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Prof. Yu-li LIU
Head
Dr Stella CHIA
Associate Head
Prof. Jonathan ZHU
Chair Professor of Computational Social Science
Dr Joe HE
Visiting Associate Professor
Dr Li Crystal JIANG
Associate Professor
Dr Tetsuro KOBAYASHI
Associate Professor
Dr Fen LIN
Associate Professor
Dr Wan-Ying LIN
Associate Professor
Dr Marko SKORIC
Associate Professor
Dr Chris Fei SHEN
Associate Professor
Dr Yue (Nancy) DAI
Assistant Professor
Dr Guanxiong HUANG
Assistant Professor
Dr Ji Won KIM
Assistant Professor
Dr Ki Joon KIM
Assistant Professor
Dr Limin LIANG
Assistant Professor
Dr Xiaofan LIU
Assistant Professor
Dr Yuan WANG
Assistant Professor
Dr David Kurt HEROLD
Visiting Assistant Professor
Mr Sing Lai Sunny CHAN
Instructor/Mentor program coordinator/Academic advising scheme coordinator
Ms Sonia YEUNG
Instructor/Departmental Internship Coordinator

Dr Ki Joon KIM

BA (Washington University, US), PhD (Sungkyunkwan University, Korea)

Assistant Professor

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Contact Information

Office: M5081
Phone: +(852) 3442 8611
Fax: +(852) 3442 0228
Email: kj.kim@cityu.edu.hk
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Research Interests

  • Human–Technology Interaction
  • Psychology of New Media
  • Computer–Mediated Comm.
  • ICT Adoption and Use
  • Social Robotics
Ki Joon Kim is Assistant Professor of New Media and Human–Technology Interaction in the Department of Media and Communication at City University of Hong Kong. He is also Associate Editor of Behaviour & Information Technology, a highly regarded journal for the study of the social, behavioral, and psychological impact of human interactions with information and communications technology. Kim holds a doctoral degree in Human–Computer Interaction from Sungkyunkwan University (under the supervision of Chair Professors S. Shyam Sundar at Penn State and Frank A. Biocca at Syracuse) and bachelor's degrees in Psychology and Film & Media Studies from Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to joining CityU, he served as the National Research Foundation Endowed Research Professor in the Interaction Science Research Center at Sungkyunkwan University.

Kim primarily investigates the psychological antecedents and consequences of human–technology interaction by examining how humans respond to various affordances (e.g., modality, agency, interactivity, navigability) present in digital media. Specifically, he explores the process by which these affordances influence the behavioral and psychological outcomes of technology–mediated communication. Kim also develops theoretical paradigms in which human interactions with the latest pervasive technology, such as the Internet of Things, wearable devices, and autonomous vehicles, are perceived as socially meaningful and persuasive.

As one of the most accomplished young scholars in the field, Kim has received a total of USD 188,000 in research grants as a sole principal investigator and published over 70 peer-reviewed articles in outlets including the Journal of Computer–Mediated Communication, Human Communication Research, the International Journal of Human–Computer Studies, and the Journal of Business Research. His works have been cited over 1,600 times and featured in major international news outlets, including TIME, CNN, NBC News, Fox News, and the Guardian, as well as in local media in more than 15 countries. Kim is the Department's first and only recipient of the New Researcher Award and Teaching Start-Up Grant recognizing his distinguished research excellence and innovative teaching initiatives at the University.

Information on Ph.D. Student and Postdoc/RA Advising


REFEREED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

(SSCI = 37, SCI/SCIE = 6, cumulative IF = 113.089, Google Scholar Citations)

