About Xiaoji

Xiaoji Chen

Xiaoji Chen (陈晓霁) is a software engineer at Uber’s Visualization team. Prior to Uber, she was a designer for Microsoft’s Xbox One and Visual Studio, and published several works during her tenure at MIT’s Senseable City Lab. She studied architecture at Tsinghua University, and Design and Computation at MIT.

Her research interest include generative design, new paradigms of computer-human interaction and media technology’s impact on cities. Her projects look into:

Uber Movement

Wall Street Jornal /New York Times /Washington Post /TechCrunch /AP /Fortune /Financial Times /USA Today

US Patents

11 US patents from work in Cortana, Xbox dashboard multitasking UI, Kinect gesture interaction, visualizing large graphs and touch‑first 3d manipulation

The Slow Glass

10th Shanghai Biennale, Power Station of Art, Shanghai

Sky Colors of Chinese Cities

Breathe-Life, World Health Organization /NPR /2013 Smart City, CMoDA, Beijing

Health Infoscape

GE /Fast Company “Infographic of the Day” /Scientific American / WIRED UK

Live Singapore!

Singapore Art Museum

The Connected States of America

TIME Magazine /New York Times

Redrawing the Boundary of Great Britain from Human Networks

PLoS, the Economist, BBC

Copenhagen Wheel

2009 UN Climate Summit, Copenhagen


XXIII UIA World Congress of Architecture, Turin

China Pavillion

2010 World Expo, Shanghai /Teamminus Studio


4th place@2007 Microsoft Imagine Cup Software Design Competition China division

Intelligent Bionic Robot

1st prize@China Adolescents Science & Technology Innovation Contest