Emma Yann Zhang is a Computer Science PhD student in City University London. Her research interests are multisensory communication, digital taste and smell, pervasive and ubiquitous computing.
Her previous work involved low power wearable devices, gesture control, microprocessors and embedded systems, Mac and iOS development and web development.
She was a winner of the UK Trade and Investment Sirius Programme in 2014, a programme aimed to support and sponsor international graduate entrepreneurs to start a business in the UK. She was a website developer in a start-up company based in the Bakery London. In 2013, she worked as a Project Assistant in the Social Media Lab at HKUST, developing a gesture-controlled wearable interface that interacts with smartphone and computer applications using motion sensors with Bluetooth Low Energy.
She received a B.Eng. in Electronic Engineering (First Class Honours) at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2013. She was awarded the Dean’s List for two consecutive semesters in HKUST. She received 1st prize in the HK IEEE Student Paper Contest in 2013.
She also studied Electrical and Electronic Engineering(B.Eng.)at the National University of Singapore (NUS) for two years before transferring to HKUST.In NUS, she joined the Mixed Reality Lab for one semester and worked on the Digital Smell and Taste project.