Alston Lantian Xu
Alston grew up in Shanghai (China) and pursued his undergraduate study at the City University of Hong Kong where he continued as a Ph.D. student under the supervision of Dr. Alvaro Cassinelli at the Augmented Materiality Lab, School of Creative Media. Being exposed to diverse people and cultures, he was fascinated by how people interact with each other regardless of their “properties”.
In particular, he has been researching how people understand objects under a bidirectional remote interaction environment, for example, how 3D objects could be better understood with both plain displays and mixed reality techniques.
Ph.D. Creative Media, expected 2025, City University of Hong Kong
B.Sc. Creative Media, 2020, City University of Hong Kong
Prizes and awards
Outstanding Academic Performance Award, 2021/2022
Geneva Inventions Bronze Medal 2022
HSBC Prosperity Hall Prosperian Scholarships 2017/2018
HKSAR Government Scholarship Fund (Non-academic Awards) - Reaching Out Award 2017/2018
Teaching Assistant for SM4602, SM4712B Graduation Thesis (GT) / Project, 2022/2023
Residence Tutor at Jockey Club Harmony Hall 2022/2023
SPORT CLIMBING TRAINING - LEVEL 1, CHKMCU 2023
UAS OPERATION - OPEN CATEGORY A1/A3, EASA 2023
STAND-UP PADDLE BOARD - BEGINNER PROGRAM, HKSURFSUP 2022