Jacqueline Assar is a XR creator with an academic background in cognitive science. Her work explores the relationship between humanity and emerging technologies such as augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
Jacqueline currently works at Magic Leap in Developer Relations. Prior to Magic Leap, she co-founded Coresights. Coresights is a virtual reality healthcare platform with real-time biometrics backed by MIT Play Labs. Coresights has been used by prestigious medical institutions including Mount Sinai, Johns Hopkins, George Washington Medical School and Bostons Children's Hospital.
She is a frequent participant in VR/AR hackathons. She and her team won the Grand Prize at the 2016 Reality Virtually Hackathon @ MIT. She has also won prizes at the Discover Hackathon and the 2017 Reality Virtually Hackathon @MIT.
She is an Oculus Launch Pad fellow - a program designed to support promising VR/AR content creators. She was also spotlighted by Microsoft and SH//FT for her mixed reality retail application HoloPay.
Jacqueline has spoken and showcased her work at top industry events including Games for Change, TEDxYouth, ARinAction and the MIT Tech Conference. Her work has also been featured at the Institute For Contemporary Art in Boston and 836M in San Francisco.