Younbo Jung is Associate Professor of the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He earned his Ph.D. at the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism at the University of Southern California.
In teaching, he received four teaching-related awards at NTU: Nanyang Excellence in Teaching Award in 2010, Nanyang Education Award (College) in 2013, Nanyang Education Award (University) – Bronze in 2014, and Koh Boon Hwee Scholar’s Award (mentorship award) in 2014. He is the inaugural Fellow of Teaching Excellence Academy since 2014.
In research, his interests include socio-psychological effects of interactive media such as video games, virtual reality systems, human-machine interaction, and their applications in education and medical aids. He supports interdisciplinary research and has successfully collaborated on many research projects with scholars in computer science, electrical engineering, education, physical therapy, and social work.