Prof. Sangwon Lee

Sangwon Lee is an Assistant Professor in Department of Interaction Science at Sungkyunkwan University. He is also the director of ID square (Interaction Design and Development) lab.


90322 International Hall, 25-2, Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea 110-745
Office: +82-2-740-1865, Email:


The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering August 2010
• Advisor: Dr. Richard J. Koubek
• Thesis: The role of usability, aesthetics, and cognitive style on user preference for interactive applications

The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
M.S. in Industrial Engineering with an option in Human Factors/Ergonomics Engineering May 2006
• Advisor: Dr. Andris Freivalds
• Thesis: Usability prediction for a web site based on preference: Investigation using the Lens model

Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
B.S. in Industrial Engineering February 2004


Assistant Professor September 2014 – Present
Department of Interaction Science,
Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, South Korea

Assistant Professor March 2012 – August 2014
Department of Industrial and Management Engineering,
Hanyang University ERICA Campus, Ansan-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea

Postdoctoral Researcher September 2010 – February 2012
College of Engineering,
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, USA
• Developed an automated tool to manage the oil supply and replacement in pumps, based on actual data

Research Assistant January 2007 – May 2009
Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering,
The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
• Conducted experiments to examine learning and forgetting phenomena of human knowledge and skills
• Developed an evaluation method to analyze a collaborative system
• Examined the relationships among user characteristics and product features in various use situations


Third Prize, 2014 the Fall Conference of the Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, as Advisor, 2014
Bronze Prize, 2012 Hanyang University Capstone Design Fair, as Advisor, 2012
Excellent Honors Scholarship from Korea University, 2003
Two Recommended Excellent Student Scholarships from Donga Ggummnamu Foundation, 2002, 2003
Freshman Special Scholarship from Korea University, 1997


Editorial Services
Editorial Board Member, Entrue Journal of Information Technology (EJIT) Special Issue, 2013

Ad-Hoc Reviewer for
International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction
Interacting with Computers
Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries
European Journal of Information Technology
Computers in Industry
Entrue Journal of Information Technology
Management Science and Financial Engineering
Korea Industrial and Systems Engineering
The Journal of Digital Policy & Management

Professional Society Member of
Committee Member, Korean Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2013 – Present
Member, HCI Korea, 2014 – Present
Member, Ergonomics Society of Korea, 2013 – Present
Committee Member, The 1st Asian Conference on Ergonomics and Design (ACED), 2013 – 2014
Advisory Committee Member, Korea Association of Robot Industry, 2012 – 2013
Member, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 2009 – 2011
Member, Institute of Industrial Engineers, 2007 – 2008