Associate Professor, NYU
Win is a social inventor with a transdisciplinary program of integrated research and education focused on health and educational technologies, informatics, design, simulation, and innovation. At New York University’s College of Nursing, he advances state-of-the-art research and design through human computer interaction, cyberlearning, creativity research, affective computing, intelligent environments, and media arts, across the University and beyond.
He has advanced STEM education and innovation with the NAE, NASA, and NSF; launched UNICEF’s Healthy Lifestyles for Youth Program, serving over 140 countries; and worked for the SETI Institute, IBM Research, Stanford, MIT, and Arizona State University. He has authored over 100 scholarly publications and holds 10 patents. Win’s collaborations have twice been honored by Time Magazine best inventions of the year awards and he is an active force in the Maker, Hacker, and Do-It-Yourself (DIY) movements.
He serves on the editorial boards of several top transdisciplinary journals, as a panel reviewer for NSF and NAS. He has been a Co-PI on the Hubble Space Telescope and launched National Geographic’s Skunk Works initiatives on oceanographic and rainforest exploration technologies. His research has received over $7 million in funding, including support and collaborations with NSF, NIH, Motorola, LEGO, Microsoft, iRobot, Philips, Boeing, and Google.
Win serves as an international academic ambassador connecting government ministries and industry to academia and NGOs, in Denmark, China, Germany, Finland, and Nepal, in collaboration with the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and as an endorsed Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate. He received a Google Faculty Research Award in 2013 and has been recognized by the National Academy of Engineering as “one of the nation’s brightest young engineering researchers and educators.”