Dr Can Liu is a researcher in Human-computer Interaction (HCI). Her research is about designing future interfaces of ubiquitous technologies based on the empirical understanding of the human. Her work explores how to enable more natural and embodied user experiences by combining the physical and digital interactivity. A variety of technologies have been used in her work, including wall-sized displays, mobile surfaces, Internet of Things and Augmented Reality. She conducts studies in the lab to gain scientific understanding about novel interfaces. She also builds technologies for public places or communities and deploys them in the real world.
Can is an international citizen lived in six countries across Europe and Asia. Before joining the School of Creative Media, she worked as a postdoctoral researcher at UCLIC in the University College London in the UK. She holds a PhD in HCI obtained from the Université Paris-Sud in France, where she worked at INRIA labs ex)situ and ILDA in collaboration with Telecom ParisTech. Prior to these, she received an MSc degree in Media Informatics at the RWTH Aachen University in Germany. Her work has been published at ACM CHI conferences and received Best Paper and Honourable Mention awards.