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Kenny Choo

PhD candidate
School of Information Systems
80 Stamford Road, Singapore 178902
Singapore Management University



I am a 6th year PhD student with LiveLabs in the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University. I work on Empathetic Computing through Mobile Sensing and Context Monitoring with Asst Prof Lee Youngki, Assoc Prof Rajesh Krishna Balan and Prof Archan Misra.

I study and develop smart interfaces that can bridge interaction and communication between people. I am currently working on a system to aid communication between parents and children with speech and language difficulties. I am also refining our work on our system Empath-D to better help user interface designers situate their designs when they design for the elderly or less abled.

Before I started my PhD, I worked on learning pedagogies for serious games at DSO National Laboratories, performing both technical and project management roles.


(New!) 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).

(New!) 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)