Khai N. TRUONG
Associate Professor office: Bahen Centre for Information Technology,
Department of Computer Science Room 5262 [ map & directions ]
University of Toronto email: khai@cs.toronto.edu
10 King's College Road, Room 3302 phone: +1 (416) 978-4761
Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5S 3G4 fax: +1 (416) 978-4765

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current
RESEARCH INTERESTS

My research interests are in human-computer interaction (HCI) and ubiquitous computing (Ubicomp). My research focuses on enhancing usability and usefulness within the scope of mobile computing experiences. I investigate tools and methods to support the development of novel ubiquitous computing systems and techniques and models to facilitate user interactions with off-the-desktop computing devices and services.

most recent
PUBLICATIONS
(from 2012-present)


A list of all my publications, with link to a PDF copy of each, can be found at: http://khaitruong.com/publications

The following is a list of some of my recent publications.

  • Hsieh, G., Hou, Y., Chen, I., Truong, K.N. "Welcome!": Social and Psychological Predictors of Volunteer Socializers in Online Communities. (Accepted; To appear) In the Proceedings of CSCW 2013: The ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (February 23-27, San Antonio, TX), 2013.
  • Li, F.C.Y., Findlater, L., Truong, K.N. Effects of Hand Drift while Typing on Touchscreens. (Accepted; To appear) In the Proceedings of GI 2013: Graphics Interface (May 29-31, Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada), 2013.
  • Kientz, J.A., Choe, E.K., Truong, K.N., Texting from the Toilet: Mobile Computing Use and Acceptance in Private and Public Restrooms. Knowledge Media Design Institute, University of Toronto. Technical Report KMD-13-1. April 2013.
  • Truong, K.N., Hirano, S., Hayes, G.R., Moffatt, K., 2-Thumb Gesture: The Design & Evaluation of a Non-Sequential Bi-manual Gesture Based Text Input for Touch Tablets. University of Toronto, Knowledge Media Design Institute. Technical Report KMD-13-2. April 2013.
  • Banovic, N., Yatani, K., Truong, K.N. Escape-Keyboard: A Sight-free One-handed Text Entry Method for Mobile Touch-screen Devices. (Accepted; To appear) In International Journal of Mobile Human Computer Interaction (IJMHCI), 2013
  • Hayes, G.R., Truong, K.N. Paratyping: A Contextualized Method of Inquiry for Understanding Perceptions of Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing Technologies. (Accepted; To appear) In Human-Computer Interaction, 2012
  • Yatani, K., Truong, K.N. BodyScope: A Wearable Acoustic Sensor for Activity Recognition. In the Proceedings of UBICOMP 2012: The 14th International Conference on Ubiquitous Computing (September 5-8, Pittsburgh, PA), 2012. [19.3% acceptance rate]
  • Hwang, A.S., Truong, K.N., Mihailidis, A. Using participatory design to determine the needs of informal caregivers for smart home user interfaces. In the Proceedings of Pervasive Health 2012 (May 21-24, San Diego, CA), 2012.
  • Dearman, D., Truong, K.N. Evaluating the Implicit Acquisition of Second Language Vocabulary Using a Live Wallpaper. In the Proceedings of CHI 2012: The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (May 5-10, Austin, TX), 2012.
  • Yatani, K., Banovic, N., Truong, K.N. SpaceSense: Representing Geographical Information to Visually Impaired People Using Spatial Tactile Feedback. In the Proceedings of CHI 2012: The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (May 5-10, Austin, TX), 2012.
  • Guy, R.T., Truong, K.N. CrossingGuard: Exploring Information Content in Navigation Aids for the Visually Impaired. In the Proceedings of CHI 2012: The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (May 5-10, Austin, TX), 2012.
  • Dearman, D., Guy, R.T., Truong, K.N. Determining the Orientation of Proximate Mobile Devices using their Back Facing Camera. In the Proceedings of CHI 2012: The ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (May 5-10, Austin, TX), 2012.
  • Sohn, T., Lee, L., Zhang, S., Dearman, D., Truong, K.N. An Examination of How Households Share and Coordinate the Completion of Errands. In the Proceedings of CSCW 2012: The ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (February 11-15, Seattle, WA), 2012.
  • Yatani, K., Gergle, D., Truong, K.N. Investigating Effects of Visual and Tactile Feedback on Spatial Coordination in Collaborative Handheld Systems. In the Proceedings of CSCW 2012: The ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work (February 11-15, Seattle, WA), 2012.
  • Hwang, A.S., Truong, K.N., Mihailidis, A. Determining the needs of informal caregivers for smart home user interfaces: a first look. (To be) Presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC) 2012 (July 14-19, Vancouver, BC), 2012.

current/recent
COURSES

I am teaching currently or have taught recently the following courses:

  • CSC318-Winter 2013: The Design of Interactive Computational Media

current
STUDENTS


A list of all my current & former students, can be found at: http://khaitruong.com/students

Ph.D. students:

Masters students:

Visiting Ph.D. students:

  • Sen Hirano (9/2011-present; Visiting from UC Irvine)

Undergraduate students:

  • Adora Tam (9/2011-present)
  • Chris Lee-Shanok (9/2011-present)