Mingyuan Zhong

Mingyuan Zhong

PhD Student
Computer Science & Engineering

University of Washington

About me

I am a PhD student in Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Washington.
I am co-advised by James Fogarty and Jacob Wobbrock.

I received by Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University, where I was advised by Chun Yu and Yuanchun Shi.

Download my CV.

myzhong [at] cs [dot] washington [dot] edu

My name in Chinese: 钟鸣远

  • Accessibility for people who are blind/low vision or with limited fine motor control
  • User Interfaces
  • Interaction & Sensing Techniques
  • PhD Student in Computer Science & Engineering

    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

  • BEng in Computer Science & Technology, 2019

    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


New Metrics for Understanding Touch by People with and without Limited Fine Motor Function. In ASSETS ’21 (Poster), 2021.
ProxiMic: Convenient Voice Activation via Close-to-Mic Speech Detected by a Single Microphone. In CHI ’21, 2021.
ForceBoard: Subtle Text Entry Leveraging Pressure. In CHI ’18, 2018.
One-Dimensional Handwriting: Inputting Letters and Words on Smart Glasses. In CHI ’16, 2016.


CSE, University of Washington
Research Assistant
Sep 2019 – Present Seattle, Washington
Research Intern
Jun 2021 – Sep 2021 California (Remote)
Developed algorithms to improve touch accuracy during different phases of a touch gesture by examining touch-related sensor data.
Google Research
Research Intern
Jun 2020 – Sep 2020 California (Remote)
Conducted research on the HelpViz and Spacewalker projects.
CSE, University of Washington
Teaching Assistant
Sep 2019 – Dec 2019 Seattle, Washington
Pervasive HCI Lab, Tsinghua University
Undergraduate Student Researcher
Jul 2015 – Jun 2019 Beijing, China
Conducted research that led to the publication of ForceBoard and 1D Handwriting. Also worked on other projects.