Toby Jia-Jun Li is a Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University. Toby has research interests in human-computer interaction, intelligent user interface, end-user programming, conversational machine learning, and multi-modal mixed-initiative interfaces. His advisor is Brad A. Myers. He also works closely with Tom M. Mitchell. His research focuses on designing, implementing, and studying new interaction techniques, multi-modal interfaces, dialog systems, and the underlying AI techniques to empower intelligent agents to interactively learn new tasks and concepts from end users.
Toby has published in premier academic venues across HCI, NLP, systems, and software engineering (e.g., CHI, UIST, CSCW, ACL, MobiSys, VL/HCC), including two award-winning papers. Toby’s work is supported by a Yahoo! Fellowship through the InMind project, by J.P. Morgan, and by NSF.
Our paper “Privacy-Preserving Script Sharing in GUI-based Programming-by-Demonstration Systems” has been accepted to the CSCW 2020! This work is done with my wonderful interns Jingya Chen and Brandon Canfield.
Our position paper “Towards Effective Human-AI Collaboration in GUI-Based Interactive Task Learning Agents” has been accepted to the CHI 2020 Workshop on Artificial Intelligence for HCI: A Modern Approach!
I’m giving an invited talk at The AAAI-20 Workshop on Intelligent Process Automation (IPA 20). I hope you can come if you’ll be at AAAI 2020!
My thesis proposal document is available online, and the video of my talk is available too!
Our paper “PUMICE: A Multi-Modal Agent that Learns Concepts and Conditionals from Natural Language and Demonstrations” has been accepted to UIST 2019!
My awesome summer intern Marissa Radensky will present our study How End Users Express Conditionals in Programming by Demonstration for Mobile Apps at VL/HCC 2018!
Our paper “APPINITE: A Multi-Modal Interface for Specifying Data Descriptions in Programming by Demonstration Using Natural Language Instructions” has been accepted to VL/HCC 2018!
I will talk about our position paper “Supporting Co-adaptive Human-Agent Relationship through Programming by Demonstration using Existing GUIs” at CHI 2018 Workshop on Rethinking Interaction.
Our paper “KITE: Building conversational bots from mobile apps” has been accepted to MobiSys 2018!
We have received a Best Paper award at IS-EUD 2017 for our paper “Programming IoT Devices by Demonstration Using Mobile Apps”.
Our paper “Programming IoT Devices by Demonstration Using Mobile Apps” has been accepted to The 6th International Symposium on End User Development (IS-EUD 2017).
I will present our work on Designing a Conversational Interface for a Multimodal Smartphone Programming-by-Demonstration Agent at the Conversational UX Design CHI 2017 Workshop.
We have received a Best Paper Honorable Mention award at CHI 2017 for our paper “SUGILITE: Creating Multimodal Smartphone Automation by Demonstration”.
Our paper “SUGILITE: Creating Multimodal Smartphone Automation by Demonstration” has been accepted to CHI ’17! A Video DEMO is also available.
I’m honored to receive the Yahoo! Fellowship ($100,000/year worth) to support my research in automating cross-application tasks on smartphone.
I will present our ongoing work “Smartphone Text Entry in Cross-Application Tasks” on CHI 2016 Workshop on Inviscid Text Entry and Beyond at San Jose, CA on May 8, 2016
Happy to announce that I’ll be joining HCII @ CMU as a PhD student in HCI starting next fall!
- 2020-10-17 – 2020-10-23
Minneapolis, MN for CSCW 2020 and UIST 2020(Cancelled due to COVID-19)
- 2020-07-05 – 2020-07-10
Seattle, WA for ACL 2020(Cancelled due to COVID-19)
- 2020-04-25 – 2020-04-30
Honolulu, HI for CHI 2020(Cancelled due to COVID-19)
- 2020-02-06 – 2020-02-09
New York, NY for AAAI 2020
- 2019-10-20 – 2019-10-23
New Orleans, LA for UIST 2019
- 2019-05-23 – 2019-05-24
New York, NY for giving a talk at J.P. Morgan
- 2019-05-04 – 2019-05-09
Glasgow, Scotland for CHI 2019
- 2019-03-17 – 2019-03-20
Los Angeles, CA for IUI 2019
- 2018-10-01 – 2018-10-04
Lisbon, Portugal for VL/HCC 2018
- 2018-06-24 – 2018-06-28
Pajaro Dunes, Watsonville, CA for HCIC 2018
- 2018-06-10 – 2018-06-15
Munich, Germany for MobiSys 2018
- 2018-05-29 – 2018-05-31
Sunnyvale, CA for giving a talk at Oath
- 2018-04-21 – 2018-04-26
Montreal, QC for CHI 2018
- 2018-01-08 – 2018-01-15
- 2017-10-11 – 2017-10-14
Raleigh, NC for VL/HCC 2017
- 2017-06-13 – 2017-06-15
Eindhoven, The Netherlands for IS-EUD 2017
- 2017-05-22 – 2017-08-18
Redmond, WA – Intern at Microsoft Research
- 2017-05-06 – 2017-05-12
Denver, CO for CHI 2017
- 2016-12-30 – 2017-01-01
- 2016-12-28 – 2016-12-30
- 2016-05-07 – 2016-05-12
San Jose, CA for CHI 2016
- 2014-11-04 – 2014-11-07
Dallas, TX for SIGSPATIAL 2014
Toby Jia-Jun Li, Jingya Chen, Brandon Canfield, and Brad A. Myers
Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction (CSCW 2020)
[Paper PDF] [ACM DL]
Toby Jia-Jun Li, Tom Mitchell, and Brad A. Myers
Proceedings of the 58th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL 2020): System Demonstrations
Toby Jia-Jun Li, Marissa Radensky, Justin Jia, Kirielle Singarajah, Tom M. Mitchell, and Brad A. Myers
Proceedings of the 32nd Annual ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST 2019)
[Paper PDF] [ACM DL] [Demo Video] [Talk Video]
Toby Jia-Jun Li, Igor Labutov, Xiaohan Nancy Li, Xiaoyi Zhang, Wenze Shi, Wanling Ding, Tom M. Mitchell, and Brad A. Myers
Proceedings of the 2018 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC 2018)
[Paper PDF] [IEEE Xplore] [Demo Video]
Toby Jia-Jun Li and Oriana Riva
Proceedings of the 16th ACM International Conference on Mobile Systems, Applications, and Services (MobiSys 2018)
[Paper PDF] [ACM DL] [Talk Video]
Yuanchun Li, Fanglin Chen, Toby Jia-jun Li, Yao Guo, Gang Huang, Matthew Fredrikson, Yuvraj Agarwal, and Jason I. Hong
Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (PACM IMWUT / UbiComp 2017)
[Paper PDF] [ACM DL] [Website]
Toby Jia-Jun Li, Yuanchun Li, Fanglin Chen, and Brad A. Myers
Proceedings of the International Symposium on End User Development (IS-EUD 2017)
🏆 Best Paper Award
[Paper PDF] [SpringerLink]
Toby Jia-Jun Li, Amos Azaria, and Brad A. Myers
Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017)
🏅 Best Paper Honorable Mention Award
[Paper PDF] [ACM DL] [Demo Video] [GitHub]
Isaac Johnson, Yilun Lin, Toby Jia-Jun Li, Andrew Hall, Aaron Halfaker, Johannes Schöning, and Brent Hecht
Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2016)
[Paper PDF] [ACM DL]
Toby Jia-Jun Li, Shilad Sen, and Brent Hecht
Proceedings of the ACM Conference on Advances in Geographic Information Systems (SIGSPATIAL 2014)
[Paper PDF] [ACM DL]