YuanChun Shi (史元春)

Yuanchun Shi is a Changjiang Distinguished Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Technology, Tsinghua University, China. She received her PhD, MSc and BSc from Tsinghua, and joined its faculty in 1993. Her research in human-computer interaction, ubiquitous computing, and multimedia has won many academic awards, including two State Science and Technology Progress Awards, Faculty Awards, and many best paper and honorable mention awards from conferences such as CHI and MobileHCI. Prof. Shi's recent HCI contributions includes user behavior modelling, intelligent interaction techniques for mobile phones, large displays, and VR/AR headsets. She has published more than one hundred top conference and journal papers (CS Ranking, HCI) including over 30 CHI, UIST, Ubicomp, TOCHI and IJHCS papers over the most recent five years alone.

Address: 3-508, FIT Building, Tsinghua University, Beijing, 100084, China
Tel: 8610-62772472, Fax: 8610-62795871
Email: shiyc@tsinghua.edu.cn

Work Experiences


Courses Taught


  • Computer Science: An Overview (Undergraduate) , Fall, 2003-
  • Human Computer Interaction Theory and Technology (Undergraduate) , Fall, 2004-
  • Human Computer Interaction Interface (Graduate) Fall, 2009-
  • Human Computer Interaction Technology (Graduate, in English), Spring, 2011-
  • Distributed Multimedia Technology (Graduate), Fall, 1995-2010
  • Multimedia Computing (Undergraduate) , Fall, 1993-2005
  • Digital Logic and Digital Integrated Circuit (Undergraduate), Spring, 1993-1995
  • Major Awards


  • Supervisor of Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Prize, China Computer Federation, 2018
  • Distinguished Teacher of Beijing, 2017
  • Fellow, China Computer Federation, 2016
  • Software and Hardware Key Technologies of Ubiquitous Computing, Second Class Award of National Science and Technology Advancement, the 1st rewarded one, 2015
  • Changjiang Distinguished Professor Award, Ministry of Education, 2012
  • New Century Excellent Talents in University, Ministry of Education, 2005
  • Outstanding Person of the 9th 5 Year Plan for National Science and Technology Development, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2001
  • Excellent Young Faculty Award, Tsinghua University, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002
  • Competitive funding


  • Chief Scientist, Computational Fundamentals of Natural HCI, National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China, 2017-2020
  • PI, Natural HCI Technology Development, Ali-Tsinghua Joint Research Plan, 2018-2019
  • PI, Intelligent Human Computer Interaction Technologies, HW-Tsinghua Joint Research Plan, 2016-2021
  • PI, Human Motion Sensing Data Modelling, Natural Science Foundation of China , 2016-2019
  • PI, Wearable Interaction, Samsung China, 2015
  • PI, Hybrid 3D Interaction Study by world-facing 3D camera, Intel China, 2013-2015
  • PI, GUI Efficiency and Optimization, Natural Science Foundation of China, 2013-2016
  • PI, Mobile phone sensor data analyse and interaction technologies, NOKIA China, 2008-2012
  • PI, eLearning Information Standards and Technologies, Ministry of Education, China, 2010-2012
  • PI, Usage Pattern of Mobile Phone based on Sensor Data Analysis, Microsoft China, 2010-2011
  • PI, Video-based Human Behaviour Recognition and Surveillance, SIEMENS AG, 2009-2011
  • Chief Scientist, Key Technologies of Ubiquitous Computing, National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China, 2009-2011
  • PI, Multiuser Large Interactive Tabletop Key Technologies and Prototype System, National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China, 2008-2010
  • PI, Web based Multimedia Interactive Platform, SIEMENS China, 2008-2009
  • PI, Smart Space Key Technologies and Prototype System, National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China, 2008-2010
  • PI, Multiple user shared Multimodality Interaction Model and Key Technologies, National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China, 2006-2008
  • PI, Multimodality Interaction Software Platform, Lenovo, 2005
  • PI, Microphone Array Technologies and Applications, Intel, 2003
  • Chief Scientist, Key Technologies for distanced learning system, Ministry of Education, China, 2002-2004
  • PI, Adaptation Strategy for Multimedia, Natural Science Foundation of China, 2002-2004
  • PI, Smart Working Environment----HCI Technology in Ubiquitous Computing Era, , National High-Tech Research and Development Plan of China, 2002-2003
  • PI, eLearning Technology Standards, Ministry of Education, China, 2001-2002
  • PI, Smart Classroom, IBM, 2000-2001
  • PI, Distributed Human Computer Interaction, National 985 Plan, 1999-2002
  • PI, Researches on Video Data Storage and Retrieval, National 863 Plan, 1999-2000
  • PI, Image Retrieval Based on Content over Web, National 863 Plan, 1997-1998
  • PI, Supporting Platform of Cooperative Design, National 863 Plan, 1996-1998
  • PI, Distributed Multimedia Development System, 9th 5 Year Plan of National Science and Technology Development, 1996-1997
  • Academic Community Services


