Dr. Gino Yu’s research spans Design Automation, Computer Animation, Video Games, Creativity, and Consciousness with over 60 publications. Currently, his main research interests involve the application of media technologies to cultivate creativity and promote enlightened consciousness (meaningful media).
He is an Associate Professor and Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development at the School of Design at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU).
He is co-founder of the PolyU M-Lab, a commercially oriented digital entertainment laboratory that provides services to industry. He has also developed programs at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, where he created the Multimedia Innovation Centre (www.mic.polyu.edu.hk), and the University of Southern California, where he was instrumental in establishing multimedia initiatives in the Engineering School including the Integrated Media Systems Center.
Dr. Gino Yu is also Chairman and co-founder of the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association. He received his BS and PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1993 respectively. He is a composer and father of three.