Past Member

Xinlei Zhang

Fluid Interfaces
  • Research Assistant

Xinlei is a researcher, an engineer, and a explorer with entrepreneurship spirit and people-first mindset. He is passionate about creating a better future where technology serves as a natural extension of human mind so that people can have more freedom. 

Before visiting Fluid Interfaces Group, he was a Ph.D student from Applied Computer Science course at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof.Jun Rekimoto, where he gained the ability and extensive experience in envisioning about a better future and then realize it with different technologies. His research interests includes Human Computer Interaction, Human Augmentation, and Computer-Aided Language Learning (CALL). In particular, his past work includes AquaCAVE - An Augmented Swimming Environment with Immersive Surround-Screen Virtual Reality where swimmer can experience swimming in 3D-projected space, e.g. under the sea or in the sky; WithYou - An interactive second language speaking training coach based on speech recognition that adapts native narration playback to user's real-time performance, and RINGO - A finger-worn wearable… View full description

Xinlei is a researcher, an engineer, and a explorer with entrepreneurship spirit and people-first mindset. He is passionate about creating a better future where technology serves as a natural extension of human mind so that people can have more freedom. 

Before visiting Fluid Interfaces Group, he was a Ph.D student from Applied Computer Science course at the University of Tokyo under the supervision of Prof.Jun Rekimoto, where he gained the ability and extensive experience in envisioning about a better future and then realize it with different technologies. His research interests includes Human Computer Interaction, Human Augmentation, and Computer-Aided Language Learning (CALL). In particular, his past work includes AquaCAVE - An Augmented Swimming Environment with Immersive Surround-Screen Virtual Reality where swimmer can experience swimming in 3D-projected space, e.g. under the sea or in the sky; WithYou - An interactive second language speaking training coach based on speech recognition that adapts native narration playback to user's real-time performance, and RINGO - A finger-worn wearable device that enables users to interact with text by pointing, whose possible interaction includes translation, image search, etc. 

Now in Fluid interfaces group, he is build an brain-computer interface (BCI) that understands people's mind and give just-in-time support in real-time. 

Xinlei has been the recipient of the Global Creative Leadership Scholarship at University of Tokyo, offered to the top one percent of incoming graduate students. 

Specialities/Passion: Software System, Wearable devices, Computer Vision, Speech recognition, Machine Learning, Voice Interface, Human-Centered Design, Business, Entrepreneurship.