Ryo Suzuki ( is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of Calgary, starting January 2021, where he directs Programmable Reality Lab ( Prior to joining UCalgary, he graduated from PhD at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2020, where he was advised by Daniel Leithinger and Mark Gross. His research interest lies at the intersection of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and robotics. He explores how we can combine AR/VR and robotics technologies to make our environments programmable and further blend virtual and physical worlds. In the past 5 years, he has published more than sixteen peer-reviewed conference papers at top HCI and robotics venues, such as CHI, UIST, IROS, and received three awarded papers. Previously he also worked as a research intern at Stanford University, UC Berkeley, the University of Tokyo, Adobe Research, and Microsoft Research.