Austin Lee

Austin S. Lee

Assistant Professor

Austin S. Lee is an Assistant Professor in the School of Design. A former Research Assistant in the Tangible Media Group at the MIT Media Lab, he has explored system design for spatial drawing and 3D collaboration. His professional work at Microsoft and Skype includes interaction design for Skype's HoloLens companion experience and other applications, related to communication design in AR systems and wearable computing.

Previously, Austin was awarded the National Space Grant and worked at NASA JPL as a visual strategist, where he was in charge of the technical development of an interactive installation that promoted the Juno mission. His work was shown internationally at CHI, UIST, SIGGRAPH Asia's Emerging Technologies program, IDSA's International Conference, and he has received international design awards such as the Red Dot.

Austin holds a B.F.A. with a double major of Visual Communication Design and Interior Design from Kookmin University, Seoul. He also received an M.F.A. in Media Design from the Art Center College of Design and an M.S. in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab.