Shuo Yan received her PhD in Beijing Institute of Technology. She used to work as a research assistant in MIT Media Lab. Currently, she is an Associate Professor in the School of New Media Arts & Design, Beihang University, Beijing, China. Her grants, awards, and publications include over 15 scientific papers, two national funds, two patents, a national excellent doctoral dissertation award supported by China Simulation Federation, a national award for distinguished doctorates in China. Her work seeks to push the boundaries of design and technology to create innovative solutions with the power to augment human capabilities.