• 🎤 I will be presenting at CHI 2024 in Honolulu, HI, U.S.A.

  • 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.


    Mar 2024 🥳 I joined Midjourney as a visiting researcher.
    Jan 2024 🥳 My personalization paper is conditionally accepted to CHI’24.
    Jan 2024 🤞 Submitted a paper to CSCW ‘24/25. Fingers crossed!
    Nov 2023 🏅 Received a Special Recognition for Outstanding Reviews - CHI ‘24
    Sep 2023 🤞 Submitted two papers to CHI ‘24. Fingers crossed!
    Sep 2023 🥳 My dementia paper is accepted to CSCW ‘24.
    May 2023 🥳 Yay!! I passed CS PhD Qualification exam!
    Apr 2023 🥳 Yay!! I won the Northwestern Advanced Cognitive Science Fellowship!
    Mar 2023 🏅 Received a Special Recognition for Outstanding Reviews - CSCW ‘23


    Referred Conference Proceedings and Journal Articles

    [c.6] 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 (Conditionally accepted)

    [c.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 | ▶︎ Project Website | BibTeX (to appear)

    [c.4] RLens: A Computer-aided Visualization System for Supporting Reflection on Language Learning under Distributed Tutorship
    Meng Xia, Yankun Zhao, Jihyeong Hong, Mehmet Hamza Erol, Taewook Kim, Juho Kim
    L@S 2022. | ACM DL | BibTeX

    [c.3] 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 | ▶︎ Project Website

    [c.2] Understanding and Modeling User-Perceived Brand Personality from Mobile Application UIs
    Ziming Wu, Taewook Kim, Quan Li, and Xiaojuan Ma
    CHI 2019. | ACM DL | BibTeX

    [c.1] Mediating Color Filter Exploration with Color Theme Semantics Derived from Social Curation
    Ziming Wu, Zhida Sun, Taewook Kim, Manuele Reani, Caroline Jay, and Xiaojuan Ma
    CSCW 2018. | ACM DL | BibTeX

    Referred Extended Abstracts: Posters and Workshops

    [p.5] Rawal: A Reflection Assistant with Active Listening for Peer Support Chats
    Ryan Louie, Taewook Kim, Zhenhui Peng
    CHI 2023 Workshop on Self-Reflection Technologies. | ACM DL | BibTeX

    [p.4] Opportunities to Support Communal Experiences of Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing People in Live Popular Music Concerts
    Hyomin Han, Taewook Kim
    GROUP 2022. | ACM DL | BibTeX | Poster

    [p.3] Facilitating Continuous Text Messaging in Romantic Encounters Online by Expanded Keywords Enumeration
    Taewook Kim, Qingyu Guo, Hyeonjae Kim, Wenjie Yang, Meiziniu Li, Xiaojuan Ma
    CSCW 2022. | ACM DL | BibTeX | Poster

    [p.2] Improving Readers’ Awareness of Divergent Viewpoints by Displaying Agendas of Comments in Online News Discussions
    Taewook Kim, Hyunwoo Kim, Juho Kim, and Xiaojuan Ma
    CSCW 2021. | ACM DL | BibTeX | ▶︎ Project Website

    [p.1] GremoBot: Exploring Emotion Regulation in Group Chat
    Zhenhui Peng, Taewook Kim, and Xiaojuan Ma
    CSCW 2019. | ACM DL | BibTeX


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