Human-centered Intelligent Systems Lab
We are looking for highly motivated students who are passionate about exploring first-of-a-kind, smart, little but mighty systems to be interwoven with our real life, in the areas of Mobile Computing, Human-Computer Interaction, and Applied AI. If you are interested, or would like to chat about any ideas, please just drop an email to Inseok at "i.hwang at postech.ac.kr"
Our group explores novel AI-infused human-centered systems that foster computing-rich human life, at the intersection of human-computer interaction, mobile computing, and applied machine learning.
In this light, our research mission is to create novel human-centered intelligent systems and applications to advance real-life human abilities and experiences, fueled by highly autonomous, cognitive, and ubiquitous agents, yet whose existence mostly stays unobtrusive. Our research is an interdisciplinary ensemble of computing systems, artificial intelligence, connected things, and real-life human factors, e.g., physical, emotional, cognitive & social.
From applications & human-factor perspectives, we disrupt our real-life problems by building and deploying first-of-a-kind AI-powered computing applications in various domains of (but not limited to) health & wellbeing, family & childcare, aging, and supporting underrepresented social groups.
From systems perspective, we think-ahead and design next-generation mobile/edge software platforms to accommodate highly usable machine intelligence and autonomously serve newly emerging real life-driven computing workloads.
(Jan. 2023) Paper acceptance! A suite of human-centered AI systems for hassle-free family interactions overcoming temporal & spatial lock-ins has been accepted to IEEE Pervasive Computing!
(Dec. 2022) Sungjae, a master student and the inaugural member of our group, has successfully defended his master's thesis. Congrats!
(Dec. 2022) Mingyeol, our undergrad intern, has won the 2nd prize in the undergrad research projects (과제연구) out of a total of 66 projects, in recognition of his outstanding work on the zero-delay robotic telepresence system for immersive experiences. Congrats!
(Oct. - Nov. 2022) Jungeun, Sungjae, Hyojin, Yundong, and Jaewoong have made in-person attendance at ACM UIST 2022, a top-tiered conference in HCI, held in Oregon, United States. We presented 1 full paper and 2 live demos. We also stopped over in Seattle, having a visit to the Amazon HQ and meetings with the scientists and engineers currently working for Amazon and Apple. Find photos on our pictures page. :-)
(Sep. 2022) Jaewoong and Yundong have joined our team as Ph.D. students. Welcome!!
(Aug. 2022) Paper acceptance! A serious piece of sleep-tech research by Jungeun, Sungnam, Minki, Hyojin, and JaeEun has been accepted to ACM UIST 2022! The first paper ever of everyone except an old guy. :-)
(Apr. 2022) External funding! Our proposal on affective XR support system has been accepted for funding from Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP), with Jeonggil Ko (PI) and 6 Co-PIs including Inseok. (KRW 3375M == USD 2.75M, Apr. 2022 - Dec. 2025)
(Apr. 2022) External funding! Our proposal on AI and VR-based meta-factory system has been accepted for funding via ICT R&D Innovation Voucher Program from Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP), with Do-wook Chen (PI) and 3 Co-PIs including Inseok. (KRW 500M == USD 410k, Apr. 2022 - Mar. 2023)
(Mar. 2022) Yundong has served as a Student Volunteer at ACM MobiCom 2021.
(Mar. 2022) Yundong has joined our team as a researcher. Welcome!!
(Jan. 2022) Yoonsu, our undergrad intern, has won the 2nd prize in the undergrad research projects (과제연구) out of a total of 44 projects, in recognition of her outstanding work on building multi-roled embedded AI models for adaptive Human-AI Interaction. Congrats!
(Oct. 2021) Inseok will be serving on the Technical Program Committee of ACM MobiSys 2022 as a TPC member.
(Sep. 2021) Jungeun will be continuing her frontier study as a Ph.D. student in our team!
(June 2021) New external funding! Our proposal on XR (extended reality) and AI for contents meta-verse has been accepted for funding via Cultural Contents R&D Experts Training Program from Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), with Sngmoo Lee (PI) and 6 Co-PIs including Inseok. (KRW 3,000M == USD 2.61M, June 2021 - Dec. 2023)
(May 2021) Paper acceptance! (no longer conditional :-)) Our paper on a new socio-physical layer on public IoT systems has been accepted to ACM MobiSys 2021! More details will follow soon.
(Apr. 2021) Another external funding! Our proposal on AI and AR (Augmented Reality) based technology for automated fabric quality control has been accepted for funding via ICT R&D Innovation Voucher Program from Institute of Information & Communications Technology Planning & Evaluation (IITP), with Dohyung Kim (PI) and 3 Co-PIs including Inseok. (KRW 500M == USD 440k, Apr. 2021 - Mar. 2022)
(Feb. 2021) Sungjae has joined our team as a master student. An inaugural member!
(Feb. 2021) Inseok has begun his 3rd term as an Associate Editor of IMWUT (Proceedings of ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies), continuing his service on this journal's Editorial Board since 2017.
(Feb. 2021) First external funding! Our proposal on exploring a proactive human-AI interplay framework has been accepted for funding via the Consolidator Research Grant (중견연구자지원사업) from the National Research Foundation of Korea, with Inseok as the PI (Principal Investigator). (KRW 588M == USD 522k, Mar. 2021 - Feb. 2025)
(Jan. 2021) Paper acceptance! Our paper on AI-powered facilitators for inter-generational interaction has been accepted to ACM CHI 2021!
(Nov. 2020) Paper acceptance! Our paper on an intelligent wearable fitness assistant with hybrid "earable" and IoT sensors has been accepted to ACM SenSys 2020!
(Nov. 2020) Inseok will be serving on the TPC for ACM HotMobile 2021.
(Oct. 2020) Inseok will be serving as an Area TPC Chair for IEEE INFOCOM 2021.
(Oct. 2020) Inseok joins the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at POSTECH, as of October 2020.