Corrinne Yu is a game programmer and currently Principal Engine Programmer on Microsoft's Halo team, and first party Halo Lead. She is the first and only female Technical Lead of the whole of Microsoft Game Studios. She was a founding member of Microsoft's Direct 3D Advisory Board. Previously she participated in CUDA and GPU simulation at NVidia. She continues to review the designs of new iterations of Direct3D.
Besides Halo team, Corrinne Yu programmed as Director of platform Technology of Gearbox Software, and as Director of Technology of ION Storm. Yu programmed as Lead Engine Programmer of the Prey engine at 3D Realms.
Besides gaming, Yu programmed on the Space Shuttle program at Rockwell International California. She designed and conducted accelerator experiments at LINAC in California and the accelerator at Brookhaven National Laboratory. Her nuclear physics research won her a national award from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Yu is married to Kenneth Scott, Senior Art Director of the Halo team.
Yu is identified at Kotaku by Trina Schwimmer as one of the 10 most influential women in games in the last decade. Yu is the only director of technology, and the only engine programmer, identified in this list.