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AUSTIN SEUNGMIN LEE

http://austinslee.com/

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EXPERIENCES

May 2017 - Current

Interaction Design Lead | Skype Consumer, Office Products, Microsoft, Redmond, US
_Senior Designer at Skype Consumer Products focusing on MR for Skype and Ambient Interface Design

AUG 2015 - May 2017

Assistant Professor | School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US
_tenure track assistant professor at CMU's School of Design (SoD), interaction design topic chair at SoD (appointed in academic year of 2016/17), affiliated faculty member of the Master of Tangible Interaction Design Program (appointed on 19 Oct 2016)

SEP 2016

Lead Coordinator, Interaction Designer | 2016 London Design Biennale, Somerset House, London, UK
_Design team member representing South Korea for the London Design Biennale exhibition

JUL 2016 - Current

Advisor | Graviky Labs Pvt. Ltd.
_products such as Air Ink, Jack Boy featured in TED, WIRED, Hackaday, GIZMODO, Engadget, Creative Applications

JUN - JUL 2016

Design Consultant | NAVER Labs
_Interface Design Consulting for NAVER Labs

May 2014 - 1 AUG 2015

User Experience Designer II.   | Skype Division, Microsoft, Redmond, US
_designer at the Skype design team; Skype's HoloLens companion experience, Skype X

AUG 2013 - MAY 2014

User Experience Designer II.   | Microsoft, Bellevue, US
_designer at the IPE design team; NUI, speech interaction design for new hardware experiences including HoloLens

SEP 2011 - JUNE 2013

Research Assistant | MIT Media Laboratory, MA, US
_awarded full Research Assistantship (RA) at the Tangible Media Group

2011 JAN - MAY

Freelance Designer, Researcher | Aeolab LLC, Birdcrumbs, Los Angeles, CA, US

2010 JUN - SEP

Visual Strategist | NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, US
_awarded NASA's National Space Grant Fellowship

2009 MAY - AUG

User Experience Co-op | Moto Development Group, Inc., San Francisco, CA, US

2008 APR - MAY

Freelance Designer | User Interface Hanmoa Co., Ltd., Seoul, South Korea
Intern Designer | Design Continuum, Inc., Seoul, South Korea

2006 JUL - AUG

Intern Designer, Design Development Team | Hanssem Company, Ltd., Seoul, South Korea

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TEACHING & GEUST LECTURES

6 JUL 2016

Seminar Series Guest Speaker | Industrial Design KAIST, Woonbum Hall, N25
_catch the future 2016: Progressive Interfaces & Designing Futures

28 JUN 2016

Seminar Talk, Design Topic | NAVER, Green Factory Bundang-gu,Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
_Designing Futures & Utopia by Design

14 JUN 2016

Seminar Talk, Technology Topic | NAVER, Green Factory Bundang-gu,Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
_Immersive Communications & Future of Interface Design
(Augmented Reality Based 3D Communication을 통해 바라본 인터페이스 디자인의 미래)

9 APR 2016

Code Fest Judge | Steel City CodeFest, Carnegie Library in Oakland, Pittsburgh PA
_City-wide app building event for designers and coders to create apps for government, citizens, and community organizations.
http://steelcitycodefest.com/judges

26 MAR 2016

Invited Speaker | TEDx Seoul National University - TEDxSNU, Yeongdeungpo-gu, 11 South Korea
_Talk Title: How To Design When Things Are No Longer Sci-Fi?
https://www.ted.com/tedx/events/18497

25 FEB 2016

Guest Lecturer | Intro to Innovation-INV 225, School of Engineering, University of Portland
_Talking about progressive user interface and designer's role. Instructor: Anna Harper PhD

19 NOV 2015

Scientific Reviewer | Innovation Centre of the Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research & Technology
_JackBoy: A low cost sensing interface for next billion citizens

5 NOV 2015

Guest Speaker | School of Engineering, NYU
_Data Visualization from 2D to 4D (screen graphics to physical objects)

9 OCT 2015

Guest Speaker | KREATE's 2015 Korean Alphabet Day Event at Space Gabi, New York
_Integrated Learning Manual. Fellow Speakers: Ji Lee (Facebook Creative Strategist), Sang Lee (Deloitte Digital ACD)

11 SEP 2015

Guest Speaker | HCII (Human Computer Interaction Institute) Seminar Series, Carnegie Mellon University
_Designing at The Intersections. Host: Chinmay Kulkarni
https://www.hcii.cmu.edu/news/seminar/event/2015/09/designing-intersections

2014 SEP - 2015 MAR

Adjunct Faculty | Art Institute of Seattle
_Teaching Emerging Technology and Experience Design courses. Co-taught with Dhairya Dand

24 MAR 2014

Guest Lecturer | Department of Industrial and Visual Design, University of Seoul
_UX Design & HCI Story

5 MAR 2014

Guest Lecturer | MDP Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
_Panel Discussion for MDP Industry Practice course taught by Mimi Zeiger

19 DEC 2013

Guest Lecturer | College of Design, Kookmin University, Seoul South Korea
_UX Design & Life After School

2013 FALL

Mentor | Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA
_Dot Exchange Mentor Program: provided thesis, career, portfolio advisement to Mentee, V. Kan

2013 FEB - APR

Instructor | MIT Media Laboratory, MA, US
_Special Topics: Fundamentals of Visual Communication, MAS S63. Faculty Sponsor, H. Hishii

2012 SEP - DEC

Teaching Assistant | MIT Media Laboratory, MA, US
_Tangible Interfaces course, MAS 834. Instructor, H. Ishii

2009 JAN - APR

Teaching Assistant | Art Center College of Design
_awarded program assistantship for Media History & Theory, a Graduate level media history and criticism class.

