Smart Computer Interfaces for Future Interactions (SciFi) Lab is an interdisciplinary lab located at Bowers College of Computing and Information Science at Cornell University. SciFi lab builds intelligent sensing systems that enable novel and natural information exchange between humans, computers, and surrounding environments. Based on the data acquired from these systems, we demonstrate new applications in activity recognition, health sensing, and natural user interfaces.

Recent Projects

Wristwash (ISWC'18)


TapSkin (ISS'16)




FingOrbits (ISWC'17)


SoundTrak (IMWUT'17)

Latest News

July 2022:  BodyTrak was accepted to IMWUT/Ubicomp'22

Jun 2022:  EatingTrak was accepted to MobilHCI'22

Apr 2022:  EarIO was accepted to IMWUT/Ubicomp'22 with minor revision (top 1-2%) 

Feb 2022:  SpeeChin was covered by Cornell Chronicle, Gizmodo, Hackster, News Atlas, TechXplore. 

Oct 2021:  SpeeChin is accepted with minor revision to IMWUT/Ubicomp'22.

June 2021:  HandyTrak is conditionally accepted to UIST'21.

May 2021:  ThumbTrak is accepted to MobileHCI'21.

May 2021:  NeckFace is accepted to IMWUT/Ubicomp21. 

May 2021:  IEEE Spectrum wrote a story on TeethTap. 

Dec 2020:  TeethTap is accepted to IUI 2021.

Oct 2020:  NowThis released a video story on C-Face, including a video interview with Dr. Zhang.

Oct 2020:  VisionSystem wrote a story on FingerTrak in their latest issue. 

Oct 2020:  C-Face was reported by Cornell Chronicle , Engadget , New Scientist, MashableNew Atlas, South China Morning PostYahoo.

Sep 2020:  VibroSense was covered by Cornell Chronicle , Engadget , Yahoo , NewAtlas . TechExplore, The EngineerPhysicsWorldHackster .

Aug 2020:  FingerTrak was recognized as one of three Best Demo nominees on ECCV 2020. 

Jul 2020:  FingerTrak was covered by global media outlets, including BBC, ForbesCornell ChronicleEngadget, Gizmodo, VentureBeat, Yahoo.

Jul 2020:  C-Face was accepted by UIST 2020.

Jul 2020:  VibroSense was accepted by IMWUT /Ubicomp 2020. 

Jul 2020:  Thanks to Cornell China Center for funding our grant. 

Jun 2020:  FingerTrak was published on IMWUT/Ubicomp 2020.

Apr 2020:  Cornell wrote a story about labmate Ben Steeper.

Dec 2019:  Ben Steeper received honorable mention in Computing Research Association (CRA) Undergrad research award.