Dr. Chao Mei joined the Dept. of Software Engineering and Game Development at Kennesaw State University on Aug. 2016, as an Assistant Professor. He also works as an Independent Consultant at OPPO U.S. Research Center since Mar. 2021. He received his Ph.D in Computer Science from the Computer Science Dept. at The University of Texas at San Antonio on Aug. 2016. His Ph.D. advisor is Dr. John Quarles who is the director of the San Antonio Virtual Environment (SAVE) lab. His main research areas are: Human-Computer Interaction – Virtual/Augmented Reality, Special Education, Educational Gaming and Software Engineering. He is also an M.B.A. candidate at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Chao is a software engineer and computer scientist with strong programming skills and professional academic background. Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), National M,S. Society, Kennesaw State Universities, and other organizations, Chao worked on various projects individually and in team through the whole software life cycle. Project experiences include Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) systems, Games, software development tools, computer games and web applications. Research areas include Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) – Virtual/Augmented Reality, Virtual Humans medical simulation training, special education, accessible computing. Some projects have got acknowledged by federal congress man, national and local non-profit organizations and users and their families. Have social communication skills and experiences of organizing user studies and fundraising.