Dr. Sylvia Xueni Pan is a Lecturer in VR at Goldsmiths, University of London. She has a BEng in Computer Science from Beihang University, an MSc in Graphics and PhD in Virtual Reality from UCL (funded by the EPSRC). She has also worked as a research fellow in Computer Science at UCL and at the same University’s Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience (ICN.)
Sylvia has developed a unique interdisciplinary research profile, with journal and conference publications on both VR technology and social neuroscience. Her work has featured on the BBC, in New Scientist magazine and the Wall Street Journal. Her Coursera VR specialisation attracted over 40,000 registered learners globally, and she co-lead on the MA/MSc in Virtual and Augmented Reality programme at Goldsmith’s Computing. She is currently the PI of the IIIE project funded by the AHRC to develop the UK-China partnership in the creative industry using immersive technology.