Prof. Adrian Cheok
Inventor & Professor of Pervasive Computing
Adrian David Cheok is Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore, which aims to push the boundaries of research into interactive new media technologies through the combination of technology, art, and creativity. MXR has made technological advancements that have the potential to unlock the power of human intelligence, link minds globally, accelerate learning, and enhance creativity. He was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) in 1992 and an Engineering PhD in 1998.
Adrian is a chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London. He has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, fuzzy systems, embedded systems and power electronics among others. Adrian successfully obtained $20 million dollars in funding for externally funded projects in the area of wearable computers and mixed reality. The research output has included numerous high quality academic journal papers, research awards, keynote speeches, international exhibitions, and even government demonstrations to Presidents and Prime Ministers.
Adrian has been a keynote and invited speaker at numerous international conferences and events, and was invited to exhibit for two years in the Ars Electronica Museum of the Future. His works “Human Pacman”, “Magic Land”, and “Metazoa Ludens”, were each selected as one of the world’s top inventions by Wired Magazine and invited to be exhibited in Wired NextFest 2005 and 2007. He was awarded Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum, an honour which is bestowed each year to recognize and acknowledge top young leaders from around the world for their professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world. He is 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 and his research on smell interfaces was selected by NESTA as Top 10.