Hi, I’m Jaylin!

Right now, I'm in my fourth year at the University of Michigan studying Computer Science, and I'm an undergraduate researcher in the Crowds + Machines (CROMA) Lab advised by Dr. Walter S. Lasecki.


I'm a fourth year student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor studying computer science with a minor in mathematics. My research interests are broad, including augmented reality and programming education in general. My current research focuses on creating effortless interactions with AR systems, both as standalone tools and when used in conjunction with insights from human or machine intelligence.


April 2018: Attending CHI 2018 Workshop on Novel Interaction Techniques for Collaboration in VR to present our work on Crowdsourcing for Effortless Creation of Collaborative AR Spaces.

May 2018: Started internship at Microsoft Research in Redmond, Washington with Eyal Ofek.

Wizard-Of-Oz Prototyping of Interactions in Augmented Reality

Our work contributes a new approach to supporting rapid prototyping of multi-user systems to the growing field of augmented- and mixed-reality interactions. By drawing on successful methods in 2D UI prototyping, collaborative (and crowdsourced) Wizard-of-Oz support, and cross-platform AR/VR, we introduce a novel system for enabling faster creation of functional prototypes of user experiences in AR. Our system synchronizes a 3D scene between multiple device types, allowing for more complex manipulation of content on devices with more precise input (i.e., a laptop).

Augmented Reality Guidance for Home Improvement Tasks

During my summer at MSR, I worked on a project investigating the potential of head-mounted AR devices for home improvement tasks. This project investigated user performance of both low-level and high-level tasks in this domain. Specifically, we conducted a user study where participants mark points on a planar surface (as if to place a nail, or measure from) guided only by virtual cues. Participants then completed a high-level, multi-step home improvement task (hanging a shelf) using an end-to-end AR prototype system that we developed.

Intelligent Programming Assistants

From October 2016 to September 2017, I worked on a series of projects that aimed to find new ways to assist people with complex tasks, like programming.


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  • Address

    520 Packard Street, Apt. 12
    Ann Arbor, MI, 48104
  • Phone

    (248) 763-0379