Howdy! I'm a Master student in Texas A&M University majoring in computer science. I currently live in College Station, Texas, where rythmical sounds of distant trains wake you up every morning. Before I came here, I mostly grew up in a city Busan, South Korea. I received my Bachelor's degree in history at Ewha Womans University (This is no typo! There is a behind story, but official name IS Womans!)
My main research interests include computer graphics, especially in those of facial animations and physics-based animations. I'm also deeply interested in other areas such as computational geometry, GPU architectures, and network systems.
Other than my interests in animations and computers, I love doing the following:
- Drawing: Art has been my life-long hobby. I do sketches, water color, and oil color. I'm not familiar with digital paintings (I guess I still prefer traditional ways), but I do like to toy around with the graphics tools. I especially love drawing portraits of human faces and bodies, for they are the most beautiful and yet the most complex to depict. Check out my works here!
- Musics: I love listening all kinds of musics, but I'm particularly into rock music (classic rock, punk rock, metal... You name it!). I love going to concerts, and I practice my Stratocaster in my free time.
- Games: It's hard to find people who are not gamers in graphics, and I'm not an exception! I love trying out all kinds of games (However when it comes to horror games, I prefer just watching others play). I'm an old fan of Blizzard games in which I grew up with. I also enjoyed Telltale games (I'm excited to hear the company is back!).
- Reading: I love reading books and classic papers about/by people whom I respect. My favorite scientists include Jim Blinn, Fred Parke, and Kurt Gödel. Recently I got interested in Paul Erdös's works. I also enjoy reading novels. My all time favorites are Pearl Buck's The Good Earth and Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead.