Dr. Gino Yu is the director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development of Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Gino Yu received his BS and PhD at the University of California at Berkeley in 1987 and 1993 respectively.
After receiving is PhD, he taught at the University of Southern California and worked to establish multimedia initiatives including the Integrated Media Systems Center. From 1995 to 1997, he taught at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology where he helped to establish the Center for Enhanced Learning Technologies. In 1999, he established the Multimedia Innovation Centre at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), a leading edge think tank and research centre on digital entertainment.
He is currently an Associate Professor and Director of Digital Entertainment and Game Development in the School of Design at PolyU where he oversees MERECL, a commercial digital entertainment entity that provides consulting, research, instruction and new ideas for the industry. His main area research interests involve the application of media technologies to cultivate creativity and promote enlightened consciousness. Dr. Yu founded and served as the Chairman of the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Assocation.