Simon Fraser University, Surrey, Canada (2018 - current)

Ph.D. Candidate, School of Interactive Arts and Technology at SFU

* Expected Graduation: September 2023

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea (2015 - 2017)

M.S., Culture Technology at Graduate School of Culture Technology

Thesis: “Reflector: distance-independent, private pointing on a reflective screen”

Sung Kyun Kwan University, Seoul, Korea (2006 - 2014)

B.S., Computer Science & Film, Television and Media (Double major)

Work Experience

Academic Work

- Research Internship at Adobe Research (June 2020 – November 2020) 

- Research Internship at User Interfaces Group (Advisor: Dr. Antti Oulasvirta) at Aalto University (June 2017 - September 2017) 

- Interface design for Gamer’s lab project at Korea Creative Content Agency (November 2017)

Industry Work

- Creative Technologist at ProtoPie (January 2023 – Current)

- Museum Exhibition at KIGAM Geological Museum, “Fossil Visualizer”, System developer (March 2018 – June 2018) 

- Advertisement campaign of AIA Insurance company, “Mother’s first song”, Software development lead (July August 2015) *won Creative Use of Technologies Awards at Prague International Advertising Festival 2016 

- K-pop Idol Group f(x) Music Video “Red Light”, Assistant director and technical advisor (August 2014) 

- Advertisement campaign of Hyundai Motors, “Future Canvas”, System developer (December 2013) 

- Interactive installation at Kintex Exhibition Center “SpongeBob Happy World”, Interaction designer and developer (December 2012)

Teaching Experience


- IAT 445 Immersive Environment at Simon Fraser University (September - December 2022)

- MPAD3600 Multimedia Programming at Carleton University (January - April 2022) 

- Coding Basics for Media Design, D-Nomade, Seoul (January 2015 - December 2017) 

- Informatics Seminar, SungKyunKwan University, Seoul (September 2015 - September 2017) 

- VIEWZIC Basic, KT&G Sang Sang Madang Hongdae, Seoul (January 2014 - December 2015)

Teaching Assistantship

- IAT 265 Multimedia Programming at Simon Fraser University (January – April 2021, September – December 2021 ) 

- IAT 334 Interface Design at Simon Fraser University (January – April 2020) 

- IAT 443 Interactive Video at Simon Fraser University (January – April 2019)

Academic Services

Conference Review Activities

Served as a program committee member for ACM Designing Interactive systems (DIS) (2022)

Journal Review activities

Served as a reviewer for ACM Transactions on Human Robot Interaction (THRI) (2022)


Helmut & Hugo Eppich Family Graduate Scholarship

Helmut & Hugo Eppich Family Graduate Scholarship at Simon Fraser University (December 2020)

Travel & Minor Research Award

Travel & Minor Research Award at Simon Fraser University (January, May 2021, May 2022, and May 2023)

Graduate Fellowship

Graduate Fellowship at Simon Fraser University (April 2020)

Creative Research Activity Prize

Creative Research Activity Prize at KAIST (December 2018)

Korea National Scholarship

Korea national scholarship at KAIST (September 2015~ December 2017)

Creative Use of Technologies awards

Creative Use of Technologies awards at Prague International Advertising Festival (April 2016)

Research Interests

3D User Interface

- Multiscale navigation in AR / VR / MR 

- Multi-modal feedback for enhancing spatial understanding 

- Adaptive guidance for 3D manipulation and navigation 

- Multi-modal interaction for mixed reality

Screen based Interaction Methods

- Pointing/Selection techniques for mobile devices with screens 

- Embodied interaction with public displays

Exhibition and Performance

Art Exhibition

- Special Exhibition <Virtual Visual Dystopia> at Seoul Museum of Art, “The Process of Evolution”, Interactive art exhibition (December 2016) 

- Special Exhibition <The Researcher’s Way> at Amore Pacific Museum “The Awakening”, Interactive art exhibition (September 2015) 

- Private Exhibition <The Blooming Code> at Alternative exhibition space Jung Da Bang, art exhibition directing (August 2014) 

- Annual Event <Royal Culture Festival> at Changgyeong Palace “Floating memories”, Public installation (May 2014, May 2015)

- Annual Event <Hwaeom Spiritual Music Ritual> at Hwaeomsa Temple “In The Right Perspective”, Public installation (December 2014) 

- Annual Event <Fried Screen Film Festival> at CGV Seoul Daehakro “The Gaze”, Public installation (December 2013)


- HyoYoung Kim Saeng-Hwang Recital at Seul Daehakro Art Theater ,“Herstory”, Video directing (December 2014) 

- A Play at DaeHakro Dongsoong Art Center, “My First Time”, Video Directing (October 2014)

- DJ set of G-Park (MyeongSoo Park) at UMF Korea 2013, VJing Performance (June 2013)

Skills and Abilities

Software Development

C/C++ (OpenGL, Unreal), C# (Unity), Java, Python (ML libraries), R / SPSS / JMP (statistics)

Video Production

Video Shooting (cinematography, lighting, sound), Post-production (Editing, Motion Graphic)


Audiovisual Performance: Live Video (VJing) and Audio (DJing) Mixing


From organizing a workshop to holding a final exhibition