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PATENT

2007 DEC - 2009 JAN

Patent #10-2007-0011071, Issued 22 Jan 2009 in South Korea
_portable computing device with ultra thin layers of multi remote monitors

2011 MAY

Patent #US 7,952,866 B2, Issued 31 May 2011 in United States
_portable computer

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EXHIBITIONS

7-27 SEPTEMBER 2016
Peach Blossom installation at the Korea Design Booth | London Design Biennale 2016
Somerset House, London, UK

29 NOV - 1 DEC 2012

[Second Surface: Multi-user Spatial Collaboration System based on Augmented Reality] | SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, Singapore

DEC 2010

[Winner's Exhibition] | Red Dot Award: Communication Design 2010
Red Dot Design museum, Essen, Germany

SEP 2010

[After Dark, Cosmological Constructs] | NASA JPL's Jupiter Fog, Collaboration with Dan Goods
Exploratorium: The museum of science, art and human Perception, San Francisco, CA, US

APR 2010

[Responsive Causality] | Graduation Exhibition of Graduate Media Design Program
Wind Tunnel Gallery, Art Center College of Design S. Campus, Pasadena, CA, US

NOV 2006

[Digital Blue] | Graduation Exhibition of Interior Design Program
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

OCT 2004

[SHARE] | Group Design Exhibition of College of Design & Architecture
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea

MAY 2002

[Design Festival `CIRCUS' street exhibition] | Tium Group
DaeHakRo, Seoul, South Korea

OCT 2001

[Design For Minority] | Group Design Exhibition of College of Design & Architecture
Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea


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EDUCATION

SEP 2011 - JUNE 2013

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, US
_full-time student in the graduate program in Media Arts and Sciences at MIT

AUG 2010

Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, US
_MFA in Media Design

AUG 2007

Kookmin University, Seoul, South Korea,
_BFA in Visual Communication Design | 4.0 GPA
_BFA in Interior Design | 4.0 GPA

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HONORS

Art Center MFA Thesis Scholarship
_Thesis Scholar Recipient | 2009 -2010

Art Center MFA Scholarship
_Entrance scholarship of 2 years half tuition grant

Undergraduate Scholarship for Academic Excellence
_Kookmin University Tuition Grant | 2006, 2005, 2002

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AWARDS

Core77 Design Awards, Student Notable Interaction Award | Irene Alvarado, Vikas Yadav, Nurie Jeong, Manjari Sahu. Instructor : Austin Lee | 2017

Emerging Technologies Prize presented to S. Kasahara, V. Heun, Austin Lee and H. Ishii for work titled Second Surface: Multi-user Spatial Collaboration System based on Augmented Reality | SIGGRAPH Asia Emerging Technologies | 2012

Red Dot distinction for high design quality | Red Dot Award: Communication Design | 2010

ADAA Honorable Mention | Adobe Design Achievement Award | 2010

Samsung Card Design Competition Finalist | Samsung Card Co., Ltd | 2006

Army Commendation Medal | U.S. Department of the Army | 2005

KEPCO Advertisement Competition Finalist | Korea Electric Power Corporation | 2005

LGad Advertisement Awards TV Story Board Finalist | LGad | 2002

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PUBLICATIONS | POSTERS

Online Feature

Featured in Creative Applications Network | Second Surface | 2013

Red Dot Winners’ online exhibition | www.red-dot.de | Dec 2010

ADAA online gallery | Adobe Systems Incorporated | Nov 2010

Featured in Outer Circle 13 | Art Center College of Design | Spring 2010

Conferences

Program Committee, DeSForM 2017 | 10th edition of the DeSForM conference series, Sense and Sensitivity | Delft October 17-18, Eindhoven October 19-20

Reviewer, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing 2017 | http://www.springer.com/computer/hci/journal/779

TEI 2017 Tangible Embedded & Embodied Interaction | 20-23 Mar 2017
Dixon Lo, Jiyoung Ko, and Austin Lee. 2017. ShapeShift: Mediating User Interaction Through Augmented Shading and Shadow. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 633-639. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3024969.3025088

TEI 2017 Tangible Embedded & Embodied Interaction | 20-23 Mar 2017
Denis Vlieghe, Austin S. Lee, and Wayne Chung. 2017. Distorted Reality: Augmented 3D Photogrammetry Over HoloLens?. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 665-670. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3024969.3025056

