I’m a 5th year PhD student in Information Science at Cornell University. I’m working at Cornell Tech campus in New York City.

I’m generally interested in human-computer interaction (HCI), information visualization (InfoViz), and Computer-Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). My current focus is on HCI for “social good”. Social good is a broadly defined term that embraces human values, social justice, equity, etc. I’m trying to address those issues by suggesting interactive software tools that support democratic decision-making process and participatory model for information access in several contexts. I’ve been working with professor Tapan Parikh since April 2015.

I used to take interdisciplinary approach to explore a user’s perception on software systems. I enjoyed learning and applying social science research methods to explain what a conceptual model of user experience is like.

I received BA degree in Computer Science and MS degree in Cognitive Engineering from Yonsei University, South Korea. I started my PhD degree in School of Information at UC Berkeley, but transferred to Cornell’s NYC campus at the beginning of the 5th year.