Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao
Assistant Professor, Cornell University, USA
Director, Hybrid Body Lab
Dr. Kao is an Assistant Professor in Design+Environmental Analysis, with field faculty appointments in Information Science, and Electrical & Computer Engineering at Cornell University. She founded and directs the Hybrid Body Lab. Her research practice themed Hybrid Body Craft blends aesthetic and cultural perspectives into the design of on-body interfaces. She also creates novel processes for crafting technology close to the body. Her research has received several Honorable Mention/Best Paper Awards in top CS conferences (ACM ISWC, CHI, UIST, and DIS) while receiving media coverage by CNN, TIME, Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Pompidou Centre, the Boston Museum of Fine Art, Ars Electronica, New York Fashion Week, along with recognitions from the design community through the A’Design Award, the Fast Company Innovation by Design Award Finalist, an Ars Electronica STARTS Prize Nomination, and the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award. She holds a Ph.D. from the MIT Media Lab.