Soojeong Yoo

Soojeong Yoo
Research Fellow
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UCLIC, University College London
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United Kingdom

Brief biography

Soojeong Yoo is a Research Fellow at the UCL Interaction Centre and a member of the Wellcome/EPSRC Centre for Interventional and Surgical Sciences (WEISS). She is also in the honorary scholar at the University Sydney and Westmead Research and Education Network in Australia. Before joining UCL, she was an Associate Lecturer in Design and Health at Design Lab at the University of Sydney.

She was awarded her PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, which investigated how the level of physical activity that can be captured during gameplay and how a long-term user model can be created for individual players, as a foundation for supporting the user in gaining personal informatics insights about their exertion as well as being used for personalisation and external recommendation for VR games. She also holds a B.Com (Hons) from the Human Interface Technology Laboratory (HIT Lab) Australia.

Research Interest

  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Novel Technologies (AR/VR/MR)
  • Health and Well-being
  • User Centred Design
  • Exertion Games
  • User Modelling and Personlisation

Current Research

  • Smartliver: AR for Laparoscopic Surgery Training
  • CAL-Tutor: A Mixed Reality Platform for Training in Obstetric Sonography
  • Visualisation Design for AR in Surgery

External Engagement

  • Publicity Co-Chair for ACM Interactive Surfaces and Spaces Conference ACM ISS 2022
  • LBW and Case Studies Chair for OZCHI2022
  • Diversity, ECR and Students Chair for ACM SIGCHI Sydney Chapter
  • Member of Computer Human Interaction Special Interest Group (CHISIG)
  • Social Media and Communication Co-chair for MAB 2021
  • Publicity and Social Media Co-Chair for CHIPLAY 2018 &2019
  • Demo, Work in Progress, Posters Co-Chair for OZCHI 2019

Articles in Media

  • COVID e-Gate combines contact tracing information, temperature screens link
  • Fun and VR games in the workplace link
  • University of Sydney design students 'hack' needle phobias link
  • Australian Scientists Declare Virtual Reality Is Officially Considered Exercise (GIZMODO, UK)
  • The Future is here (AJP, Australia)