I am Taewook [teug] Kim, a third year Ph.D. student in Computer Science and Communication at Northwestern University. I work with Matt Kay.

I study how to steer the impact of language to improve human well-being. Specifically, I am interested in designing novel interactions that could entertain people. I enjoy building systems and understanding people.


Apr 2024 πŸ… My personalization paper got the Honorable Mention Award!
Mar 2024 πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸ’» I joined Midjourney as a visiting researcher.
Jan 2024 πŸ₯³ My personalization paper is conditionally accepted to CHI’24.
Jan 2024 🀞 Submitted a paper to CSCW β€˜24/25. Fingers crossed!
Nov 2023 πŸ… Received a Special Recognition for Outstanding Reviews - CHI β€˜24

Selected Publications

πŸ‘¨πŸ»β€πŸŽ¨ Authors’ Values and Attitudes Towards AI-bridged Scalable Personalization of Creative Language Arts
Taewook Kim, Hyomin Han, Eytan Adar, Matthew Kay, John Chung
CHI 2024. | arXiv | ACM DL | BibTeX
πŸ… ​ Best paper honorable mention (top 5%) ​

🀬 Opportunities in Mental Health Support for Informal Dementia Caregivers Suffering from Verbal Agitation
Taewook Kim, Hyeok Kim, Angela Roberts, Maia Jacobs, Matthew Kay
CSCW 2024. | arXiv | ACM DL | BibTeX | β–ΆοΈŽ Project Website

πŸ‘©πŸ»β€β€οΈβ€πŸ’‹β€πŸ‘¨πŸ» Love in Lyrics: An Exploration of Supporting Textual Manifestation of Affection in Social Messaging
Taewook Kim, Jungsoo Lee, Zhenhui Peng, and Xiaojuan Ma
CSCW 2019. | ACM DL | BibTeX | β–ΆοΈŽ Project Website


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