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Kyoto University of Advanced Science
Job title
Junior Associate Professor (Tenured)
PhD(The University of Tokyo)
Research funding number

Research Areas

  • Informatics / Life/Health/Medical informatics / Personal Informatics, Health Informatics
  • Informatics / Software / Wearable computing, ubiquitous computing, human computer interaction
  • Health/Sports science / Applied health science / Sleep, stress, circadian rhythm, blood glucose
  • Science education/Educational technology / Educational technology / Learning analytics, learning design, computer science education, engineering education

Academic & Professional Experience

Apr 2019
Associate Research Fellow, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
Apr 2019
Junior Associate Professor, Nagamori Institute of Actuator, Kyoto University of Advanced Science
Oct 2016
Mar 2019
Assistant Professor, School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo
Dec 2015
Sep 2016
Postdoc, Artificial Intelligence Research Center, AIST
May 2015
Nov 2015
Endeavor Research Fellow, Department of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne

Published Papers

Liang Z, Chapa-Martell MA
JMIR mHealth and uHealth   7(6) e13384   Jun 2019   [Refereed]
Are Wearable EEG Devices More Accurate than Fitness Wristbands for Home Sleep Tracking?


Zilu Liang, Mario Alberto Chapa-Martell
Proceedings of 2018 IEEE International Conference on Teaching, Assessment, and Learning for Engineering, TALE 2018   32-39   Jan 2019
© 2018 IEEE. The importance of web development education is increasingly gaining attention. However, the teaching of web development has a relatively undeveloped pedagogy. In this paper we propose a top-down approach to teaching app development. T...
Zilu Liang, Mario Alberto Chapa Martell
2017 10th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Network, ICMU 2017   2018-January 1-4   Apr 2018
© 2017 IPSJ. This study investigated an important yet usually neglected question in validating consumer sleep tracking devices: does interpersonal difference play a role in the validity of consumer sleep trackers? Most existing validation studies ...
Zilu Liang, Takuichi Nishimura, Nami Iino, Yasuyuki Yoshida, Satoshi Nishimura
2017 10th International Conference on Mobile Computing and Ubiquitous Network, ICMU 2017   2018-January 1-6   Apr 2018
© 2017 IPSJ. Enhancing body trunk coordination is an important aspect in personal health, as week coordination ability of the body trunk is associated to increasing risk of lower back pain and falling. Many people are doing core training, but ther...
Zilu Liang, Satoshi Nishimura, Takuichi Nishimura, Mario Alberto Chapa-Martell
Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)   10838 LNAI 375-389   Jan 2018
© 2018, Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature. Reflective teaching has become dominant paradigm in second language teacher education, as critical reflection helps teachers achieve a better understanding of teaching and lear...
LIANG Zilu, MORIMURA Kumiko, HERNANDEZ Yolanda Alberto
JSEE Annual Conference International Session Proceedings   2018(0) 10-15   2018
The importance of app development education is increasingly gaining attention. However, teaching app development has a relatively undeveloped pedagogy. Educators tend to borrow the pedagogy of programming education, ignoring the fact that programm...

Teaching Experience


Research Grants & Projects

Where is stressed processed in brain during sleep? -- A Neuroimaging study into stress-related abnormalities in brain activity during sleep
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists
Project Year: Apr 2019 - Mar 2021    Investigator(s): LIANG ZILU
A wearable fMRI
AMED: Interstellar Initiative
Project Year: Apr 2018 - Mar 2019    Investigator(s): Reinhard Friedemann, Kasai Atsushi, LIANG ZILU
Research and development of a novel approach for accurate personal sleep tracking
JSPS: Grant-in-Aid for Research Activity start-up
Project Year: Apr 2016 - Mar 2018    Investigator(s): LIANG ZILU
Sense-making of quantified-self data
Australian Government: Endeavor Research Fellowship
Project Year: May 2015 - Nov 2015    Investigator(s): LIANG ZILU