Ya Lu Lin
2014 – Now University Lecturer, Governors State University
2012 – 2013 Adjunct Professor, Governors State University
2011- 2012 Associate Professor in Media Arts and Animation, Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago
2006 – 2010 Assistant Professor in Media Arts and Animation, Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago
2003 – 2006 Full-Time Instructor in Media Arts and Animation, Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago
Fall 2003 Part-time Instructor, The School of the Art Institute at Chicago
Spring 2003 Teaching Associate, University of Illinois at Chicago
2001 – 2003 3D Modeling and Animation Instructor, Gallery 37 Center for the Arts, Chicago
1999–2002 Research Assistant, Electronic Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois Institute at Chicago
1998–1999 Research Assistant, Biomedical Visualization Laboratory, University of Illinois Institute at Chicago
1998 – 2002 M.F.A. in Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois Institute at Chicago
1994 – 1998 B.F.A. in Photo/Film/Electronic Media, University of Illinois Institute at Chicago
2008 – 2009 Figure Studies, School of Representational Art (Atelier), Chicago
2008 – 2009 Anatomy workshop and Sculpture Studies, Vitruvian Fine Art Studio
Summary of Qualifications
Curriculum design and proposal writing for new media studies in University level.
Experienced in teaching college students and conducting advanced professional tutorials in 3D visualization tools and techniques.
Able to create immersive 3D environments using a variety of commercial modeling tools, platforms and scripting languages.
Possesses advanced animation and modeling skills for both pre-rendered animation and real time simulations; specializes in low polygon counts modeling.
Developing VR content as part of a long-term research program in the first elementary school in the nation to house a semi-permanent VR installation. This work aims to apply VR as a new pedagogical model and augment conventional teaching materials.
Software Unity, ZBrush, Maya, Alias Studio, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, After Effect, Avid
Operating System Unix, Windows, Linux, Mac OS
Programming Open GL, C, Ygdrasil Script
Showcased in e-Art: art, society and democracy in the networking age, book of Franz Fischnaller, Publisher by Editori Riuniti, Rome, Italy. Publication Date, November 2006.
Johnson, A., Moher, T., Cho, Y., Lin, Y., Haas, D., Kim, J., “Augmenting Elementary School Education with VR,” IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol 22, No 2, March/April 2002, pp. 6-9.
Profiled as a new media artist in Yahoo! Internet Life Magazine, “Choose Your own Reality.”
Moher, T., Johnson, A., Cho, Y., Lin, Y. First-Person Science Inquiry ‘in the Field’, IPT/EGVE 2001, Stuttgart, Germany, pp. 131-140
Johnson, A., Moher, T., Leigh, J., Lin, Y., “QuickWorlds: Teacher Driven VR Worlds in an Elementary School Curriculum,” SIGGRAPH 2000 Educators Program, July 23-28, 2000, New Orleans, LA, Conference Abstracts and Applications, pp. 60-63.
Moher, T., Johnson, A., Cho, Y., Lin, Y. “Observation-based Inquiry in a Virtual Ambient Environment” Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference of the Learning Sciences, Ann Arbor, MI, 06/14/2000 – 06/17/2000.
Awards and Recognition
2013 Received over 200 endorsements through Linkedin on the topics of Maya, Computer Animation and teaching
2010 Nominated for Excellence in Teaching–Outstanding Faculty Award, Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago
2007 Faculty Member of the Month, Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago
1998 School Faculty Prize for Photography/Film/Electronic Visualization, University of Illinois at Chicago
1994–2002 College of Art & Design Dean’s List, University of Illinois at Chicago
2013 Curriculum design “Game Design Minor” for Computer Science Division, College of Arts and Science, Governors State University
2012 Curriculum design “3D Animation Minor” for Art Division, College of Arts and Science, Governors State University
Illinois Institute of Art at Chicago
Portfolio Review Panel 2004 -2012
Library Committee 2008 – 2011
Technology Committee 2007
Assessment Coordinator 2006
Library Committee 2005
Student Successes Committee 2004
Institutional Community Services
Provided skills lab for special need students in the learning center.
Collaborated with Library to create a DVD collection for MAA/GAD major at the Learning Center in the loop campus.
Displayed student’s projects on walls quarterly.
Attended Portfolio show for students quarterly.
Attended annual Graduation ceremonies.
Worked with Schaumburg campus to align with the new Grid for MAA/GAD.
Provided references and recommendation letters for students.
Helped with Assessment process for Higher Learning Commission Accreditation and performed 3rd, 6th, 9th and 12th quarter reviews.
Attended Alumni Event hosted by the Career Service.
Computer Graphic Community
Attended the AAUGA (Chicago Autodesk Animation User’s Group Association) Mental Ray workshop at Moraine Valley Community College held on 5/20/2010.
Served as a panelist at the IGDA (international game developers association) Game Conference at ILIC in 2004.
Held a class field trip to “Seize the Opportunity event – What’s new in M&E 2011” at the Gene Siskel film center.
Helped promote and attended the CGSociety Chicago Chapter year end presentation at the Illinois Institute of Art Chicago in 2009.
Attended 3December held at the DePaul CDM Building in Chicago 2008.
Member of AREA Forum (Autodesk Community), ConceptArt.org Forum (Concept Artist community), CGSociety Forum (digital artist community), ZBrushCentral Forum (digital sculpture community).
January 16, 2010 CG CON North American Road Show, The educational Creative Computer Graphics Conference, Chicago,IL
Mar 28 – 31, 2009 Reverie International Art symposium, ConceptArt.Org and Massive Black, Dallas TX
Dec 12 – 26, 2008 Gnomon Master Class on the topics of digital art, Gnomon Workshop: Live, Online Rebroadcast Event
- SIGGRAPH 1998 (Orlando)
- SIGGRAPH 2000 (New Orleans)
- SIGGRAPH 2001 (Los Angles)
- SIGGRAPH 2005 (Los Angles)