Yuk Hui studied Computer Engineering and Philosophy at the University of Hong Kong and Goldsmiths College in London, with a focus on philosophy of technology. Before joining SCM, he taught at the Bauhaus University in Weimar at the institute of philosophy of the Leuphana University Lüneburg where he also wrote his habilitation thesis in philosophy. Since 2015 he has been a visiting professor (with qualification of PhD supervision) at the China Academy of Art, where he co-teaches a master class with Bernard Stiegler. Previous to that, he was a research associate at the Center for Digital Cultures at the Leuphana University, postdoctoral researcher at the Institute for Research and Innovation of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris and a visiting scientist at the Deutsche Telekom Laboratories in Berlin.
He is initiator of the Research Network for Philosophy and Technology, an international network which facilitates researches and collaborations on philosophy and technology; and jury member of the Berggruen Prize which gives a US$1-million award each year to a significant individual in the field of philosophy. Hui has published in periodicals such as Research in Phenomenology, Metaphilosophy, Parrhesia, Angelaki, Theory Culture and Society, Cahiers Simondon, Deleuze Studies, Intellectica, Krisis, Implications Philosophiques, Jahrbuch Technikphilosophie, Techné, Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, Appareil, New Formations. He is co-editor of 30 Years after Les Immatériaux: Art, Science and Theory (2015), and author of On the Existence of Digital Objects (prefaced by Bernard Stiegler, University of Minnesota Press, 2016), The Question Concerning Technology in China. An Essay in Cosmotechnics (Urbanomic, 2016), and Recursivity and Contingency (Rowman & Littlefield International, 2019). Currently he is preparing a monograph titled Art and Cosmotechnics co-published by University of Minessota Press and E-flux. His writings have been translated into a dozen languages.