Yongsung Kim

Contact Info

Ford 3.230
2133 Sheridan Rd.
Evanston, IL 60208

Curriculum Vitae [PDF]

I am a 6th year PhD candidate 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

4X: A Hybrid Approach for Scaffolding Data Collection and Interest in Low-Effort Participatory Sensing
Kapil Garg, Yongsung Kim, Darren Gergle, Haoqi Zhang
CSCW 2019

Studying Preferences and Concerns About Information Disclosure in Email Notifications
Yongsung Kim, Adam Fourney, Ece Kamar
WWW 2019

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