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University of Leeds, UK
Wen Tang is originally an Engineering graduate from China, and made transition into Computer Science during her PhD study in Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design at the University of Leeds, UK. After completing her PhD, she was a research fellow at Universities of Leeds and Bradford on two EU funded projects on collaborative virtual reality software technologies. Between 1999-2015, she was Senior Lecturer, then Reader in Computer Graphics and Games Technology in the School of Computing at the Teesside University. Wen joined Bournemouth University in January 2015. In April 2016, she has been awarded as Professor of Games Technology in the Department of Creative Technology, Faculty of Science and Technology, Bournemouth University. Wen is the head of the Centre for Games and Music Technology Research https://research.bournemouth.ac.uk/centre/creative-technology-research-centre/. Her role is to develop the research culture within the department, lead interdisciplinary research activities, and establish a strong research foundation to promote technology innovation in a broad spectrum of digital games and digital music for the economic growth and the wellbeing of the society. As well as publishing academic journals and international conferences, Wen has been editor of 5 books (conference proceedings), and principal investigator and co-investigator on a large number of external funded projects funded by EPSRC, Innovate UK, H2020, Royal Academy of Engineering, and Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. Wen was a co-inventor of a low-cost patented motion capture device (EU and US Patent) and an active member of the European Computer Graphics Association UK Chapter Executive Committee since 1999.
Research Intrest :
interactive virtual reality software technologies, physically-based simulation, computer animation algorithms and computer games technology, with applications to virtual prototyping, computational medicine, animation and interaction with virtual worlds through computer games.