Tiffany Tang, Associate Professor


Tiffany Tang, Associate Professor


COURSE TAUGHT: Computer Science


Sept. 2001 March 2008  PhD in Computer Science  University of Saskatchewan, CANADA

Sept. 1993 June 1996     MS in Computer Science  Jinan University, CHINA

Sept. 1989 June 1993     BS in Computer Science Central South University, CHINA


Apr. 2009 – Aug. 2012    Assistant Professor in Department of Computer Engineering, Konkuk University, Republic of Korea

Aug. 2008 – Jun. 2009   Lecturer in Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

July 2007 – Aug.2008    Project Associate in Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Oct. 2003 – Jun. 2007      Instructor/Project Assistant in Department of Computing,  Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Nov. 1999 – Aug.2000      Research Assistant in Department of Computing, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong


Wenzhou Municipal Science and Technology Bureau:  The Design of a Personalized and Configurable Intelligent Tutoring System for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder using Eye Tracking based Behavioral Data for User Modeling

WKU International Collaboration Program:  WKU – The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Autism Research Center


Dr. Tang had worked in the Hong Kong Polytechnic University for over eight years as research assistant, project associate and lecturer. During 2006 to 2007, she was appointed as a lecture for PolyU’s joint master program with Xi’an Jiao Tong University.
She joined Wenzhou-Kean University as one of the founders of its Computer Science department in September 2012. Over the years, she had supervised teams of students to win two Microsoft China’s national competitions in 2014. In May 2015, she co-founded Wenzhou-Kean Autism Research Center (now named: Innovative Technology for Autism Research Center). Till now, together with Dr. Pinata Winoto, her team had published a total of 26 book chapters, journal and conference papers related to innovative technology for autism, including in such international premier conferences as ACM CHI’2015, ACM CSCW’2015, ACM Ubicomp 2015, 2018, ACM IDC’ 2017, etc.
In summer 2017, at ACM IDC’ 2017, her presentation on emotion reading by and for children with autism received much attention and was later reported in the prestigious science magazine ‘Science’ on Jan. 3 ( The research was made available to all ACM members worldwide as ACM TechNews on Jan. 5 ( In July 2018, Dr. Tang accepted another world premier science and technology news outlet, New Scientist’s interview request for another research project on developing assistive technology for children with autism.
She now co-directs a joint research project on artificial intelligence for automatic behavioral and emotion analysis for children with autism with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University supported by the Zhejiang Natural Science Foundation.
Dr. Tang’s most recent research interests include affective computing and computational sensing on autism, sensing and wearable technologies for human computer/robot interaction, human-factored recommendation systems, assistive and wearable technology for special education, data mining and artificial intelligence in education.


Two research programs which are led by Wenzhou-Kean University are sponsored by Wenzhou Municipal Science and Technology Bureau

Two major R&D projects of WKU regained Sci-Tech funds of Wenzhou

A Wenzhou-Kean University Research Team Shine at Stanford University on Designing Intelligent Applications for Individuals with Disabilities

A Comparative Study of Applying Low-Latency Smoothing Filters in a Multi-kinect Virtual Play Environment

Alone Together: A Multiplayer Augmented Reality Online Ball Passing Game

Alone Together: Multiplayer Online Ball Passing using Kinects – An Experimental Study

Assessment of the utility of gesture-based applications for the engagement of Chinese children with autism

Emotion Recognition via Face Tracking with RealSenseTM 3D Camera for Children with Autism

Engaging Chinese Children with Autism to Interact with Portable Hand- and Finger-Gesture Based Applications: Experiment and Reflections

Geographical Information in a Multi-domain Recommender System

Helping Neuro-typical Individuals to “Read” the Emotion of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder: an Internet-of-Things Approach

Human aspects of making recommendations in social and ubiquitous networking environments

I should not recommend it to you even if you will like it: the ethics of recommender systems

Information Revelation for Better or Worse Recommendation: Understanding Chinese Users’ Privacy Attitudes and Practices

On Active Sharing and Responses to Joint Attention Bids by Children with Autism in a Loosely Coupled Collaborative Play Environment

On Modeling the Evolving Emotion on Literature

“One Doesn’t Fit All”: A Comparative Study of Various Finger Gesture Interaction Methods

Supporting Collaborative Play via an Affordable Touching + Singing Plant for Children with Autism in China

Supporting Multiplayer Online Ball Passing at a Distance with Multiple Sets of Kinect

The Effect of Emotion in an Ultimatum Game: The Bio-Feedback Evidence

The Negative Effects of ‘Too Accurate’ Recommendation Results: A Pilot Study of the Effects of Search Engine Overuse on Chinese Students

“The Sum of All Our Feelings!”: Sentimental Analysis on Chinese Autism Sites

When Arduino Meets Kinect: An Intelligent Ambient Home Entertainment Environment