Lewei Huang (Richard)


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New York University
Sep 2017 - May 2019 (expected)
Master of Arts. Media, Culture, and Communication.

New York University Shanghai
Sep 2013 - May 2017
Bachelor of Science. Interactive Media Arts + Global China Studies
summa cum laude.


21st Century Scholarship
May 2017
New York University Steinhardt

Provost’s Award
May 2017
New York University Shanghai

China National Scholarship
Sep 2015
Ministry of Education, People’s Republic of China

Dean's Undergraduate Research Fund
Sep 2015
New York University Shanghai
Research title: Cardboard Shikumen - Preserving Urban Heritage in Low-Cost Virtual Reality.

Summer Recognition Award and Dean’s List Honors
Aug 2014, Aug 2015, Aug 2016
New York University Shanghai


Faculty Research Assistant
Apr 2018 - Ongoing
NYU Steinhardt
Performed maintenance and migration tasks on a WordPress website
Archived news and academic articles from online sources

Faculty Research Assistant
May 2015 - Ongoing
NYU Shanghai
Assisted a faculty member on a research project about folk culture and urban renewal in Shanghai.
Conducted interviews with local residents, officials, and scholars working in relevant fields.
Performed translations between Mandarin Chinese, Shanghai dialect, and English.
Gathered and archived historical documents from online and offline sources.

Interactive Media Arts Learning Assistant
Sep 2016 - May 2017
NYU Shanghai
Provided academic support to students of Interaction Lab class in and out of the classroom.
Worked closely with faculty to support students on class assignments during lab sessions.
Conducted individual and small group meetings to provide out-of-class tutoring.
Co-organised academic events with the Academic Resource Center.

Computer Instructor
Feb 2016 - May 2016
Hamilton-Madison House, New York City
Taught elementary computer skills such as typing and Microsoft Office to elderly members of the immigrant community in Two Bridges, Lower Manhattan.

Founding Member and Section Editor
Dec 2013 - Jan 2015
On Century Avenue, NYU Shanghai
Co-founded and served as the editor of the Local Culture & Lifestyle section of On Century Avenue, NYU Shanghai’s first student-run online publication. Edited and fact-checked articles on local culture and lifestyle in Shanghai.
Provided technical advising and assistance to set up the WordPress website of the publication.


Python, JavaScript, Arduino, Processing, PHP.

Media production and content management
HTML+CSS, Adobe Photoshop, Affinity Photo, Adobe Premiere, CartoDB, DSLR photography/videography, 360° panoramic photography/videography, WordPress, MediaWiki, Markdown.

Microsoft Office, Google Apps.

Chinese (native), English (proficient), Spanish (intermediate).