Christian Grewell was an Adjunct Assistant Arts Professor at NYU Shanghai. He is also Associate Director, Program Management. He holds a MBA from the NYU Stern School of Business. Professor Grewell’s research interests are primarily in the area of Virtual Reality (VR), including VR interaction design, VR as a social presence multiplier and concepts of immersion and presence – specifically the degree in which VR technologies increase spatial and social presence through realistically modeled environments and audio design. Professor Grewell is also a co-founder of SHVR, a free community VR developer lab focused on the emerging Virtual Reality (VR) technology sector in China, as well as a frequent speaker at technology events.