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Assistant Professorat Xi'an Jiao Tong - Liverpool University
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Hong Kong
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes)

Aven Le ZHOU is an artist scholar who works with Interactive Media and Generative Agents, e.g., emergence systems, genetic algorithms, and Artificial Intelligence. Since 2018, he has focused on effectuating human-AI collaborative creativity through generative AI. He created the first AI Arts course at NYU Shanghai in 2019 as an instructor and resident research fellow (2014-2020) in Interactive Media Arts Program. He joined Xi'an Jiao Tong-Liverpool University (XJTLU) in 2020 as an Assistant Professor in the Design School and the director of the Interactive Experience Lab. Aven was elected as a Fellow at the Royal Society of Arts and an Affiliated Fellow at the Chartered Society of Designers in 2022. He is now a Ph.D. candidate in Computational Media and Arts Thrust at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Guangzhou.
As an artist scholar, his first solo (AI Art) exhibition - "The Love of Shanshui, 2019," was held in the Shanghai Duolun Museum of Modern Art. His recent solo exhibitions include "Chinese New Literati, 2019," a touring exhibition at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition & Convention Centre, the Shanghai DaNing Library, and the Izmir International Fair, Turkey. Some selected group exhibitions include "Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, 2019" at AI Art Gallery, Vancouver (2019), Montreal (2018), Canada; "Computer Vision for Fashion, Art & Design, 2019" at Computer Vision Art Gallery, Seoul, Korean; "Dialog: a bit more AI, 2018" at Fouhaus+, Shanghai; and "ShanshuiDaDA, 2018" at Yeah! Nah Gallery, Shanghai.
With a practice-based research approach and recent interests in cultural innovation, Aven has published more than ten papers and demos with relevant topics at different top-tier venues, such as NeurIPS, ICCV, HCII, ICDAR, ISEA, etc.