Kangsoo Kim


Email: kskim@knights.ucf.edu
Personal webpagehttp://www.kangsookim.com/


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


University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA, MS, Computer Science, 2015
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, MS, Electronics and Computer Engineering, 2011
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, BS, Electronics and Computer Engineering, 2009 (Cum Laude)


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.

Research Interests

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality
  • Human Surrogates (Avatars and Agents) and Social Interaction
  • Intelligent Virtual Agents
  • Perception and Cognition
  • Human–Computer Interaction
  • Computer Vision

Prizes and Awards

  • “Honorable Mention Award” at the International Conference on Artificial Reality and Telexistence & Eurographics Symposium on Virtual Environments (ICAT-EGVE) 2018, Limassol, Cyprus
  • “Best Student Paper Award” at the ACM Symposium on Virtual Reality Software and Technology (VRST) 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden