Hi, I'm Hyeok Kim (hjʌk). I'm a PhD student in Computer Science at Northwestern University. Currently, I work with Professor Jessica Hullman at MU Collective. Previously, I attended a master's program in Communcation at Seoul National University with colleagues from HCI+D Lab. My research intersts mainly include 📊 Data Visualization, 📱🖥 Across-Device Experience, 🛠 Visualizatin Tool Design, 📜 Narrative Visualization, and 🧙🏻♂Design Research. If you are interested in these areas too, please feel free to contact me for collaboration 🙆🏻♂!
Background I studied Linguistics for my undergraduate major. My first encounter to HCI was my student-designed minor, computational and statistical linguistics, where I focused on natural language processing. I practiced skills that I learned through data visualization, and I created several visualization works under the name of 'Mike Project.' Practicing visual data communication exposed me to various research areas in HCI and ultimately led me to lots of interesting questions.