I'm Vasco Xu, currently a third-year PhD student at the University of Chicago advised by Prof. Hank Hoffmann and Prof. Karan Ahuja. Prior to that, I earned a B.Phil in Computer Science at the University of Pittsburgh where I was fortunate to work with Prof. Daniel Mossé, Prof. Sherif Khattab, and Prof. Amy Babay. Even prior to that, I grew up in Lisbon, Portugal.

My research interests lie at the intersection of embedded systems, machine learning, and HCI. I'm interested in developing novel systems to better understand, communicate and interact with the world around us.

Selected Publications

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Xs: Interactive Scissor Mechanisms as Portable and Customizable Shape-Changing Interfaces
TEI '23: Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction

Vasco Xu, Ken Nakagaki

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