Interactions Lab > Members

If you're interested in designing, making, testing or exploring novel interactive computation systems, drop us a line. We're always on the look-out for new students, visitors and collaborators.

Find out more about our director, graduate students, undergraduate students, visitors, external collaborators and alumni.

Interactions Lab Members Interactions Lab Team


Ian Oakley is an associate professor at the School of Design and Human Engineering at UNIST in South Korea. He holds a BSc (Joint Honours First Class) in Computing Science and Psychology and a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Glasgow, UK. He has worked in Ireland (MIT MediaLab Europe), Korea (GIST and ETRI) and Portugal (University of Madeira) and spent time as a visiting professor in Korea (KAIST) and the USA (Carnegie Mellon HCII). His research focuses on the design, development and evaluation of multi-modal interfaces and social technologies. He has published on this topic in both leading conferences (such as ACM CHI, ACM TEI and ACM CSCW) and journals (such as the IJHCS and IEEE Computer). He is deputy editor of Interacting with Computers and is, although he no longer sounds like it, Scots.

Find out more: Homepage / Google Scholar     or     Get in touch: ian.r.oakley[at]

Graduate Students

Hyunjae Gil is a Masters/PhD student in the Interactions Lab. Hyunjae joined the lab as an MSc student in spring 2016 and is working on wearable interfaces.

Get in touch:rlfguswo[at]

Hongmin Kim is a Masters/PhD combined student in the Interactions Lab. Hongmin joined the lab in spring 2016 and is working on wearable interfaces.

Get in touch:khm489[at]

Youryang Lee is a Masters-PhD student in the Interactions Lab. Youryang joined the lab as an MSc student in fall 2016 and is working on social media and tangible interfaces.

Get in touch:yrlee[at]

Yonghwan Shin is a combined Masters-PhD degree student in the Interactions lab (from 2018). Yonghwan joined the lab in 2017 as an intern and is currently working on interaction techniques for AR

Get in touch:yonghwanshin[at]

Eunyong Cheon is a first year PhD degree student in the Interactions lab (from 2018). Eunyong joined the lab in March 2017 as an intern, graduated with his MSC in 2020 and immediately embarked on his PhD studies. He is currently working on analyzing gestures created by users to serve as passwords.

Get in touch:beer[at]

Jiwan Kimjoined the Interactions Lab in fall 2019 and started the master's course in spring 2021. He wants to make user-centric and delightful human experiences. More specifically, hs is interested in interaction techniques for wearable devices without uncomfortable additional sensors, and digital phenotyping, especially for mental health care. Currently he is working on interaction using active sonar. He also leads the UNIST prototyping club, DINO, and enjoys making smart toys.

Find out more:     or     Get in touch:kjwan4435[at]

Brandon Falkjoined the Interactions Lab as a Masters student in spring 2022. He is interested in developing novel digital phenotyping systems for VR headsets.

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The Interactions Lab is always pleased to host UNIST undergraduate students as interns.

Previous interns at the Interactions Lab include TaeYang Yang (summer 2013), Sunhee Woo (summer 2013), Rao Shahzaib (Winter 2013 - Summer 2014), Jihyun Lee (Summer, Fall 2014), Kihyeon Kim (Winter 2015), Eunchong Lee(2015), Hee Jung Park(2014-2015), Geonho Lee(2015) and HyeongMin Kang(2015-2016), Rasel MD Islam (2015-2017) Eunyong Chun (2017), Yonghwan Shin (2017), Myungsung Kim (2017) and Yousang Kwon (2017).


No visitors at the moment - drop us a line if you want to spend time in the lab. If you're looking for funded programs that can help you visit, check out the SPIKE and IAESTE programs. We regularly host summer interns through these schemes.

Past visitors include:


DoYoung Lee was a Masters/PhD student in the Interactions Lab. He majored in Design & Human Engineering and Computer Science Engineering at the Ulsan National Institute Science and Technology, Korea. He is interested in miniature electronic devices, gesture interfaces, smart toys and wearable devices. His work focuses on input and interaction techniques for wearable devices. DoYoung graduated in fall 2020 and is now a post-doc at Hanyang University

Find out more:     or     Get in touch:dylee.hci[at]

Mintra Ruensuk was a PhD student in Interactions Lab. She holds Master of Science in Computer Science specialized in Software Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand. She has had experience working in a start-up company. Mintra's research focus is Human-computer Interaction. She is now exploring AR/VR technology to promote mental wellness. She graduated in spring 2021 and is now a data and analytics professional at Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) in Thailand.

Find out more: Homepage     or     Get in touch:mintra.ruensuk[at]

Youngeun Song was a Masters/PhD student in the Interactions Lab. She has a Bachelor of Engineering in Affective Human Factors Engineering and Integrated Industrial Design from UNIST(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology). She studied mobile and wearable interfaces for authentication and graduated in summer 2022.

Get in touch: soyo61[at]

Rasel MD Islam graduated with his MSc from the UNIST in 2019. He holds a BSc in Human & System Engineering and Computer Science Engineering from UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology). His thesis focused on input techniques and technologies for smart glasses.

Find out more: Homepage / Google Scholar

Rasel graduated in spring 2019.

Hyunmi Oh graduated with her MSc in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Engineering in Digital Imaging and an interdisciplinary degree in Entrepreneurship from Chung-Ang University. Her thesis focused on understanding home exercise practices and how technologies could be designed to support these activities.

Hyunmi graduated in fall 2019.

Suraiya Liza Jahan graduated from her MSc in Human and Systems Engineering whilst working in the Interactions Lab. Her thesis focused on sensing systems for activity detection/intent prediction during driving. Her research interests also include tangible interaction and embodied cognition. Liza also holds a BSc. in Electronics and Electronics Engineering from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology.

Liza graduated in fall 2016.

Marian Adusei graduated from her MSc in Creativity Design Engineering during her time at the Interactions Lab. Her work dealt with the design of a tangible appcessory to support visually impaired children learn geometry.

Marian graduated in fall 2016.

Interactions Lab, School of Design and Human Engineering
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, UNIST-gil 50, Ulsan, 689-798, Republic of Korea