Prof Timothy Jung is Chair Professor of XR (eXtended Reality) and Founder and Director of the Creative AR & VR Hub and Knowledge Platform Lead for Digital Transformation at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Prof Jung is a member of Manchester’s Conference Ambassador Programme and serves as Conference Chair for the International Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Conference.
The International AR & VR Conference offers the opportunity for the world’s leading minds to meet to discuss the latest advancements in the fields of cutting-edge fields of Augmented and Virtual Reality, mixed reality and 3D user interfaces.
The inaugural conference was hosted in Manchester in 2015 and returned for the 2017 and 2018 editions:
4th International AR & VR Conference 2018, Manchester, 21-22 June 2018
3rd International AR & VR Conference 2017, Manchester, 23 February 2017
Augmented Reality IFITTtalk@Manchester, Manchester, 25 November 2015
Prof Jung has been involved in a number of funded AR & VR research projects at national and international level. He is an advisor of BirdHIVE VR & Drone project led by Lake District National Park, UK and Co-Director of AquaTravellers, social enterprise to help raise funds for WaterAid. His research interests include AI, IoT, Big Data and 5G powered immersive technology innovation for well-being and quality of life.
He is renowned for his work in Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality in tourism, cultural heritage, education & training and healthcare and he extensively published in these areas with over 150 journal articles, book chapters and conference papers. He co-authored of 6 books including Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality which was the most downloaded book in Business and Management in 2018.