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 physical and digital interactivity. She has been using a variety of technologies to prototype novel experiences, including wall-sized displays, mobile surfaces, Internet of Things and Augmented Reality. On one hand, she conducts user experiments to gain scientific understanding of how novel interfaces can be used. On the other hand, she develops new systems for public places and communities to study them in real-world context.
Can is an international citizen, having 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.