Yongsung Kim

Contact Info

Ford 2.320
2133 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

I am a 4th year PhD student in Technology and Social Behavior at Northwestern University, a program combining Computer Science and Communication Studies. I work with Dr. Haoqi Zhang in the Delta Lab.

My core research is to study how to effectively leverage and coordinate on-the-go crowd's opportunistic contributions to produce desired global outcomes.

My research draws from the fields of human-computer interaction, human-centered design, crowd and social computing, and decision science.

My research aims to tap into millions on-the-go people to collect data in unprecedented detail and accomplish a range of physical tasks at scale. I design and implement general frameworks and interaction techniques that can achieve this by 1) scaffolding individual opportunistic contributions towards a communal goal, and 2) developing models and mechanisms that intelligently assign tasks, and manage individual and system goals.

I received my M.Sc. degree in Computer Science from Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and B.Eng. degree in Computer Science from Tsinghua University

Current and Recent Works

Hit-or-Wait: Coordinating Opportunistic Low-effort Contributions to Achieve Global Outcomes in On-the-go Crowdsourcing
Yongsung Kim, Darren Gergle, Haoqi Zhang
CHI 2018 | slides

Understanding Trust amid Delays in Crowdfunding
Yongsung Kim, Aaron Shaw, Haoqi Zhang, Elizabeth Gerber
CSCW 2017 | slides

Studying the Effects of Task Notification Policies on Participation and Outcomes in On-the-go Crowdsourcing
Yongsung Kim, Emily Harburg, Shana Azria, Aaron Shaw, Elizabeth Gerber, Darren Gergle, Haoqi Zhang
HCOMP 2016 | slides

Habitsourcing: Sensing the Environment through Immersive, Habit-Building Experiences
Katherine Lin, Henry Spindell, Scott Cambo, Yongsung Kim, Haoqi Zhang
UIST 2016