Dr Gino Yu, Associate Professor and Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development, Hong Kong PolyU
Dr. Gino Yu has taught and established multimedia programs and initiatives at institutions including the University of Southern California, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development in the School of Design at PolyU where he serves as the program leader for the Masters in Multimedia and Entertainment Technology program that he founded. In 2000, he founded the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association.
He also founded the Asia Consciousness Festival and hosted the 2009 and 2017 edition of the Toward a Science of Consciousness Conference. His main area of research focuses on the application of media technologies to cultivate creativity and promote enlightened consciousness. He has spoken at events including TED, the Creative Leadership Summit, the World Knowledge Forum, the International Music Summit, the Cannes Lyon Festival, Burning Man, and Further Future. Dr. Gino Yu received his BS and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1993 respectively and has over 100 conference and journal publications.