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Dr. Myounghoon Jeon (Philart)

Industrial and Systems Engineering, Computer Science (by courtesy)


His name is pronounced as /"me" + "young" quickly/ /hoon/ /jən/. Dr. Jeon is an Associate Professor of the Grado Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, and by courtesy, the Department of Computer Science at Virginia Tech and founding director of the Mind Music Machine Lab. His position at Virginia Tech is entitled, "Mobile and Creative Computing". His research areas include HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and HRI (Human-Robot Interaction), with a focus on Sound and Music Computing, Affective Computing, Automotive User Interfaces, Accessible Computing, and Aesthetic Computing. His research has yielded more than 250 publications across top journals and conference proceedings. His research has been supported by NIH (National Institutes of Health), NSF (National Science Foundation), DOT (Department of Transportation), FRA (Federal Railroad Administration), Equos Research Co.,Ltd., Hyundai Motor Company, Northrop Grumman, CATM (Center for Advanced Transportation Mobility), KATRI (Korea Automobile Testing and Research Institute), ICAT (Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology), MTTI (Michigan Tech Transportation Institute), ICC (Institute of Computing and Cybersystems), etc. He currently serves as the President of ICAD (International Community for Auditory Display). He serves as an Associate Editor of International Journal of Human-Computer Studies and Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments, Senior Editor of Ergonomics in Design, and Editorial Board of Multimodal Technologies and Interaction. He has edited journal special issues on Affective Interactions with Robots ; Human Factors Design, Machine Learning, and AI; Auditory Displays and Auditory User Interfaces; Futuristic Vehicles; Performing Arts in VR ; Sonic Information Design; Connected Vehicles; and Subliminal Perception . He has edited a handbook, "Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction" and "User Experience Design in the Era of Automated Driving" with Dr. Andreas Riener and Dr. Ignacio Alvarez. Dr. Jeon actively works in international conferences - chairing programs and sessions, organizing workshops and tutorials, and serving as the program committee in AutomotiveUI, HRI, RSS, ICAD, HFES, CHI, MobileHCI, UbiComp, IEA, PersuasiveTech, etc. He hosted the 24th ICAD Conference at Michigan Tech in 2018. He will also co-host the 14th AutomotiveUI Conference at Yonsei University in Korea in 2022 with Dr. Ji. Previously, he was an Associate Professor of the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at Michigan Tech. He's still an adjunct professor of the CS department. He also served as a founding director of the Center for Human-Centered Computing at Michigan Tech. Dr. Jeon completed his MS and PhD degrees at Georgia Tech in Engineering Psychology and Human-Computer Interaction. He also earned his MS degree in Cognitive Sciences (Cognitive Engineering) at Yonsei University in Korea and studied Film Scoring at the same university. Before returning to academia, Dr. Jeon worked for LG Electronics and Daum Communications as an HCI researcher, UX designer, and sound designer. Besides, he has led many industry projects in collaboration with General Electric, Samsung Electronics, Panasonic Automotive, Toyota, Hyundai-Kia Motor Company, etc. These works have been recognized by awards such as the IF Communication Design Award and the Korean Ergonomic Design Award and best papers in the flagship international conferences (ICAD, ArtsIT, HCII, HFES). He was selected as a recipient of the Earl Alluisi Award for Early Career Achievement from APA Division 21 Applied Experimental & Engineering Psychology in 2021. He's a former worship leader at Evangel Baptist Church in Houghton. Now, he serves as a conductor for a "Peniel" choir at Korean Baptist Church of Blacksburg. He is teaching his daughter how to compose music, play various instruments, and code her own program. He lives in Blacksburg, Virginia with his wife and 14 year old daughter (EunYool) whose name means "fragrant melody".
* Philart means "love art".