Featured Student: Kyungjun Lee – PhD Computer Science

Kyungjun's headshot photo taken in Joshua Tree National ParkKyungjun Lee  is a PhD student in Computer Science, under the direction of Hernisa Kacorri.  He is the 2020 recipient of the  HCIL Maryland Way Award for Research Excellence

Tell us about your research interests:

My research interests lie in the intersection of human-computer interaction and artificial intelligence with a focus on accessibility and human-AI interaction. I am currently working on designing intelligent camera systems that help people who are blind access their visual surroundings.

Why did you choose to join the HCIL?

The HCIL community, which consists of members who have diverse research interests but focus on human factors, helps me look at my research work from different perspectives and develop new ideas. In particular, the HCIL BBL Speaker Series have allowed me to envision how our communities would be interacting with technologies in the future.

Do you have any advice for students interested in studying HCI at UMD?

Feel free to stop by HCIL Brown Bag Lunch (BBL) every Thursday at 12:30 (which will remain on Zoom as long as needed) and meet our faculty and students. For BBL, we invite HCI researchers of various backgrounds to give a talk. We are here to help you shape your research desires — our community is founded upon the spirit of mutual support and collaboration!