I am Yaxuan (Karlie) Li, a master’s student at McGill University. I worked on Human-AI Interaction, Wearables, Ubicomp, VR/AR/MultimediaMachine Learning, and Computer Vision

I am looking for a Ph.D. position in 2022 Fall.


Oct./13     One paper is accepted by IMWUT/Ubicomp!

Oct./13      I presented a lighting talk in UIST 2021!

Sep./09      Two papers submitted to CHI 2022! Finger Cross!


NeckFace: Continuously Tracking Full Facial Expressions on Neck-mounted Wearables

Tuochao Chen⋆ , Yaxuan Li⋆ , Songyun Tao⋆ , Hynchul Lim, Mose Sakashita, Ruidong Zhang, Francois Guimbretiere, Cheng Zhang

Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol., Vol. 5, No. 2, Article 58. Publication date: June 2021. (IMWUT/UbiComp)

Towards Context-aware Automatic Haptic Effect Generation for Home Theatre Environments

Yaxuan Li, Yongjae Yoo, Antoine Weill--duflos, Jeremy R. Cooperstock

ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST), 2021

SpeeChin: A Smart Necklace for Silent Speech Recognition

Ruidong Zhang, Mingyang Chen, Benjamin Steeper, Yaxuan Li, Zihan Yan, Yizhuo Chen, Songyun Tao, Tuochao Chen, Hyunchul Lim, Cheng Zhang

Proc. ACM Interact. Mob. Wearable Ubiquitous Technol., Vol. 5, No. 4, Article 192. Publication date: Dec 2021.


Deep Learning in Human Activity Recognition With Wearable Sensors: A Review on Advances and Trends

Shibo Zhang⋆, Yaxuan Li⋆, Shen Zhang, Farzad Shahabi, Stephen Xia, Yu Deng, Nabil Alshurafa
[Arxiv link]

Sensors, MDPI

Context-aware Automatic Haptic Effect Generation Algorithm for Improved Content Viewing Experiences
Yaxuan Li, Yongjae Yoo, Antoine Weill--duflos, Jeremy R. Cooperstock 
IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC), Work-in-progress paper, 2021

Safe navigation of quadrotors with jerk limited trajectory

Shupeng Lai, Menglu Lan, Yaxuan Li, Ben M. Chen 
ISSN 2095-9184 (print); ISSN 2095-9230 (online); Frontiers of Information Technology & Electronic Engineering (SCI)

The Research on Real-time Monitoring Platform of Electric Propulsion System
Yan Gao, Jing Zhang, Yaxuan Li, Jin Liu
Mar 2017, Vol. 36 Issue 3, p83-104. 4p. Research & Exploration in Laboratory. 

Research Experience

Research Intern for Saliency Detection and Virtual Reality

Advisors: Prof. David Lindlbauer

HCII, Carnegie Mellon Univerisity

Research Intern for Pose Reconstruction and Recognition by Wearable Devices

Advisors: Prof. Cheng Zhang

Cornell University

Research Project for Visual, Audio and Tactile Multimodal Fusion Devices

Advisors: Prof. Jeremy Cooperstock

McGill University

Graduation Project for keypoint matching for 3D non-rigid shape

Advisors: Prof. Lee Gim Hee

National University of Singapore

Research Project for Unmanned Systems (UAV), Realtime 3D Maps Generation

Advisors: Prof. Ben M. Chen, Dr. Shupeng Lai

National University of Singapore

Industry Experience

English [Professional]
German [Professional]
Chinese [Native]



Making the world a better place.

-- Silicon Valley