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Dr. Nan-Wei Gong is a researcher and an engineer. She is the founder and CEO of Circular2, and a research affiliate of the MIT Media Lab. Her primary research interest is in digital interfaces that seamlessly integrate into everyday objects. Her past work includes flexible and customizable printed sensing surfaces for gestural control, time-of-flight modules for 3D gesture tracking, and wearable sensing for dynamic management of ubiquitous media. At MIT, Nan-Wei was an Energy Fellow, and has extensive experience developing low-power sensing systems and wearable electronics. She has worked in a number of industrial research labs, among them Microsoft Research and the Nokia Research Center, and is currently assigned as the R&D lead of Project Jacquard at Google ATAP. She holds a PhD and MS degree in Media Arts and Sciences from the MIT Media Lab, where she worked in the Responsive Environments Group under Prof. Joseph A. Paradiso, and a MS in Materials Science and Engineering from National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan.

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