Yuran (she/they) is an HCI PhD student in the University of Maryland and Max-Planck Institute (joint program), advised by Dr. Jun Nishida and Dr. Paul Strohmeier.

Her research interests include haptics, embodiment, and human augmentation. Her high-level research goal is to understand opportunities in human perceptions and leverage that knowledge to design and create expressive interactive  interfaces that facilitate meaningful interaction and integration with humans.

She holds a Bachelor of Science with honors in from Carnegie Mellon University, with a focus on perception and interaction design. She is honored to have been advised by Dr. Roberta Klatzky, Dr. Chris Harrison, Dr. Craig Shultz and Dr. Lining Yao during her time at Carnegie Mellon University.

When she is free, she crafts, expands her collection of weird (and cool) artifacts, and plays with puzzles.

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Motionless Movement: Towards Vibrotactile Kinesthetic DisplaysYuran Ding, Nihar Sabnis, Paul Strohmeier
CHI 2024
🏅 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (Top 5%)
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design and media arts