Taiwoo Park Ph.D.

Taiwoo Park

Assistant Professor - Tenure System

Department
  • Media & Information
twp@msu.edu

Bio

I am Taiwoo Park, an assistant professor at Michigan State University (MSU). I believe that video games and interactive media, with state-of-the-art computing technologies, have huge potential to enrich our everyday life. I have been working on virtual reality and immersive media, as well as exergames (exercise-based games, or, exertion games), and developing software/hardware platforms to support them. I also enjoy creating novel interfaces and mobile/ubiquitous services using smartphones, Internet-of-Things (IoT) sensors, and 3D printers.

I am at the Department of Media and Information (MI) of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences (CAS). I graduated from Computer Science of KAIST in South Korea. I am the director of iVerse lab, and affiliated with GEL lab and CARISMA lab.

Research domain? Well, Human-Computer Interaction, Persuasive Technology and Design, Exergames, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing. I always push my boundary every day. :-)

My favorite games include Overwatch, Quake Live, and I am a sort of sniper enjoying critical shots at a long distance. Had been practicing League of Legends. Had enjoyed Galaga, Seibu Cup Soccer, Virtua Fighter 2, Super Robot War 4th/F, Chrono Trigger, and Portal. I play guitar, drum, and am practicing Electric Wind Instrument (EWI).

Visit my personal website http://twpark.tw/ for more information.

Roles

  • GameDev Faculty
  • Human-Centered Technology Faculty
  • Immersive Media Thematic Group

Research and Teaching

  • Virtual/Augmented/Mixed Reality and Immersive Media
  • Exergame and social aspect of online gameplay
  • Building novel hardware/software interfaces using sensor technology
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • User experiences and human performance
  • Life-immersive services using mobile and ubiquitous technology
  • Crowd-sourced mobile applications
  • Persuasive mobile applications
Contact Information

404 Wilson Rd. Room 409 (postal address)
Communication Arts and Sciences Building
Michigan State University