I am Erzhen Hu, a third-year Ph.D student in Computer Science at the University of Virginia, advised by Prof. Seongkook Heo. Before that, I obtained M.S. in Statistics from University of Virginia, and B.A. in Sociology from Shanghai University.
As we approach the everyday use of virtual world, my research explores how to enable more flexible and frictionless way of connecting with people in virtual and hybrid spaces. My research involves developing and evaluating new interactive systems for distributed/hybrid meetings, such as theory-driven methods to improve ad-hoc and focused conversations and enabling AI-Mediated augmented communication.
Design and source code from Jon Barron's website