Yao is a design technologist @Samsung Research America, AI Center, Artificial Intelligence Expericene. Her work is focused on combining digital and physical world with user as the center of the interaction. She is also an artist whose work extends through art installation, dance and theater, now residing in California.

After she received her BS in psychology and industrial design at Zhejiang University, she moved to New York to pursue her passion in interactive art installation and user experience research in ITP, Tisch, NYU.

During her two years in New York, she collaborated with Smoke & Mirrors Collaborative and presented an immersive performance in Transmediale Festival, Berlin. She presented her thesis, an immersive interactive art installation, in the xStory Showcase. Her sound interactive storytelling piece, FMDreamland, has been presented at IAC building & The Expanded Cinema, Made in NY Media Center.

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