Prior to Harvard, I was a research associate at KAIST and also spent several years working for Samsung and LG as a research engineer. I received M.S. in computer science from Stanford University and B.S. in computer science and mathematics from Stony Brook University. I also received B.S from Ajou University in Korea as part of a dual-degree program.
My research vision is to lower the barriers to understand and communicate complex data. I tackle this problem by studying visualization within the broad context of human-computer interaction.
To go beyond traditional expert systems, my work strives to establish a framework for creating visual data systems for the public by exploring how to enable individuals to author compelling stories about the data and understanding the cognitive aspects of visualization and storytelling.