Fengyuan Zhu's Research Space


📧 fyzhu@dgp.toronto.edu

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Hello! I’m Fengyuan Zhu, a PhD candidate in Computer Science at the University of Toronto, focusing on spatial computing. I’m working with Prof. Tovi Grossman at the Dynamic Graphics Project Lab.

My doctoral research is motivated by a vision to transcend traditional 2D screen interactions and delve into the realm of three-dimensional space. This journey is twofold: firstly, I am exploring the integration of smart devices with VR and AR to enrich digital experiences. Secondly, I am focused on enhancing input precision in VR and AR environments to facilitate more natural and intuitive interactions.

The emergence of Large Models has recently shifted part of my research, and I am excited about the potential of combining sensory perception and content generation in three-dimensional spaces with LMs. Some of my works in this exciting new field will soon be published on arXiv and shared with you, so keep an eye out!

Before this, at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), I led the Holokit open-source project, achieving significant impact.

I hold a Bachelor’s in Physics from Peking University with a minor in Art, a background that drives my approach to human-computer interaction and creative projects.

selected publications

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    BISHARE: Exploring Bidirectional Interactions Between Smartphones and Head-Mounted Augmented Reality
    Fengyuan Zhu, and Tovi Grossman
    In Proceedings of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Honolulu, HI, USA, 2020
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    PhoneInVR: An Evaluation of Spatial Anchoring and Interaction Techniques for Smartphone Usage in Virtual Reality
    Fengyuan Zhu, Mauricio Sousa , Ludwig Sidenmark , and Tovi Grossman
    In Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems , Honolulu, HI, USA, 2024
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    PinchLens: Applying Spatial Magnification and Adaptive Control-Display Gain for Precise Selection in Virtual Reality
    Fengyuan Zhu, Ludwig Sidenmark , Mauricio Sousa , and Tovi Grossman
    In 2023 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (ISMAR) , Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2023