Life is a form of ongoing research.
Hi, I am
I’m originally from Toronto, Canada, but I am fortunate enough to have found myself a second home here in Austria. I am currently working on using smart textiles to augment prosthetics, and have now completed my Master’s degree in Interactive Media. The Media Interaction lab represents to me a dream workplace – it’s colourful, creative, and brimming with inspiration. I’ve always been interested in channeling creativity into making new things that can be helpful or fun for people to use, and I’ve found a place where I can focus on doing just that!
Me in Numbers
10/2014 – 10/2016
Master of Science in Engineering
University of Applied Sciences, Upper Austria, Austria
Graduated with Highest Distinction
Systems Design Engineering
Bachelor of Science in Engineering
University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Dean’s Honour List
01/2013 – 05/2013
International Exchange Student
National University of Singapore, Singapore
Media Interaction Lab
10/2014 – present
University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg, Austria
Collaborative Systems Lab
09/2013 – 01/2014
08/2012 – 12/2012
UI/UX Information Architect
Sony Network Entertainment
01/2012 – 04/2012
05/2011 – 08/2011
Web and Systems Assistant Developer
Best Paper, TEI 2017
Best Paper Award:
What A Life! Building a Framework for Constructive Assemblies
Best Paper, UIST 2016
CHI 2016 SV T-Shirt Design Contest Winner
CHI 2016 May 7 – 12 in San Jose, CA, USA.
Medal for Co-operative Work Term Proficiency
Sandford Fleming Foundation:
For overall outstanding performance in both the work-term experience and the academic program of Co-operative Engineering education. (2014)
LEIF Canada-EU Exchange Award: Awarded to research students within the Transatlantic Exchange Partnership Project for interactive surface computing systems (2013)
W. King Exchange Fellowship Award
Awarded to an undergrad Engineering student who is a participant of the overseas academic exchange program, and has been on the Dean’s Honour List prior to the exchange term. (2012)
Sandford Fleming Award
received for an outstanding technical report (2011)
StretchEBand: Enabling Fabric-based Interactions through Rapid Fabrication of Textile Stretch Sensors
A. Vogl, P. Parzer, T. Babic, J. Leong, A. Olwal, and M. Haller, 2017. In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, Colorado, USA, 2017, pp. 2617-2627.
J. Leong, F. Perteneder, H. Jetter, and M. Haller, 2017. In TEI’17: Proceedings of the 11th International Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction, Yokohama, Japan, 2017, pp. 57-66.
J. Leong, P. Parzer, F. Perteneder, T. Babic, C. Rendl, A. Vogl, H. Egger, A. Olwal, and M. Haller, 2016. In UIST16: 29th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Tokyo, Japan, 2016, pp. 335-346.
F. Perteneder, E. Grossauer, J. Leong, W. Stuerzlinger, and M. Haller, 2016. In Proceedings of the 34th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, New York, NY, USA, 2016.
F. Perteneder, M. Bresler, E. Grossauer, J. Leong, and M. Haller, 2015. In UIST15: 28th ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA, 2015, pp. 37-46.
Y. Xu, F. Perteneder, J. Leong, E. Schwaiger, and M. Haller, 2014. In Proceedings of the Second International Symposium of Chinese CHI, New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 50-56.