Frank Liu
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
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I am a Ph.D. student with Robert Likamwa in the
Ira A. Fulton School of Engineering
at Arizona State University - Tempe.

Before joining ASU, I obtained my Bachelor's degree at the University of Washington in Electrical Engineering in 2018 where I graduated with Honors. I conducted research with Shwetak Patel and Hanchuan Li in the Ubiquitous Computing Lab.

I am interested in enhancing human computer interaction experiences through mixed reality and machine learning, advancing education and encouraging overall health and wellness.



Demonstration of Geppetteau: Enabling haptic perceptions of virtual fluids in various vessel profiles using a string-driven haptic interface
Shahabedin Sagheb*, Frank Wencheng Liu*, Alex Vuong, Shiling Dai, Ryan Wirjadi, Yueming Bao, Robert Likamwa
Adjunct Publication of ACM UIST 2022, Bend, Oregon

A Wrist-worn Device for Pneumatic Haptic Proxies - Touching Virtual Objects
Frank Wencheng Liu*, Mason Manetta*, Gideon Kamau, Andrew Olson, Austin Jeltes, Jack Haehl, Byron Lahey, Robert Likamwa
Sustainable Haptic Design, Chi 2022 Workshop, Virtual

AR-some Chemistry Models:Interactable 3D Molecules through Augmented Reality
Mason Ulrich, Brandon Evans, Frank Wencheng Liu, Mina Johnson, Robert Likamwa
MobileHCI 2021, Toulouse, France

Work-in-Progress–—Specific Heat of Water Experiment: Augmented Reality Chemistry Lab
Ryan Wirjadi, Alex Vuong, Frank Wencheng Liu, Robert Likamwa
IEEE ILRN 2021, Eureka, CA

Work-in-Progress—Titration Experiment: Virtual Reality Chemistry Lab with Haptic Burette
Charles Amador, Frank Wencheng Liu, Mina C. Johnson-Glenberg, Robert Likamwa
IEEE ILRN 2020, San Luis Obispo, CA

Coordinate: A spreadsheet-programmable augmented reality framework for immersive map-based visualizations
Aashiq Shaikh, Linda Nguyen, Alireza Bahremand, Hannah Bartolomea, Frank Liu, Van Nguyen, Derrick Anderson and Robert Likamwa.
Special Special Session Paper: International Conference on Artificial Intelligence & Virtual Reality (AIVR ‘19), San Diego, California

SoberComm: Exploring the Feasibility of Facilitating Alcohol Dependent Patients to Improve Family Communication using Mobile Phones
Chuang-Wen You, Hung-Yeh Lin, Yaliang Chuang, Yi-Ching Huang, Jui-Ting Tsai, Shan Jean Wu, Chia-Hua Kuo, Ming-Chyi Huang, Frank Wencheng Liu, Jane Yung-Jen Hsu, Hui-Ching Wu.
ACM Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT) September 2019

SWISH: A shifting-weight interface of simulated hydrodynamics for haptic perception of virtual fluid vessels
Shahabedin Sagheb, Frank Wencheng Liu, Alireza Bahremand, Assegid Kidane, Robert Likamwa
ACM UIST 2019, New Orleans, Louisiana

A Spatial Audio System for the Internet-of-Things
Frank Liu, Robert Likamwa
Hotmobile 2019, Santa Cruz, California
  Awarded: NSF Student Travel Grant



Advanced Robotics Executive Board, University of Washington

From my time on leadership, the Advanced Robotics team grew from 20 to 90 active members. The team raised over 20,000 dollars in philanthropy efforts in addition to landing sponsorships from companies such as Blue Origin and Dominoes. I lead a robot team where I conducted CAD and code reviews as well as manufacturing and construction of the robot. During the summer of 2018, my team placed 3rd prize in the International Regionals at the Robomasters competition in Shenzhen, China.

UW Daily
Seattle Times
Seattle Times

Designing Dreamscapes Fall 2021, Arizona State University

Fall 2021, my peers and I developed an immersive virtual reality experience "Theta Labs". This experience was a virtual reality experience utilizing Dreamscape Immersive tools. As part of the story team, I wrote significant parts of the script and contributed towards the world building and character development. I worked closely with the members of the art, sound, and pod integration teams in aligning the vision of the story. ASU President Michael Crow and Dreamscape Immersive CEO Walter Parkes both went through and enjoyed the experience.


TEDxASU: NextGen, Arizona State University

I served as part of the organizing team for the TedxASU 2019 event, which sold over 1000+ tickets. I advised part of the development for the TedxASU application on android and ios. I also assisted in speaker selection, providing insights to the rest of the organizing team. During the event, I presented my research at a pre-event symposium and served in full capacity set up and take down.

Event Details

Sunhacks Organizer, Arizona State University

I served as part of the organizing team for Sunhacks 2018. I lead marketing campaigns to sell out tickets for 300+ participants. Together with my peers, I helped organize the largest hackathon in Phoenix area bringing students interested in technology in the ASU community closer together.

State Press

Scholar-Donor Recognition Luncheon 2017-2018, University of Washington

From my exemplary leadership and service on campus, I was personally invited by Michael Bragg, Dean of the College of Engineering, as a speaker for the 2017-2018 Scholar-Donor Recognition Luncheon.



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