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        The Creativity Labs and Studios platform at the School of Creativity and Art currently has five laboratories: Artificial Intelligence and Digital Art Lab (AIDA), Center for Adaptive System Engineering (CASE), Creative Entertainment Lab (CEL), Design Interaction Visual Lab (DIV), Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT). In 2020, the platform will enroll no less than 18 graduate students, and information regarding the professors is as follows:

Wang Shouzhi

Vice Dean of the School of Creativity and Art, Professor and Director of Design Interaction Visual Lab


Wang Shouzhi is one of the most important founders of Chinese modern design and the education of modern design. He used to be a tenured professor at Art Center College of Design, a professor at the School of Architecture in Southern California, and a visiting professor at the Central Academy of Fine Arts. Recognized by well-known experts and scholars, Wang Shouzhi has published numerous influential works on design theory, such as: The History of World Industrial Design, History of World Modern Architecture, History of World Modern Design, History of World Graphic Design, etc. At the same time, Wang Shouzhi has a lot of experience in design practice. Since 2000, he has participated in various design projects, and he served as a project consultant for many companies such as: Vanke, Sunac, CITIC, Longhu, Zhongwei, and Jianye. Wang Shouzhi advocates the combination of theory and practice in talent training, focusing more on the training of applied talents. He has exceptional academic insights and international visions in the fields of mobile design, artificial intelligence product design, and entertainment design.


Research Directions: Entertainment Design, Interaction Design, Game Design

Admissions Major: Computer Science and Technology


Yang Yang

Executive Dean of the School of Creativity and Art, Professor, Co-Director of Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology

Yang Yang, Ph.D., began participating in the preparation work of ShanghaiTech University of Science and Technology in 2012. He has served as deputy dean of the School of Information Science and Technology, director of the Shanghai Wireless Communication Research Center, director of the Teaching and Student Affairs Department, and wireless sensor network and communication of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Director of the Key Laboratory, currently a tenured professor of the School of Information Science and Technology, executive dean of the School of Creativity and Art, co-director of Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology Laboratory. He is a member of the school's teaching committee, degree committee, and academic committee. Prior to joining ShanghaiTech University of Science and Technology, he held teaching positions at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Brunel University, UCL: University College London, and Shanghai Institute of Microsystems and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Yang Yang is a Fellow of the International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE Fellow). He obtained a bachelor's degree (1996) and a master's degree (1999) from Southeast University and a doctorate degree (2002) from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.


Research Interests: Fog Computing Network, Internet of Things applications, Service-oriented Collaborative Intelligence Technology

Admissions Major: Information and Communications Engineering


Yang Rui

Distinguished professor of ShanghaiTech University of Science and Technology, director of Future Materials and Intelligent Manufacturing Center, director of Center for Adaptive System Engineering

Yang Rui, director of Center for Adaptive System Engineering at the School of Creativity and Art; director of Shenyang Advanced Materials R & D Center, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; researcher and doctoral supervisor of the Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences; Ph.D. from Cambridge University; Chief Scientist of Basic Problems with Performance Prediction, Scientific Basic Problems of Performance-Oriented Material Integrated Design and Basic Scientific Problems of Material Design Based on Integrated Computing. Material technology expert, he is committed to the research of lightweight high-strength, high-temperature metal materials and their near-net-forming technology, and the research and development of new materials and component manufacturing technologies have been applied to national key projects in the aviation, aerospace and deep-sea fields. (video)


Research Interests: Calculation design of titanium alloys and composite materials for engines, medical and marine, Material design and material performance database of additive manufacturing

Admissions Major: Computer Science and Technology


Wei Bin

Distinguished Professor, Center for Adaptive System Engineering, School of Creativity and Art

Wei Bin is a top expert in special equipment and industrial internet technology worldwide, with more than 30 years of experience in scientific research, production and management. His main research directions are: advanced manufacturing, additive manufacturing and industrial internet. Wei Bin has obtained 55 US and international patents, and he published 32 technical articles. He has many years of research and development teaching experience in international universities and companies; with his industrial background, he has the precise strategic vision. Wei Bin has served as the chief engineer of the global research and development center.


Research Interests: Closed-loop control of non-traditional manufacturing process of power equipment, Automatic testing, Digital manufacturing system, Strategy and management system of manufacturing plan, Industrial internet technology

Admissions: Electronic Science and Technology


Wang Jun

Distinguished Professor of School of Creativity and Art, Director of Artificial Intelligence and Digital Art Lab

Wang Jun, Director of the Artificial Intelligence and Digital Art Lab, Professor of the Department of Computer Science at the University of London College (UCL), Director of Internet Science and Big Data Analysis, Doctor of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, a major researcher in intelligent information systems including: data mining, computational advertising, recommendation systems, machine learning, reinforcement learning, generative models, etc. He has published more than 100 academic papers and he won the best paper award multiple times. Wang Jun is an internationally recognized expert in computational advertising and intelligent recommendation systems. (video)


Research Interests: Machine Learning, Multi-agent artificial intelligence and reinforcement learning, Generative models and the fusion of artificial intelligence and art, etc.

Admissions Major: Computer Science and Technology


Bao Xiaoqun

Distinguished Professor of School of Creativity and Art, Director of Creative Entertainment Lab

Bao Xiaoqun studied at Fudan University (Branch), Louvre College, France, Lyon Third University, and he trained at Columbia University. He has worked successively in Shanghai Museum, French European Times and East Asia Research Institute, Shanghai Culture, Radio, Film and Television Group (SMG) Development Research Department (Director), Program R & D Center (Director), Xingshang Channel Xingshang Pictorial and Xingshang Media Co., Ltd. (Director / General Manager), Oriental Satellite TV Center (Editor-in-Chief), pop culture research, entertainment program research and development.


Research Interests: New entertainment model creativity and technology, Entertainment Big Data

Admissions Major: Computer Science and Technology


Predrag K. Nikolic

Associate Professor, Design Interaction Visual Lab

Predrag K. Nikolic is an interactive media designer, digital media expert and a media artist who holds a PhD in Digital Media and an MBA. His research focuses on intelligent interfaces, robot creativity, AI aesthetics and design for behavioral changes. He mixes experiential reality, artificial intelligence, and responsive environments to engage an audience in new types of interactive experiences and media perceptions. His design and artworks were exhibited worldwide and presented at the Ars Electronica Festival, SIGGRAPH, SIGGRAPH Asia, Technarte USA, Technarte Spain, Singapore Science Center, Hong Kong – Shenzhen Design Biennial, Maison Shanghai, National Museum of Applied Art in Belgrade ,National Museum of Education in Belgrade.

Before joining ShanghaiTech University School of Creativity and Art, Predrag Nikolic was professor at Shantou University School of Art and Design China, Dean of Faculty of Digital Production at Educons University Serbia, Visiting Professor at Bergen Academy of Art and Design Norway, Researcher at Aalto University Finland, Global Digital Director at Grey Germany, Global Digital Director at J. Walter Thomson Germany, Global Head of Digital at Ogilvy Greece, Head of Digital Marketing at Groundlink USA, Consultant at Yahoo USA and Managing Director at JadePremier United Kingdom. He is Editor-In-Chief for EAI Endorsed Transactions on Creative Technologies Journal, European Alliance for Innovation Fellow, listed artist in Leonardo Electronic Directory, SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Member, international exhibitions curator and serves on many conference committees.

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Research Interests:  Human-AI Interactions, Robot-Robot Interaction, Machine Made Content, Artificial Intelligence Aesthetic, Robot  Creativity, Intelligent Interface, Design for Behavior  Change, Mix Experiential Reality, Inclusive Design, Multisensory Interfaces, Smart Living Environment

Admission Majors: computer science and technology


Hiroki Nishino

Assistant Professor, Design Interaction Visual Lab


Hiroki Nishino (Ph.D. in Integrative Sciences and Engineering, National University of Singapore), is currently serving as an assistant professor at the School of Creativity and Art, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China. While he defines himself as a researcher in creative technologies with a significant interest in the design and development of programming language for creative coding, his past research and creative activities includes computer music, virtual reality and interaction design, etc.

He is also enthusiastic in student research supervision. Some of his undergraduate students have been publishing their works at top international conferences in interaction design. He expects his research students to have significant interest in both research and creative practices in creative-computing He also prefers students with passion for creative inquiry rather than those with good GPA. :) 

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Research Interests: Creative-computing, Digital Arts, Sound and Music Computing, Serious Games, Interaction Design, Augmented Human.

Admission Majorscomputer science and technology


If you are interested in applying, please contact the professors above. For other questions, please contact Alison Yang at 021-20684705.