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 Extended Reality (XR) through sensing/haptic feedback technology and wearable interface with the aid of applied machine learning while supporting intelligent authoring systems.

We envision natural user interactions that overcome physical, mental, and social barriers. To achieve this, we will focus on


  • Embedding Interactive Technologies
  • Advancing Interaction Techniques
  • Authoring User Interface & Experience

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News

  Graduation
Feb 16 2024
Jina & Youjin graduated. Congrats!
  HCI Korea 2024
Feb 1 2024
Our lab participated in HCI Korea 2024!
  Research Collaboration
Jan 26 2024
HMC Research Team visited HCI Tech Lab for potential research collaboration.
  Jina successfully defended her M.S. Thesis
Dec 5 2023
Jina Kim successfully defended her M.S. Thesis. Congrats! Jina will continue as a Ph.D. student in HCI Tech Lab.
  KHC 2023 Participation
Nov 25 2023
Our lab participated in the 1st Korea Haptics Conference. Our lab received the Best Paper Award (Hyung IL), Best Demo Award (Kyungeun), Young Researcher Award (Prof. Yoon) and many other awards (Dongkyu, Hyunyoung, Soyeong, Youjin)! Check here for more detail.
  Winter 2024 Undergraduate Research Internship
Nov 17 2023
We are looking for research interns (including 1 URP) for 2024 Winter. Application deadline is Nov 24th.
  UIST 2023 Participation
Nov 1 2023
Our lab participated in ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (UIST) in San Francisco. Kyungeun received People's Choice Demo Award!
  ISMAR 2023 Participation
Oct 20 2023
Our lab participated in IEEE International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Realityheld in Sydney.
  A paper accepted to IMWUT (UbiComp 2024)
Oct 15 2023
Our paper "HapticPilot: Authoring In-situ Hand Posture-Adaptive Vibrotactile Feedback for Virtual Reality" led by Youjin is accepted (pending minor revision) to Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT).
  SUI 2023 Participation
Oct 13 2023
Our lab participated in ACM Symposium on Spatial User Interaction Conference held in Sydney for oral presentation!
  A paper accepated to Virtual Reality (Springer VR)
Oct 9 2023
Our paper "HapMotion: Motion-to-Tactile Framework with Wearable Haptic Devices for Immersive VR Performance Experience" led by Kyungeun is accepted to Virtual Reality (Springer).
đź“Ł  HCI Tech lab in the MERRIC News Letter
Sep 6 2023
HCI Tech Lab has been featured on Merric (Mechanical Engineering and Robotics Research Information Center) news letter.
  A paper accepted to SUI 2023
Aug 25 2023
Our paper "VibAware: Context-Aware Tap and Swipe Gestures Using Bio-Acoustic Sensing" led by Jina is accepted to SUI2023.
  A demo accpeted to UIST 2023
Aug 25 2023
Our demo "Mo2Hap: Rendering performer’s Motion Flow to Upper-body Vibrotactile Haptic Feedback for VR performance" will be presented at UIST 2023.
  Research Collaboration
Aug 24 2023
ETRI & 1Million visited HCI Tech Lab for research collaboration.
  Research Collaboration on Press Release
Jul 19 2023
KAIST CT, 1Million, and EBS sign a Dance Education Technology Development Agreement (Press Release).
  WHC 2023 Participation
Jul 10 2023
Our lab participated in IEEE World Haptics Conference held in Delft for oral presentation & demo!
  Research Collaboration
Jul 7 2023
HCI Tech Lab participated summer workshop with Korea University & KETI on "4D Content Generation and Copyright Protection with Artificial Intelligence".
  Recruiting Graudate Students
Jun 14 2023
We have positions for M.S. & Ph.D for Spring 2024 (Graduate School of Culture Technology & Metaverse Program). Please check Open Positions.
  Youjin successfully defended her M.S. Thesis
Jun 13 2023
Youjin Sung successfully defended her M.S. Thesis. Congrats! Youjin will continue as a Ph.D. student in HCI Tech Lab.
  New Research Project
Jun 1 2023
New research project on "Real-time virtual convergence-based performing arts education platform technology" collaborated with ETRI, 1Million, and EBS.
  New Research Project
Jun 1 2023
New research project on "In-camera based interactive digital VFX content production pipeline technology" collaborated with KETI, DexterStudios, Studio EON, and Metalocat.
  Summer 2023 Undergraduate Research Internship
May 10 2023
We are looking for research interns for 2023 Summer. Application deadline is May 17th.
  VR 2023 Participation
Mar 25 2023
Jina, Kyungeun, Nicha participated in IEEE VR conference held in Shanghai to present posters!
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Research Highlights

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Join Us

**Note: We currently have openings for Ph.D. and M.S.**

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 prospective students, please check below.


M.S./Ph.D. Students

Highlighted Publications

HapticPilot: Authoring In-situ Hand Posture-Adaptive Vibrotactile Feedback for Virtual Reality

AUTHORS Youjin Sung, Rachel Kim, Kun Woo Song, Yitian Shao, Sang Ho Yoon
IN Proceedings of the ACM IMWUT (UbiComp2024)
DOI VIDEO

HapMotion: Motion-to-Tactile Framework with Wearable Haptic Devices for Immersive VR Performance Experience

AUTHORS Kyungeun Jung, Sangpil Kim, Seungjae Oh*, Sang Ho Yoon*
IN Springer Virtual Reality
DOI VIDEO PDF

VibAware: Context-Aware Tap and Swipe Gestures Using Bio-Acoustic Sensing

AUTHORS Jina Kim, MinYung Kim, Woosuk Lee, Sang Ho Yoon
IN PROCEEDINGS ACM SUI 2023
DOI VIDEO PDF

WriMouCon: Wrist-Mounted Haptic Controller for Rendering Physical Properties in Virtual Reality

AUTHORS Minjae Jo, DongKyu Kwak, Sang Ho Yoon
IN PROCEEDINGS IEEE WHC 2023
DOI VIDEO PDF
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 UIST 2019
DOI PDF VIDEO PRESENTATION

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 UIST 2017
DOI PDF VIDEO PRESENTATION MEDIA

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 UIST 2016
DOI PDF VIDEO PRESENTATION

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