Ph.D. in Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)


Research interests include:

Human-Computer Interaction, Interaction Techniques, Novel Sensing Techniques, Haptics



Seongkook Heo is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Computer Science at the University of Virginia. His research interests span across the areas of Human-Computer Interaction, with focuses on developing interactive technologies and interaction techniques. 


  • Naver Ph.D. Fellowship 2016

Research Interests

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Interaction Techniques
  • Novel Sensing Techniques
  • Haptics

Selected Publications

  • Thor's hammer: An ungrounded force feedback device utilizing propeller-induced propulsive force S. Heo, C. Chung, G. Lee, D. Wigdor, CHI 2018: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • StreamWiki: Enabling Viewers of Knowledge Sharing Live Streams to Collaboratively Generate Archival Documentation for Effective In-Stream and Post Hoc Learning Z. Lu, S. Heo, D. Wigdor, CSCW 2018: ACM Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing
  • Vibrotactile Compliance Feedback for Tangential Force Interaction S. Heo, G. Lee, IEEE Transactions on Haptics, Vol 10, Issue 3, 2017
  • Pre-Touch Sensing for Mobile Interaction K. Hinckley, S. Heo, C. Holz, H. Benko, A. Sellen, R. Banks, K. O'Hara, G. Smyth, W. Buxton, CHI 2016: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
  • Expanding touch input vocabulary by using consecutive distant taps S. Heo, J. Gu, and G. Lee, CHI 2014: ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems