Meet our 2021 Speakers
Dr. Timothy Jung
Founder and Director of the Creative AR & VR Hub
Head of MMU AR & VR Research Group
Dr. Timothy Jung is the Founder and Director of the Creative AR & VR Hub and Head of MMU AR & VR Research Group at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK.
Timothy has been involved in a number of funded Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality research projects at national and international level. He is an advisor of BirdHIVE VR & Drone project led by Lake District National Park, UK, and Co-Director of AquaTravellers, a social enterprise to help raise funds for WaterAid. His research interests include AI, IoT, Big Data and 5G powered immersive technology innovation for well-being and quality of life.
Renowned for his work in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in tourism, cultural heritage, education and training, and health care, Timothy has extensively published in these areas with over 100 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He is co-author on six books, including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality, which was the most downloaded book in Business and Management in 2018.
Timothy is a recipient of several best paper awards at international conferences as well as journal paper of the year awards including Emerald Literati Award in 2018, 2019 IFITT Journal Paper of the Year Award, and Emerald Literati Award in 2020. His research work has been covered by Manchester Evening News, TechNorth, VRFocus, TechRadar, Independent, Guardian and Huffington Post and he is a regular invited and keynote speaker in major international conferences. He is the Conference Chair of International AR & VR Conference 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021.