WHO: Chang Hoon Yun, Ph.D.

Name, company, and title:

Chang Hoon Yun, Ph.D., Instructional/Research Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Houston

Years in the game industry:

12 years.

Games worked on:

2015 Project Lead (Pre-Production and Design)
• Human Physiology and Anatomy Game
• Game Type: Education Game
• Target Audience: High School and University Students (General Level) (Age: 16 – 24)
• Collaborator: Pearson Higher Education

2013 –Project Lead (Design and Production)
• Elementary Motor Training Game
• Game Type: Elementary Motor Imitation and/or Initiation Training Game
• Target Audience: Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) (Age: 5 – 8)
• Collaborator: UH-Clear Lake Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities (UHCL-CADD)

2012 – 2014 Project Lead (Design and Production)
• Atlas Copco Efficient City Game
• Game Type: Advertisement, Public Policy and Education Game
• Target Audience: City/Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility Managers and Operators (Age: 40s)
• Collaborators: Atlas Copco Compressor (USA) and Atlas Copco Belgium

2012 – 2013 Project Lead (Design and Production)
• Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer Awareness and Treatment Game
• Game Type: Advertisement, Public Health and Education Game
• Target Audience: Asian-American Women (No Age restriction)
• Collaborators: University of Houston Department of Public Health / Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)

2012 Project Lead (Design and Production)
• Elementary German Language Game
• Game Type: Education Game
• Target Audience: General Public Interested in Learning Elementary German Language (No Age restriction)
• Collaborator: University of Houston Department of Psychology

2011 Project Lead (Design and Production)
• Houston Service Industries Efficient City Game
• Game Type: Advertisement, Public Policy and Education Game
• Target Audience: City/Municipal Wastewater Treatment Facility Managers and Operators (Age: 40s)
• Collaborator: Houston Service Industries

2010 Project Lead (Design and Production)
• Transportation Game
• Game Type: Advertisement and Education Game
• Target Audience: High School Students (Age: 15 – 18)
• Collaborator: Texas Southern University Department of Transportation Studies

Companies worked for:

  • Co-Founder, UH Interactive Game Program
  • Co-Founder, UH Computer Science Entrepreneurship Program
  • Founding Director, UH Interactive Game Research and Education Lab

Events spoken at:

03/05/16 “A Multidisciplinary, Multifaceted Approach to Improve the Computer Science based Game Design
Education: Methodology and Assessment.”
ACM SIGCHI 2016 Conference, Memphis, Tennessee

10/15/15 “The Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Interactive Video Games and Serious Games.”
3rd Annual Business and Technology Conference: Beyond Classroom
Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky

05/15/13 “University of Houston Gaming Program and Successes in Microsoft Imagine Cup Competitions.”
UH College of Natural Science and Mathematics Alumni Reception, Santa Barbara, California

04/12/11 “Introduction to University of Houston Game Design Program.”
Game On! 2011 Texas Conference, Austin, Texas

07/28/10 “PADS: Enhancing Gaming Experience Using Profile-Based Adaptive Difficulty System.”
ACM SIGGRAPH 2010 Conference, Los Angeles, California

07/07/10 Challenges and Solutions in Medicine in the 21st Century Conference, Houston, Texas

05/08/09 ”Improving Gaming Experience Using Real-Time Adaptive Game Difficulty Adjustments by
Utilizing Physiological Feedback.”
Department of Computer Science, University of Houston, Houston, Texas

04/08/09 “O’ Game, Can You Feel My Frustration?: Improving User’s Gaming Experience via StressCam.”
ACM SIGCSE 2009 Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

Schools taught at:

  • Nine years of instruction at The University of Houston.
  • Microsoft Imagine Cup Competition Mentoring Activities
    Faculty Mentor of Microsoft US and World Imagine Cup Competitions in Game Design Category (University of Houston Gaming Teams)
    • 2015-2016: 8 UH Gaming Teams
    • 2014-2015: 10 UH Gaming Teams
    • 2013-2014: 11 UH Gaming Teams
    • 2012-2013: 10 UH Gaming Teams
    • 2011-2012: 9 UH Gaming Teams
    • 2010-2011: 10 UH Gaming Teams
    • 2009-2010: 10 UH Gaming Teams

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