Kangsoo Kim

Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Computer Science
University of Central Florida

Graduate Research Assistant
Institute for Simulation and Training
University of Central Florida

    kskim “at” knights “dot” ucf “dot” edu
    kskim “at” ist “dot” ucf “dot” edu

    Institute for Simulation and Training
    Partnership III, Room 132
    3039 Technology Pkwy
    Orlando, FL 32826

Kangsoo Kim is a Computer Science Ph.D. candidate under the supervision of Dr. Greg Welch at the University of Central Florida (Department of Computer Science, former Department of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science).
He is also a graduate research assistant (GRA) of the SREAL lab in the Institute for Simulation and Training. As a GRA, he is involved in a research project on human perceptions of human surrogates (e.g. virtual avatars) funded by the Office of Naval Research.
In general, his research interests include intelligent agents, computer vision / graphics, and virtual / augmented reality. He is currently researching intelligent agents' realistic behavior model (e.g. gaze and gestures) and its human perceptions.

Human Perceptions

 Joint Gaze (Attention) of Virtual Human
Joint attention is the shared focus of two or more individuals on specific objects or points of interest. Joint attention is typically correlated with joint gaze—the common/shared gaze by the individuals towards the same object/point of interest. Joint gaze (along with gestures) offer important non-verbal cues that allow interlocutors to establish common ground in communication between collocated humans. Here, I research human perceptions of a virtual human (e.g., co-presence) with respect to the virtual human's (joint) gaze behavior. 

Camera Tracking for AR

 3D Model-based Tracking
 Rectangular Structure Tracking

Research Projects

 3D Display and Capture of Humans for Live Virtual Training (2012-Present, @UCF)
Funded by Office of Naval Research (ONR)


 Development of Experience Tour Technology based on Mobile Mixed Reality (2009-2011, @HYU)
Funded by Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Korea Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)
 Virtual Culture Reproduction by Augmented Reality Technology (2009, @HYU)
Funded by Korea IT Industry Promotion Agency (KIPA) and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST)