Kyung Yun ChoiPh.D. Candidate
Kyung Yun Choi (goes by Yun) is an engineer, designer, and artist. The overarching aim of her research efforts has always been to create a new interactive interface that extends the space of user experience by enabling the transmission of emotional and tactile information. To this end, her objective is to develop this new medium that expands the range of our perceptions for the improved embodiment with focuses on soft robotics, multi-functional composite structure and material, and digital fabrication.
Prior to joining the Media Lab, Kyung Yun developed two Cube satellites as a chief engineer of the structural and thermal control system in conjunction with NASA GSFC. Also, she has worked on developing a myoelectric prosthetic hand at the Bretl Research Group and at the start-up company, PSYONIC, as a lead mechanical engineer. She received her B.S in Mechanical Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea and her M.S in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Kyung Yun is a recipient of the Korean Government Scholarship for Study Overseas in 2014, and the Kwanjeong scholarship for her graduate studies in 2017.
Outside of the lab, you may find her painting, backpacking in nature, and hopefully soon driving a space shuttle in space.
Therms-Up!: DIY Inflatables and Interactive Materials by Upcycling Wasted Thermoplastic BagsACM TEI 2021 2021
reSpire: Self-awareness and Interpersonal Connectedness through Shape-changing Fabric Display ACM C&C and DIS 2019 2019