  • Chair elect, Technical Committee of HCI, China Computer Foundation (CCF), 2020-2024
  • Executive Board Member, China Computer Foundation, 2008-
  • Vice Chair, Technical Committee of Intelligent Interaction, China Association of AI, 2016-2020
  • Co-chair, Workshop of Developing HCI Education Crossing Asia, 2015, Seoul, Korea
  • Vice Chair, Technical Committee of HCI, China Computer Foundation, 2013-2019
  • Co-chair, ACM Ubicomp, 2011, Beijing, China
  • Chair, ACM SIGCHI Paper Development Lectures on CSCW, CHI and Ubicomp, Beijing, 2010
  • Vice Chief Editor, Communication of CCF, 2012-2017
  • Area Editor, PMC(Pervasive and Mobile Computing) , Elsevier, 2010-2014
  • Editorial Board, Interacting with Computer, 2011-
  • Proceedings co-chair, ACM Multimedia 2009
  • Vice Chair, CIC/WFEO(World Federation of Engineering Organizations, Standing Committee on Information and Communications), 2008-2010
  • Chair, Technical Committee of Pervasive Computing, China Computer Foundation, 2005-2012
  • Proceedings Chair, Pacific-ring Conference on Multimedia, PCM 2001
  • Proceedings Chair, International Conference of Multimodality Interaction, ICMI 2000
  • Many: PC member of conferences; Invited and Keynote talks for conferences
  • Selected Papers

    (top conference and journal papers in English)

