Si Jung “SJ” Kim

Si Jung “SJ” Kim, Ph.D.

Si Jung Jun Kim is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media in the School of Visual Arts and Design at the University of Central Florida. He is also an affiliated faculty of SREAL Lab at the Institute for Simulation and Training (IST). He received his Ph.D. in HCI and human factors from the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Virginia Tech. He currently runs the Human-Computer Interaction Lab that is located in OTC (Orlando Tech Center) 500.

Jun has multidisciplinary background in Electronic Engineering, Mechatronics Engineering, Computer Science, HCI, Human Factors, and Experimental Design from his education and professional experience such as Samsung Electronics and HP Labs. He was the founder/CTO of Avatar Soft Inc. that was merged to Si-Gong Media Co. With funding from a variety of sources, he conducted various projects in interactive user interfaces, virtual reality, 3D applications, and wearable interactions. His current research areas lie in wearable media, multi-modal user interfaces, and augmented reality.


  • Ph.D. in Human Computer Interactions & Human Factors from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universit

Research Interests

Designing interactive media based on the theories and principles of human factors and human-computer interactions, human-robot interactions including drones – aerial robots, and entertainment technologies, augmented reality, wearable interactions

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