Zhihan Lyu

Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor at Department of Game Design

+46-70 1679905
Mobile phone:
+46 70 1679905
Visiting address:
Strandgatan 1b (Residenset)
621 57 VISBY
Postal address:
Uppsala universitet, Campus Gotland
62167 Visby

Short presentation

I am a Lecturer, an Engineer and a Researcher in Virtual Reality, Digital Twins and Metaverse major in Mathematics and Computer Applied Technology. My research application fields widely range from everyday life to traditional research fields (i.e. Geography and Transportation, Biology and Chemistry, Medicine and Rehabilitation, Industry and Entertainment). During the past years, I have completed several projects successfully on PC, Website, Smartphone and Smartglasses.

Keywords: artificial intelligence internet of things human computer interaction blockchain metaverse digital twins serious game virtual reality

Here are the videos of our two Posters and two Demos on IEEE VR 2022, a Poster on EuroVis 2022, a Poster and two Demos on IEEE VR 2023, two Full papers on ACM MM 2023.

I am IEEE Senior Member, Fellow of British Computer Society, Fellow of Royal Society for Arts, Fellow of Royal Society for Public Health, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, ACM Distinguished Speaker, five times Career-long Scientific Influence Rankings of Stanford's Top 2% Scientists, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow, Clarivate Highly Cited Researcher, Elsevier Highly Cited Chinese Researcher, Research.com Computer Science in Sweden Leader Award receiver. I have contributed 300 papers including more than 100 papers on IEEE/ACM Transactions. I'm Editor-in-Chief of Internet of Things and Cyber-Physical Systems(KeAi), an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Multimedia Computing, Communications, and Applications, IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation System, IEEE Transactions on Network and Service Management, IEEE Transaction on Computational Social Systems, IEEE Transactions on Network Science and Engineering, IEEE Consumer Electronics Magazine, Early Career Advisory Board member of IEEE/CAA Journal of Automatica Sinica. I'm General Chair, Co-Chair or TPC of 50 conferences including Area Chair of ACM MM 2021-2023, Workshop Chair of ACM MM 2023, Online Experience Chair of IEEE VR 2023, Sponsorship Chair of MobileHCI 2023, Program Committee member of ACM IUI 2015-2023. I have reviewed 400 papers. I have received more than 20 awards from China, Europe, IEEE. I have supervised the students to get more than 20 awards. I have won 8 Best Paper awards. I have given 80 invited talks for universities and companies in Europe and China. I have given 20 keynote talks for International conferences. My research has been featured by popular news media outlets, including AAAS, SCIENMAG, APNEWS, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News.

I have started to write computer program since 1998, using FoxBase on 386. A Tank War game has been done in 1999 using QuickBASIC on 486. Hence, I have learned C, C++, C#, Java, HTML, JavaScript, Python, and popular compilers (Visual Studio, Xcode, Eclipse, Matlab).

I have enjoyed research experience at French National Centre for Scientific Research(CNRS)-UPR9080 at Paris in France, at Umea University at Umea in Sweden, at Virtual Environments and Computer Graphics(VECG) group at University College London(UCL) at London in UK, at Event Lab at University of Barcelona at Barcelona in Spain.

I have contributed to some projects. Recent years I am working on the combination of VR, IoT and AI, that is Digital Twins, and Human-Computer-Human-Interaction, that is Metaverse.


WebVRGIS: Web Virtual Reality Geographic Information System

UnityMol: 3D Molecular Visualization with Unity3D

Touchless Interaction: Real-Time Hands/Feet Dynamic Gesture Interaction on Smart Phone/Smart Glass

Rehametrics: EU FP7 ITN(316748): LanPercept - Language and Perception/Virtual Reality Rehabilitation

Open3D: EPSRC(EP/M013685/1): Open3D: Collaborative Editing for 3D Virtual Worlds

MoTIVE: Horizon 2020 ERC Advanced grant(742989) Moments in Time in Immersive Virtual Environments

Serious Game:

MeetDurian: A Location-Based Games to Improve COVID-19 Hygiene Habits


DecentralizedLearning: Decentralized Collaborative Learning Model based on Blockchain

WaveHeightPrediction: Open Sea and the Offshore Sea Wave Height Prediction Based on LSTM

WaveEnergyPrediction: Prediction Wave Energy by Prediction of Sea Wave Height

UpdatingCAVsModel: Updating Connected and Automated Vehicles (CAVs) Model as the Scanner of Heterogeneous Traffic Flow.

MedicalPrediction: Predicting Disease Using Artificial Intelligence Models

Digital Twins:

WindPowerPrediction: Wind Power Prediction in Digital Twins

DigitalTwinsSewagePlant: Augmented Digital Twins in Sewage Plant


Literature_Data_Visualization_Analysis: The Visual Analysis Tool for Literature Data.

FellowCited: Count which IEEE/ACM Fellows an author's papers are cited by.

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Zhihan Lyu