Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao

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Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao is a Taiwanese born engineer and artist, currently a PhD student at the MIT Media 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 been presented at various conferences and magazines (CHI, UbiComp/ISWC, TEI, UIST, ACM Interactions, IEEE Pervasive Computing), while receiving media coverage by CNN, TIME, Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED, among others. Her work has been exhibited and shown internationally at The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Ars Electronica, South By South West, and New York Fashion Week. She has worked at Microsoft Research developing cosmetics-inspired wearables, and is a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Her work has been awarded a SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, a Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award Finalist, a honorable mention/best paper award at ACM CHI and UIST, and the MIT Bill Mitchell ++ Award.

She holds a Master's degree in Computer Science; and two Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science… View full description

Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao is a Taiwanese born engineer and artist, currently a PhD student at the MIT Media 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 been presented at various conferences and magazines (CHI, UbiComp/ISWC, TEI, UIST, ACM Interactions, IEEE Pervasive Computing), while receiving media coverage by CNN, TIME, Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED, among others. Her work has been exhibited and shown internationally at The Boston Museum of Fine Art, Ars Electronica, South By South West, and New York Fashion Week. She has worked at Microsoft Research developing cosmetics-inspired wearables, and is a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Her work has been awarded a SXSW Interactive Innovation Award, a Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award Finalist, a honorable mention/best paper award at ACM CHI and UIST, and the MIT Bill Mitchell ++ Award.

She holds a Master's degree in Computer Science; and two Bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and in Business Administration, all from National Taiwan University.

Personal Website: www.cindykao.com