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Mitu KhandakerCEOGlow Up Games

Dr Mitu Khandaker is a game designer, scholar, and entrepreneur. She is CEO & co-founder of Glow Up Games, a new diverse mobile game company building stories to unlock the largest hidden markets within games and serve underrepresented audiences. She is also Assistant Arts Professor at the NYU Game Center, where she teaches game design and development. She holds a PhD on designing games for immersive interfaces such as VR, and has a background in computer engineering. Mitu was previously on the founding team at Spirit AI, a games AI middleware company, and also launched a location-based games startup. She also worked in the indie game space on titles such as the social simulation game *Redshirt*. She has received a number of international accolades, including winning the Breakthrough Brit BAFTA in 2013 and the Creative English Trailblazer Award in 2014. Mitu has a particular interest in encouraging diversity in game development and STEM-related fields, and has served on the advisory committee for the Advocacy Track at Game Developers’ Conference from 2014-2019. She is also on the board of directors at Feminist Frequency, and is a AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador, encouraging more middle school-aged girls into game development.

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