Year 1 Ph.D. Student

Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge

Hello World...

I am Xiang Li, a Year 1 PhD student in Intelligent Interactive Systems at the Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Per Ola Kristensson. I am also a Student Fellow at The Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence (LCFI). Want to collaborate? If you're interested in working with me, especially if you want to explore the future intelligent interactive interfaces in VR and AR, feel free to send me an email! I am always happy to collaborate with smart minds!

My research interest lies in Human-Computer Interaction, at the intersection of Mixed Reality, Bodily Interfaces, Sensing Technologies, and Computational Interaction. I aim to focus my PhD studies on understanding the relationship between human bodies and the digital environment, and concurrently creating new interactive systems that augment a wide range of perceptions via computational interaction methods, which I believe are crucial for the successful Integration or even the Fusion of Human-Computer Interaction.

I was a Visiting Ph.D. scholar at the Center for Metaverse and Computational Creativity, HKUST (Guangzhou) in 2022, working with Pan Hui. I received my B.Sc. (Honors) from Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University in China & the University of Liverpool in the UK. I finished my Bachelor Honors Dissertation at the X-CHI Lab, advised by Hai-Ning Liang, and previously worked with Wenge Xu. Besides, I have worked with Jan Gugenheimer and David Lindlbauer at the Institute Polytechnique de Paris (Télécom Paris) and Carnegie Mellon University, and Florian 'Floyd' Mueller at the Exertion Games Lab, Monash University.

Research Interests

  • Mixed Reality and Virtual Reality
  • Sensing Technologies
  • Bodily Interfaces
  • Computational Perception


  • Ph.D. in Intelligent Interactive Systems
    University of Cambridge, Oct. 2022 - Sept. 2025
  • B.Sc. (Honors) in Information and Computing Science
    Xi'an Jiaotong-Liverpool University, Sep. 2018 - Jul. 2022
  • B.Sc. (Honors) in Information and Computing Science
    University of Liverpool, Sep. 2018 - Jul. 2022



Note: ACM CHI (A*), ACM UIST (A*), IEEE VR (A*), IEEE ISMAR (A*), and ACM CHI PLAY are recognized as top-tier conferences in HCI and VR/AR.

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