TEI 2017 Tangible Embedded & Embodied Interaction | 20-23 Mar 2017
Marisa Lu, Gautam Bose, Austin Lee, and Peter Scupelli. 2017. Knock Knock to Unlock: A Human-centered Novel Authentication Method for Secure System Fluidity. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 729-732. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3024969.3035530

TEI 2017 Tangible Embedded & Embodied Interaction | 20-23 Mar 2017
Meric Dagli, Julia Petrich, Rossa Kim, Nehal Vora, and Austin S. Lee. 2017. Corus: A Holographic Candle System with Intuitive Gestural Interaction and Ambient Feedback to Promote Co-Sleeping. In Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '17). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 571-577. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/3024969.3025095

Interaction Design Education Summit (IxD Education Summit), Helsinki Finland | 29 Feb 2016
Austin S. Lee, Peter Scupelli. Teaching Interaction Design in Physical, Digital, and Hybrid Environments
http://edusummit.ixda.org

TEI 2016 Tangible Embedded & Embodied Interaction | 14-17 Feb 2016
Rachel S. Ng, Raghavendra Kandala, Sarah Marie-Foley, Dixon Lo, Molly Wright Steenson, and Austin S. Lee. 2016. Expressing Intent: An Exploration of Rich Interactions. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 524-531. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2856526

TEI 2016 Tangible Embedded & Embodied Interaction | 14-17 Feb 2016
Dixon Lo and Austin Lee. 2016. Click: Using Smart Devices For Physical Collaborative Coding Education. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 500-505. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2856522

TEI 2016 Tangible Embedded & Embodied Interaction, Studio Workshop | 14 Feb 2016
Austin S. Lee and Dhairya Dand. 2016. MeMod: A Modular Hacking and Programming Toolkit For Everyday Objects. In Proceedings of the TEI '16: Tenth International Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 757-761. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2839462.2854113

ACM Immersive Media Experiences Workshop | 30 Oct 2015
Henry Chen*, Austin S. Lee*, Mark Swift, and John C. Tang. 2015. 3D Collaboration Method over HoloLens™ and Skype™ End Points. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Workshop on Immersive Media Experiences (ImmersiveME '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 27-30. DOI=http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2814347.2814350

ACM SUI 2014, Honolulu, HI | 4 - 5 Oct 2014
_Austin Lee, Hiroshi Chigira, Sheng Kai Tang, Kojo Acquah, and Hiroshi Ishii. 2014. AnnoScape: remote collaborative review using live video overlay in shared 3D virtual workspace. In Proceedings of the 2nd ACM symposium on Spatial user interaction (SUI '14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 26-29. DOI=10.1145/2659766.2659776

CHI 2013 (WIP), Paris | 27Apr - 2May 2013
_Austin S. Lee and Kshitij Marwah. 2013. Scaled reality: interfaces for augmenting information on small-scale tangible objects. In CHI '13 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI EA '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 985-990. DOI=10.1145/2468356.2468532

SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies, Singapore | 29Nov - 1Dec 2012
_Shunichi Kasahara, Valentin Heun, Austin S. Lee, and Hiroshi Ishii. 2012. Second surface: multi-user spatial collaboration system based on augmented reality. In SIGGRAPH Asia 2012 Emerging Technologies (SA '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, , Article 20 , 4 pages. DOI=10.1145/2407707.2407727

UIST 2012 Demo | 25th ACM UIST Symposium, Cambridge, US | 7-10 Oct 2012
_Misha Sra, Austin Lee, Sheng-Ying Pao, Gonglue Jiang, and Hiroshii Ishii. 2012. Point and share: from paper to whiteboard. In Adjunct proceedings of the 25th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology (UIST Adjunct Proceedings '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 23-24. DOI=10.1145/2380296.2380309

Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA)'s 2012 International Conference, paper presentation for poster session with Y. Kim, S. Luescher, K. Marwah, Boston, US | 15-18 Aug 2012

Critical Information: Mapping the intersection of Art & Technology, SVA, paper presentation for graduate conference at SVA, a collaboration with Yuseung Kim, NY, US | Dec 2011

The 6th Swiss Design Network Conference, Everyday Story Of Imaginative Time & Space, collaborative design research workshop with Yuseung Kim, Basel, Switzerland | conference website | 28 -30 Oct 2010
_Featured in Negotiating futures-design fiction: ISBN 978-3-9523662-1-9

Red dot: communication design international yearbook 2010/2011: ISBN 978-3-89939-117-6 | Oct 2010

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SKILLS & CERTIFICATIONS

Language

Fluent in spoken and written English and Korean

Software

Well versed in Macintosh and Window platforms.
Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite, prototyping (Make Controller Kit, Arduino),
Final Cut Pro, Apple i Work, Microsoft Office, 3D Studio MAX, Rhino (trained certificate), Cinema 4D, Unity
Programming skills: Processing, ActionScript 2.0, Java, openFrameworks, javascript, html5

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References Available Upon Request

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