Cindy Hsin-Liu Kao is a Taiwanese born engineer and artist, currently a PhD researcher at the MIT Media Lab. Her research practice, themed Hybrid Body Craft blends aesthetic and cultural perspectives into the design of on-body interfaces. She also creates novel processes for crafting technology close to the body. Her research has been presented at various conferences and magazines (ACM CHI, UbiComp/ISWC, TEI, UIST), while receiving media coverage by CNN, TIME, Forbes, Fast Company, WIRED, among others. Her work has been exhibited and shown internationally at Ars Electronica, The Boston Museum of Fine Art, South By South West, and New York Fashion Week. She has worked at Microsoft Research developing cosmetics-inspired wearables, and is a recipient of the Google Anita Borg Scholarship. Her awards include a honorable mention/best paper award at ACM CHI and UIST, the A'Design Award, an Ars Electronica STARTS Prize Nomination, and the SXSW Interactive Innovation Award.