Adrian Cheok is Director of the Imagineering Institute, Iskandar Malaysia and a Chair Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London. He is also Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab in Singapore. He was formerly a Professor at Keio University, Graduate School of Media Design and Associate Professor in the National University of Singapore. Cheok has previously worked in real-time systems, soft computing, and embedded computing in Mitsubishi Electric Research Labs in Japan.
Cheok has been working on research covering mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers and ubiquitous computing, fuzzy systems, embedded systems, power electronics. He has successfully obtained approximately $20 million dollars in funding for externally funded projects in the area of wearable computers and mixed reality. The research output has included numerous high quality academic journal papers, and press media articles.
He is a multi-award winner including the Hitachi Fellowship, the A-STAR Young Scientist of the Year Award, and the Young Global Leader, an honor that is bestowed each year by the World Economic Forum to recognize and acknowledge the top young leaders from around the world for the professional accomplishments, commitment to society and potential to contribute to shaping the future of the world.
Cheok, who was born and raised in Adelaide, Australia, graduated from the University of Adelaide with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical and Electronic) with First Class Honors in 1992 and an Engineering PhD in 1998.