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"


Our group strives to foster novel computing-rich human life, primarily at the intersection of mobile computing, human-computer interaction, and applied machine learning.

We design and realize new holistic real-life experiences fueled by highly autonomous, cognitive, and ubiquitous agents, yet whose existence mostly stays unobtrusive.

In this light, our near-future mission is to create novel human-centered intelligent systems and applications to advance real-life human abilities and experiences. 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 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.

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.




  • (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!

  • (Aug. 2021) Media coverage. Our research on AI-augmented mobile-cloud service for inter-generational interaction has been featured in multiple news media: AI Times, Chosun, 교수신문, 전자신문, etc.

  • (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) Inseok will be serving as an Online Conference Co-Chair for ACM MobiCom 2021, co-chairing with Prof. Lu Su at Purdue University.

  • (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!