I am a postdoctoral scholar at the Synthetic Reality (SREAL) Lab in the Institute for Simulation and Training with an appointment in the College of Nursing, University of Central Florida (UCF).
I earned my Ph.D. in Computer Science under the supervision of Prof. Greg Welch at UCF (Department of Computer Science).
My Ph.D. research was about environmental physical-virtual interaction and social presence with Virtual Humans (VHs) in Mixed Reality (MR). For example, I investigated the effects of coherent and plausible VH behaviors interacting with the surrounding physical environment on the sense of social presence with the VH and the trustworthiness of it.
My research interests broadly cover pervasive context-aware MR systems to improve user experience and perception in MR, while emphasizing social interactions with/through virtual entities.


    Postdoctoral Scholar
    College of Nursing | Institute for Simulation and Training
    University of Central Florida

Research Areas
  • XR/VR/AR/MR (Extended/Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality), Embodied Virtuality
  • Pervasive MR and IoT
  • Virtual Humans (Avatars/Agents)
  • Social Interaction and Psychology in XR
  • Human Perception and Cognition in XR
  • Computer Vision for XR
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2018 (Dissertation)
  • University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA, M.S., Computer Science, 2015
  • Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, M.S., Electronics and Computer Engineering, 2011
    • [Advisor] Jong-Il Park, Ph.D. (Electronics and Computer Engineering)
    • Jechang Jeong, Ph.D. (Electronics and Computer Engineering)
    • Il Hong Suh, Ph.D. (Electronics and Computer Engineering)
  • Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, B.S., Electronics and Computer Engineering, 2009 (Cum Laude)