Hey you! Welcome.
My name is Woojin Ko, and I recently graduated in 2021 from UC Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science.
I am excited to share that I have accepted an offer to pursue a PhD in CS at Cornell Tech / Cornell, though I have decided to defer admission until Fall 2022.
I conduct research in human-computer interaction and computer graphics, in which I mainly focus on creating novel platforms that can make virtual interactions more personal, realistic, and empathetic.
During my undergrad experience, I worked under the supervision of Prof. Bjoern Hartmann in the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Prof. Luisa Caldas in the XR Lab, and Dr. Allen Yang in the FHL Vive Center for Enhanced Reality.
While I find myself obsessed with the wonders of virtual, augmented, and mixed reality (VR/AR/MR) interfaces due to their unparalleled capacity for immersive interaction and expressive collaboration, I am passionate about leveraging a wide range of technologies for social good.
My projects have spanned across high-impact areas such as healthcare, accessibility, training, and collaborative systems.