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 Adrian Cheok for Boothby

Adrian David Cheok is Director of the Imagineering Institute,
Malaysia, Full Professor at i-University Tokyo, Visiting Professor at
Raffles University, Malaysia, Visiting Professor at University of Novi
Sad-Serbia, on Technical faculty “Mihailo Pupin”, Serbia, and CEO of
Nikola Tesla Technologies Corporation.

He is Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore. He was
formerly Professor of Pervasive Computing, University of London, Full
Professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design and
Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore. He has
previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded
computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs, Japan.

He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer
interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy
systems, embedded systems, power electronics.

He has successfully obtained approximately $30 million dollars in
funding for externally funded projects in the area of wearable
computers and mixed reality from Daiwa Foundation, Khazanah National
(Malaysian Government), Media Development Authority, Nike, National
Oilwell Varco, Defense Science Technology Agency, Ministry of Defense,
Ministry of Communications and Arts, National Arts Council, Singapore
Science Center, and Hougang Primary School. The research output has
included many high quality academic journal papers, research awards,
keynote speeches, international exhibitions, numerous government
demonstrations including to government President and Prime Ministers,
broadcast television worldwide broadcasts on his research (such as
CNN/ CNBC/ ABC/ Discovery/ National Geographic etc.), and hundreds of
international press media articles.

He has been a keynote and invited speaker at numerous international
conferences and events. He was invited to exhibit for two years in the
Ars Electronica Museum of the Future, launching in the Ars Electronica
Festival 2003 and 2017. His works “Human Pacman”, “Magic Land”, and
“Metazoa Ludens”, were each selected as one of the world’s top
inventions by Wired and invited to be exhibited in Wired NextFest 2005
and 2007.

He was awarded the Hitachi Fellowship, the A-STAR Young Scientist of
the Year Award, and the SCS Singapore Young Professional of the Year
Award. He was invited to be the Singapore representative of the United
Nations body IFIP SG 16 on Entertainment Computing and the founding
Chairman of the Singapore Computer Society Special Interest Group on
Entertainment Computing. He was awarded an Associate of the Arts award
by the Minister for Information, Communications and the Arts,
Singapore. He was awarded as Fellow in Education, World Technology
Network. He was awarded a Microsoft Research Award for Gaming and
Graphics. He received the C4C Children Competition Prize for best
interaction media for children, the Integrated Art Competition Prize
by the Singapore Land Transport Authority, Creativity in Action Award,
and a First Prize Nokia Mindtrek Award. He received a First Prize in
the Milan International InventiON competition. He received the Gold
award for best Creative Showcase ACE, He is winner of Keio University
Gijyuju-sho award, awarded for the best research of the year in Keio
University, Japan’s oldest university. He received an SIP
Distinguished Fellow Award which honors legendary leaders whose
illustrious lives have positively influenced lives across generations
and communities around the globe. He was awarded Young Global Leader
by the World Economic Forum. This honor is bestowed each year by the
World Economic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top young
leaders from around the world for the professional accomplishments,
commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the
future of the world. He was awarded “Honorary Expert” by Telefonica
and El Bulli, the number one restaurant in the world. He is a Fellow
of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and
Commerce (RSA), an organisation which is committed to finding
innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. His
research on smell interfaces was selected by NESTA as Top 10
Technologies of 2015. In 2016, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni
Awards by University of Adelaide, in recognition of his achievements
and contribution in the field of Computing, Engineering and
Multisensory communication. In 2017, he entered the elite list of The
h-Index for Computer Science, a list that contains only the top 0.06%
of all computer scientists in the world. In 2018, he was awarded
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. Remote kissing
gadget ‘Kissenger’ was selected to the Top 100 Science Spinoffs and
has entered the top 2 % out of 5,000 global science spin-offs
according to the following criteria: uniqueness of the
technology/product, high commercial potential and positive impact to
the humanity’s well-being by Spinoff.com.

He is Editor in Chief of the academic journals: Advances in Robotics
and Automation, Transactions on Edutainment (Springer), ACM Computers
in Entertainment, and Lovotics: Academic Studies of Love and
Friendship with Robots, and Multimodal Technologies and Interaction.
He is Associate Editor of Advances in Human Computer Interaction,
International Journal of Arts and Technology (IJART), Journal of
Recent Patents on Computer Science, The Open Electrical and Electronic
Engineering Journal, International Journal of Entertainment Technology
and Management (IJEntTM), Virtual Reality (Springer-Verlag),
International Journal of Virtual Reality, and The Journal of Virtual
Reality and Broadcasting.

Adrian David Cheok, who was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia,
graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of
Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) with First Class Honors in
1992 and an Engineering PhD in 1998.