Mingming Fan is an Assistant Professor in the Computational Media and Arts Thrust and an Affiliated Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in its Guangzhou and Clear Water Bay campuses respectively. Before joining HKUST, he was a tenure-track Assistant Professor at Rochester Institute of Technology from 2019 to 2021. He received a Ph.D. from the Department of Computer Science at the Univeristy of Toronto in 2019.
Dr. Fan leads the Accessible & Pervasive User EXperience (APEX) Group to conduct research in the field of Human-Computer Interaction and Accessibility. Specifcially, his group applies user-centered design (UCD), AI, ML, VR/AR, visualization, sensing, and qualitative methods to 1)innovate User Experience (UX) Methodologies, 2)tackle Aging and Accessibility Challenges, and 3)Create Novel VR/AR Experience and Sensing Techniques. 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 ACM CHI, UbiComp, and ASSEETS.