Cheng Zhang is a Ph.D. student in computer science at Ubicomp Lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he works with Dr. Gregory Abowd and Dr.Omer Inan. His current research interests are ubiquitous computing and human-computer interaction(HCI). He is a maker and also a practitioner at creating the novel sensing and interaction technology with machine learning for mobile and wearable devices. He has received best paper awards from top-tier conferences (Ubicomp, IUI).
Before coming to Georgia Tech, he received his bachelor’s degree in software engineering from Nankai University and his master’s degree from the Institute of Software at the Chinese Academy of Sciences as an outstanding graduate, where he started his curiosity on HCI and acquired his first-hand research experience across tangible user interface, HCI for children, music interface.
He is an enthusiastic sports fan and recently has started running the marathon. His first half-marathon was completed within two hours on Nov. 26, 2015 in Atlanta Thanksgiving Half Marathon.
During these running activities, he realizes “The weakest part in your body is always your mind”.