Jaewook Lee

Human-Computer Interaction Researcher

Hi! I'm Jaewook (I prefer to go by Jae)! I'm an incoming Ph.D. student at the University of Washington, where I will be advised by Prof. Jon Froehlich in the Makeability Lab. I'm a Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) researcher who aspires to answer the following question: how can we design more personalized mobile technologies and software that can better assist each user with their day-to-day life? To achieve this, I build context-aware, XR & AI-powered mobile solutions that can understand us and our surroundings. I envision future mobile devices to be not just ubiuquitous, but also more people-aware.

When I'm not conducting research, I hang out with friends, play tennis, cook Korean food, play video games! A recent hobby of mine is creating my own mobile video games.

I'm open to chatting about research & pretty much anything else! The best way to reach me is to my email: jaewook4@cs.washington.edu

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  • 2022-Present

    University of Washington

    Ph.D. in Computer Science (HCI)

    Advised by Prof. Jon Froehlich

  • 2018-2022

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

    B.S. in Computer Science, Minor in Psychology

    GPA: 3.95/4.0, Technical GPA: 3.94/4.0

    Dean's List: FA18 - FA21

    James Scholar: FA19 - SP22

Research Interests

Context-Aware Computing

Can we empower mobile devices to gather contexts from its users and surroundings (e.g., using sensors or computer vision)?

Mobile Computing

Can we equip mobile devices with the necessary tools (e.g., ML) such that they can process and make sense of contextual data?


Can we display results (e.g., suggestions) to users in an interactive, in-situ manner?


3 publications in submission

(* denotes co-authorship)

User Preference for Navigation Instructions in Mixed Reality

Jaewook Lee, Fanjie Jin, Younsoo Kim, David Lindlbauer
IEEE VR 2022


Hand Interfaces: Using Hands to Imitate Objects in AR/VR for Expressive Interactions

Siyou Pei, Alexander Chen, Jaewook Lee, Yang Zhang
CHI 2022


ImageExplorer: Multi-Layered Touch Exploration to Encourage Skepticism Towards Imperfect AI-Generated Image Captions

Jaewook Lee, Jaylin Herskovitz, Yi-Hao Peng, Anhong Guo
CHI 2022


Challenges and Opportunities for Data-Centric Peer Evaluation Tools for Teamwork

Wenxuan Wendy Shi, Akshaya Jagannadharao, Jaewook Lee, Brian P. Bailey
CSCW 2021


What’s This? A Voice and Touch Multimodal Approach for Ambiguity Resolution in Voice Assistants

Jaewook Lee, Sebastian S. Rodriguez, Raahul Natarrajan, Jacqueline Chen, Harsh Deep, Alex Kirlik
ICMI 2021


Image Explorer: Multi-Layered Touch Exploration to Make Images Accessible

Jaewook Lee, Yi-Hao Peng, Jaylin Herskovitz, Anhong Guo
ASSETS 2021 - Demo


Explorations of Designing Spatial Classroom Analytics with Virtual Prototyping

JiWoong Jang*, Jaewook Lee*, Vanessa Echeverria, LuEttaMae Lawrence, Vincent Aleven
LAK21 - Short Paper


Measuring Complacency in Humans Interacting with Autonomous Agents in a Multi-Agent System

Sebastian S. Rodriguez, Jacqueline Chen*, Harsh Deep*, Jaewook Lee*, Derrik E. Asher, and Erin Zaroukian
SPIE 2020


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The best way to reach me is to send me an email! :))