My name is Huang Zeyu (黄 泽宇). In Chinese, surnames come first. So you can call me Zeyu. I am currently a PhD candidate in CSE at the HCI Lab of HKUST, supervised by Prof. MA, Xiaojuan. I also do musical acoustic research following Prof. HORNER, Andrew. Prior to that, I also earned my Bachelor’s Degree in CS and MATH at HKUST.
I am an ENFJ that not always believe in MBTI. I love music and playing drums. I brew coffees and cook. I check out exhibitions, shops, restaurants, streets, and the unexpected. I drift off and wake, learn and forget.
PlanHelper: Supporting Activity Plan Construction with Answer Posts in Community-based QA Platforms
MetaMap: Supporting Visual Metaphor Ideation through Multi-dimensional Example-based Exploration
HKUST Course Monitor
A scraper & visualizer of course quota changes at HKUST (on an Oracle PeopleSoft Student Record deployment) during past add-and-drop periods.
A minimalism re-imagination of campus navigation page and start page for HKUST students.
About My Name
My surname, Huang (黄; 黃 in Traditional Chinese), is one of the most common surnames in China. Apart from being a surname, it also literally means yellow — now you know where my website domain comes. My given name, Zeyu (泽宇; 澤宇 in Traditional Chinese), is also a quite popular one. That’s also why any domain name as a combination of huang and zeyu is already taken. 泽 originally means the place where water gathers (especially, pools, swamps, and magnificently large lakes). Since water is such a pure and glistening thing and a necessity for life, it also gains another meaning of to bestow favor (to something). 宇 means the universe. Therefore, together, 泽宇 means to bestow favor and show kindness to the entirety of the world.
It is beautiful, isn’t it?
About My HKUST Account Name
If you ever know Mandarin Pinyin or understand Mandarin, you must have been stunned by my one-in-a-million HKUST account name. “zhuangbi” is the Mandarin Pinyin for “装逼” — a slang meaning to flaunt, to show off. But actually, it is intended to be “z” (for my given name “Zeyu”), “huang” (my surname), and a two-letter order code for all “zhuang"s since the first day of HKUST. Starting from “aa”, “ab”, and so on, I happen to get “bi”. Not many of us HKUST students have to luck to be known by a catchy account name instead of the real name. And for the past four years of my undergraduate life, people have been (and beening loving) calling me by my account name.
My Videogame Collection
I am a game player, but not the most typical ones. I love the experience of constant encounter with new stuff. Therefore, I seldom play online games (too competitive) and AAA games (too complicated), but I play a lot of indie puzzle and narrative games.
Story-oriented games like What Remains of Edith Finch and The Stanley Parable are something I’d definitely recommend. For puzzle games, I want them to either come with delicate furnishings, like Gorogoa, Framed, The Witness, or be wrapped in adventures, like Machinarium (point-and-click), Fez and Portal (platform), or something new and eccentric like Return of the Obra Dinn and Superliminal.
Beyond the two main category, I am very similar to Videogamedunkey as a die-hard fan of Mario games, and I hate RPG and turn-based combat. As Videogamedunkey said, that (counter-)preference especially stands out when I say I do like Undertale, Legend of Zelda, and Paper Mario.
My Dream Elevator
It’s said that every engineering-minded person will observe and imagine the elevator scheduling algorithm while waiting for the elevator. Especially when multiple elevators and buttons are interconnected and divided into odd-floor and even-floor, the problem becomes even more complex. At this point, this wandering thought process can perfectly help us pass the few minutes before the elevator arrives. Until— In the year I moved out of campus dormitory, I finally encountered my dream elevator, a system that controlled odd- and even-floor elevators with a strict logic that most residents couldn’t understand.…
My LaTeX Academic Writing Tips
Here are some of my tips for collaborative writing of academic papers in LaTeX. Apart from LaTeX, collaborative is also an implicit theme of this article.…
Different Contexts of Chrome Extension Scripts
Had you ever written a Chrome browser extension, you must have been struggling to differenciate the contexts of every script file in your project. There are content scripts, background scripts, scripts in a popup page, and even more!
Dont' Overtrust Grammarly
Grammarly should be a very familiar tool to a lot of paper-writers. Although it does improve our writing to some extent, recently I realize that its accuracy is not that ideal after an in-depth experience of authoring academic papers. Here lists some of the false alarms that make Grammarly annoyed and annoying.
2023 Europe Travel Journal 8: Ferney-Voltaire
(This article is in Chinese) 在傍晚的飞机起飞前，我们干脆一大早就去日内瓦机场，然后在谷歌地图上随手点一个附近的法国小镇转转，只是彼时压根不知道城市名中的伏尔泰指的就是那位哲学家和文学家，而这座城市就是他安度晚年的地方。
2023 Europe Travel Journal 7: Zurich & Interlaken
(This article is in Chinese) 虽然地处酷寒的雪山之中，但是四月份的苏黎世可不缺日照和温度。除此之外，之前习以为常的海鸥，那些贱兮兮喜欢吆喝又乐此不疲地给音乐配音、跟路人斗鸡眼、在河堤学鸭子走路的海鸥，也肉眼可见的变少了，鸽子们趁虚而入抢占了苏黎世的大部分地盘。