Yun Suen Pai

Project Senior Assistant Professor.


Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University

Yokohama, Japan

I am currently a Project Senior Assistant Professor at the Keio University Graduate School of Media Design, directing the Physionetic Interactions Group in the Embodied Media Laboratory. My research interest is in augmented/virtual/mixed reality, human-computer interaction, physiological sensing, and human factors. I graduated from the University of Malaya, Malaysia (UM) in 2013 with a degree in Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Engineering. I then furthered my research at UM which focuses on the use of AR technology for simulating machining processes, to obtain my Masters in Engineering Science in 2015. In 2018, I earned my Ph.D in Media Design from the Keio University Graduate School of Media Design with my thesis entitled ‚ÄúConvex Interactions: Towards Efficient Human Motion in Peripersonal Space Using Virtual Reality‚ÄĚ. For my postdoctoral research, I travelled to the beautiful land of New Zealand to join the Empathic Computing Laboratory under Prof Mark Billinghurst.

Besides research, I also love travelling, gaming, airsoft, customizing keyboards, collecting watches, and messing with my corgi, Bambi. Hit me up anytime if you are into any of these things!


May 20, 2023 My research topic is now online on Frontiers! Anyone doing research on XR for prosocial behaviour change, empathy and assistive XR, please feel free to submit your work here! The abstract submission deadline is 18 June, and the manuscript deadline is 16 October.
Apr 12, 2023 Thanks a lot to Mark and Alaeddin for inviting me as speaker at the Empathic Computing Lab. Full video of the talk can be found here. Always good to be back!
Mar 13, 2023 Our paper got accepted for the CHI 2023 workshop - Towards an Inclusive and Accessible Metaverse. Papers are uploaded here already! See you at CHI!
Jan 15, 2023 Our CHI paper on co-designing and evaluating AR dementia for medical workers got accepted! More details coming soon.
Nov 1, 2022 Thanks a lot to Shendong and Suranga for inviting me as speaker at the NUS-HCI lab. Full video of the talk can be found here. Looking forward to future collaborations!

selected publications

  1. Dementia Eyes: Co-Design and Evaluation of a Dementia Education Augmented Reality Experience for Medical Workers
    Shen, Ximing, Pai, Yun Suen,  Kiuchi, Dai and 7 more authors
    In Proceedings of the 2023 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2023