XIAO Ruowei

Position: Assistant Professor

XIAO Ruowei is Assistant Professor at the School of Design, Southern University of Science and Technology. Her research has been focused on the interdisciplinary domain of design and human computer interaction (HCI), specifically, IoT-based embodied interaction, extended reality and gamification. She has a growing record of first-authored papers published in top HCI and gamification journals and conferences, such as IJHCI and CHI Play. 

Previously, she obtained a B.E of Information Security Engineering and a B.A of Animation Production from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. After that, she acquired a MEXT scholarship from the Japanese government and continued her graduate study at Keio University, Japan, where she obtained her M.S and Ph.D of Media Design. Prior to joining SUSTech, she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the Gamification Group of Tampere University, Finland. In addition, she is also an Indie Game developer and has worked for one of the major Japanese game manufacturers, KOEI TECMO Games.


Selected Output:

Ruowei Xiao, Sangwon Jung, Oguz Buruk, Juho Hamari. Exploring the Player Experiences of Wearable Gaming Interfaces: A User Elicitation Study. In CHI Play 2022. In Press.


Ruowei Xiao, Zhanwei Wu, Juho Hamari. Internet-of-Gamification: A review of literature on IoT-enabled gamification for user engagement. International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 2021. (SCI & SSCI Q1, IF: 3.353)


Ruowei Xiao, Zhanwei Wu, Oguz Buruk, Juho Hamari. Integrating DGNSS/RTK Positioning with IoT and Smart City Applications. In IEEE HONET'21.


Ruowei Xiao, Zhanwei Wu, Oguz Buruk, Juho Hamari. Enhance User Engagement using Gamified Ineternet of Things. In HICSS 54 on System Sciences, 2021, p. 4806.


Sangwon Jung, Ruowei Xiao, Oguz Buruk, Juho Hamari. Designing Gaming Wearables: From Participatory Design to Concept Creation. In TEI'21: 1-14.


Ruowei Xiao, Zhanwei Wu, Dongyu Wang. A Finite-State-Machine Model driven Service Composition Architecture for Internet of Things Rapid Prototyping. Future Generation Computer Systems, 2019, 99, 473-488. (SCI Q1, IF: 4.639)


Ruowei Xiao, Zhanwei Wu, Kazunori Sugiura. A semantic HTML based approach for geosensor media. GeoInformatica, 2018, 22(1): 105-126. (SCI Q2, IF: 2.67)


Ruowei Xiao, Kazunori Sugiura, Zhanwei Wu. A computational location model based on relative information. In HCI 2015: 525-530. (EI)


Ruowei Xiao, Zhanwei Wu, Kazunori Sugiura. Relative location oriented mobile location based services. In ACM MoMM'13, 2013: 311-313. (EI)