Robert Xiao

Robert Xiao

Assistant Professor

University of British Columbia

I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, and a core member of the interdisciplinary Designing for People research cluster.

I use my background in computer science and mathematics to craft novel interactive technologies driven by sensors, machine learning and computer vision. These technologies range from improving touchscreen input, to novel motion tracking systems, on-world projected interfaces, and much more.

Alongside my research interests, I routinely compete in DEF CON CTF (1st place 2016, 2017, 2019, 2022) and other security contests.

  • PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, 2018

    Carnegie Mellon University

  • Bachelor of Mathematics, 2011

    University of Waterloo