Purdue SMART Lab Team


Ahreum Lee

Ahreum became a SMART Lab alumni in August 2020.
Her immediate position is at the University of Eastern Finland as a Postdoc.
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Ph.D Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2018
(Industrial Engineering, Human-Computer Interaction)
Thesis title: Capturing, Reviewing, and Interpreting Photos: Ecological Values of Lifelog Photos
B.S. Hanyang University, Seoul, Republic of Korea, 2013
(Industrial Engineering)

Current Research:

    I am currently working as a Post-Doctoral Researcher under the supervison of Dr. Byung-Cheol Min, Dr. Austin Toombs, and Dr. Colin Gray. For my postdoctoral project, I currently explore the social value of physical communities in co-spaces (e.g., co-living, co-working, co-housing spaces) and how technologies can be designed to better support the experience of communities and build interpersonal relationship in the co-spaces. I’m also interested in swarm user interface and human-swarm interaction. A particular research focus is how the kinematic features of swarm robots generate and stimulate human’s emotion and cognition. Prior to joining Purdue University, I had done mix-methods research with focus on design implication for commercial products.

    My current research areas are Human-computer interaction, Cognitive Psychology, Human-robot interaction, Socio-technical system design.

Selected Publications: (Google Scholar)
  • Wonse Jo, Shyam Sundar Kannan, Go-Eum Cha, Ahreum Lee, and Byung-Cheol Min, "ROSbag-based Multimodal Affective Dataset for Emotional and Cognitive States", 2020 IEEE International Conference on Systems, Man and Cybernetics (SMC), Toronto, Canada, 11-14 October, 2020. (PDF)
  • Ahreum Lee, Wonse Jo, Shyam Sundar Kannan, and Byung-Cheol Min, "Investigating the Effect of Deictic Movements of a Multi-robot", International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, 2020. (PDF, Video)
  • Wonse Jo, Jee Hwan Park, Sangjun Lee, Ahreum Lee, and Byung-Cheol Min, "Design of a Human Multi-Robot Interaction Medium of Cognitive Perception", 2019 ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction - Late Breaking Reports (LBR), Daegu, South Korea, March 11-14, 2019. (PDF, Video)
  • Ahreum Lee, Austin L Toombs, and Ingrid Erickson. "Infrastructure vs. Community: Co-spaces Confront Digital Nomads’ Paradoxical Needs", 2019 ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems – Late Breaking Work, Glasgow, UK, May 4-9, 2019.
  • Ahreum Lee, and Hokyoung Ryu. "Comparison of the Change in Interpretative Stances of Lifelog Photos versus Manually Captured Photos Over Time", Online Information Review.
  • Ahreum Lee, Hokyoung Ryu, Jae-Kwan Kim, and Eunju Jeong. "Cross-modal Contour Identification Task Performance by Cognitive Aging", International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Vol. 15, No 4, 718. 2018.
  • Ahreum Lee, Kiburm Song, Hokyoung Ryu, Jieun Kim, and Gyu-Hyun Kown. "Fingerstroke time estimates for touchscreen-based mobile gaming interaction.", Human Movement Science, 44 (2015), pp. 211-224.