I'm a PhD student in the hci+d lab. at Seoul National University advised by Joonhwan Lee.
I design interactive systems to facilitate better communication and collaboration among users. I have conducted a study to improve a current web survey system by using a chatbot (CHI 2019 full paper). Recently, we designed the chatbot, Poki, which manages and facilitates group chat discussion (CHI 2020 full paper, CSCW 2021 full paper).
More broadly, my research interests are in the areas of Human-AI Interaction, conversational agents/chatbots, and social computing/data analysis. I also love to make the new services and systems and to analyze user behavior with a data-driven approach.
Blogging on brunchabout mobile design and data science.
Contact me via email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CSCW 2021: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction-CSCW. Soomin Kim, Changhoon Oh, Won Ik Cho, Donghoon Shin, Bongwon Suh, Joonhwan Lee. Trkic G00gle: Why and How Users Game Translation Algorithms. PDF
CSCW 2021: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction-CSCW. Soomin Kim, Jinsu Eun, Joseph Seering, Joonhwan Lee. Moderator Chatbot for Deliberative Discussion: Effects of Discussion Structure and Discussant Facilitation. PDF
CHI 2020: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Soomin Kim, Jinsu Eun, Changhoon Oh, Bongwon Suh, Joonhwan Lee. Bot in the Bunch: Facilitating Group Chat Discussion by Improving Efficiency and Participation with a Chatbot. PDF
DIS 2020: ACM Conference on Designing Interactive Systems. Changhoon Oh, Seonghyeon Kim, Jinhan Choi, Jinsu Eun, Soomin Kim, Juho Kim, Joonhwan Lee, Bongwon Suh. Understanding How People Reason about Aesthetic Evaluations of Artificial Intelligence. Honorable Mention (top 5%), PDF
CHI 2019: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Soomin Kim, Joonhwan Lee, Gahgene Gweon. Comparing Data from Chatbot and Web Surveys: Effects of Platform and Conversational Style on Survey Response Quality. PDF, Video
CHIPLAY 2019: Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Symposium on Computer-Human Interaction in Play. Soomin Kim, Gyuho Lee, Seo-young Lee, Sanghyuk Lee, Joonhwan Lee. Game or Live Streaming?: Motivation and Social Experience in Live Mobile Quiz Shows. PDF
Electronics. Seo-young Lee, Gyuho Lee, Soomin Kim, Joonhwan Lee (2019). Expressing Personalities of Conversational Agents through Visual and Verbal Feedback. Electronics, 8(7), 794. PDF
CHI 2021: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Donghoon Shin, Sangwon Yoon, Soomin Kim, Joonhwan Lee. BlahBlahBot: Facilitating Conversation between Strangers using a Chatbot with ML-infused Personalized Topic Suggestion. PDF
HRI 2018: ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human-Robot Interaction. Seo-young Lee, Soomin Kim, & Joonhwan Lee (2018). Robots in Dynamic Contexts: Effects of Robot Tasks on Expected Personality.
VRST 2017: ACM Conference on Virtual Reality Software and Technology. Soomin Kim, et al.(2017). Immersive VR for Numerical Engagement.
UIST 2016: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. Soomin Kim, Jonghwan Oh, & Joonhwan Lee. (2016). Histogram: Spatiotemporal Photo-Displaying Interface.
TVX 2016: ACM International Conference on Interactive Experiences for TV and Online Video. Soomin Kim, Jonghwan Oh, & Joonhwan Lee. (2016). Automated News Generation for TV Program Ratings.
Mobile HCI 2016: ACM Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services Adjunct. Joonyoung Lee, Nahi Hong, Soomin Kim, Jonghwan Oh, & Joonhwan Lee (2016). Smiley face: why we use emoticon stickers in mobile messaging.
Conference on Cybercommunication Academic Society. Soomin Kim (2015). Journalism as a Profession in Korea with Computational Approach.
WORKSHOPS & SYMPOSIA
CHI 2021: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems. Ferran Altarriba Bertran, Soomin Kim, Minsuk Chang, Ella Dagan, Jared Duval, Katherine Isbister, Laia Turmo Vidal. Social Media as a Design and Research Site in HCI: Mapping Out Opportunities and Envisioning Future Uses.
Journal of Korea Multimedia Society 2021 Soomin Kim, Seo-Young Lee, Joonhwan Lee. Male, Female, or Robot?: Effects of Task Type and User Gender on Expected Gender of Chatbots. PDF
KCC 2019: Korea Computer Congress. Soomin Kim, Joonhwan Lee, Gahgene Gweon (2019). A Study on Predictors of Environmental factors that impact Problematic Internet Usage among Korean Adolescents. Best PaperPDF
Soomin Kim et al. Laugh and Grow "Likes": How Facial Emotions in Selfies Affect Social Engagement on Instagram.
Ph.D. in Communication, Seoul National University (2016.09-2021.08)
M.A. in Communication, Seoul National University (2014.09-2016.08)
B.A. in Psychology / B.B.A. in Business Administration, Yonsei University (2007.03-2012.02)
Daewon Foreign Language High School (2004-2006)
CJ E&M (2012-2014). Worked as Marketing Analyst.
HP Korea (2010). Worked as Digital Research Intern.
Daum Soft (2010). Worked as Online Business Intern.
Human-Computer Interaction & Design Lab. (2015-)
Teaching Assistant for "HCI Theory and Practice" (2015, 2019, 2020)
Awards and Honors
AI for ALL Fellowship (by Nongshim Youlchon Foundation and Artificial Intelligence Institute of SNU) (2020-)
Content Startup League (by KOCCA) (2019)
Global PhD Fellowship (GPF, by National Research Foundation of Korea) (2017-2019)
SIGCHI Outstanding Presentation Award (by ACM SIGCHI Korean Local Chapter) (2019)