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Yongjae Yoo

is an assistant professor in Department of Artificial Intelligence, Hanyang University ERICA. Before joining Hanyang University, he worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Haptics and Virtual Reality Laboratory (currently Interaction Laboratory), Department of Computer Science and Engineering, POSTECH and Shared Reality Laboratory, Centre for Intelligence Machines, McGill University.

He is currently seeking how to build intelligent, useful, and human-centered multimodal intelligence, as well as human-computer interactions with those multimodal AI with his group, Multimodal Intelligence and Interaction Laboratory.


E-mail:     yongjaeyoo at (primary) 


Room 612, ERICA center (학연산클러스터 지원센터)

55 Hanyangdaehak-ro, Sangnok-gu,

Ansan, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea 15588



AI for Human-Computer Interactions


Affective Computing and Interactions

Haptics and Multimodal Applications

2011 - 2019

Ph. D. in Computer Science and Engineering

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Thesis: Perceptual and Affective Characteristics of Complex Tactile Stimuli

Advisor: Prof. Seungmoon Choi

2007 - 2011

B. Sc. in Computer Science and Engineering,

Pohang University of Science and Technology

Final year project: Tactile Icon Design using Musical Dynamics


2022. 5. Honorable Mention, ACM SIGCHI conference 2022, New Orleans, LA.

2021. 9. – 2022. 7. Postdoctoral Fellowship, National Research Foundation of Korea.

2019. 2. Best Ph.D. Thesis Award, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, POSTECH.

2017. 6. Best Poster Paper Award, IEEE World Haptics Conference 2017, Munich, Germany.

2016. 11. Best Presentation Award, The 9th Korea Haptics Community Workshop, Yonsei Univ. Seoul, Korea.

2016. 8. Best Presentation Paper Award, 2016 Korea Computer Congress (KCC 2016), Jeju islands, Korea.

2011. 3 – 2016. 2. Global Ph. D. Fellowship, National Research Foundation (NRF) of Korea

2015. 6. Finalist (Top 9 teams), Student Innovation Challenge, IEEE World Haptics Conference 2015, Chicago, IL.

2014. 6. Best Paper Award, 2014 Korea Computer Congress (KCC 2014), Busan, Korea

2014. 2. Best TA Award, POSTECH.

2011. 3. Best Paper Award, 2010 POSTECH Undergraduate Research Program (URP), POSTECH.

2007. 3. – 2011. 2. Full Scholarship for undergraduate years, POSTECH.


  • Conference Organization Committee

    • Travel Information Chair, ACM ICMI 2021

  • Reviewer

    • IEEE Transactions on Haptics (ToH) (2017-2022)

    • International Journal of Human-Computer Studies (2022)

    • Springer Virtual Reality (2018, 2022)

    • IEEE World Haptics/Haptics Symposium (2017-2022)VR (2021-2023).

    • ACM IMWUT (2018), VRST (2021), CHI (2018-2023), ICMI (2018-2022), MobileHCI (2018, 2020, 2022), ISWC (2019), 
      TEI (2019, 2021)CHI PLAY (2021)

    • NIME (2020-2021), IFIP INTERACT (2021)

    • Eurohaptics (2018-2022)

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