Sinhwa Kang, Ph.D.
email: sinhwa.kang (at) gmail.com
HomePublicationsProjectsCurriculum Vitae

PUBLICATIONS
BOOK CHAPTER

Gratch, J., Kang, S. & Wang, N. "Using Social Agents to Explore Theories of Rapport and Emotional Resonance," In J. Gratch & S. Marsella (Eds.), Social Emotions in Nature and Artifact. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press (2014)


JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

Kang, S., Krum, D., Khooshabeh, P., Phan, T., Kevin Chang, C., Amir, O., & Lin, R. "Social Influence of Humor in Virtual Human Counselor’s Self-Disclosure," Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Words (in press)

Narang, S., Best, A., Feng, A., Kang, S., Manocha, D., & Shapiro, A. "Motion Recognition of Self & Others on Realistic 3D Avatars," Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Words (in press)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "Exploring Users' Social Responses to Computer Counseling Interviewers' Behavior," Journal of Computers in Human Behavior 34C, 120-130 (2014)

Kang, S. & Watt, J. "The Impact of Avatar Realism and Anonymity on Effective Communication via Mobile Devices," Journal of Computers in Human Behavior 29 (3), 1169-1181 (2013) 

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "Socially Anxious People Reveal More Personal Information with Virtual Counselors That Talk about Themselves Using Intimate Human Back Stories," The Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, Vol. 181: 202-207 (2012)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "People Like Virtual Counselors That Highly-Disclose About Themselves," The Annual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine, Vol. 167: 143-148 (2011)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "Virtual Humans Elicit Socially Anxious Interactants' Verbal Self-disclosure," Journal of Computer Animation and Virtual Words 21(3-4): 473-482 (2010) 

Von der Putten, A., Kraemer, N., Gratch, J. & Kang, S. "It Doesn’t Matter What You Are! - Explaining Social Effects of Agents and Avatars," Journal of Computers in Human Behavior 26 (6), 1641-1650 (2010) 

Choi, J. & Kang, S. "Generational Use of the Internet in S. Korea: The N, X, and 386 generations," Asian Communication Journal (April 2006)


CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS

Krum, D., Kang, S., Phan, T., Dukes, L., & Bolas, M. “Social Impact of Enhanced Gaze Presentation Using Head Mounted Projection,” Human-Computer Interaction International Conference (Vancouver, Canada, July 2017)

Kang, S., Krum, D., Khooshabeh, P., Phan, T., Kevin Chang, C., Amir, O., & Lin, R. "Social Influence of Humor in Virtual Human Counselor’s Self-Disclosure," International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (Seoul, Korea, May 2017)

Narang, S., Best, A., Feng, A., Kang, S., Manocha, D., & Shapiro, A. "Motion Recognition of Self & Others on Realistic 3D Avatars," International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (Seoul, Korea, May 2017)

Krum, D., Phan, T., & Kang, S. “Motor Adaptation in Response to Scaling and Diminished Feedback in Virtual Reality,” Extended Abstract, IEEE Virtual Reality, (Los Angeles, USA, March 2017) *Best Poster Award*

McAlinden, R., Kang, S., Nye, B., Phillips, A., Campbell, J., & Goldberg, S. "Cost-Effective Strategies for Producing Engaging Online Courseware," Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (Orlando, USA, November 2016)

Kang, S., Feng, A., Mike Seymour, & Shapiro, A. “Study comparing video-based characters and 3D-based characters on mobile devices for chat,” Motion in Games (San Francisco, USA, October 2016)

Kang, S., Feng, A., Mike Seymour, & Shapiro, A. “Smart Mobile Virtual Character: Video Characters vs. Animated Characters,” Extended Abstract, International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (Singapore, October 2016)

Kang, S., Phan, T., Bolas, M., & Krum, D. M. “Users’ Perception of a Virtual Coach over Mobile Video Chat Interactions,” Human-Computer Interaction International Conference (Toronto, Canada, July 2016)

Krum, D. M., Kang, S., Phan, T., Dukes, L. C., & Bolas, M. “Head Mounted Projection for Enhanced Gaze in Social Interactions,” Extended Abstract, IEEE Virtual Reality (South Carolina, USA, March 2016)

Kang, S., Feng, A., Leuski, A., Casas, D., & Shapiro, A. “The Effect of an Animated Virtual Character on Mobile Chat Interactions”,” International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (Daegu, Korea, October 2015)

Kang, S., Krum, D. M., Phan, T., & Bolas, M. ““Hi, It’s Me Again!” Virtual Coaches over Mobile Video,” Extended Abstract, International Conference on Human-Agent Interaction (Daegu, Korea, October 2015)

Kang, S., Feng, A., Leuski, A., Casas, D., & Shapiro, A. “Smart Mobile Virtual Humans: “Chat with Me!”,” Extended Abstract, International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Delft, Netherland, August 2015)

Feng, A., Leuski, A., Marsella, S., Casas, D., Kang, S., & Shapiro, A. “A Platform for Building Mobile Virtual Humans,” International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Delft, Netherland, August 2015)

Gordon, A., Core, M., Kang, S., Wang, C., and Wienberg, C. “Civilian Analogs of Army Tasks: Supporting Pedagogical Storytelling Across Domains,” In proceedings of the 11th International Conference of the Learning Sciences (Boulder, USA, June 2014)

Krum, D. M., Kang, S., and Bolas, M. “Virtual Coaches over Mobile Video,” In proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (Houston, USA, May 2014) [PDF]

