CodeKitchen #21: Design Reality* | July 1st, 2017 | 10:30 - 13:00 | Singapore ArtScience Museum Lobby

How can we use virtual reality as a tool to build new worlds and understand them? 

Taught by Prof Sai-Kit Yeung, Assistant Professor, SUTD Founder of SKY Optimum Technology Pte. Ltd.

We know so much about space and yet so little. Simulations push us to confront the worlds we haven’t yet encountered. How does virtual reality help us design the tools we will eventually use? How can we use virtual reality as a tool to build new worlds and understand it?


* Design Reality is part of "MADE IN SPACE: Tools for New Design Worlds" and will be held the Singapore Art Science Museum: For more information visit


Presenter Bio

Dr. Sai-Kit Yeung is currently an Assistant Professor at the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), where he leads the Vision, Graphics and Computational Design (VGD) Group. He was also a Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford University and MIT. Before joining SUTD, he had been a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Mathematics, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He was also a visiting student at the Image Processing Research Group at UCLA in 2008 and at the Image Sciences Institute, University Medical Center Utrecht, the Netherlands in 2007. He received his PhD in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) in 2009. He also received his BEng degree (First Class Honors) in Computer Engineering and MPhil degree in Bioengineering from HKUST in 2003 and 2005 respectively. Dr Yeung's research expertise is in the areas of computer vision, computer graphics and image processing. His current research focus is primarily on 3D content reconstruction, understanding, creation, redesign and fabrication.