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!


Aug 18, 2022 More works accepted! 2 papers to ISMAR, 1 to Siggraph Asia XR, 2 to UIST! Congrats to Prasanth and Anish for the ISMAR papers, Kinga for the Siggraph paper, and Shunyi and Zhang Qing for the UIST papers!
Aug 15, 2022 Working on XR or telexistence-related research and wish to visit Japan end of the year? Highly recommend to submit your work to ICAT-EGVE! The deadline for full paper submission has been extended to September 10.
Aug 1, 2022 The new website is finally updated and online!
Jun 26, 2022 Our UIST paper on smart glasses to simulate visual impairment got accepted! More details coming soon.
Apr 24, 2022 Our IMWUT paper on emotional autobiograhical memory in VR got accepted! Congrats to all the authors, especially Kunal. :smile:

selected publications

  1. Frisson Waves: Exploring Automatic Detection, Triggering and Sharing of Aesthetic Chills in Music Performances
    He, Yan, Chernyshov, George,  Han, Jiawen and 8 more authors
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies 2022