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Dr. Myounghoon "Philart" Jeon

Cognitive Science & Computer Science

mjeon[at]mtu.edu

Dr. Jeon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Cognitive and Learning Sciences and the Department of Computer Science at Michigan Tech and founding director of the Mind Music Machine Lab. He also serves as a director of the Center for Human-Centered Computing at the Institute of Computing and Cybersystems (ICC). He is graduate committee in both Applied Cognitive Science and Human Factors (ACSHF) Graduate Program and Computer Science Graduate Program. He is also a member of Michigan Tech Transportation Institute (MTTI). His research areas include HCI (Human-Computer Interaction) and HRI (Human-Robot Interaction), with a focus on Auditory Displays, Affective Computing, Assistive Technologies, Automotive User Interfaces, and Aesthetic Computing. His research has yielded more than 150 publications across top peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings. His research is currently supported by NIH (National Institutes of Health), DOT (Department of Transportation), FRA (Federal Railroad Administration), Equos Research Co.,Ltd., Hyundai Motors Company, MTTI (Michigan Tech Transportation Institute), Center for Human-Centered Computing, etc. He serves as an Associate Editor of MIT Press Journal, Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments. Currently, he is editing a special issue on Performing Arts in VR in Presence and another special issue on Sonic Information Design in Ergonomics in Design. He is also editing a handbook, "Emotions and Affect in Human Factors and Human-Computer Interaction" with Elsevier. He actively works in international conferences - chairing programs and sessions, organizing workshops and tutorials, and serving as the program committee in AutomotiveUI, ICAD, HFES, CHI, MobileHCI, UbiComp, IEA, PersuasiveTech, etc. Currently, he serves as affective design technical committee of IEA (International Ergonomics Association). 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 collaborations with General Electric, Samsung Electronics, Panasonic Automotive, Toyota, and Hyundai-Kia Motors 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's still playing guitar and drums in his church, and teaching her daughter how to compose music, play various instruments, and code her own program. He lives in UP (Upper Peninsula), Michigan with his wife and 9 year old daughter (EunYool) whose name means "fragrant melody". * Philart means "love art".