Nianlong Li

Nianlong Li

Staff Researcher
Human-computer Interaction

Lenovo Research

About Me

I am a Staff Research at the Lenovo Research. My research interests lie in the area of human-computer interaction (HCI), focusing on interaction techniques in virtual and augmented reality (VR/AR), understanding and modeling human behaviors.

I received my Ph.D. (Jan, 2022) from the Beijing Key Lab of Human-Computer Interaction at the Institute of Software, Chinese Academy of Sciences (ISCAS), advised by Prof. Feng Tian and Associate Prof. Teng Han. Before coming to ISCAS, I completed my B.S. degree in Software Engineering at Xiangtan University in 2016.

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  • VR/AR Interaction
  • Haptics and Illusions
  • Multimodal Interaction
  • Human Behaviors Modeling


  • PhD in Computer Science, 2016-2022

    University of Chinese Academy of Sciences

  • BSc in Software Engineering, 2012-2016

    Xiangtan University

Recent News

[05/2021] Awarded President Prize of Chinese Academy of Sciences!
[04/2021] Our full paper entitled "Douleur: Creating Pain Sensation with Chemical Stimulant to Enhance User Experience in Virtual Reality" is accepted by IMWUT 2021!
[12/2020] Our full paper entitled "vMirror: Enhancing the Interaction with Occluded or Distant Objects in VR with Virtual Mirrors" is accepted by CHI 2021!
[11/2020] Awarded National Scholarship for Doctoral students!
[10/2020] Attending UIST 2020 virtually for presenting our paper "HapLinkage"!
[10/2020] Will give a presentation in the thesis communication of HHME 2020 , see you in Chongqing, China!
[08/2020] Our full paper entitled "HapLinkage: Prototyping Haptic Proxies for Virtual Hand Tools Using Linkage Mechanism" received an Honourable Mention Award at UIST 2020!
[03/2020] Our full paper entitled "Get a Grip: Evaluating Grip Gestures for VR Input using a Lightweight Pen" received an Honourable Mention Award at CHI 2020!
[06/2019] Our full paper entitled "Modeling the Uncertainty in 2D Moving Target Selection" is accepted by UIST 2019!
[04/2018] Attend CHI 2018 @ Montreal, Canada. Present LBW posters and serve as the volunteer for ChineseCHI 2018 Wokshop.

Selected Publications


Patent No. CN 2020106088083      Filed: 2020-06-29
A Target Selection Technology in 3D Environment based on Motion Trend Information
Feng Tian, Nianlong Li, Jin Huang, Hongan Wang

Patent No. CN 2018115182867      Filed: 2018-12-12
A Data Processing Method and Diagnostic Device for Assisting Disease Diagnosis based on Daily Necessities
Feng Tian, Xiangmin Fan, Nianlong Li, Junjun Fan, Hongan Wang

Patent No. CN 2018105586224      Filed: 2018-06-01
A Moving Target Selection Technology based on Correction of User Performance Model
Jin Huang, Nianlong Li, Feng Tian, Hongan Wang

Honors and Awards

China National Scholarship for Doctoral students (top 0.2%)

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Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (top 5%), ACM UIST 2020

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Best Paper Honorable Mention Award (top 5%), ACM CHI 2020

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Outstanding Graduates of Hunan Province

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CCF Elite Collegiate Award

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National English Competition for College Students, Second Prize

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China National Scholarship for Undergraduates (top 0.2%)

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ACM-ICPC Asia Regional Contest, Bronze Medal (Xi’an Site, Guangzhou Site)

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Teaching Assistant
UCAS - User Interface Design, Development & Evaluation (251M6008H) - 2018, Spring
UCAS - Intelligent Human Computer Interaction (251M5009H) - 2017, Fall
Chinagraph 2018 / CHI 2020 / CHI LBW 2020 / ICMI 2020 / CHCI 2020 / CHI 2021
Public Science Day of Chinese Academy of Sciences 2019 @ ISCAS
National “Software and Network” Summer Camp for College Students 2018 @ ISCAS
ChineseCHI 2018 @ Montreal, Canada


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