Ryo Suzuki

Ryo Suzuki


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Educational Background

PhD Computer Science, University of Colorado Boulder, 2020


Ryo Suzuki (http://ryosuzuki.org/) is an Assistant Professor at the University of Calgary. His research interest lies at the intersection between Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and robotics, specifically focusing on the design and development of novel tangible user interfaces with the interactive swarm and soft robots. During his PhD, he has published more than 15 peer-reviewed conference papers at top HCI/Robotics venues, such as CHI, UIST, IROS, DIS, and ASSETS, and received one best paper and one honorable mention paper. Previously he also worked as research interns at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the University of Tokyo, and Adobe Research.  


Areas of Research

Human-Computer Interaction
  • Tangible User Interfaces
  • Shape-changing User Interfaces
  • Haptic Interfaces
  • Swarm Robots
  • AR/VR/MR
  • Human-Robot Interaction
  • Digital Fabrication


Course number Course title Semester
CPSC 581 Human-Computer Interaction II Fall
CPSC 584 Human-Robot Interaction Winter
CPSC 599.90 Special Topics in Computer Science (Design of Mixed Reality App) Winter
CPSC 601.90 Special Topics in Computer Science (Design of Mixed Reality App) Winter


  • Snap Creative Challenge Award, 2021
  • UIST 2020 Honorable Mention Paper Award, 2020
  • UIST 2020 Honorable Mention Demo Award, 2020
  • University of Colorado Boulder Outstanding Research Award, 2020
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications in Japan Innovation Award, 2020
  • DIS 2019 Best Paper Award, 2019