Peggy Chi

Staff Research Scientist, Google

Peggy Chi is a Staff Research Scientist at Google, leading a team to conduct research and product launches. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from UC Berkeley and an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab. Peggy develops interactive systems that support users' creativity activities. Her research has received a Best Paper Award at ACM CHI, a Google PhD Fellowship in Human-Computer Interaction, a Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, and a MIT Media Lab Fellowship. She has published in top HCI venues and served on program committees, including CHI and UIST.

Outside Google, Peggy is a Visiting Associate Professor at National Taiwan University's Department of Computer Science and Information Engineering, where she teaches a graduate level course.

Professional Activities
  • Visiting Associate Professor, NTU CSIE, 2022-present.
  • UIST'21 Proceedings Co-Chair, MobileHCI'19 Publicity Co-Chair
  • CHI AC (2022, 2021, 2020, 2019), UIST AC (2019)
  • CHI Session Chair (2021, 2018), UIST Session Chair (2020)
  • Reviewer for CHI, UIST, IUI, MobileHCI, and more (2008-present)
08/2011-08/2016 University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA
Ph.D. in Computer Science
- Dissertation: Designing Video-Based Interactive Instructions
- Supported by the Google PhD Fellowship (2014-2016) and the Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study (2011-2013)
- Advisor: Professor Bjoern Hartmann
08/2010 Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA
S.M. in Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab
- Thesis: Raconteur: Intelligent Assistance for Conversational Storytelling with Media Libraries
- Supported by the the ITRI Fellowship
- Research Assistant at the Software Agents Group
- Advisor: Research Scientist Henry Lieberman
06/2008 National Taiwan University, Taiwan
M.S. in Computer Science
B.B.A. in Information Management
- Thesis: Enabling Calorie-Aware Cooking in a Smart Kitchen
- Received the Phi Tau Phi Award and Garmin Scholarship
- Research Assistant at the Ubicomp Lab
- Advisor: Professor Hao-hua Chu
Work Experience
08/2016- Research Scientist, Google Research, Mountain View, CA
05/2015-12/2015 SWE/Research Intern, Google Research, Mountain View, USA (with Yang Li)
05/2014-09/2014 SWE/Research Intern, Google Research, Mountain View, USA (with Yang Li)
06/2013-08/2013 Research Intern, Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA (with Steven Drucker and Bongshin Lee)
05/2012-08/2012 Research Intern, Adobe Research, San Francisco, USA (with Mira Dontcheva and Wilmot Li)
Honor and Awards
2016 ACM CHI 2016 Best Paper Award
2014-2016 The Google PhD Fellowship in Human-Computer Interaction, USA
2011-2013 The Berkeley Fellowship for Graduate Study, UC Berkeley
2012 Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Finalist, USA
2009-2010 ITRI Fellowship, MIT Media Lab [link][pdf]
2009, 2010 Conference Grant, Ministry of Education, Taiwan
2008 Phi Tau Phi Award, Member of the Phi Tau Phi Scholastic Honor Society, Taiwan
2008 Conference Grant, Foundation for the Advancement of Outstanding Scholarship, Taiwan
2008 Third prize of Paper Award, The Cooperative Workshop of CyberLink and CML on Communications and Multimedia, Taiwan
2007 Garmin Scholarship, Taiwan
2007, 2008 1st place, Graduate Institute of Networking and Multimedia, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
2007 People's Choice Award, ACM CHI2007 Work-in-Progress Paper, San Jose, CA
2007 2nd place, ImagineCup 2007 Software Design Competition, Microsoft Taiwan
2006 Excellent Work Award, The 1st Acer Long-term Smile Contest, Taiwan
2005 Presidential Award, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
GPA in the top 5% of the students in Dept. of Information Management, 2004 Fall semester
Research/Software Engineering Interns and Mentees
  • 2022: Yi-Hao Peng (CMU HCII, Google Research Intern).
  • 2021: Daniel Nkemelu (Georgia Tech CS, Google Research Intern).
  • 2019-2021: Anh Truong (Stanford CS, Google Research Intern). Now at Adobe Research.
  • 2018: Abhimanyu Deora (University of Chicago CS, Google SWE Intern). Received a Google SWE FTE offer. Now at DRW.
  • 2017: George Hodulik (Google Eng Resident). Converted to Google SWE FTE.
  • 2017: Kenny Wibowo (UC San Diego CS, Google SWE Intern). Converted to Google SWE FTE.
  • 2013-2016: Yi-Lin Jao (UC Berkeley CS). Now at Facebook.

Peggy Chi
Google Inc.
1600 Amphitheatre Parkway
Mountain View, CA 94043 USA