2024.03 -
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea
Ph.D. in school of electrical engineering, WIT Lab | GPA: -/4.3

2021.03 - 2024.02
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
M.S. in school of department of design, Interaction Lab | GPA: 4.15/4.3

2013.03 - 2021.02
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea
B.S. in school of Human Factor Engineering & Computer engineering | GPA: 4.07/4.3

Research Experience

2023.02 - 2023.08 - Visitng Reseracher
Human-Computer Interaction group, School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Austrailia (Advisor: Vassilis Kostakos)
Sonar Sensing, Digital Phenotyping work

2019.09 - 2021.02 - Research Intern
Interaction Lab, Dept. of Human Factor Engineering, UNIST, Ulsan, Korea (Advisor: Ian Oakley)
Text Entry on Nailz, Sonar Sensing

2018.03 - 2018.07 - Research Intern
IVADER Lab, Dept. of Human Factor Engineering, UNIST, Ulsan, Korea (Advisor: Sungahn Ko)
Teaching Assistant of Object oriented programming


Conference Papers &
Journal Articles

Jiwan Kim, and Ian Oakley
SonarID: Using Sonar to Identify Fingers on a Smartwatch
CHI '22: Proceedings of the 2022 CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing systems.

Doyoung Lee, Jiwan Kim, and Ian Oakley
FingerText: Exploring and Optimizing Performance for Wearable, Mobile and One-Handed Typing
CHI '21: Proceedings of the 2021 CHI conference on Human Factors in Computing systems.

Posters & Demos

Jiwan Kim, Jongjin Park, and Ian Oakley
SonarAuth: Using Around Device Sensing to Improve Smartwatch Behavioral Biometrics
UbiComp-ISWC '23: ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and ACM International Symposium on Wearable Computers (Poster)
DOI: To appear

Jiwan Kim, and Hyunjae Gil
Top-Levi: Multi-User Interactive System Using Acoustic Levitation
UIST '22: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology (SIC/Demo)
Best Jury Award ($1000), Honorable Mention for People's Choice ($500)

Workshop Papers

Jiwan Kim, Doyoung Lee, Jaeho Kim, and and Ian Oakley
Can Eye Gaze Improve Emotional State Detection on Off the Shelf Smart Devices
IEEE BigComp 2023 Workshop: IoT Big Data for Health and Wellbeing

Jiwan Kim, and Ian Oakley
New Sensors and Features for Digital phenotyping on Off the Shelf Smart Devices
CHI'22 Workshop: The Future of Emotion in Human-Computer Interaction

Academic Service

ISS 2023, MobileHCI 2023 LBW

Student Volunteer
CHI 2022 SV


Best Jury Award, Honorable Mention for People's Choice. ($1500)
Awarded by 2022 UIST Student Innovation Contest.

Final Winner, Junction-X-Seoul 2021, The biggest global hackathon in Korea

Minister's Award, UNIST commencement ceremony
Awarded by the Minister of Science, ICT and Future Planning

2018, 2020
Award for devotion, UNIST, Korea
2018 - Contribution to school development by student activity(student president)
2020 - Contribution to school development by developing Ulsan-COVID19-MAP

Best prize, Capstone Design Award
Awarded by Ergonomics society of Korea, Korea

Best prize, 9th Design Contest for other 90%,
Awarded by Korean ministry of science, ICT, Korea

2016 - 2019
Academic Achievement Award
2016 Spring(4.06/4.3), 2016 Fall(4.22/4.3), 2017 Spring(4.12/4.3), 2017 Fall(3.94/4.3), 2019 Fall(4.20/4.3)


2022 Korea Science Technology Festival(대한민국 과학기술대전), Demo work
Breathing Detection System Using Sonar on Off-the-Shelf Smartphone

2020.03 - 2020.10
Launch COVID-19 Tracking Map for Ulsan Region, Template for Other Region
Jiwan Kim(Developer, Leader), Daeseong Jeon(Developer), Taeyoon Kim(Design)

2020.01 - 2022.06
Executive board member(2020.01~2021.02)
president(2021.02~2022.06), DINO(Making club; using Arduino) @ UNIST

2019.03 - 2019.08
Grill & Fry Chef, The Chicken Shed, Cairns, Austrailia

2018.03 - 2019.03
Student President, UNIST, Ulsan, Korea

2015 - 2018
Director, Humans of UNIST, Ulsan, Korea
Telling UNIST people's little stories in SNS and 2 books for 3 years.

2017.07- 2017.08, 2016.07- 2017.08
World Friends ICT Volunteering, Regent Univ (2017) and DEOKE Foundation school (2016), Accra, Ghana
Teaching web programming/ Android programming / Culture exchange


Programming Languages | C++, C#, Python3, Javascript, JAVA, SWIFT
Platform / Module | Node.js, React.js, Tizen, Android Studio, SwiftUI, UNITY
Tool | Arduino, MATLAB, R, AWS, Python ML/DL tools
Database | MongoDB, firebase
Design tool | Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Premier, OpenSCAD