Professor Mingming Fan is an Assistant Professor in the Computational Media and Arts (CMA) Thrust and the Division of Integrative Systems and Design (ISD) at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in its Guangzhou (GZ) and Clear Water Bay (CWB) campuses. He is also an Affiliated Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering. Currently, he serves as the Postgraduate (PG) program Coordinator for CMA. Before joining HKUST, he was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in the US from 2019 to 2021. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the University of Toronto in 2019.
Dr. Fan leads the Accessible & Pervasive User EXperience (APEX) Group to research in the fields of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Accessibility. Specifically, his group investigates 1) Accessibility and Aging Challenges, 2) VR/AR/XR/Metaverse: Novel Input/Output techniques, Applications, and Empirical Studies; 3) Human-AI Collaboration, 4) Ubiquitous Sensing Techniques and Applications, and 5) UX and Social Computing. His research won Best Paper Award, Best Paper Honorable Mention Award, and Best Artifact Award from top-tier venues in HCI and Accessibility, such as CHI, UbiComp, and ASSETS.