I am a PhD Candidate at the Augmented Human Lab, University of Auckland. I create and explore technologies that enhance human memory and cognition to make positive impact on people’s lives and advance human potential. 🌏
I completed my Bachelors in Engineering at Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). Formerly, I was an undergraduate researcher at SUTD-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) International Design Center in Robotics, Participatory Action Research and Personal Fabrication. During breaks, I make short-films 🎥 and play the ukulele, acoustic and electric bass guitar. 🎸 Originally from Singapore, currently based in Singapore.
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PhD, 2018 to Present
University of Auckland
B.Eng in Engineering Product Development and Electrical Engineering, 2016
Singapore University of Technology and Design
Summer Student in Industrial Design, 2014
My research aims to build the next generation of memory augmentation technologies, which use biosignals (physiological responses) to peer deeper into people’s cognitive context and states, to give just-in-time memory training and assistance.
Project Prospero explores using biosignals of heart rate variability and skin conductance to detect calm moments for memory training.
Project ProspecFit investigates digitally-mediating an effective memory training technique on smartphones.
Project KinVoices explores providing memory assistance through voice reminders in the voices of friends and family.
Project MemEye explores using eye-movements and other biosignals to detect intentions to recall information and provide adaptive memory assistance.
I publish in premier venues in Human-Computer Interactions including CHI, IMWUT (Ubicomp) and CSCW.
If you’re interested in collaborating to expand these ideas and projects together or if you’re just looking to chat, feel free to reach out: