My name is Hyeonsu Kang and I am a PhD student at the Human-Computer Interaction Institute within the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. I am very fortunate to be advised by Dr. Niki Kittur.
My research interests are in human-computer interaction and AI, with an emphasis on building future interactive systems that augment human creativity and support learning in complex knowledge domains. Previously I have explored this challenge in various topics and domains such as scientific creativity, open innovation contests, peer feedback for visual designs, and programming. My approach to addressing the challenge involved developing various mechanisms including: computationally retrieving items that have the potential to analogically inspire the human mind to break out of fixation; matching teams that may bring together complementary strengths and transfer of ideas; an interactive interface that encourages users to browse useful examples and supplement their written feedback by choosing examples that concretely demonstrate the core feedback points; a programming environment that provides two very different modes of representation at the same time, thereby allowing users to doubly encode the information and learn more effectively; and novel interaction techniques for lowering the cognitive cost associated with information foraging and synthesis during sensemaking.
Prior to CMU I was at MIT, UC San Diego (The Design Lab), and Seoul National University. I have been fortunate to intern at Allen Institute for AI (Allen AI) and Tableau Software. I am excited to return to Allen AI as a research intern for Summer 2022!
I was named a Google Cloud Research Innovator and was previously supported by the South Korean National Scholarship for Science and Engineering.
My curriculum vitae can be found here.
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