Woontack Woo


is a Professor and the head of the Graduate School of Culture Technology (GSCT) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea. He is the director of both CT Research Institute and KI-ITC Augmented Reality Research Center. He also has been Vice President of the Korea Game Society (since 2020), the Korean Institute of Next Generation Computing (since 2011), the CG&I Society in the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (since 2010), the HCI Society of Korea (since 2008), the Korea Computer Graphics Society (since 2008), etc. He received his BS in Electronics Engineering from Kyungpook National University (KNU, Daegu, Korea) in 1989 and his MS in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH, Pohang, Korea) in 1991. In 1998, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA. In 1999, as an invited Researcher, he joined Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR), Kyoto, Japan. From Feb. 2001 to Feb. 2012, he served as a Professor in the School of Information and Communications (SIC) and Director of Culture Technology Institute (CTI) at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea. He coined the terminology, “Ubiquitous Virtual Reality (UVR)” and initiated UVR Lab at GIST in 2001. Since then he has developed various augmented reality applications such as “DigiLog Books, DigiLog Miniatures and DogiLog Spaces” and published more than 400 papers in major journals and conferences. The main thrust of his research has been implementing UVR in smart space, which includes Context-aware Augmented Reality, Augmented Human, Augmented City and Augmented Society.



last update: August 2021


Articles published on IXD&A:


• GeoACT: Augmented Control Tower using Virtual and Real Geospatial Data, N.48, 2021 pp. 122 - 142,  abstractdownload