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.

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

  • 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


Quantifying Touch: New Metrics for Characterizing What Happens During a Touch. In UIST ’22 (Poster), 2022.
Quantifying Touch: New Metrics for Characterizing What Happens During a Touch. In ASSETS ’22, 2022.
A Large-Scale Longitudinal Analysis of Missing Label Accessibility Failures in Android Apps. In CHI ’22, 2022.
Ga11y: An Automated GIF Annotation System for Visually Impaired Users. In CHI ’22, 2022.
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.