Welcome to HCI Tech Lab!

We are a multidisciplinary research group working on physical computing, natural user interface, and socially acceptable interactions. Our research focuses on enabling novel interactions for augmented/virtual/mixed reality through sensing & feedback technology, wearables, and applied machine learning.

Our research vision is to enable natural user interactions that overcome physical, mental, and social barriers. To achieve this, we will focus on

  • Intelligent Sensing & Effective Haptics
  • Predictive & Context-aware Interactions
  • Socially Acceptable Interactions
Learn More about HCI Tech Lab through this video (Korean)

News

First Lab Meeting
Jan 13 2022
First Lab Meeting including Graduate Students & Undergraudate Interns.
Lab Opening!
Jan 3 2022
Officially opend the lab area. Work-in-progress setting up the lab with members.
URP Invidual Research Selected
Dec 21 2021
Individual Research Proposal by Zofia has been accepted. This is exploratory research to enable Novel Haptic Interface.
New Lab Members
Dec 13 2021
Welcome our new MS student (Minjae Jo) and Winter Interns (Zofia, Kyungeun)
New Lab Member
Nov 4 2021
Welcome our new MS student Jina!
Looking for interns
Oct 12 2021
I am looking for undergraduate research interns for 2021 Fall/Winter. Please check Undergraduate Research Internship.
Looking for graduate students
Oct 12 2021
I am looking for graduate students. Please see M.S./Ph.D. page.
Lab Website Open!
Sep 27 2021
Beta version website is open. The website will be actively updated.

Join Us

**Note: We currently have openings for all positions (Undergraduate, M.S./Ph.D.)**

We are excited to talk to strong candidates whose backgrounds or interests overlap with

Software engineering: Human-Computer Interaction, Virtual/Augmented Reality, Machine Learning

Hardware engineering: Sensors, Embedded systems, Mechanical Design, Signal processing,

HCI related topics: UX/UI Design, Human Factors, User/Design Study

For undergraduate students, please check below.

Undergraduate Internship

For M.S./Ph.D. students, please check below.

M.S./Ph.D. Students

Publications

Sound-Guided Semantic Image Manipulation

AUTHORS Seung Hyun Lee, Sang Ho Yoon, Jinkyu Kim*, Sangpil Kim*
IN PROCEEDINGS NeurIPS Workshop on CtrlGen: Controllable Generative Modeling in Language and Vision (NIPSW), 2021
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Audio-Guided Image Manipulation for Artistic Paintings
AUTHORS Seung Hyun Lee, Nahyuk Lee, Chanyoung Kim, Wonjeong Ryoo Jinkyu Kim , Sang Ho Yoon*, Sangpil Kim*
IN PROCEEDINGS NeurIPS Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design (NIPSW), 2021
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SurfaceFlow: Large Area Haptic Display via Compliant Liquid Dielectric Actuators
AUTHORS Yitian Shao, Siyuan Ma, Sang Ho Yoon, Yon Visell, James Holbery
IN PROCEEDINGS IEEE Haptics Symposium, 2020
DOI PDF

iMold: Enabling Interactive Design Optimization for In-Mold Electronics
AUTHORS Jonathan Ting, Yunbo Zhang, Sang Ho Yoon, James D Holbery, Siyuan Ma
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Late Breaking Work (CHI LBW), 2020
DOI PDF

Stress Monitoring using Multimodal Bio-sensing Headset
AUTHORS Joong Hoon Lee, Hannes Gamper, Ivan Tashev, Steven Dong, Siyuan Ma, Jacquelin Remaley, James D Holbery, Sang Ho Yoon
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Late Breaking Work (CHI LBW), 2020
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HapSense: A Soft Haptic I/O Device with Uninterrupted Dual Functionalities of Force Sensing and Vibrotactile Actuation
AUTHORS Sang Ho Yoon, Woo Suk Lee, Shantanu Thakurdesai, Di Sun, Flávio P. Ribeiro, James D. Holbery
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST), 2019
DOI PDF VIDEO PRESENTATION

MultiSoft: Soft Sensor Enabling Real-Time Multimodal Sensing with Contact Localization and Deformation Classification
AUTHORS Sang Ho Yoon, Luis Paredes, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT), 2018
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Scenariot: Spatially mapping smart things within augmented reality scenes
AUTHORS Ke Huo, Yuanzhi Cao, Sang Ho Yoon, Zhuangying Xu, Guiming Chen, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018
DOI PDF VIDEO

iSoft: A Customizable Soft Sensor with Real-time Continuous Contact and Stretching Sensing
AUTHORS Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Yunbo Zhang, Guiming Chen, Luis Paredes, Subramanian Chidambaram, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST), 2017
DOI PDF VIDEO PRESENTATION MEDIA

BikeGesture: user elicitation and performance of micro hand gesture as input for cycling
AUTHORS Yanke Tan*, Sang Ho Yoon*, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems Late Breaking Work (CHI LBW), 2017
DOI PDF

Robust hand pose estimation during the interaction with an unknown object
AUTHORS Chiho Choi, Sang Ho Yoon, Chin-Ning Chen, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017
DOI PDF

TRing: Instant and customizable interactions with objects using an embedded magnet and a finger-worn device
AUTHORS Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Yunbo Zhang, Guiming Chen, Luis Paredes, Subramanian Chidambaram, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM User Interface Software and Technology Symposium (UIST), 2016
DOI PDF VIDEO PRESENTATION

TMotion: Embedded 3D Mobile Input using Magnetic Sensing Technique
AUTHORS Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Vinh P. Nguyen, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI), 2016
AWARD ACM UIST Best Poster Award (1st Place, 2015)
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Wearable textile input device with multimodal sensing for eyes-free mobile interaction during daily activities
AUTHORS Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Karthik Ramani
IN Pervasive and Mobile Computing, 2016 (SCIE)
DOI PDF

TIMMi: Finger-worn Textile Input Device with Multimodal Sensing in Mobile Interaction
AUTHORS Sang Ho Yoon, Ke Huo, Vinh P. Nguyen, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI), 2015
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BendID: Flexible interface for localized deformation recognition
AUTHORS Vinh P. Nguyen, Sang Ho Yoon, Ansh Verma, Karthik Ramani
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM international joint conference on pervasive and ubiquitous computing (UBICOMP), 2014
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HCI Tech Lab
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Republic of Korea