【Master Forum】VR Today and Tomorrow
Topic: VR Today and Tomorrow
Speaker: Academician Zhao Qinping
Date: Monday, December 17, 2018
Time: 4:15-5:30 pm
Venue: E206, Administration Building
Virtual reality (VR) is becoming an everyday technology as a new support platform for various industries. The trend of VR+ will be inevitable. As a disruptive technology, VR will diminish the boundary of the real world and virtual world, and turn the world into a new one which is mixed of virtuality and reality. VR will become a new means for people to observe, experience and transform the world.
This lecture will introduce the application of virtual reality in military, manufacturing, aerospace, healthcare, education, sports, and culture through video clips, demonstrate how VR+ supports various industries and predict the trends of VR development and potential growth points for the technology.
Professor Zhao Qinping is an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He serves as Director of the Science & Technology Commission of Ministry of Education, Chief Scientist of State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and System, President of China Simulation Federation (CSF). He is also a Professor of Beihang University.
Professor Zhao has conducted virtual reality and artificial intelligence research for many years, and accomplished more than 20 national science and technology programs, including National Natural Science Foundation, the 863 Program or State High-Tech Development Plan, the 973 Program or National Basic Research Program, and pre-research projects for national defense. He has directed the establishment of China's first distributed virtual environment DVENET, the development of the real-time 3D graph platform BH_GRAPH with IIPR and the distributed interactive simulation application operation platform BH_RTI. He has also developed several virtual reality application systems, including Simulated Tactical Training System, Aircraft Cockpit Design VR System, Creative Simulation and Process Monitoring System for the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympic Games, and 3D Deduction and Decision-Making System for the parade for the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, etc.
Professor Zhao has published 3 academic monographs and more than 180 papers, and has been granted 60 national authorized patents. He was awarded National Prize for Progress in Science and Technology Grade One once and Grade Two twice, National Prize for Technical Innovation Grade Two once and 9 provincial and ministerial science and technology awards. He has supervised more than 60 doctors and nearly 100 masters.