Jiabao Li

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Assistant Professor, Design

Jiabao Li creates works addressing climate change, interspecies world sharing, humane technology, and a just, sustainable future. Her mediums include wearable, robot, AR/VR, projection, performance, software, and installation. In Jiabao’s TED Talk, she uncovered how technology mediates the way we perceive reality.

Jiabao is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at Austin. Her Ecocentric Future lab explores the intersection of art, design, technology, and biology. The interests are broadly spanning from interspecies co-creation to knowledge graph, from human-computer interaction to menstrual blood proteomes. She serves on juries for major design awards such as IDSA, D&AD, Biodesign Challenge, SIGGRAPH. She is co-founder and chief product officer of Endless Health and previously of Snapi Health. In her four years at Apple, she invented and explored new technologies for future products, including the Apple Vision Pro. She is a member of NEW INC Creative Science at the New Museum and ONX Studio.

Her work has been exhibited internationally, at MoMA, Venice Architecture Biennale, Ars Electronica, Future of Today Biennial, Exploratorium, Milan and Dubai Design Week, Ming Contemporary Museum, ISEA, Anchorage Museum, Museum of Design. Jiabao is the recipient of numerous awards, including Forbes China 30 Under 30, iF Design Award, Falling Walls, NEA, STARTS Prize, Fast Company, Core77, IDSA, A’ Design Award, Webby Award. Her academic papers have been published in top conferences and journals including SIGGRAPH, CHI, IEEE VIS, and Nature sub-journals. Her work has been featured on Fast Company, Art Forum, Business Insider, Bloomberg, Yahoo, TechCrunch, Domus, Yanko Design, Harvard Political Review.

Jiabao graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master of Design in Technology with Distinction and Thesis Award. She was a researcher at MIT Media Lab. She holds a bachelor of Electrical and Computer Engineering from the National University of Singapore. 

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