Curriculum Vitae

RESEARCH AREAS

Digital Human Anatomy Modeling; Computer-Aided Geometric Design; Vehicle Occupant Safety and Accommodation; Child Passenger Safety; Industrial Ergonomics; Injury Biomechanics

EMPLOYMENT/ APPOINTMENT HISTORY

2015-Present: Assistant Research Scientist

Biosciences Group

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

2013-2015: Research Fellow

Biosciences Group

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute, Ann Arbor, MI

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 2013
  • M.S.E., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 2007
  • B.Sc., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea, 2005

AWARDS/ HONORS

Best paper of the year, Society for Computational Design and Engineering, 2012

UMTRI Research Excellence Award (lead author), 2015

RESEARCH FUNDING

  • AV Occupant ID Optical Based Occupant Identification and Classification for Autonomous Vehicles, Ford Motor Company, (2017), Co-I.
  • Investigate and Evaluate Technologies with Roadway Infrastructure and Vehicles: Milestone 6. Michigan Department of Transportation. (2017). Co-I.
  • Advanced Template Mesh for Female Scalp Shape Database, Infoscitex (IST), (2017), PI.
  • An Experimental Design to Reliably Produce Motion Sickness in Passenger Vehicles, Waymo LLC, (2017), Co-I.
  • Quantifying Workstation Postures Using Depth Cameras-Phase II, Herman Miller Inc., (2017), PI.
  • Vehicle Occupant Dynamics During Crash Avoidance Maneuvers, Toyota Technical Center USA, (2016), Co-I.
  • Quantifying Workstation Postures Using Depth Cameras. Herman Miller Inc. (2016). P.I.
  • Rapid Development of Finite Element Human Models to Represent a Diverse Population: Method Development and Crash Simulations. General Motors (2016). Co-I
  • Vehicle Occupant Nationality Study: Japanese. Toyota Technical Center (2015). Co-I.
  • Markerless Motion Tracking with Advanced Manikins for Faster Ergonomic Analysis. Ford Motor Company (2015). Co-I.
  • Rapid Development of Finite Element Human Models to Represent a Diverse Population: Method Development and Crash Simulations, General Motors Company, (2015), Co-I.
  • Creating Custom Avatars Using Kinect with a Statistical Body Shape Model. Ford Motor Company (2014). Co-I.
  • Development and Validation of a New Pediatric Head Injury Assessment Tool for Possible Child Abuse Cases Considering Subject-specific Child Head Anatomy. National Institutes of Justice (2013). Co-I.
  • Digital Human Models for Improving Survivability. Agency for Defense Development (2012). Project Manager.