University of Auckland
Ph.D. in Bioengineering
Thesis: Augmenting Human Prospective Memory through Cognition-Aware Technologies.
Augmented Human Lab. Supervisors: Suranga Nanayakkara, Haimo Zhang and Lynette Tippett.
Summa Cum Laude (1st Class Honours). Specialisation: Electrical Engineering (Engineering Product Development).


Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Postdoctoral Fellow
November 2022 – Present Cambridge, MA, United States
Designing systems for cognitive support. Areas of interest include improving memory, attention and sleep, AI-supported learning, supporting older adults (ageing research). Supervised by Prof. Pattie Maes, Fluid Interfaces Group.
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
International Postdoctoral Scholar
October 2022 – Present Singapore
Co-current position in Singapore while researching at MIT.
NUS-HCI Lab, National University of Singapore
Visiting Researcher
January 2022 – September 2022 Singapore
Contributed to research projects on heads-up computing, resulting in publication in CHI2023. Advised graduate and undergraduate students.
R4D HCI Team, Mercari Inc.
Junior Researcher (Research Intern)
September 2021 – September 2022 Tokyo, Japan (Remote)
Addressing hoarding behaviours and promoting selling pre-loved items on Mercari peer-to-peer marketplace app using Diminished Reality to remove objects in the Augmented Reality scene, allowing you to visualise your “cluttered space” as a “decluttered space”.
Unleash Space, University of Auckland
Creative Technologist
January 2019 – November 2019 Auckland, New Zealand
  • Conducted training for fabrication equipment use (laser-cutters, 3D-printers, CNC machines).
  • Assisted and advised students on developing their creative and entrepreneurial projects.
  • Facilitated workshops on topics including Arduino, Makey-Makey robots, AR/VR in Unity.
SUTD-MIT International Design Centre
Researcher - Robotics
May 2015 – August 2016 Singapore
  • Developed mobile wireless control for amphibious rolling robot via MIT AppInventor and Arduino.
  • Designed flexible 3D-printed sleeve in Solidworks to enhance robot’s land and water movement.
  • Research work resulted in a publication, was demoed in Europe Maker Faire 2015 and featured on Discovery Channel Canada.
Ho Chi Minh Community Design Project, SUTD
Researcher - Participatory Action Research
January 2015 – April 2016 Vietnam and Singapore
  • Conducted community design workshops, feedback and interviews with residents of Phu Xuan.
  • Co-designed and built community space including a bamboo playground with residents, project team and students from local Vietnamese universities.
  • Project resulted in a design report booklet and received the SUTD Humanitarian Award.
Zhejiang University, Chemtax, and Orient Befit
Industrial Design Intern and Summer Student
May 2014 – August 2014 Hangzhou, China
  • Designed compression sportswear prototype, which could enhance runners’ performance and blood circulation, using Adobe Illustrator and Rhinoceros 3D software.
  • Work was exhibited in Zhejiang University in 2014, SUTD in 2014 and 2015.
SUTD-MIT International Design Centre
Researcher - Personal Fabrication
September 2013 – July 2015 Singapore
  • Built and analysed open-source 3D printer designs to develop reliable and low-cost designs.
  • Developed two prototypes based on findings which were demoed in Singapore Maker Faire 2015.