William Huang

I am an incoming PhD Student in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) advised by Professor Yang Zhang in the Human-Centered Computing & Intelligent Sensing Lab.

My research interests lie at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and AI. I am interested in how we can leverage cutting-edge AI models to build interactive systems to provide personalized assistance that better reflects an individual user’s unique needs. My work spans multiple application domains including but not limited to accessibility, augmented/virtual reality, and health sensing.

Previously, I worked at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory as an Applied Decision Systems and Analytics Intern, Intel 3DAT as a Biomechanics Co-Op, UCLA Athletics as the Data Analytics and Sports Science Project Lead, and the National Institutes of Health – Office of AIDS Research as a Data Science Fellow.

When I’m not working or writing a website bio, I’m probably modding consoles and controllers, practicing fighting games, training for my next powerlifting meeting, or at the arcade.


May 14, 2024 Presented WheelPose at ACM CHI ‘24, Honolulu, HI.
Apr 15, 2024 Accepted an offer for an MS/Ph.D. in ECE at UCLA.

selected publications

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    WheelPose: Data Synthesis Techniques to Improve Pose Estimation Performance on Wheelchair Users
    William Huang, Sam Ghahremani, Siyou Pei, and Yang Zhang
    In Proceedings of the 2024 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’24)