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General Information

Full Name Yun Suen Pai
Current Position Project Senior Assistant Professor
Affiliation Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan
Research Interests AR/VR/MR, physiological sensing, human factors (behavior, perception, learning)

Education

  • 2018
    Ph.D.
    Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan
    • Thesis entitled "Convex Interactions - Towards Efficient Human Motion in Peripersonal Space Using Virtual Reality"
  • 2015
    Master in Engineering Science
    University of Malaya, Malaysia
    • Thesis entitled "Development of an Immersive Augmented Reality-Based Computer Numerical Control Simulation System"
  • 2013
    BS Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing Engineering
    University of Malaya, Malaysia
    • Thesis entitled "Augmented Reality-Based Programming, Planning and Simulation of a Robotic Work Cell"

Work Experience

  • 2022 - current
    Project Senior Assistant Professor
    Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan
    • Conduct Research under the Cybernetic Being Moonshot Project.
    • Led the Physionetic Interactions (research on physiology and cybernetic avatars, 17 members) research group within the Embodied Media Laboratory
  • 2021 - 2022
    Project Assistant Professor
    Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan
    • Conduct Research under the Cybernetic Being Moonshot Project.
    • Led the Empathic Interactions (research on emotions, 10 members) and Transcending Bodies (research on robotics, 6 members) research group within the Embodied Media Laboratory
  • 2019 - 2021
    Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Auckland Bioengineering Institute, University of Auckland, New Zealand
    • Conduct Research in the Empathic Computing Laboratory.
  • 2018 - 2019
    Researcher
    Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan
    • Conduct Research under the Kiban B Project "Deep Learning the Human Mind".
  • 2017 - 2018
    Research Assistant
    Graduate School of Media Design, Keio University, Japan
    • Perform collaborative research and development with NTT Media Intelligence Laboratories.
  • 2013 - 2015
    Research Assistant
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Malaysia
    • Conduct research and development on a project-basis.
  • 2012
    Intern Trainee
    MK (M) Electric HoneyWell Sdn. Bhd.
    • Internship under the Global Product Design Centre (GPDC) Department.

Teaching

  • 2016 - current
    Keio University
    • Empathetic Computing in Virtual Spaces (2022)
    • Innovation Pipeline - Collaborative Prototyping - Virtual Prototyping (2021-2022)
    • Innovation Pipeline - Collaborative Prototyping - Design Sprint (2021-2022)
    • Masters Tutoring - Introduction to HCI (2018)
    • Workshop (Master Level) - Using WebVR with Vizor Interface (2016, 2017)
    • Masters Tutoring - Research Methodology (2017)
    • Supervised and mentored over 5 Ph.D. students
    • Supervised and mentored over 20 Master students
  • 2014 - 2015
    University of Malaya
    • Masters Tutoring - Using the KukaSIM simulation program (2015)
    • Undergraduate Tutoring - Programming for a Programmable Interface Controller (PIC) (2015)
    • Masters Tutoring - Finding the inverse kinematics of a KUKA robot arm (2014)

Honors and Awards

  • 2019
    Siggraph Asia 2019 XR
    • Runner up for best techical XR demo
  • 2017
    SUI 2017
    • Best poster award
  • 2015
    Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    • AUN/SEED-Net Full scholarship for Ph.D program
  • 2014
    ICMST 2014
    • Best presentation
  • 2013
    Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia
    • MyBrain15 Full scholarship for Master program
  • 2013
    Institution of Mechanical Engineers UK
    • Institution Best Project
  • 2013
    Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya
    • Best undergraduate thesis award

Grants and Fundings

  • 2021
    Google ATAP Collaboration Project
    • $100,000 for proposal entitled Multi-Scale, Multi-Radar Interactive System
  • 2019
    Ignition Point Collaboration Project
    • 5,000,000¥ for proposal entitled Increasing Human Field-of-View using Virtual Reality
  • 2018
    Keio Young Fellow Research program
    • 500,000¥ for proposal entitled Convex Interactions - Physiological Signal-Driven Virtual Reality in Social Spaces
  • 2017
    Keio Grant-in-Aid program 2017
    • 500,000¥ for proposal entitled Physiological Signal-Driven Virtual Reality in Social Spaces
  • 2017
    Keio Kenkyuu no Susume program 2017
    • 700,000¥ for proposal entitled Physiological Signal-Driven Virtual Reality in Social Spaces
  • 2016
    Keio Grant-in-Aid program 2016
    • 300,000¥ for proposal entitled Physiological Sensing-Based Virtual Reality
  • 2016
    Keio Kenkyuu no Susume program 2016
    • 500,000¥ for proposal entitled Physiological Sensing-Based Virtual Reality
  • 2016
    Keio Young Fellow Research program 2016
    • 500,000¥ for proposal entitled Physiological Sensing-Based Virtual Reality