    Selected Patents


    1. Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi, Shenghan Gao, Chen Liang and Xiaoying Wei. Screen locking control method, device, handheld terminal and storage medium. Chinese Patent No. 201910531741.5.
    2. Yongqiang Lv, Yan Meng, Xiao Zhang, Yu Zhang and Yuanchun Shi. Method for measuring cognitive load and psychological stress and terminal. Chinese Patent No. 201910481595.X
    3. Yuanchun Shi and Chun Yu. Voice interactive wake-up electronic device, method and medium based on microphone signal. Chinese Patent No. 201910475949.X
    4. Yuanchun Shi and Chun Yu. Voice interactive wake-up electronic device, method and medium based on microphone signal. Chinese Patent No. 201910475927.3
    5. Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi and Yukang Yan. Voice interactive wake-up electronic device, method and medium based on mouth motion recognition. Chinese Patent No. 201910475947.0
    6. Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi and Yue Qin. Voice interactive wake-up electronic device, method and medium based on microphone signal. Chinese Patent No. 201910475978.6
    7. Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi and Zhican Yang. Voice input wake-up device, method and medium based on proximity detection. Chinese Patent No. 201910476243.5
    8. Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi and Zhican Yang. Voice interactive wake-up electronic device, method and medium based on microphone signal. Chinese Patent No. 201910475972.9
    9. Yuntao Wang and Yuanchun Shi. Vehicle overload monitoring method, device, system and storage medium. Chinese Patent No. 201910179300.3
    10. Yuanchun Shi, Chun Yu, Xiaoying Wei and Chen Liang. Intelligent electronic device gesture capture and recognition technology based on touch hand detection. Chinese Patent No. 201910154740.3
    11. Yuanchun Shi, Chun Yu and Xiaoying Wei. Intelligent electronic device gesture capture and recognition technology based on action between hands and fingers. Chinese Patent No. 201910154813.9
    12. Yuanchun Shi, Chun Yu, Xiaoying Wei and Chen Liang. Gesture capture and recognition technology based on smart electronic device with handshake detection. Chinese Patent No. 201910154756.4
    13. Chun Yu, Yuanchun Shi, Yue Qin, Yizheng Gu and Xiaoying Wei. Binocular vision and object recognition technology based on single camera on intelligent electronic equipment. Chinese Patent No. 201910154815.8
    14. Chun Yu, Ke Sun and Yuanchun Shi. Silent speech input identification method, computing device and computer readable medium. Chinese Patent No. 201811168994.2
    15. Chun Yu, Ke Sun and Yuanchun Shi. Silent speech input identification method, computing device and computer readable medium. International Patent No. PCT/CN2018/114608. 2018 Nov. 08.
    16. Yuntao Wang and Yuanchun Shi. Hand back skin deformation reduction finger movement method. Chinese Patent No. 201811159627.6
    17. Yuanchun Shi, Yinshuai Zhang and Tengxiang Zhang. Smart ring and wearing method thereof. Chinese Patent No. 201810971684.8
    18. Yuanchun Shi, Yinshuai Zhang and Tengxiang Zhang. Smart ring. Chinese Patent No. 201821371641.8
    19. Yuanchun Shi, Yinshuai Zhang and Tengxiang Zhang. A smart ring. Chinese Patent No. 201821371671.9
    20. Yuanchun Shi, Tengxiang Zhang, Xin Yi, Yuntao Wang and Chun Yu. Pairing method and wireless device for pairing using wireless signals. International Patent No. PCT/CN2018/094468. 2018 Jul. 04.
    21. Yuanchun Shi, Tengxiang Zhang, Xin Yi, Yuntao Wang and Chun Yu. Pairing method and wireless device for pairing using wireless signals. Chinese Patent No. 201810723952.4
    22. Yinshuai Zhang, Yuanchun Shi and Feng Zhou. Electronic device with audio playback control graphical interface. Chinese Patent No. 201830352132.X
    23. Yinshuai Zhang, Yuanchun Shi and Feng Zhou. Graphical user interface for in-vehicle devices. Chinese Patent No. 201830353539.4
    24. Yinshuai Zhang, Yuanchun Shi and Feng Zhou. Air conditioning control graphical interface based on display device. Chinese Patent No. 201830346207.3
    25. Yinshuai Zhang, Feng Zhou and Yuanchun Shi. Preprocessing method, device and storage medium for human-computer interaction system. Chinese Patent No. 201810632458.7
    26. Yinshuai Zhang, Feng Zhou and Yuanchun Shi. Touch screen interaction method, device, electronic device and storage medium. Chinese Patent No. 201810622477.1
    27. Yuntao Wang, Xincheng Li, Rong Zhang, Jiaxuan Xu and Yuanchun Shi. Point-to-point hierarchical cargo real-time distribution system, method and application. Chinese Patent No. 201810478470.7
    28. Guanhong Liu, Weikang Zhong, Yinan Li, Chun Yu and Yuanchun Shi. A smart mirror. Chinese Patent No. 201810193229.X
    29. Guanhong Liu, Weikang Zhong, Yinan Li, Chun Yu and Yuanchun Shi. A smart mirror. Chinese Patent No. 201820322216.3
    30. Yuntao Wang, Rong Zhang, Xincheng Li, Jiaxuan Xu, Ding Peng and Yuanchun Shi. Child sitting posture simulation interaction device and method. Chinese Patent No. 201810181547.4
    31. Yinshuai Zhang, Feng Zhou and Yuanchun Shi. Method and device for assisting information presentation. Chinese Patent No. 201810136218.8
    32. Siju Wu, Weigang Cai, Xuan Zhou, Jie Xu, Chun Yu, Lihang Pan, Xin Yi and Yuanchun Shi. Control method and terminal. Chinese Patent No. 201810037036.5
