Dr Fan is a technology scholar and entrepreneur. He holds a PhD from Harvard University and a Master’s degree from Princeton University and served as an assistant professor at the University of California, Berkeley and China Central Academy of Fine Arts.
In 2015, Dr Fan founded Tezign.com, a leading technology start-up with a vision to empower imagination with technology and mission to build digital infrastructure for creative resources. In 2016 Dr Fan founded the Tongji University Design Artificial Intelligence Lab, an institute dedicated to applied research in machine learning and AI technology in the creative industry. In 2019, he published his book From Universality of Computation to Universality of Imagination to explore the impacts of data intelligence on human creativity.
Dr Fan is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader, an Aspen Institute China Fellow, a member of IEEE Global Council for Extended Intelligence and a member of Future Forum. He was awarded the National DDF Award in 2018 and recognised as a Fortune 40 Under 40 Business Elite in 2019.