Andrea Bianchi

Associate Professor - Lab director

I am a maker interested in creating tools to help other makers better building prototypes or learning new technical skills. I am specifically interested in tools for electronics and physical computing, fabrication, and mechanical systems for body augmentation. I also develop tangible and wearable interfaces for enhancing and altering sensory perception and input capabilities, such as haptic controllers and smart-wearables.

Short Bio

Andrea Bianchi (Korean: 안두리) received his Ph.D. from KAIST in 2012, his Master’s in Computer Science from NYU and his Laurea (BSc+MS) in business administration from Bocconi University. Before joining KAIST, he worked at Sungkyunkwan University as a faculty member in the Department of Computer Science, and as a video game programmer for a New York startup after earning his Master’s degree. Andrea has an Erdős number of 3 and collects eyeglasses.

Experience

KAIST

  • Associate Professor - Department of Industrial Design (9/2019 - present)
  • Assistant Professor - Department of Industrial Design (9/2015 - 8/2019)

Sungkyunkwan University

  • Assistant Professor - Department of Computer Science (3/2013 - 8/2015)

Awards

  • KAIST 2020 Technology Innovation Award (공과대학 2020 기술혁신 우수상)
  • Excellence Teaching Award Fall 2017 Industrial Design, KAIST
  • Best Paper Award UIST 2020
  • Best Paper Award TEI 2021
  • Best Paper Award MobileHCI 2013
  • Best Paper Award HCI Korea 2018
  • Best Paper Award HCI Korea 2015
  • Honorable Mention Award CHI 2021
  • Honorable Mention Award Augmented Humans 2021
  • Honorable Mention Award MobileHCI 2017
  • Honorable Mention Award MobileHCI 2016
  • Best Poster Award UIST 2016

Academic Services

Program committee and editor

  • CHI 2015/16/18/19/21
  • UIST 2020
  • DIS 2018/20
  • TEI 2016/18
  • SIGGRAPH E-Tech 2019
  • IEEE TOH 2020/2021 guest editor
  • Eurohaptics 2018
  • DESFORM 2017
  • IMCOM 2015

Conference chair/organizer

  • TEI 2022 poster co-chair
  • TEI 2020 Student design challenge co-chair
  • TEI 2017 WIP chair
  • Korea HCI 2021 International Chair
  • Mobile HCI 2021 poster co-chair
  • Mobile HCI 2019 Web chair
  • ISS 2019 Poster co-chair
  • Asia Haptics 2018 demo co-chair
  • IEEE World Haptics 2013 art chair
  • HAID 2013 poster chair

Teaching

ID311 - Software Prototyping

  • Fall: 2016, 2017
  • Spring: 2016, 2018-2021

ID220 - Interaction Prototyping

  • Fall: 2018-2020

ID307 - Interface Design

  • Spring 2016, 2017

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