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Sun Appointed Assistant Professor of Communication and Media at Clarkson University

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Xiaohua Sun has been appointed assistant professor of communication and media at Clarkson University. She will begin teaching this fall.

Sun received her B.Arch. at Tianjin University (China) and her M.S. and Ph. D. in design and computation at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). sun

Sun's research interests include temporal visual composition, visual perception and art, multimedia installation and performance, computer music, information visualization, and user interface design.

While at MIT, Sun worked as both a teaching and a research assistant, where she designed and developed a series of interactive applications for active learning and worked on the curriculum development for the new field of digital arts. She also participated in multiple interface and VR projects at different research centers and groups.

Sun is a co-inventor on two pending patents. She is also an active digital artist. Her works have been presented at SIGGRAPH and other digital arts festivals.

Clarkson University, located in Potsdam, New York, is a private, nationally ranked university with a reputation for developing innovative leaders in engineering, business, the sciences, health sciences and the humanities. At Clarkson, 3,000 high-ability students excel in an environment where learning is not only positive, friendly and supportive but spans the boundaries of traditional disciplines and knowledge. Faculty members achieve international recognition for their research and scholarship and connect students to their leadership potential in the marketplace through dynamic, real-world problem solving.

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