Jinha Lee Alumni
Jinha Lee is a Ph.D. student and research assistant at Tangible Media Group of the MIT Media Lab, where he studies human computer interaction and develops novel Tangible and Gestural Interfaces. Jinha’s recent inventions include See-through 3D Desktop , Beyond - a collapsible input device and ZeroN - Levitated Tangible Interface. Heavily inspired by a pioneer of computer graphics Ivan Sutherland, Jinha envisions a future where physical reality can be programmable to the extent that bits and atoms are indistinguishable and coexist in 3D space. He is preparing for such a future by creating new interactions and technologies for seamlessly weaving digital information, material, space, and people together. Outside of MIT, Jinha did research at SONY Computer Science Laboratories (CSL) and Microsoft Applied Sciences Group, and received his Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering from the University of Tokyo. His works have been presented at academic conferences including ACM CHI, UIST, SIGGRAPH, exhibited and featured in various major media press including CNN, KBS, EBS, and engadget.
You can find much more about Jinha at his personal website:
- Sublimate: State-Changing Virtual and Physical Rendering to Augment Interaction with Shape Displays CHI 2013
- rainBottles: gathering raindrops of data from the cloud CHI 2012
- ZeroN: Mid-air Tangible Interaction Enabled by Computer-Controlled Magnetic Levitation UIST 2011
- Beyond: collapsible tools and gestures for computational design CHI 2010