    SIGGRAPH ASIA 2016 Emerging Technologies
  • EMS Air Guitar: a music experience that moves your body using electrical muscle stimulation
    EMS Air Guitar: a music experience that moves your body using electrical muscle stimulation
    Shan-Yuan Teng, Yung-Ta Lin, Yi-Chi Liao
    UIST 2016 Student Innovation Contest
    🏆 Best Implementation Award


  • 神話 (Mythology)
    神話 (Mythology)
    an interactive sound installation using distance sensors.
    Shan-Yuan Teng
    National Taiwan University Art Festival 2014
  • 八分之幾的乾燥空間 (The Umbrella Project)
    八分之幾的乾燥空間 (The Umbrella Project)
    a performance art on a rainy day.
    Shan-Yuan Teng
    National Taiwan University Art Festival 2013