SuAnne Fu

  • B.F.A., electronic arts, Cornell University, 1998
  • A.B., history of art, Cornell University, 1999
  • M.S., program of computer graphics, Cornell University, 2002

"One of my greatest inspirations for teaching has been said during an interview about an icon in our society, who shall be unnamed: 'He wanted you to be great; and he wanted you to create something that was great; and he was going to make you do that.' My inspiration has always been to bring out the greatness from the untapped potential in our students. The ability to be able to see great designs and collaborate with great designers and artists has been an inspiration and reward in itself. The designers and artists are sometimes found amongst our colleagues while other times are found right in our classrooms in the students we teach, which is the inspiration that drives me."

SuAnne Fu | Chair, interactive design and game development

Awards, recognition and honors

Cornell Meinig National Scholar


Association for Computing Machinery SIGGRAPH, International Game Developers Association

Previous Positions

Founder and art director, Tipping Point Design Group; computer graphics research assistant, Cornell University; Web designer, Meetinghouse Technologies; 3-D modeler, Immersive Technologies; Web designer, Davanita Design; museum curatorial assistant, Herbert F. Johnson Museum; graphics designer, Cornell/Rockefeller/Sloan-Kettering Tri-Institutional M.D./Ph.D. Program

Publications and presentations


  • "Creating Space and Identity through Rich Media Content for Interactive Design," FMX Conference, Stuttgart, Germany, 2008


  • "The Impossible Vase: An Exploration in Perception," Cornell University, 2002
  • "Iconography of the Dream of the Red Chamber," Cornell University, 1999