Starting July 5th!
Learn Interesting Applications to
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) in 8 weeks


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Applications include Health Care Technology, Internet of Things (IOT), 

Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality (AR) and many more.


Create a niche to grow your career. 


Learn and work on interesting topics with experts from around the world. 


Hands-on experience for 5-8 hrs/week.

We focus on providing peer-support!
No prior experience required

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Seminar Recordings (Upcoming)

Collaborative Learning

Cohorts for Networking

Team Collaboration 

Feedback from Peers


Seminars   - Presented by our talented group of professors

Tutorials - Hosted by research assistants and professors

Workshops - Apply your learning and understanding by working on research projects

Join the Dots Ecosystem

During this bootcamp, you will be onboarded on our DotsLive Platform:

DotsLive - New way for communities to interact 

DotsConnect - Connect and engage with your peers


Meet our professors from around the world!


Zhicong Lu

City University of Hong Kong

Interests:  Social computing, computational social science, ML


Yuhang Zhao

University of Wisconsin

Interests:  HCI, accessibility, augmented and virtual reality (AR/VR), and mobile interaction


 Yaxing Yao

University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Interests:  HCI, Usable Privacy, and Design


 Toby Jia-Jun Li

University of Notre Dame

Interests:   HCI, End-User Software Engineering, Machine Learning (ML), and Natural Language Processing (NLP) applications

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Can Liu 

City University of Hong Kong

Interests: Voice interfaces,

cross-display and spatial interfaces.


 Ray Lc

City University of Hong Kong

Interests:  Spatial interactions,

digital/physical robotics, social computing

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 Xin Tong

Duke Kunshan University

Interests:  Interactive systems and healthcare technology in HCI


Frequently asked questions

When is the bootcamp happening?

July 5 2021- August 27 2021

Who is eligible?

Everyone! Our bootcamp is open to all interested members.

What does time commitment look like?

5-8 hrs per week including attending seminars and project-work.

Do I need to have a technical background/prereq?

No technical background/prereq is necessary.

Are bootcamps synchronous or asynchronous?

Seminars will be delivered synchrnously in EST. However, you can watch them at your convenience. Project work can be done asynchrnously.

Do I need to pay?

More details coming soon.

Can I join after the bootcamp starts?

Yes definitely! However you may/may not be eligible for the Digital Certificate based on your circumstance.

What are the requirements to achieve the Digital Certificate?

There are 4 requirements you must satisfy to achieve the Digital Certificate: 1) Watch all seminars either live or archived and post key takeaways 2) Work on a project deliverable of your choice. This involves submitting a project proposal (short video demo/presentation), progress reports (short video demo/presentation) and final project presentation/demonstration. 3) Give feedback and peer review other students’ projects 4) Form small reading groups to review research papers and post short videos on learning

What does the project component involve?

You can work individually or with a group of students to further explore a research area within the realm of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) that interests you. You also have the opportunity to discuss with professors, research assisstants and other top-of-the-field experts to further explore your idea. The project component involves 3 phases: Phase 1: Research proposal (short video presentation) Phase 2: Progress report (short video demo/presentation) Phase 3: Project presentation/demonstration