Young-Ho Kim, PhD - HCI Researcher & Builder
Short bio
2023 - Now
Leader, HCI
NAVER AI Lab
2021 - Now
Research Scientist
NAVER AI Lab
2019 - 2021
Postdoc
Univ. of Maryland
2012 - 2019
PhD (CS)
Seoul Nat'l Univ.
2007 - 2011
BFA (Design)
Seoul Nat'l Univ.
Research internsMore
2023.6 - 11
2022.6 - 9
UC Irvine
2023.6 - 9
U of Washington
2023.5 - 8
U of Michigan
2023.1 - 7
KAIST
2023.1 - 7
Sukhyun Lee
Yonsei University
2022.5 - 7
U of Melbourne
2022.4 - 6
UT Austin
News
2023.9
Our work on bootstrapping zero-shot health tracking chatbots with GPT was accepted with minor revision to ACM CSCW 2024!
2023.5
Serving as an AC in Health subcommittee at CHI 2024.
2023.5
Invited talk at KAIST grad school of Science and Technology Policy.
2023.4
Attending CHI 2023 in-person.
2023.4
Received Best Paper Award at CHI 2023 for CareCall project!
2023.4
One paper was (cond.) accepted to ACM CSCW 2023.
2023.2
Participating in a Panel at HCI Korea 2023 (In-person) - "How to become a world-leading HCI researcher in Korea"
2023.1
Three papers were (cond.) accepted to ACM CHI 2023.

I am a Lead Research Scientist at NAVER AI Lab, leading the Human-Computer Interaction Research Group. As a Human-Computer Interaction researcher, I do research at the intersection of Ubiquitous Computing, Personal Health Informatics, and Personal Data Visualization. Combining my multidisciplinary knowledge in Computer Science and Visual Communication Design, I design and develop computing systems for self-tracking that empower people in the loop of human-data interaction.

I am a recipient of International Postdoc Fellowship supported by National Research Foundation of Korea in 2019, a Best of CHI Honorable Mention award at CHI 2021, and a Best Paper award at CHI 2023.

For my permanent e-mail address, please check my CV.

For research internship with me at NAVER AI Lab, please check this page.

Miscellaneous Facts

🫶 My Myers–Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) is ENFJ (Extraversion-iNtuition-Feeling-Judging).
👨‍👩‍👦 I am going to be a dad soon I'm a dad of one boy.

Short bio
2023 - Now
Leader, HCI
NAVER AI Lab
2021 - Now
Research Scientist
NAVER AI Lab
2019 - 2021
Postdoc
Univ. of Maryland
2012 - 2019
PhD (CS)
Seoul Nat'l Univ.
2007 - 2011
BFA (Design)
Seoul Nat'l Univ.
Research Topics
Flexible Human-Data Interaction in Personal Informatics
Flexible Human-Data Interaction in Personal Informatics
Personal informatics systems require signficant human efforts in both collecting and exploring the data, becuase the self-tracking process involves the user's personal context information, which is not recorded in the data. I explore ways to support such human-data interaction processes in flexible and less-structured manners, to lower the barriers of lay individuals to novel self-tracking tools.
Personal Informatics ⨯ AI & NLP
Personal Informatics ⨯ AI & NLP
Recent advance in Machine Learning and Natural Language Processing technologies opens exciting opportunities in the field of Personal Informatics. For example, conversational agents equipped with large language models are used to capture various human behavioral information from natural language dialogs. I am interested in building AI-powered Personal Informatics systems and understanding how should we deal with AI technologies to effectively and ethically handle self-tracking data.
Selected PublicationAll Publication
Leveraging Large Language Models to Power Chatbots for Collecting User Self-Reported Data
Jing Wei,
Sungdong Kim,
Hyunhoon Jung,
and Young-Ho Kim
PACM HCI (CSCW 2024) (Accept with Minor Revision) (Full Paper)
ChaCha: Leveraging Large Language Models to Prompt Children to Share Their Emotions about Personal Events
Woosuk Seo,
Chanmo Yang,
and Young-Ho Kim
Arxiv (Full Paper)
Best Paper Award
Understanding the Benefits and Challenges of Deploying Conversational AI Leveraging Large Language Models for Public Health Intervention
Eunkyung Jo,
Daniel A. Epstein,
Hyunhoon Jung,
and Young-Ho Kim
ACM CHI 2023 (Full Paper)
Leveraging Pre-Trained Language Models to Streamline Natural Language Interaction for Self-Tracking
Young-Ho Kim,
Sungdong Kim,
Minsuk Chang,
and Sang-Woo Lee
NAACL 2022 Workshop on "Bridging HCI and NLP" (Short Paper)
MyMove: Facilitating Older Adults to Collect In-Situ Activity Labels on a Smartwatch with Speech
Young-Ho Kim,
Diana Chou,
Bongshin Lee,
Margaret Danilovich,
Amanda Lazar,
David E. Conroy,
Hernisa Kacorri,
and Eun Kyoung Choe
Honorable Mention Award
Data@Hand: Fostering Visual Exploration of Personal Data on Smartphones Leveraging Speech and Touch Interaction
Young-Ho Kim,
Bongshin Lee,
Arjun Srinivasan,
and Eun Kyoung Choe
Understanding Personal Productivity: How Knowledge Workers Define, Evaluate, and Reflect on Their Productivity
Young-Ho Kim,
Eun Kyoung Choe,
Bongshin Lee,
and Jinwook Seo
ACM CHI 2019 (Full Paper)
OmniTrack: A Flexible Self-Tracking Approach Leveraging Semi-Automated Tracking
Young-Ho Kim,
Jae Ho Jeon,
Bongshin Lee,
Eun Kyoung Choe,
and Jinwook Seo
PACM IMWUT (UbiComp 2017) (Journal Article)
TimeAware: Leveraging Framing Effects to Enhance Personal Productivity
Young-Ho Kim,
Jae Ho Jeon,
Eun Kyoung Choe,
Bongshin Lee,
KwonHyun Kim,
and Jinwook Seo
ACM CHI 2016 (Full Paper)
Research internsMore
2023.6 - 11
2022.6 - 9
UC Irvine
2023.6 - 9
U of Washington
2023.5 - 8
U of Michigan
2023.1 - 7
KAIST
2023.1 - 7
Sukhyun Lee
Yonsei University
2022.5 - 7
U of Melbourne
2022.4 - 6
UT Austin
News
2023.9
Our work on bootstrapping zero-shot health tracking chatbots with GPT was accepted with minor revision to ACM CSCW 2024!
2023.5
Serving as an AC in Health subcommittee at CHI 2024.
2023.5
Invited talk at KAIST grad school of Science and Technology Policy.
2023.4
Attending CHI 2023 in-person.
2023.4
Received Best Paper Award at CHI 2023 for CareCall project!
2023.4
One paper was (cond.) accepted to ACM CSCW 2023.
2023.2
Participating in a Panel at HCI Korea 2023 (In-person) - "How to become a world-leading HCI researcher in Korea"
2023.1
Three papers were (cond.) accepted to ACM CHI 2023.
Acknowledgment