Assistive Technologies for Visually Impaired People
Kibum Kim is currently an assistant professor at the Department of Game and Mobile Engineering at Keimyung University, Daegu since September, 2016. He was an assistant professor at the Center for Human-engaged Computing (CHEC) at Kochi University of Technology, Japan from 2012 to 2014. He was an adjunct assistant professor in the School of Computing at Queen’s University, Canada from 2010 to 2012. He earned his PhD degree in computer science at Virginia Tech in 2006. He then spent 4 years (2006~2010) as a senior human interaction research engineer at Motorola Applied Research Center in Chicago suburb. His research interests span human computer interaction (HCI), computer supported cooperative work (CSCW), computer supported collaborative learning (CSCL), and virtual, augmented and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR). He has written over 30 research publications and his doctoral study was advanced to the semi-finals at ACM Student Research Competition in SIGCSE 2007. He served on the program committee of ACM Conference on Tangible, Embedded and Embodied Interaction (TEI 2012). He was awarded a Canada NSERC Discovery grant with an Early Career Researcher supplement, and a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science KAKEN grant. He received his master’s degree in computer science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor’s degree in computer science from Korea University at Seoul. Currently, Dr. Kim is working on the projects for collaborations using virtual and augmented reality technology. In his spare time, he enjoys mountain hiking and running.