Hi 👋 , this is Yufeng, an experienced technology tinkerer standing at the intersection of humans and computers.

I am passionate about exploring the recently possible with expressive technologies and creating meaningful experiences with a human-centered approach.

A lot of me over the years.
A lot of me over the years.


2022 - Present, Creative Technologist, Brilliant 📐

2022, UX Engineer, InterDigital (MHCI Capstone) 🌐

2022, UX Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University, Morphing Matter Lab 🥼

2022, VR Researcher, Carnegie Mellon University, Augmented Perception Lab 🥽

2021-2022, Front-End Developer, NYU Shanghai, Humanities Research Lab 🧑🏼‍💻

2020-2021, Associate Fellow, NYU Shanghai, Interactive Media Arts 👨🏼‍🏫

2020, Adjunct Research Associate of Telepresence, NYU Shanghai, Interactive Media Arts 📺

2019, Creative Technologist Intern, OUTPUT 🖥️


2022, Carnegie Mellon University, Master of HCI, School of Computer Science.

2020, New York University Shanghai, BSc, Interactive Media Arts & Computer Science.

Honors / Awards

2022, Student Design Competition Winner, ACM SIGCHI

2018, Dean’s Undergraduate Research Fund Scholarship, NYU Shanghai


Qiao Tang, Xinmu Hu, Ziwen Zeng, and Yufeng Zhao. 2022. Co-Orb: Fostering Remote Workplace Gratitude with IoT Technology. In CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Extended Abstracts (CHI EA '22). Association for Computing Machinery, New York, NY, USA, Article 488, 1–6.

Richard L. Huang and Yufeng Zhao. 2024. A Dataset of Late 1990s and Early 2000s Web Banner Ads on Chinese-and English-language Web Pages. Journal of Open Humanities Data, 10: 3, pp. 1–8.


2023, Wordhack, Wonderville, Brooklyn, NY


2021, China Residencies, Film and VR Fellowship, online

2021, Freeport Institute, Signals & Storms Laboratory, online


2021, Temporal Stack: The Deep Sensor, 上空间 Upper Gallery, Research Centre of Contemporary Visual Art, Guizhou Normal University, Guiyang, China (made as art collective NDOI)

2021, Unlinked. NYU Shanghai, Shanghai

2020, Console.log, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai.

2020, ITP/IMA Spring Show, online

2019, Future Lab, West Bund Art Center, Shanghai