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Kathy Wang is an award-winning AR/VR designer and HCI researcher. She's fascinated by the future of technology and its potential to do good in the world. She focuses on finding HCI design solutions for emerging technologies such as Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Mixed Reality. Her work explores the boundaries of reality and the virtual world. 

UC Berkeley 
Master of Design (STEM) | 2021 - 2022
Pratt Institute
Bachelor of Industrial Design | 2017 - 2020
Domus Academy
Visiting Program, Product Design | 2016

2022     CHI, Late-breaking-work
2022     SIGGRAPH, Immersive Pavilion

2022     IDEA, Silver Award
2022     SXSW Innovation Award, Finalist of Wearable Tech 
2022     A Design Award, Bronze Winner
2021     Red Dot Awards, Winner of Brand & Communication
2021     Dezeen Awards, Longlisted
2021     VR Awards, Finalist of VR Healthcare of the year
2021     Design Intelligence AwardYoung Talent Award
2021     London International Creative CompetitionFinalist
2021     New York Design Awards, Gold Prize, Product Design
2021     National Technology Award, VR or AR Product of the Year, Shortlist
2021     San Francisco Design Week, Winner of VR/AR/XR
2021     European Product Design Award, Winner of therapy products
2020     Cannes XR, Incubator nominee

2021     Microsoft and IQVIA: Covid-19 Healthcare App Challenge, 3rd Place
2021     5G Transatlantic Lab: Hack the Hospital, Grand Prize 
2020     MIT Reality Hack, Best Use of Nreal light
2019     MIT Hacking Arts, 2rd Place
2019     MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon, UnderscoreVC Mentorship Prize $30,000
2017     MIT Reality Virtually Hackathon, Grand Prize in VR

2022     Snap, Creative Challenge Program
2021     UC Berkeley, Jacobs Innovation Catalyst Grant
2021     CMU Merit Scholarship $10K
2021     UC Berkeley, Distinguished Scholar Award $20K
2021     Parsons School of Design, Merit Scholarship 50% of Tuition Cost

2021     Winning Women Series, Speaker "The Reality of AR, VR, MR and Women"
2021     Stony Brook University, Guest Lectures
2021     California State University, Fullerton, Guest Lectures
2019     NASA Johnson Space Center, Speaker at Wearable Tech Workshop

2022      Institute of Contemporary Art SF, Dog Pack Exhibit funded by Meta
2021      MWC (Mobile World Conference) Barcelona, Project Showcase
2018      The Egg House, Immersive Art Exhibition
2018      New York Magic Lab, Immersive Art Exhibition