Dr. Kangsoo Kim


Email: kangsoo.kim@ucf.edukkim@ist.ucf.edu
Personal webpage: http://www.kangsookim.com/
Links: LinkedIn | Google Scholar | ResearchGate
Phone (Office): 407.823.3704
Institute for Simulation and Training
Partnership III, Room 112
3039 Technology Pkwy
Orlando, FL 32826


Postdoctoral Scholar
College of NursingInstitute for Simulation and Training, University of Central Florida


University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA, Ph.D., Computer Science, 2018
University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL, USA, M.S., Computer Science, 2015
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, M.S., Electronics and Computer Engineering, 2011
Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, B.S., Electronics and Computer Engineering, 2009 (Cum Laude)


Research Interests

  • XR/VAMR (Virtual, Augmented, and Mixed 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


  • “UCF ‘human surrogate’ research seeks more interactive robots,” by Marco Santana, Orlando Sentinel, Mar 18, 2016 (Link)
  • “Researchers find that virtual reality can change real world behavior,” by Tom Johnson, Fox 35 News, Feb 25, 2016. (Link)