Jin Ryong Kim
Jin Ryong Kim is a haptic and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) researcher who has been working in the national research lab in Korea and Silicon Valley for more than ten years. Prior to the current position, he was a Staff Researcher at Alibaba Group in Sunnyvale, California, and a Senior Researcher at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Korea.
Dr. Kim directs the Multimodal Interaction Lab, where they pursue fundamental and applied research on the future of interactive technologies, with emphasis on haptics, virtual reality, and human-computer interaction. Their lab is committed to contributing to the sense of touch’s fundamental science and how it can benefit the user experience in immersive environments. Dr. Kim is also interested in the next generation of interactive media art and digital signage.
He is actively publishing in the field of haptics, HCI, and VR, appearing in IEEE Transactions on Haptics, IEEE Haptics Symposium, IEEE World Haptics Conference, ACM CHI, ACM VRST, and Advanced Functional Materials. He is currently serving as an Associate Editor of IEEE Robotics and Automation Letters, a Guest Editor of IEEE Transactions on Haptics, and a Guest Editor of Frontiers in Virtual Reality. Dr. Kim received his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Purdue University in 2014.