Xinyu Shi

Xinyu Shi

石新羽 | CS PhD Student

University of Waterloo

Hi! I am a Ph.D. student in WatVis Research Group, affiliated with the WaterlooHCI lab at University of Waterloo in Canada. I am lucky to be advised by Prof. Jian Zhao.

My current research focuses on Human-AI Interaction, particularly, Human-AI Co-Creation and AI-Powered Creativity Support Tool. The goal of my research is to design, develop, and evaluate interactive AI systems that effectively incorporate human intentions into the computation process in order to boost the productivity of creative activities. My research seeks to gain a deeper understanding of the flow of creativity and to enhance human intelligence and creativity.

Before coming to Waterloo, I received my bachelor’s degree in Software Engineering from Xiamen University in China where I spent several wonderful years in Human+ lab advised by Prof. Shihui Guo. During my undergraduate, I also worked at Dartmouth College and Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen as a research intern, visited Cambridge University as a visiting student.

Outside of research, I am keen on exploring new possibilities in my life. I am a beginner of skiing and rock climbing. I enjoy travelling and hope to mark every national parks in the world.

Download my resumé (updated in Jan. 2023).

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Human-AI Co-Creation
  • Creativity Support Tool
  • University of Waterloo Sept. 2021 - present

    Ph.D. in Computer Science

  • Xiamen University Sept. 2016 - Jun. 2020

    B.Eng. in Software Engineering

  • [2023/01] De-Stijl is conditionally accepted by ACM CHI'23.
  • [2022/06] FeMaSR is accepted by ACM MM'22 and selected as Oral Presentation (Top 5%).
  • [2022/05] I am officially transferred from M.Math to Ph.D. program.
  • [2021/09] I am fortunate to receive the 2021 Vector Scholarship from Vector Institute.


De-Stijl: Facilitating Graphics Design with Interactive 2D Color Palette Recommendation

Conditionally accepted by ACM CHI 2023. Stay tuned, coming soon.
Key Words: Color Palette Recommendation, Graphics Design Support, 2D Palette Representation

Real-World Blind Super-Resolution via Feature Matching with Implicit High-Resolution Priors

In Proceedings of the 2022 ACM International Conference on Multimedia (pp. 1329-1338).
Key Words: Low-level Computer Vision, Super Resolution, Generative Model
PDF Cite Code    ORAL (Top 5%) MM'22

Teaching American Sign Language in Mixed Reality

In Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies, Vol. 4, No. 4, Article 152, 2020 (Present at Ubicomp 2021).
Key Words: Wearable Techique, Mixed Reality, Motion Tracking
PDF Cite Video   Ubicomp'21

Accurate and Fast Classification of Foot Gestures for Virtual Locomotion

In Proceedings of the 2019 IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality (pp. 178-189).
Key Words: Wearable Technique, Virtual Reality, Gesture Recognition
PDF Cite Video   ISMAR'19