Sheng-Ying (Aithne) Pao is an interdisciplinary researcher, artist, and entrepreneur. She is currently a PhD candidate in MIT Media Lab, is the 2013 MIT Arts Scholar, and a founding member of start-ups intersecting arts and technologies. Her current research focuses on augmenting environments through digital innovation and natural interactions to facilitate collaboration and communication. Her latest research ‘Augmented Participatory Design’ has been selected as one of the winners in ACM SRC Award in SIGGRAPH 2013. Her designs and artwork have been featured in several awards and exhibitions in Spain, Taiwan, China, USA, and Japan.