Samantha Chan

Postdoctoral Fellow
  • Fluid Interfaces

Samantha Chan is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Fluid Interfaces group, MIT Media Lab. She is interested in creating technologies that enhance human cognition and, ultimately, advance human potential. Her research is in Human-Computer Interactions (HCI) and Artificial Intelligence, where she develops mobile and wearable systems, physiological sensing and brain-computer interfaces, and extended reality (XR) interfaces, especially to support older adults and healthy aging.

Dr. Chan's work on memory augmentation interfaces has been published in premier HCI journals and conferences such as CHI, IMWUT/Ubicomp, CSCW, and ISMAR. Her works have received several awards and recognitions, including Fast Company World Changing Ideas and "Gold Pin" New Zealand Best Design Awards (best in category). They have also been showcased in Prototypes for Humanity in Dubai.

Samantha holds a Bachelors Degree in Engineering (Product Development, Electrical Engineering) from Singapore University of Technology and Design and a PhD in Bioengineering from the University of Auckland, New Zealand. She was formerly from the Augmented Human Lab, was a Visiting Researcher at NUS-HCI Lab and Junior Researcher at Mercari R4D.  Her research experience includes robotics, co-design, and personal fabrication. She holds a concurrent position as an International Postdoctoral Scholar in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Nanyang Technological University Singapore (NTU).  She aims to direct her own research group as an incoming Assistant Professor at NTU in 2025. Samantha hopes to give a TED talk one day and, in her free time, she enjoys playing ukulele and travelling.