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Chek Tien Tan

  • PhD
  • Lecturer
  • University of Technology Sydney
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Chek Tien Tan is currently a Lecturer with the School of Software in the Faculty of Engineering and IT, at the University of Technology, Sydney. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is currently the co-director of the Games Studio which is part of the Human Centred Technology Design (HCTD) research strength. Chek is particularly interested in applied research and teaching domains especially in games and interactive media technologies. Within the research community, Chek has served as conference and program chairs of game conferences like GAMEON-ASIA and the Australasian Conference on Interactive Entertainment. He currently also sits on the academic advisory board for the annual Sydney International Animation Festival. With the industry, Chek has also worked alongside Ubisoft in a game development course whilst he was an Assistant Professor at the DigiPen Institute of Technology. He has also appeared as guest experts on the Good Game television show on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) and Enquiring Minds on Television Sydney (TVS).

Recent publications

  • Demo: A safe low-cost HMD for underwater VR experiences

    • Zhang W
    • Tan C
    • Chen T
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  • Tool design jam: Designing tools for games user research

    • Tan C
    • Mirza-Babaei P
    • Zammitto V
    • et al.
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Professional experience


University of Technology, Sydney

February 2011 - Present

Assistant Professor

Digipen Institute of Technology

November 2009 - December 2010(a year)

Tutor / Research Assistant

National University of Singapore

August 2004 - October 2010(6 years)


Ph.D. in Computer Science

National University of Singapore

August 2004 - August 2010(6 years)


Co-authors (50)

  • Sam Ferguson
  • Songjia S
  • Yusuf Pisan
  • Robert Leidl

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