Sunyoung Kim

As an HCI researcher, I design, build, and evaluate ubiquitous computing technologies that can promote positive changes towards everyday health, wellbeing, and environmental sustainability.


I am a CRCS postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University and a member of Intelligent Interactive Systems Group supervised by Krysztof Gajos and Barbara Grosz.

I am interested in improving the quality of everyday life through the use of technology. Leveraging mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies, I explore novel technical solutions that empower people to better understand the world around them and make informed choices for quality of life. In pursuit of this goal, I design, build, and evaluate new technologies that address such high-impact social problems.

I received my Ph.D degree from the Human Computer Interaction Institute at Carnegie Mellon University advised by Eric Paulos and Jennifer Mankoff. Before, I received my MS degree in Human-computer interaction from the School of interactive Computing at Georgia Tech advised by Gregory Abowd, and a member of Aware Home Research Initiative and the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group at Georgia Institute of Technology.

Before coming to Georgia Tech, I worked as a user interaction designer and project manager in the field of Internet Media, user interface for mobile device and Ubiquitous Appliance for Apartment Complex.

I am a recipient of IBM Graduate Ph.D. Fellowship 2011.