Dr Kening Zhu is an Associate Professor at the School of Creative Media. He received his PhD degree from the National University of Singapore, and his bachelor degree on Computer Science from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. His research interests cover various topics on human-computer interaction (HCI), including interaction design, tangible user interfaces and rapid prototyping. He is currently conducting research on designing novel interfaces for kids coding education, gesture-based mobile interaction, and smart material for rapid prototyping.
Zhu has published his research in various conferences and journals, including SIGGRAPH, CHI, ACE, AML, Interacting with Computers etc. He received the first prize of Nokia Ubimedia MindTrek Awards in 2011, and is now serving as a jury member for the aforementioned Awards. In addition, he is a reviewer for many conferences and journals, including SIGCHI, SIGGRAPH, ISMAR, ICEC, Virtual Reality (Springer), Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, and Advances in Software Engineering.
As a DIY maker, Zhu actively participates in Maker activities such as Singapore Mini Maker Faire to present his work to the public. He also serves on the advisory board of Let’s Code, a Hong Kong NGO, to promote kids coding.