Intelligent Visual Analysis and Data Exploration Research


*News) Congratulations! Our paper (1st author: 김휘연, 석박통합과정) is accepted by IEEE VIS 2019. She will present her work at  IEEE VIS 2019 (top-tier conference), Vancouver, Canada.

Congratulations! Our paper (1st author: 이충기, 석사과정) is accepted by IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer and Graphics (TVCG, top-tier journal). This paper is invited for oral presentation at  IEEE VIS 2019, Vancouver, Canada.

Sungahn Ko (고성안) 

Assistant Professor

School of Electrical & Computer Engineering

UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science & Technology), Korea

Office:  Bldg. 106 401-10

Tel: +82 52 217 2161, Fax: 052-217-2128


  •  Ph.D. Purdue Univ., 2014 (Advisors: Dr. David Ebert, Dr. Niklas Elmqvist)
  •  M.S. KAIST, 2008 (Advisor: Dr. Kyu Ho Park)
  •  B.E. Korea Univ., 2006


Research areas

Current Research Interests:
  • Visual analytics (with Machine Learning/Deep Learning)
    • Proj.: Traffic congestion analysis and prediction
    • Proj.: Visualization for Learning History
  • Information Visualization
    • Proj.: Visualization for Storytelling, Data-driven journalism
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
    • User Interface and Software Design and Evaluation
      • Proj.: Human-AI partnership for Design 
    • Human Factors (in AR/Mobile Devices)
      • Proj.: Progressive/Pervasive AR 

MS-PhD Students:


M.S. Students:

김기환/이충기/한동윤/Gorahk Parsad/한윤하




구윤회 (Visualization, 3학년), 이현욱 (딥러닝, 4학년), 최승형 (AR, 4학년)


ITP 701, 703 Engineering Programming (2017 Spr)

CSE 24101 Object-oriented programming (2016 SPR, 2017 Fall, 2018 Fall, 2019 Spr)

CSE 48001 Information Visualization (2016 Fall, 2019 Fall), Human-Computer Interaction (2018 Spr)

ECE 52401 Software Engineering (2016 Fall)

CSE 61001 Visual Analytics (2017 Fall), Advanced Human-Computer Interaction (2018 Spr), Advanced Information Visualization (2019 SPR)

Professional Activities

*Program Committee:

IEEE Pacific Visualization: Program Committee (2020), Visualization Notes Committee (2018, 2019), Sponsorship chair (2017) 

*Paper Reviewer: 

IEEE VIS, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2018

ACM Designing Interactive Systems (DIS), 2018

Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), 2018, 2019

IEEE Pacific Visualization, 2017, 2018

EG/VGTC Conference on Visualization (EuroVis), 2017

IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications (CG&A), 2017

IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, 2016, 2019


UNIST ECE: http://ece.unist.ac.kr/

UNIST Address: 401-10, Bldg. 106, UNIST-gil 50, Ulsan 44919, Republic of Korea.

우편번호 44919, 울산광역시 울주군 언양읍 유니스트길 50, 울산과학기술원, 106동 401-10

Lab: 106동 303호