You-Jin Kim 

Elings Hall 2005, Building 266, UCSB, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 

PHONE: +1 (919) 590-5002   E-MAIL:


University of California, Santa Barbara

Doctor of Philosophy (STEM PhD) in Media Arts and Technology

Main research topics: Virtual Reality, Mixed Reality, and HCI

Santa Barbara, CA

2018 – Present

Duke University 

Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Computational Media, Information Science

Durham, NC

School of the Art Institute of Chicago 

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Art and Technology Studies, Game Development

Chicago, IL


Graduate Researcher 

UC Santa Barbara - Department of Computer Science - Four Eyes Lab

Santa Barbara, CA

September 2018 – Present

Teaching Associate

UC Santa Barbara - ART 22 - Computer Programming For Arts

Santa Barbara, CA


Teaching Associate

UC Santa Barbara - INT 93 - Research in STEM: HCI

Santa Barbara, CA


PhD Research Intern

Nokia Bell Labs - Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) 

Murray Hill, NJ

June 2021 - September 2021

PhD Research Intern

Microsoft Research - Perception and Interaction Group 

Redmond, WA

June 2019 - September 2019

Graduate Research Assistant

Duke University - ISS Interactive Systems - S1 Speculative Sensation Lab 

Durham, NC

January 2015 - May 2016

Graduate Teaching Assistant

Duke University - Duke Pratt School of Engineering

Durham, NC

January 2015 - May 2016

Civil Affairs Specialist-5 

Department of the Army Inspector General’s Office 


December 2013 - November 2014

Volunteer Experience

Research Mentorship Program (RMP)

UC Santa Barbara - Summer Sessions

Santa Barbara, CA

June 2020 – Present

Mentoring Unity for Virtual Reality Research 

UC Santa Barbara - Computer Science 

Santa Barbara, CA

March 2020– Present

Sustainable Technology Repair Initiative Mentor 

Tech Consultation and Diagnosis (STRI)
UC Santa Barbara - Blum Center for Sustainable Development

Santa Barbara, CA

March 2019– Present

UCSB MAT Student Representatives

UC Santa Barbara - Media Arts and Technology 

Santa Barbara, CA

March 2021 – August 2022

UCSB Graduate Student Ambassador (2019 - 2020)

UC Santa Barbara - Graduate Division 

Santa Barbara, CA

September 2019 – June 2020


Certificate in Human Subjects Research

CITI Program

Credential ID: 47354741

Issued February 2022

Certificate in Human Subjects Research

Office of Research, University of California 

Credential ID: COMS-HO-TO-004

Issued October 2019

Certificate in Information Science (ISS)

Duke University Graduate School

Credential ID: NA

Issued May 2016

Certificate in College Teaching (CCT)

Duke University Graduate School

Credential ID: NA

Issued April 2016


Design and Modeling

3ds Max   |   Maya   |   Blender   |   SketchUp   |   Cheetah3D   |   SolidWorks

Development Platform and Data Analytics

 Unity   |   C#   |   Python   |   OpenGL   |   WebGL   |   Babylon.js   |  R   |   SPSS   |   MATLAB   |   Tableau   

Rapid Prototyping and Fabrication 

Laser Cutting   |   CNC   |   3D Printing   |   Arduino   |   Processing   |   Max/MSP   |   Unit Testing   |   Soft Robotic

Fluent in English, Korean, and Japanese 

I enjoy researching in my office space at Four Eyes Lab, overlooking the beautiful Santa Barbara coastline. 

© You-Jin Kim

Santa Barbara