XJTLU Museum “W•E Talks” Event II: Did you know VR, AR and MR?

Events

XJTLU Museum launches a new branding event called “W•E” (short for Wisdom & Exploration) in X Bar. This event is in the form of short, powerful talks, aims to have an exploration of wisdom in minds. It invites three speakers per issue which could be experts or excellent staff or students in various fields to talk about their ideas and share their own story in a wide range of subjects. We hope it can help our students to learn experience from others and extend their insight about their learning, career and even the life. Here comes the second series of “W•E Talks” Event. XJTLU Museum invites Dr Eugene Ch’ng, Professor Hai-Ning Liang and Mr Nicholas Song to share about the magic of Virtual Reality.

The event has two sessions: the interactive VR experience and “W•E Talks” event. You will have the chance to have a wonderful interactive VR experience!

Event Details

  • Session 1: The interactive VR experience (no reservation required)
  • Time: 9:00 - 17:00, Thursday, 23 November 2017
  • Venue: XJTLU Museum (123W, Central Building)
  • Experience programme:
    • VR Cartoon Film
    • VR Game Entertainment
    • VR Drawing Modeling
    • VR Map Geography
    • VR Science Education
  • Session 2: “W•E Talks” Event (please register)
  • Time: 14:00- 16:00, Wednesday, 22 November 2017
  • Venue: X Bar (South Campus)
  • Register: email “X Bar + Name + contact number” to [email protected].
  • Event agenda:
    • 14:00-14:10 Hosts introduce the following “W•E Talks” Event
    • 14:10-15:25 “W•E Talks” speech sessions
    • 15:25-15:45 Question and interaction session
    • 15:45-16:00 Group photo

Speakers

Eugene Ch’ng

  • Director of the NVIDIA Joint-Lab on Mixed Reality, NVIDIA Technology Centre, the University of Nottingham Ningbo China
  • Associate editor for MIT Press’ Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments

Professor Eugene Ch’ng graduated with a best PhD award from the Electronics, Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Birmingham in 2007. Trained as a computer scientist and artist, he is presently based within the School of International Communications, The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences. Prof. Ch’ng has previously served as Innovations Director at the IBM Visual and Spatial Technology Centre and the Digital Humanities Hub a £3.5m strategic investment bid at the University of Birmingham where he led research in the development and application of cutting-edge technology in digital heritage and culture. He was invited twice to present research at the prestigious Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition, and is an organiser and speaker at the Royal Society Theo Murphy Scientific meeting in 2017. He has also been invited to present his work at two British Science Festivals, at the Orkney International Science Festival, and for Darwin’s Bicentenary Exhibition. He has been featured in numerous international media such as National Geographic Television and Channel Four’s Time Team Special among others. Prof. Ch’ng leads the complex systems modelling in the €2.5M ERC ‘Lost Frontiers’ Advanced Grant. He is a Co-I of the AHRC Curious Travellers Project and a PI for a project evaluating China museum’s digital IP management supported by the AHRC Centre for Digital Copyright and IP Research in China and Ningbo Science and Technology Bureau. He was awarded the Ningbo Municipal Individual 3315 Talent award in 2015.

HAI-NING LIANG

  • Associate Professor, CSSE, XJTLU

Dr Hai Ning Liang is an Associate Professor at Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) at the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. He is the founding deputy director of the Research Institute for the Ageing and Society. He was previously a Postdoctoral Fellow at University of Manitoba and a Researcher at National ICT Australia based at the University of Queensland. He is also a research associate at the National University of Malaysia’s Institute of Visual Informatics, where is a PhD supervisor, and at the University Institute of Lisbon’s Information Sciences, Technologies, and Architecture Research Center; he is also an Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Western Ontario.

Dr Liang completed his PhD in computer science from the University of Western Ontario, where he received a Postgraduate Research Scholarship by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada and other awards. More recently, he received the Backbone Scientific and Education Talent 2015 award from Suzhou Dushu Lake Higher Education Town Administration due to his contributions in research and teaching at XJTLU, the 2014-2015 XJTLU Outstanding Teacher Prize and the 2012-2013 XJTLU Most Innovative Teaching Practices Prize (Highly Commended). Dr. Liang has received a number of best paper awards at international conferences. He participates regularly in conference organizing committees. He is member of the International Chinese Association of Computer Human Interaction and promotes actively research advances in human-computer interaction research in China. He has published over 70 papers which are indexed by SCI, EI, ISTP, and SCOPUS. He often serves as a reviewer and program committee member of international conferences.

Nicholas Song

  • Founder of Metaverse VR
  • General Manager of Suzhou Quanying Digital Technology Co. Ltd.

Nicholas Song graduated from Department of Digital Media Arts, Beijing Forestry University, Nicholas Song has years of experience in enterprise culture promoting and marketing. He went into VR business in 2015, and committed to bringing cutting-edge virtual reality experiences to everyone. In 2017, he founded Metaverse VR, an intelligent entertainment lab that provides the best VR interactive experiences in Suzhou.