Frank Lee


Dr. Frank J. Lee is Full Professor of Digital Media at Drexel University with appointments in Computer Science and Biomedical Engineering. Lee received his PhD in Cognitive Psychology in 2000 from Carnegie Mellon University, and his BA with Highest Honors in Cognitive Science in 1994 from UC Berkeley. Lee co-founded Drexel's Game Design Program in 2008, which has been consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 Game Design Programs in the US since 2009. Lee is also the founding director of the Entrepreneurial Game Studio (EGS) at Drexel University in 2013, a unique university-wide initiative to teach students entrepreneurship by helping them to start their own game companies. His students have won over 30 domestic and international awards and recognitions in the last 5 years making it one of the most awarded university game labs in the US.  Lee’s own past projects have won national and international awards and recognitions and have received extensive media coverage. His installation project, Skyscraper Tetris in 2014, was mentions in over 1500 news stories worldwide and had an estimated 2.2 Billion views. It was also recognized as a Guinness World Record for the Largest Architectural Videogame Display. He was selected as one of the Smartest People in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine in 2012, Hacker of the Year by Geekadelphia in 2013, and one of the 50 Most Admirable Gaming People by Polygon in 2014.