    33. Siju Wu, Xuan Zhou, Jie Xu, Chun Yu, Weijie Xu, Xin Yi and Yuanchun Shi. Method and device for controlling report output. Chinese Patent No. 201711475860.0
    34. Yinshuai Zhang, Xin Zhou, Yuanchun Shi and Feng Zhou. Method and device for presenting information in a vehicle. Chinese Patent No. 201710648636.0
    35. YinShuai Zhang, Xin Zhou, Yuanchun Shi. A Display Device on Vehicle. Chinese Patent No. 201720901185.2
    36. Yuanchun Shi, Siqi Liu, Chun Yu and Pin Tao. Method for estimating yak body size, body weight and corresponding portable computer device. Chinese Patent No. 201710281943.X
    37. Chun Yu, Yizheng Gu, Zhican Yang, Yukang Yan and Yuanchun Shi. Hand tracking method, device and computer readable medium. Chinese Patent No. 201710271800.0
    38. Chun Yu, Yizheng Gu, Zhican Yang, Yukang Yan and Yuanchun Shi. Hand tracking device. Chinese Patent No. 201720434782.9
    39. Yongqiang Lv, Xiao Zhang, Yuanchun Shi, Hao Yin and Xiaomin Luo. A touch interaction method that can sense the user's feelings. Chinese Patent No. 201710112057.4
    40. Chun Yu, Xin Yi and Yuanchun Shi. Text input method and electronic device. Chinese Patent No. 201610989679.0
    41. Chun Yu, Yiqin Lu, Xin Yi and Yuanchun Shi. Blind text input method, blind text input device and computing device. Chinese Patent No. 201610663696.5
    42. Yongqiang Lv, Xiaomin Luo, Yuanchun Shi and Yuheng Hao. Cognitive load and pressure measuring method and device based on peripheral vascular strain. Chinese Patent No. 201610165125.9
    43. Chun Yu, Ke Sun, Mingyuan Zhong, Xincheng Li and Yuanchun Shi. One-dimensional handwritten text input device and one-dimensional handwritten text input method. International Patent No. WO/2017/114002. 2017 Jun. 07.
    44. Chun Yu, Ke Sun, Mingyuan Zhong, Xincheng Li and Yuanchun Shi. One-dimensional handwritten text input device and one-dimensional handwritten text input method. Chinese Patent No. 201511009156.7
    45. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu and Lin Du. Method and device for identifying objects. Chinese Patent No. 201511000942.0
    46. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu and Lin Du. Method and device for determining input information. Chinese Patent No. 201510069927.5
    47. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu and Lin Du. Method and device for determining input information. Chinese Patent No. 201510070064.3
    48. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu and Lin Du. Method and apparatus for determining motion and/or action sites. Chinese Patent No. 201510069921.8
    49. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Chun Yu and Lin Du. Method and apparatus for determining motion and/or action sites. Chinese Patent No. 201510069988.1
    50. Pin Tao, Yuan Hu, Yuanchun Shi and Xuerong Mao. Marking device for identifying and marking animals. Chinese Patent No. 201410443521.4
    51. Lin Du, Yuanchun Shi and Yuntao Wang. Human body based interaction method and interaction device. Chinese Patent No. 201410243743.1
    52. Yuanchun Shi, Xin Yi, Chun Yu and Yongqiang Lv. Automatic error correction method and system for text input. Chinese Patent No. 201310560222.4
    53. Yuanchun Shi, Yue Shi, Chun Yu and Jin Huang. Fall event detection system and method for mobile phone wearing method. Chinese Patent No. 201210070076.2
    54. Yuanchun Shi, Yuntao Wang, Zhouyue Su, Chun Yu and Yuhang Zhao. Method for eye-free controlling TV by touch screen mobile phone. Chinese Patent No. 201210056881.X
    55. Yuanchun Shi, Yue Shi, Mingming Fan, Yongqiang Qin and Zhouyue Su. Contact track fusion method for hierarchical multi-camera on interactive surface. Chinese Patent No. 201110164514.7
    56. Yuanchun Shi, Chenjun Wu, Yongqiang Qin and Yue Suo. Multi-user window system for large format interactive desktops. Chinese Patent No. 201110121058.8
    57. Yuanchun Shi, Yongqiang Qin and Yue Suo. Method for remotely controlling lighting end by wireless. Chinese Patent No. 201110084363.4
    58. Yuanchun Shi, Yongqiang Qin, Hao Jiang and Yue Shi. Large format interactive desktop synchronization signal acquisition system. Chinese Patent No. 201010150614.X
    59. Kongqiao Wang, Liang Zhang and Yuanchun Shi. Camera pose for user interface control. International Patent No. WO2009/150522 EN. 2009 Dec. 17.
    60. Kongqiao Wang, Liang Zhang and Yuanchun Shi. Camera pose for user interface control. Chinese Patent No. 200980127501.3
    61. Chun Yu, Feng Wang, Weinan Shi, Shuyi Fan, Tong Wang and Yuanchun Shi. Blind input method, computing device and storage medium using touch soft keyboard. International Patent No. PCT/CN2018/094203. 2018 Jul. 03.
    62. Chun Yu, Ruolin Wang, Yuanchun Shi and Weijie He. Human-computer interaction technology based on interaction between ear and touch surface device. International Patent No. PCT/CN2017/116042. 2017 Dec. 14.
    63. Hao Wang,Liang Zhang and Yuanchun Shi. Camera gestures for user interface control. U.S. Patent No. US-12/137202. 2009 Dec. 17.
    64. Yuanchun Shi, Hao Jiang and Liang Zhang. Wireless control laser pointer with user identification and multi-user spot recognition system. Chinese Patent No. 200810101593.5
    65. Yuanchun Shi, Chun Yu, Hao Jiang, Liang Zhang. Embedded screen spot positioning device. Chinese Patent No. 200710062861.2
    66. Yuanchun Shi, Xiaojun Bi and Peifeng Xiang. Remote-wireless controller for computer. Chinese Patent No. 200510011538.3