Toby Chong

I am a 3rd year PhD student at the University of Tokyo, under the supervision of Takeo Igarashi. My research centres around interactive experiences, virtual and augmented reality. In particular, I am interested in working on face and garment related projects. 

I received my MSc in Creative Informatics working with Takeo Igarashi and BEng in Electrical Engineering working with Koji Yatani, both from the University of Tokyo

Outside academia, I interned at Adobe Research, working with Valentina Shin and Deepali Aneja. I also  work at EmbodyMe and Toei company to develop consumer and studio oriented facial capture related projects. 

Here is my CV (pdf, google drive)

Currently I am working on realistic cosmetic reproduction for virtual make-up, but I have worked on a mix of HCI/CG/ML projects. 

Besides working, I enjoy science-based contents about cooking, training and investing

Full Paper

MicroGlam: Microscopic Skin Image Dataset with Cosmetics
Toby Chong, Alina Chadwick, I-Chao Shen, Haoran xie, Takeo Igarashi

ACM Siggraph Asia 2023 Tech. Communication
Project page

SoundToons: Exemplar-Based Authoring of Interactive Audio-Driven Animation Sprites
Toby Chong, Deepali Aneja, Takeo Igarashi, Valentina Shin

ACM IUI 2023


Per Garment Capture and Synthesis for Real-time Virtual Try-on
Toby Chong, I-Chao Shen, Nobuyuki Umetani, Takeo Igarashi


Project Page

Exploring a Make-up Support System for Transgender Passing based on Automatic Gender Recognition

Toby Chong, Nolwenn Maudet, Harima Katsuki, Takeo Igarashi

ACM CHI 2021

Project Page

Interactive Optimization of Generative Image Modeling using Sequential Subspace Search and Content-based Guidance

Toby Chong, I-Chao Shen, Issei Sato, Takeo Igarashi

Computer Graphics Forum 2021

arXiv   published version project page

Dollhouse VR

Sugiura Yuta, Ibayashi Hikaru, Toby Chong, Daisuke Sakamoto, Natsuki Miyata, Mitsunori Tada, Takashi Okuma, Takeshi Kurata, Masaaki Mochimaru, and Takeo Igarashi.


Project Page 

Public/Private Interactive Wearable Projection Display

Yuta Sugiura, Toby Chong, Wataru Kawai, Bruce H. Thomas. 
ACM Siggaph VRCAI 2018 

Project Page

Short paper, Poster, Demo

MicroGlam: Microscopic Skin Image Dataset with Cosmetics
Toby Chong, Alina Chadwick, I-Chao Shen, Haoran Xie, Takeo Igarashi

ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2023 Technical Communication

Project Page

Augmenting Human with Compact Supernumerary Robotic Limbs
Haoran Xie, Zeyu Ding, Shogo Yoshida, Toby Chong, Takuma Torii, and Tsukasa Fukusato

Augmented Human 2022, Short Paperproject page     arXiv

Real-time Image-based Virtual Try-on with Measurement Garment
Toby Chong, I-Chao Shen, Yinfei Qian, Nobuyuki Umetani, Takeo Igarashi

ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2021, Emerging Technology


Toby Chong, Issei Yoshida
ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2018, Emerging Technology

Paper    Apple App Store


PhD @ University of Tokyo, 2021~
Dept. of Creative Informatics.

    Under supervision of Takeo Igarashi.

MSc @ University of Tokyo, 2019~2021
Dept. of Creative Informatics.

    Under supervision of Takeo Igarashi.

BEng @ University of Tokyo, 2015~2019
Dept. of Electronic and Electrical Engineering. 

    Final year under the supervision of Koji Yatani. I worked on an in-situ haptic feedback system for presentation.


Academic : tobyclh[at]g[dot]ecc[dot]u-tokyo[dot]ac[dot]jp

LinkedIn : Toby Chong

Github : @tobyclh

Twitter: @tobyclh

Google Scholar: My Profile