Sunyoung Kim


Associate Professor of Library and Information Science


CI 329

Sunyoung Kim is interested in improving the quality of everyday life through the use of technology. Leveraging mobile and ubiquitous computing technologies, she explores novel technical solutions that empower people to better understand the world around them and make informed choices for quality of life.  She is also an affiliate faculty member in the Department of Computer Science.


Carnegie Mellon University, Human Computer Interaction Institute
Ph.D., Human-computer interaction

Georgia Tech, School of Interactive Computing
M.S., Human-computer interaction

Yonsei University
B.S., Housing & Interior design, Architecture


Sunyoung Kim, an HCI researcher, designs, builds, and evaluates ubiquitous computing technologies that can promote positive changes towards everyday health, wellbeing, and environmental sustainability. Before joining the Rutgers SC&I faculty, she was a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University's Center for Research on Computation and Society (CRCS). She was a member of Aware Home Research Initiative and the Ubiquitous Computing Research Group at Georgia Institute of Technology. Previously, she worked as a user interaction designer and project manager in the field of internet media, user interface for mobile device and Ubiquitous Appliance for Apartment Complex.

Centers, Labs, Working Groups, and Clusters

Selected Publications

Kim, Sunyoung, Krzysztof Z Gajos, Michael Muller, Barbara J Grosz. ”Acceptance of Consumer Health Technologies by Older Adults: A Preliminary Study," In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services.

Kim, Sunyoung, Jennifer Mankoff, and Eric Paulos. "Exploring Barriers to the Adoption of Mobile Technologies for Volunteer Data Collection Campaigns." In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 3117-3126. A

Kim, Sunyoung, and Eric Paulos. "Creek Watch: Pairing Usefulness and Usability for Successful Citizen Science," In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1861-1870. ACM, 2010.

Kim, Sunyoung, Jennifer Mankoff, and Eric Paulos. "Sensr: evaluating a flexible framework for authoring mobile data-collection tools for citizen science." In Proceedings of the 2013 conference on Computer supported cooperative work, pp. 1453-1462. ACM, 20

Kim, Sunyoung, and Eric Paulos. "InAir: sharing indoor air quality measurements and visualizations." In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, pp. 1861-1870. ACM, 2010.

Awards & Recognitions

Invited participant at the Rising Stars in EECS, University of California, Berkeley, 2014

Selected participant at the Human Computer Interaction Symposium, 2013

Recipient of IMB Graduate Ph.D. Fellowship, 2011

University of California, Irvine, Dean's Fellowship (declined), 2008

Rotary scholarship, Korea, 1998

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