M.S./Ph.D. Open Positions

Applications for M.S./Ph.D. Positions [Apply Now]

If you are interested in working with us as a MS/PhD student, please send me an email or submit Google Form.

State briefly why you are interested and attach a CV, including information about the grades you had as an undergraduate.

Important: please insert “Application PhD” or “Application MS" in the subject line if you send an email.

HCI Tech Lab Introduction

As an interdisciplinary research group in Culture Technology, we build physical/digital interactive system empowered by novel sensing/haptic technologies. In HCI Tech Lab, we aim to explore novel interactive technologies that bring direct benefits to real world users. Our research process generally includes:

  • Find gaps between interface/device and human
  • Bridge the gap with novel technical/social solution
  • Evaluate the solution with research methods
  • Deploy the solution with practical applications
Refer to recent papers for examples.

Potential Projects

You’ll be working on a research project, and closely interacting with me and others. Here are some potential project ideas:

  • Design/build/evaluate novel sensing techniques (capacitive, magnetic, Ultra wideband, radar, LiDAR, Computer Vision, biosignal) for AR/VR interactions. (Related Projects: VibAware, iSoft, Scenariot, TRing)
  • Design/build/evaluate wearable haptic experiences for AR/VR interactions. (Related Projects: HapMotion, WriMoucon)
  • Augmented humans with bio-physiological (e.g., EMG, MMG, ECG, EEG) sensing with applied machine learning to understand user intention and status. (Related Projects: Stress Monitoring using Multimodal Bio-sensing Headset)
  • Customization & Recommender Toolkit for Sensing/Haptic Interfaces design in AR/VR. (Related Projects: HapticPilot )
  • Design study (e.g., Elicitation, data capture) on deformable/soft/wearable interfaces. (Related Projects: BikeGesture )
  • You can also suggest new ideas!


  • We are looking for students who are eager to learn and build physical & digital interactive system.
    (Looking for students from diverse backgrounds & majors!)
  • We are looking for students who are ready for get their hands dirty for prototyping.
  • We are looking for students with responsibility who can actually realize proposed ideas.
  • We are looking for students to have prototyping experience or intro-level HCI knowledge. (Optional, but strongly recommended)

Ph.D. Student

  • I prefer accepting Ph.D. student who has valid prior research experiences. Please apply as M.S. if you do not have feasible research experiences.
  • If you would like to have research experience prior to Ph.D., please work in our lab as an intern or apply as a M.S. student.
  • In KAIST GSCT, a Master's degree is a requirement for all incoming Ph.D. students.

M.S. Student

  • I do not have any preference on research experiences for M.S. students.
  • All M.S. students are expected to carry out research project and write a thesis.
  • Please contact me as early as possible since slots are limited each semester.
  • For official admission in Graduate School of Culture Technology, please refer to admission website.
  • For official admission in Graduate School of Metaverse, please refer to admission website.
  • For official admission in School of Computing, please refer to admission website.


  • Monthly Stipend + Research Incentive
  • Personal office space in the N5 building. Hybrid work environment is allowed if needed.
  • Standing desk and individual PC & monitor provided.
  • Prototyping related consumables & equipment are supported.