You can download my resume here (last update: Oct., 2018).
You can send email to zhaoyuanma23(at) for more information.

/*** Research Interests ***/
Robotics, haptics, sensing and actuating technology.

/*** Personal Interests ***/
Reverse engineering, information security, craftwork.

/*** Experience ***/

  • August 2018 - Now, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, PhD student, Robotics Engineering program.
  • Sept. 2015 - July 2018, Microsoft Research Asia, Hardware Engineer, Robotics group, focus on robot prototyping and programming robot action by using vision. Supervised by Prof. Katsushi Ikeuchi.
  • May 2013 - Sept. 2015, Microsoft Research Asia, Hardware Engineer, HCI group, focus on haptic devices.
  • Nov. 2012 - May 2013, Microsoft Research Asia, Internship, HCI group, supervised by Prof. Hong Z. Tan, focus on haptic devices and tangible interaction.
  • Sept. 2011 - May, 2013, Beijing Institute of Technology, Master student, Electronic and Communication Engineering.
  • July 2011 - Aug. 2011, North Carolina State University, Visiting student.
  • Sept. 2007 - June 2011, Beijing Institute of Technology, Bachelor of Engineering, Electronic Engineering.

/*** Publications ***/

  1. Katsushi Ikeuchi, Zhaoyuan Ma, Zengqiang Yan, Shunsuke Kudoh, Minako Nakamura, Describing Upper-Body Motions Based on Labanotation for Learning-from-Observation Robots, International Journal of Computer Vision, 2018, 10.1007/s11263-018-1123-1.
  2. Zhaoyuan Ma, Darren Edge, Leah Findlater and Hong Z. Tan, Haptic keyclick feedback improves typing speed and reduces typing errors on a flat keyboard, Proceedings of IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC 2015) – The 6th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium, Evanston, Illinois, USA, pp. 220-227, June 22-26, 2015. PDF

/*** Demos ***/

  1. Zhaoyuan Ma, Yukang Yan, Darren Edge, Hong Z. Tan, Yuanchun Shi, and Ed Colgate, “eClover: A Combined Electrostatic and Four-Tactor Wearable System for Eyes-Free Interactions,” hands-on demo presented at IEEE World Haptics Conference (WHC 2015) - The 6th Joint Eurohaptics Conference and IEEE Haptics Symposium, Evanston, Illinois, USA, June 22-26, 2015.
  2. “Programming robots by observation” was shown to Bill Gates, Paul Allen and Satya Nadella at TechFest 2016 of Microsoft.
  3. “Automatic Description of Human Motion and Its Reproduction by Robot Based on Labanotation” was showed at 2017 MSRA academic day.

/*** Patents ***/

  1. Hong Z. Tan, Zhaoyuan Ma & Chen Zhao. LOCALIZED KEY-CLICK FEEDBACK. WO/2014/186428, published 11/20/2014, filed 05/14/2014.
  2. Hong Z. Tan, Zhaoyuan Ma. PASSIVE HAPTICS AS REFERENCE FOR ACTIVE HAPTICS. WO/2016/206069, published 12/29/2016, filed 06/26/2015.