Mitacs Accelerate Intern at Ericsson

MSc., University of Calgary
HBsc., University of Toronto

About Me

Email: hs dot hu @ dal dot ca | LinkedIn GitHub GEMLab

I am currently a PhD student in computer science at Dalhousie University. My supervisor is Derek Reilly. My areas of specialties include Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual Reality, and Statistics. Since January 2021, I am also a Mitacs Accelerate intern at Ericsson. To further improve my teaching skill, I also completed an optional certificate in university teaching and learning.

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Education

Doctor of Philosophy (In progress)

Dalhousie University

Duration: Since 2018

Programs: Computer Science, Certificate in University Teaching and Learning, and Dal GradPD

Master of Science

University of Calgary

Duration: 2015 - 2017

Program: Computer Science

Honour Bachelor of Science

University of Toronto

Duration: 2015 - 2017

Specialist: Computer Science
Major: Cognitive Science
Minor: French

Teaching

I have been a teaching assistant at multiple institutions in Canada, from the University of Toronto, to Dalhousie University. In the summer of 2020, I was an instructor for an introductory graduate class in research and statistics. The teaching dossier which summarizes my teaching career is available below.

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Black background denotes instructor positions. White background denotes teaching assistant and/or marker positions.

Work/Volunteer History

Black background denotes non-volunteer positions. White background denotes volunteer positions.

Projects

Additional project information available on: GitHub

Current Project

Currently, I am working on ARTIV, a novel interface that allows people to use Augmented Reality in conjunction with a mobile device that will allow them to analyze data. I am focusing on developing a tool that will allow people to easily improve multiple linear regression models.

Past Projects

Sign of the UnSeen (SOUS)

Date: 5/2018 - 1/2021

Sign of the UnSeen (SOUS) is a 3D technique that assists the user in acquiring out-of-view targets withing virtual environments. The description of the technique and its evaluation results are available in "A Comparative Evaluation of Techniques for Locating Out of View Targets in Virtual Reality" by Hu, Malloch and Reilly (2021) in the Publication section.

Windsor / West Hants Together

Date: 12/2019 - 1/2020

Windsor / West Hants Together is a project on how to best amalgamate Windsor, Nova Scotia and West Hants, Nova Scotia. I analyzed survey data to better understand the opinons of the residents of Windsor and West Hants on the amalgation that will happen.

Project Website: https://www.strongerregion.ca/

Mission-Relevation Information Management for Integrated Response (MIMIR)

Date: 1/2018 - 12/2019

MIMIR was a groups of projects undertaken at Dalhousie University to explore next-generation interfaces that help user to better explore maritime datasets. The projects included the use of cutting-edges technologies such as cross reality, tabletop display, and etc. My involvement in MIMIR involved the development of a visual language to aid data query using direct manipulation, creating a virtual reality navigation aid system with the cue embedded in the peripheral vision, and using statistics to aid visualization and selection of data.

Project Website: https://gem.cs.dal.ca/projects/mimir/

EDUCAUSE LSRS Evaluation of Dalhousie University (Nova Scotia Campuses)

Date: 5/2018 - 8/2019

In order to improve the quality of classrooms at Dalhousie University, I worked with the Centre of Teaching and Learning to survey the classrooms at Dalhousie University using EDUCAUSE LSRS scale to assess the suitability of the classrooms for pedagogical purposes. I performed statistical analysis on the data and provided recommendation to the university.

Kalgan

Date: 9/2015 - 12/2017

Kalgan is a web-based video player that I designed for my master's thesis. It includes features that makes it easier to use for language learning.

Lenovo Virtual Reality Development

Date: 9/2016 - 12/2016

I was involved in the early stage of the development of Lenovo's virtual reality devices as an intern. During the internship, I provided a suggestion to the company to produce a Fitts's Law experiment in a virtual reality to see if the results would hold or not.

ALLT

Date: 5/2015 - 8/2015

ALLT is a mobile eBook app designed for seniors.

Project Website: http://www.taglab.toronto.edu/index.php/projects/simple-project/

InTouch

Date: 5/2015 - 8/2015

InTouch is a mobile communication app for senior citizens. It is designed to improve the rapport between older parents and their younger relatives.

Project Website: http://taglab.utoronto.ca/index.php/projects/intouch-connections-technologies-to-combat-social-isolation-and-loneliness/

Tangra

Date: 9/2014 - 8/2015

Tangra is a Django-based web portal for online social science experiment. It includes a front-end system that allows the participants to easily interact with the experiment and a back-end that allows the researchers to adjust the system.

Website: http://www.taglab.toronto.edu/index.php/projects/tangra-defining-and-supporting-online-studies-and-randomized-controlled-trials/

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