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Kenny Choo

Researcher in Human Computer Interaction
School of Information Systems
80 Stamford Road, Singapore 178902
Singapore Management University



I am currently a Research Fellow with the Living Analytics Research Centre, SMU. I work broadly on topics of Smart Consumption and Healthy Lifestyle (Food!).

I was a PhD student with LiveLabs in the School of Information Systems, Singapore Management University and defended my dissertation on 29 Nov 2018.

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 and help them emphatise with each other. My thesis work is on Empath-D, a system to help mobile user interface designers situate their designs when they design for less abled users. I am also working on a system to aid communication between parents and children with speech and language difficulties.

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!) Examining augmented virtuality impairment simulation for mobile app accessibility design
Choo, K. T. W., Balan, R. K. Lee, Y., (To appear in CHI 2019).

(New!) CryptoCurrency Mining on Mobile as an Alternative Monetization Approach
Huynh, S., Choo, K. T. W., Balan, R. K., Lee, Y. (To appear in HotMobile 2019).

(New!) New Challenges in Display-Saturated Environments
Mikusz, M., Choo, K. T. W., Balan, R. K., Davies, N., Lee, Y. (To appear in IEEE Pervasive Computing).

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

Smartwatch-based Early Gesture Detection & Trajectory Tracking for Interactive Gesture-Driven Applications
Tran, V. H., Misra, A., Roy, Q., Choo, K. T. W., Lee, Y. (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)