Dr. Seungwon Kim is a Postdoctoral Research Fellow investigating interfaces of a video conference for remote collaboration. With Augmented Reality technology adding or displaying virtual objects in the shared live video of the video conference, his main research theme is designing interfaces that show users’ information with the virtual objects in the video conference and how the virtual objects helps users to have better remote collaboration. He especially focuses on enhancing the shared experience in remote collaboration while the virtual object gives little effect on understanding real world.
He received his Ph.D. in Human Interface Technology from HITLab NZ in November 2016 with supervision of Prof. Mark Billinghurst, Dr. Gun Lee, and Dr. Christoph Bartneck. During the Ph.D, He received UC doctoral scholarship from University of Canterbury from April of 2012 to April of 2016. He developed one of the early interfaces that anchors virtual annotations in real world without a marker and previous data, and introduced the auto freeze function for a drawing annotation interface.
In 2013, he was selected through the Microsoft Worldwide Internship program by Nexus group at Microsoft Research (MSR) in Redmond. At MSR, he developed interfaces for Skype that includes three additional views (a high quality image view, a map view, and a scene view) together with a live video stream.
He completed Bachelor and Master Degrees in Computer Science in University of Tasmania, and received Tasmanian International Scholarship (TIS) during the Degrees. He is also a golden key member that is only available to top 15 percent students during the Bachelor or Master Degrees.