Education

Singapore Management University - PhD in Information Systems Jan 2013 - present
University College London, UK - MSc in Vision, Imaging & Virtual Environments Sep 2005 - Sep 2006
National University of Singapore - BEng (Electrical) Hons Jul 2001 - Jun 2005

Work Experience

DSO National Laboratories, Singapore
Senior Member of Technical Staff Jan 2007 - Dec 2012
  • Lead research in pedagogies for training and learning using serious games.
  • Responsible for project direction and funding proposal, research outcomes, deliverables and, resource management.
  • Example work:
    • Researched and developed pedagogies for training and learning using serious games [paper]
    • Designed and guided the development of a scenario-based training game.
    • Used cognitive task analysis to elicit tacit understanding in multiple domains to inform the design of workflows and tools [paper]
    • Used contextual inquiry to gather and formulate user requirements.
    • Created web-based tools for experimentation and scenario-based training.
    • Researched and developed domain-specific information visualisation design guidelines and developed information visualisations for experimentation [paper]
Institute for Infocomm Research, A*STAR, Singapore
FYP student, Media Processing Laboratory Aug 2004 - May 2005
Research Assistant, Media Processing Laboratory Jul 2004 - Aug 2004
Intern, Media Processing Laboratory Jan 2004 - Jun 2004
  • Developed fast algorithms for the H.264/AVC video compression standard [paper]

Teaching

Interaction Design and Prototyping (SMU)
Graduate Instructor 80 hours (1 term, 2017)
  • Mentored project teams in the design, prototype, and evaluation of interactive web/mobile applications.
  • Facilitated in-class discussions and breakout sessions.
  • Reviewed and designed examination questions.
  • Reviewed and graded project assignments and examination.
Teaching Assistant 160 hours (2 terms, 2014)
  • Mentored project teams in the design, prototype, and evaluation of interactive web/mobile applications.
  • Facilitated in-class discussions and breakout sessions.
  • Reviewed project assignments.
  • Reviewed and graded examination

Mobile and Pervasive Technology and Applications (SMU)
Teaching Assistant 40 hours (1 term, 2015)
  • Facilitated in-class discussions
  • Reviewed and graded reading assignments
  • Assisted in grading project presentations

Mentoring

Programming Skills

Languages
Java
HTML
Javascript
Python
C / C++
PHP
JSP
SQL
Matlab
R

Publications

Empath-D: VR-based Empathetic App Design for Accessibility
Kim, W., Choo, K. T. W., Balan, R. K., Misra, A., Lee, Y. (To be presented at MobiSys 2018).

Preemptive Gesture Detection & Trajectory Tracking for Wearable-based Interactive Applications
Tran, V. H., Misra, A., Roy, Q., Choo, K. T. W., Lee, Y. (To be presented at UbiComp 2018)

Empath-D: Empathetic Design for Accessibility
Choo, K. T. W., Balan, R. K., Tan, K. W., Chauhan, J., Misra, A., Lee, Y. (HotMobile 2017)

Enabling multi-device interaction on the go in the MAGI project
Choo, K. T. W., Roy, Q., Davis, R. C. (CHI 2016 Workshop on Interacting with Multi-Device ecologies “in the wild”)

MAGI: Enabling Multi-Device Gestural Applications
Tran, V. H., Choo, K. T. W., Lee, Y. Davis, R. C., Misra, A. (PERCOM WristSense 2016)

PlaySketch: Turning Animation Sketches Into Game Logic
Davis, R. C., Choo, K. T. W. (IUI 2014 Workshop on Sketch: Pen and Touch Recognition).

Cognitive Task Analysis for Maritime Collisions
Tan, A. L. S., Helander, M., Choo, K. T. W., Soh, B. K. (AHFE 2010)

Recursive thinking in adversarial decision making: A naturalistic study
Yu, S., Tan, A. L. S., Chen, A. J., Choo, K. T. W., Soh, B. K. (Multidisciplinary Decision Science Symposium 2010)

Fast Rate-Distortion Optimization in H.264/AVC Video Coding
Pan, F., Choo, K. T. W., Le, T. M. (2005). (Knowledge-Based Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems (Vol. 3683, pp. 433-441). 2005)