Research Emphasis: User-Centric Computing Group emphasize the research excellence and encourage all student members to carry out their own work and publish with decent authorships. This page collects all research outcome, with students from User-Centric Computing Group as major contributors, with all members underlined.

All papers are sorted based on acceptance order.


There are currently FIVE preprints under submission/revision and several other stuff to be written, with contributions from User-Centric Computing Group. Please stay patient and we believe they would appear soon. Thanks for your interests.


  • Xiangjun Peng, Hongzhi Zhang, Xiaosong Zhou, Shuolei Wang, Xu Sun, and Qingfeng Wang,
    "CHESTNUT: Improve Serendipity in Movie Recommendation by an Information Theory-based Collaborative Filtering Approach"
    Invited Paper in 22th Springer International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in July 2020, (HCI'20).
    [Source Codes]

  • Xiangjun Peng, Zhentao Huang, Chen Yang, Zilin Song, and Xu Sun,
    "Early Findings from a Large-scale User Study of CHESTNUT: Validations and Implications"
    Regular Paper in 22th Springer International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction in July 2020, (HCI'20).
    [Data Release]

  • Xiangjun Peng, Zhentao Huang, and Xu Sun,
    "Building BROOK: A Multi-modal and Facial Video Database for Human-Vehicle Interaction Research"
    Position Paper in ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems in April 2020, (CHI'20).
    [Website] [Video]

  • Zhentao Huang, Rongze Li, Wangkai Jin, Zilin Song, Yu Zhang, Xiangjun Peng, and Xu Sun,
    "Face2Multi-modal: In-vehicle Multi-modal Predictors via Facial Expressions"
    Work-In-Progress in 12th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, in September 2020, (AutomotiveUI'20).
    [Source Codes]

  • Yaohua Wang, Lois Orosa, Xiangjun Peng, Yang Guo, Saugata Ghose, Minesh Patel, Jeremie S. Kim, Juan G√≥mez Luna, Mohammad Sadrosadati, Nika Mansouri Ghiasi, and Onur Mutlu,
    "FIGARO: Improving System Performance via Fine-Grained In-DRAM Data Relocation and Caching"
    Regular Paper in 53rd ACM/IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO), Virtual, October 2020.

  • Yaohua Wang, Zhentao Huang, Rongze Li, Zheng Zhang, Xu Sun, Xinyu Yin, and Min Luo,
    "A Comparative Study of Speculative Retrieval for Multi-modal Data Trails: Towards User-friendly Human-Vehicle Interactions"
    Regular Paper in 6th ACM International Conference on Computing and Artificial Intelligence in May 2020, (ICCAI'20).

    Best Presentation Award!

  • Yaohua Wang, Rongze Li, Zhentao Huang, and Xu Zhou,
    "An In-depth Analysis of System-level Techniques for Simultaneous Multi-threaded Processors in Clouds"
    Regular Paper in 4th ACM International Conference on High Performance Compilation, Computing and Communications in June 2020, (HP3C'20).

    Best Presentation Award!

  • Xu Sun, Jingpeng Li, Pingyuan Tang, Siyuan Zhou, Xiangjun Peng, Hao Nan Li and Qingfeng Wang,
    "Exploring Personalised Autonomous Vehicles to Influence User Trust"
    Journal Paper in Cognitive Computation in September 2020, (Cogn. Comput.) [Impact Facotr: 4.287].

  • 2019

  • Xiangjun Peng, Qingfeng Wang, Xu Sun, Chunye Gong and Yaohua Wang,
    "Succinct Representations in Collaborative Filtering: A Case Study using Wavelet Tree on 1,000 Cores"
    Regular Paper in 22th IEEE International Conference on Parallel and Distribute Computing: Applications and Technology in December 2019, (PDCAT'19).

    IEEE Lance Stafford Larson Best Paper Award!

  • Xu Sun, Pinyan Tang, Siyuan Zhou, Ying Jiang, Xiangjun Peng, Weikai Kong, Mohan Li, Qingfeng Wang, Xiaowu Jiang, Zilin Song, Shuolei Wang, Bo Wu, Hongrui Liu, and Tao Rong,
    "Biometrics for Personalised Autonomous Driving"
    Summary Abstract in International Conference on Biotechnology and Clinical Pharmacology, (ICBCP'19).
    Journal Issue in BASIC & CLINICAL PHARMACOLOGY & TOXICOLOGY in Feburary 2020, (BCPT) [Impact Facotr: 2.452].

  • Zilin Song*, Shuolei Wang*, Weikai Kong, Xiangjun Peng, and Xu Sun,
    "First Attempt to Build Realistic Driving Scenes using Video-to-video Synthesis in OpenDS Framework"
    Work-In-Progress in 11th ACM International Conference on Automotive User Interfaces and Interactive Vehicular Applications, in August 2019, (AutomotiveUI'19).
    [Source Codes]