Nam Wook Kim is a Ph.D. candidate in computer science at Harvard University. He works with Hanspeter Pfister in the Visual Computing group and Krzysztof Gajos in theIntelligent Interactive Systems group. Prior to Harvard, Nam was a research associate at KAIST and also spent several years working for Samsung and LG as a research engineer. He received M.S. in computer science from Stanford University and B.S. computer science and mathematics from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
His research lies in the areas of human-computer interaction and information visualization, primarily focusing on making complex data accessible to the public. Instead of using complex statistical methods to blindly automate data analysis, his work seeks to assist individuals to make sense of data using visual methods. He develops interactive tools that support authoring of data-driven stories using visualization. He also creates visual interfaces to analyze and communicate data in various domains such as open government and digital humanities.
My graduate studies are partially supported by Kwanjeong Educational Foundation.
Data-Driven Storytelling with Visualization : designing engaging and communicative visualizations and helping people create complelling data stories (more to come).