Dr. Quek’s research area is human-computer interaction and computer vision, focusing on embodied interaction and cognition, support for human learning, and research in assistive technologies for individuals with disabilities (blindness). His research is highly relevant to K-12, STEM, and inclusive education.
- 2010-2014 Quek, F. (P.I.), “EAGER: Multimodal Corpus for Vision-Based Meeting Analysis,” National Science Foundation, 1 August
2010–July 21, 2013, IIS-1053039/IIS‐1439613, $122,088.
- 2011‐2014 Quek, F. (P.I.), Smith-Jackson T., “STAAR: Spatial Touch Audio Annotator and Reader for Individuals with Blindness or Severe
Visual Impairment,” National Science Foundation, 1 August 2011–July 21, 2014, IIS-1117854/IIS‐1439616, $498,781.
- 2011‐2014 Quek, F. (P.I.), Evans, M., Martin, T., North, C., and Smith‐Jackson, T. (Co-PIs) “I-EN: Device and Display Ecologies,” National
Science Foundation, 1 August 2010–July 31, 2014, CNS-1059398/CNS‐1439614- $600,000.
- 2014‐2017 Quek, F. (P.I.), Burlbaw, L., Chu, S., Larke, P., and Schlegel, R. (Co‐PIs) “Strategies: Making the Maker: A Pathway to STEM
for Elementary School Students,” National Science Foundation. September 1, 2014 and ends August 31, 2017. DRL‐1433770, $1,083,2
Francis Quek and Francisco Oliveira. 2013. Enabling the blind to see gestures. ACM Trans. Computer‐Human Interaction
20, 1, Article 4 (April 2013), 32 pages. DOI=10.1145/2442106.24 42110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2442106.2442110
Park, S-I., Quek, F., and Cao, Y. 2013, “Simulating and Animating Social Dynamics: Embedding Small Pedestrian Groups in
Crowds”, Journal Computer Animation and Virtual Worlds, Vol.24, No. 3-4,pp. 155‐164, DOI: 10.1002/cav.1512, John‐Wiley & Sons.
Chung, H.Y., Chu, S., Self, J., Quek, F., and North, C., “VisPorter: Facilitating Information Sharing for Collaborative Sensemaking on
Multiple Displays”, Journal of Personal and Ubiquitous Computing,pp. 1-8, DOI: 10.1007/s00779-013-0727‐2,2013.