Morie, J., Kang, S., & Chance, E. “The Association of In-world Avatar Investment with Expectations of Behavioral Change," Human-Computer Interaction International Conference (Nevada, USA, July 2013)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. “Exploring Users’ Social Responses to Computer Counseling Interviewers’ Behavior," International Communication Association Conference (London, UK, June 2013)

Morie, J. & Kang, S. “What can your avatar tell the doctor?" Extended Abstract, The CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy 2013 Conference (Brussels, Belgium, June 2013) 

Kang, S. & Morie, J. “Users' Socially Desirable Responding with Computer Interviewers," CHI Extended Abstracts, Computer-Human Interaction Conference (Paris, France, April 2013) [PDF]

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. “Socially Anxious People Reveal More Personal Information with Virtual Counselors That Talk about Themselves Using Intimate Human Back Stories," The CyberPsychology & CyberTherapy 2012 Conference (Brussels, Belgium, September 2012) 

Kang, S., Rizzo, A. S., & Gratch, J. “Understanding the Nonverbal Behavior of Socially Anxious People during Intimate Self-disclosure," International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Santa Cruz, USA, September 2012) 

Kang, S., Sidner, C., Gratch, J., Artstein, R., Hwang, L. & Morency, L.-P. “Towards building a virtual counselor:
Modeling nonverbal behavior during intimate self-disclosure," International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (Valencia, Spain, June 2012) [PDF

Tomai, E., Thapa, L., Gordon, A., & Kang, S. “Causality in Hundreds of Narratives of the Same Events," The
4th Workshop on Intelligent Narrative Technologies, AI and Interactive Digital Entertainment
Conference (Stanford, California, USA, October 2011)

Kang, S., Sidner, C., Gratch, J., Artstein, R., Hwang, L. & Morency, L.-P. “Modeling nonverbal behavior of a virtual counselor during intimate self-disclosure," International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Reykjavik,
Iceland, September 2011)

Kulms, P., Krämer, N., Gratch, J. & Kang, S. “It’s in their eyes: A study on female and male virtual humans’ gaze,"     International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Reykjavik, Iceland, September 2011)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "People Like Virtual Counselors That Highly-Disclose About Themselves," The CyberTherapy & CyberPsychology 2011 Conference (Gatineau, Canada, June 2011) *New Investigator Award*

Kang, S., Sidner, C., Morency, L.-P. & Gratch, J. "Turn-taking patterns in self-disclosure interactions with Virtual     Agents," International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Philadelphia, USA, September 2010)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "Virtual humans elicit socially anxious interactants' verbal self-disclosure," The 23rd Annual Conference on Computer Animation and Social Agents (Saint-Malo, France, May 2010)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "The effect of avatar realism of virtual humans on self-disclosure in anonymous social             
interactions," CHI Extended Abstracts, Computer-Human Interaction Conference (Atlanta, USA, April 2010)

Kang, S. & Gratch, J. "Interactants' Most Intimate Self-disclosure in Interactions with Virtual Humans,"              
International Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Amsterdam, Netherland, September 2009)

Kang, S., Watt, J. & Gratch, J. "Associations between Interactants’ Personality Traits and Their Feelings of Rapport in Interactions with Virtual Humans," International Communication Association Conference (Chicago, USA, May 2009) 

Kang, S., Gratch, J. & Watt, J. "The effect of affective iconic realism on anonymous interactants' self-disclosure," CHI Extended Abstracts, Computer-Human Interaction Conference (Boston, USA, April 2009)

Kang, S., Gratch, J., Wang, N., & Watt, J. "Agreeable People Like Agreeable Virtual Humans," International                
Conference on Intelligent Virtual Agents (Tokyo, Japan, September 2008) [PDF]

Kang, S., Gratch, J., Wang, N., & Watt, J. "Does the Contingency of Agents' Nonverbal Feedback Affect Users' Social Anxiety?" International Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagents Systems (Estoril, Portugal, May             2008) [PDF]

Kang, S., Watt, J. & Ala, S. "Social Copresence in Anonymous Social Interactions Using a Mobile Video Telephone," Computer-Human Interaction Conference (Florence, Italy, April 2008) [PDF]

Kang, S., Watt, J. & Ala, S. "Communicators' Perceptions of Social Presence as a Function of Avatar Realism in Small Display Mobile Communication Devices," Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (Big Island, USA, January 2008) [PDF*Best Paper Nominee*

Kang, S. "The Impact of Digital Iconic Realism on Anonymous Interactants' Mobile Phone Communication,"              
Computer-Human Interaction Conference, Microsoft / ACM Student Research Competition (San Jose, USA, April     2007)

Kang, S., Watt, J. & Isbister, K. "The Effect of Static Anthropomorphic Images on Emotion Perceptions in Mobile     Phone Communication," International Workshop on Presence 2006 (Cleveland, USA, August 2006)

Kang, S. "The Ethnographic Study of Female Teen's Mobile Phone-Mediated Activity in the US," Hawaii               
International Conference on Social Science (Honolulu, USA, May 2006)

Kang, S. "The Effect of Avatar Realism on Users' Sense of Social Presence in Emotionally Engaged Mobile Phone       Communication," IEEE Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, Doctoral Consortium (Blaine,     USA, April 2006)

Kang, S. & Choi, J. "Internet Use and Age: A Cross-Cultural Approach - the U.S. and South Korea," International       Communication Association Conference (New York, USA, May 2005) 

​MacIntyre, B., Bolter, J.D., Vaughn, J., Hannigan, B., Gandy, M., Moreno, E., Haas, M., Kang, S., Krum, D., Voida, S. “Three Angry Men: An Augmented-Reality Experiment in Point-of-View Drama. First International Conference on Technologies for Interactive Digital Storytelling and Entertainment (Darmstadt, Germany, March 2003)