Catherine Tianhong Yu 于天泓

HCI Researcher.


I am a 2nd Year Ph.D. student at the SciFi Lab at Cornell University, advised by Prof. Cheng Zhang. My research interest lies in creating wearables that are disruptive (novel technology) yet familiar (existing everyday objects/behaviours). I am particularly excited about textile-based interfaces.

Previously, I received my B.S. and M.S. in Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon Univeristy. During my Masters, I worked on machine-knitted sensors, advised by Prof. Mayank Goel and Prof. James McCann.

Feel free to reach out to me! CV is available upon request.

selected publications

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    Skinergy: Machine-Embroidered Silicone-Textile Composites as On-Skin Self-Powered Input Sensors
    Tianhong Catherine Yu, Nancy Wang*, Sarah Ellenbogen*, and Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao
    In UIST, 2023
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    RobotSweater: Scalable, Generalizable, and Customizable Machine-Knitted Tactile Skins for Robots
    Zilin Si*Tianhong Catherine Yu*, Katrene Morozov, James McCann, and Wenzhen Yuan
    In ICRA, 2023
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    uKnit: A Position-Aware Reconfigurable Machine-Knitted Wearable for Gestural Interaction and Passive Sensing using Electrical Impedance Tomography
    Tianhong Catherine YuRiku ArakawaJames McCann, and Mayank Goel
    In CHI, 2023