I am a researcher in the Human-Computer Interaction Group at Microsoft Research Asia, based in Beijing, China. My primary research interest is how we can combine abstract analysis, user research, and design thinking to create interactive technologies that reshape human activities for the better. In my work to date, this has led me to explore how various forms of ubiquitous computing technology can support significant life activities in the areas of productivity, communication, health, and education. Prior to joining MSRA in 2008, I spent seven years at the University of Cambridge, first obtaining my undergraduate degree in Computer Science and Management Studies, before completing my PhD dissertation in the Rainbow Group at the Computer Laboratory, under the supervision of Alan Blackwell.