Khoi Nguyen

Head of Emerging Technologies

Texas State University

Dr. Khoi Nguyen earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Irvine. He currently is the Head of Emerging Technologies at Texas State University and runs the newly established Alkek Laboratory for Immersive Arts and Sciences (ALIAS). Utilizing a multi-million dollar grant funded technology hub, ALIAS aims to develop through collaboration the largest collection of immersive stories and experiences in the United States. He is currently receiving the Unity Technologies Social Impact Grant for developing curriculum on XR education. He has given keynote speeches around the country on using XR technology in interdisciplinary education. Before coming to Texas State University, he was the chief architect developing the XR interactions for the National AIDS Memorial and the National AIDS Quilt. His current project deals with using XR and AI technology within our national cemeteries to honor those who have laid the foundations for our rights.