I investigate how technology
shapes us as moral beings.

I focus on people's dyadic interactions with technological entities, which implicate morally relevant concepts like compassion and fairness. To accomplish this, I work with various members of the Center for Humans and Technology of TU Eindhoven, the 4TU center of Humans and Technology, and the Virtual Humans group at the Institute for Creative Technologies of the University of Southern California. Previously, I graduated from the University of Amsterdam (M.Sc. in Information Science), Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY (B.F.A. in Digital Arts), and University of Minnesota - Twin cities (B.A. in Philosophy). I'm a Korean citizen, humbled by Minnesotan winters.

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What's on Your Virtual Mind? Mind Perception in Human-Agent Negotiations (IVA 2019)

Do mind perception dimensions on affective and cognitive capacities influence how people negotiate with a virtual agent?

We found that different types of the perceived "mind" of a virtual agent lead to varying behaviors and payoffs, with participants interactively forming an opinion about an agent during negotiation.

Caring for Vincent: A Chatbot for Self-compassion (CHI 2019)

Does caring for a chatbot increase self-care?

We investigated if and how people's self-compassion can be enhanced via human-chatbot interaction; our exploratory results indicate that caring for chatbots could potentially help people's psychological well-being via self-compassion.

"Moral" Chatbots on Messaging Apps (ECSCW 2017)

Could chatbots be active actors with perceived moral intentions?

We theorized about how bots can be the bridge between technology's inability to be intentionally moral and human users' need for moral support on messaging applications.

Moral Conflicts in Speech (ACII 2017)

Are speech segments on moral conflicts unique?

We explored moral conflicts quantitatively and qualitatively, alongside automatic classification of speech features.

Decision-making in the Era of Big Data

Master's thesis at the University of Amsterdam, conducted at Hewlett-Packard Netherlands.

As data sources that a decision maker is faced with increases exponentially, what becomes more significant is the relationship between information sources and the transformation of information as it travels through various phases in and outside of an organization.

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    Human-Technology Interaction Group
    School of Innovation Sciences
    Eindhoven University of Technology

    P.O. Box 513
    5600MB Eindhoven
    The Netherlands
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    +31-(0)40 247 3481
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