Craig Yu


Lap-Fai (Craig) Yu, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at George Mason University, where he leads the Design Computing and Extended Reality (DCXR) group. He works on computer graphics, vision, human-computer interaction, and virtual reality, particularly in AI and data-driven techniques for computational design and interaction. He is the lead inventor of Make-it-Home (SIGGRAPH 2011), a pioneering system for automating interior design and virtual world generation. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from UCLA with an Outstanding Recognition in Research Award. His research has been featured by New Scientist, the UCLA Headlines, and the IEEE Xplore Innovation Spotlight; and has won Best Paper Honorable Mention Awards at 3DV and CHI conferences. He received an NSF CRII award and an NSF CAREER award for his research in computational design and virtual reality.