*Corresponding author | Underline denotes student author advised by Kim

  • Huang, L., Zheng, D., & Kim, K. J.* (forthcoming). How ambidextrous social networking sites users balance different social capital benefits: An evidence from WeChat. [SSCI]
  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J.* (forthcoming). Restrictive and corrective responses to uncivil comments on a news website: The influence of presumed influence. [SSCI]
  • Kang, H., & Kim, K. J. (forthcoming). Private information disclosure on the Internet of Things: The effects of information tailoring, self-expansion, and power usage. [SSCI]
  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J.* (online first). Consumer response to negative celebrity publicity: The effects of moral reasoning strategies and fan identification. Journal of Product & Brand Management. [SSCI, IF = 2.018]
  • Kang, H., & Kim, K. J. (2020). Feeling connected to smart objects? A moderated mediation model of locus of agency, anthropomorphism, and sense of connectedness. International Journal of Human–Computer Studies, 133, 45-55. [SSCI top 30%, IF = 2.006]
  • Dehghani, M., & Kim, K. J.* (2019). The effects of design, size, and uniqueness of smartwatches: Perspectives from current versus potential users. Behaviour & Information Technology, 38(11), 1143-1153. [SSCI, IF = 1.429]
  • Park, E., & Kim, K. J. (2019). What drives "customer loyalty"? The role of corporate social responsibility. Sustainable Development, 27, 304-311. [SSCI #1 in Green & Sustainable Science, IF = 3.821]
  • Dehghani, M., & Kim, K. J. (2019). Past and present research on wearable technologies: Bibliometric and cluster analyses of published research from 2000 to 2016. International Journal of Innovation and Technology Management, 16(1), Article No. 1950007. [SCOPUS]
  • Dehghani, M., Kim, K. J.*, & Dangelico, R. M. (2018). Will smartwatches last? Factors contributing to intention to keep using smart wearable technology. Telematics and Informatics, 35(2), 480-490. [SSCI top 12%, IF = 3.714]
  • Shim, H., & Kim, K. J.* (2018). An exploration of motivations for binge watching and the role of individual differences. Computers in Human Behavior, 82, 94-100. [SSCI top 5%, IF = 4.306]
  • Kim, K. J., Bae, S., & Park, E. (2017). Comparative analysis of a mobile device and paper as effective survey tools. Universal Access in the Information Society, 16(4), 997-1002. [SSCI, IF = 0.920]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & Kwon, S. J. (2017). Evaluation of automobile navigation systems with multisensory information channels. Behaviour & Information Technology, 36(10), 1014-1019. [SSCI, IF = 1.429]
  • Kim, K. J.. (2017). [Review of the book Emerging media: Uses and dynamics, by X. Li]. International Journal of Communication, 11, 3597-3599. [SSCI, IF = 1.069]
  • Kim, H., Choi, K., Kim, K. J.*, & Park, E. (2017). From owning to sharing: Understanding the emergence of car-sharing services. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 51(2), 102-115. [SSCI, IF = 0.868]
  • Han, S., Kim, K. J.*, & Kim, J. H. (2017). Understanding nomophobia: Structural equation modeling and semantic network analysis of smartphone separation anxiety. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 20(7), 419-427. [SSCI top 25%, IF = 2.650]
  • Kim, K. J., Park, E., & Kown, S. J. (2017). Corporate social responsibility as a determinant of consumer loyalty: An examination of ethical standard, satisfaction, and trust. Journal of Business Research, 76, 8-13. [SSCI top 20%, IF = 4.028]
  • Kim, K. J. (2017). Shape and size matter for smartwatches: Effects of screen shape, screen size, and presentation mode in wearable communication. Journal of Computer–Mediated Communication, 22(3), 124-140. [SSCI #1 in Communication, IF = 4.896]
  • Kim, K. J., Shin, D., & Yoon, H. (2017). Information tailoring and framing in wearable health communication. Information Processing & Management, 53(2), 351-358. [SSCI top 10%, IF = 3.892]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J.*, Kwon, S. J., Na, W. S., & del Pobil, A. P. (2017). Economic feasibility of renewable electricity generation systems for the local government office: Evaluation of the Jeju Special Self-Governing Province in South Korea. Sustainability, 9(1), 82. [SSCI, IF = 2.592]
  • Sundar, S. S., Jung, E., Waddell, T. F., & Kim, K. J. (2017). Cheery companions or serious assistants? Role and demeanor congruity as predictors of robot attraction and use intentions among senior citizens. International Journal of Human–Computer Studies, 97, 88-97. [SSCI top 30%, IF = 2.006]
  • Kim, K. J. (2016). Round or square? How screen shape affects utilitarian and hedonic motivations for smartwatch adoption. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 19(12), 733-739. [SSCI top 25%, IF = 2.650]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J.*, & Kwon, S. J. (2016). Understanding the emergence of wearable devices as next-generation tools for health communication. Information Technology & People, 29(4), 527-541. [SSCI, IF = 1.263]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J.*, Kwon, S. J., Ohm, J. O., del Pobil, A. P., & Yoo, K. S. (2016). Determinants for the success of ICT ventures: A close examination of South Korea. SpringerPlus, 5(1), 1-8. [SCIE, IF = 1.130]
  • Kim, K. J. (2016). Interacting socially with the Internet of Things (IoT): Effects of source attribution and specialization in human–IoT interaction. Journal of Computer–Mediated Communication, 21(6), 420-435. [SSCI #1 in Communication, IF = 4.896]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & Kwon, S. J. (2016). Attitudes toward biomedical technology and products in South Korea. Health and Technology, 6(2), 111-123. [SCOPUS]
  • Baek, S., Park, E., Kim, M., Kwon, S. J., Kim, K. J., Ohm, J. Y., & del Pobil, A. P. (2016). Optimal renewable power generation systems for Busan metropolitan city in South Korea. Renewable Energy, 88, 517-525. [SCI top 17%, IF = 5.439]
  • Park, E., Kwon, S. J., & Kim, K. J. (2016). Assessing the effects of corporate sustainable management on customer satisfaction. Sustainable Development, 24(1), 41-52. [SSCI #1 in Green & Sustainable Science, IF = 3.821]
  • Kim, K. J., & Sundar, S. S. (2016). Mobile persuasion: Can screen size and presentation mode make a difference to trust? Human Communication Research, 42(1), 45-70. [SSCI top 7%, IF = 3.534]
  • Kim, K. J., Lee, J., Lee, S., & Shin, D. (2015). Can autonomous vehicles be safe and trustworthy? Effects of appearance and autonomy of unmanned driving systems. International Journal of Human–Computer Interaction, 31(10), 682-691. [SSCI, IF = 1.354, 115th most cited article among 1,304 articles published in the journal since 1989]
  • Lee, S., Kim, K. J.*, & Sundar, S. S. (2015). Customization in location-based advertising: Effects of tailoring source, locational congruity, and product involvement on ad attitudes. Computers in Human Behavior, 51, 336-343. [SSCI top 5%, IF = 4.306]
  • Kim, K. J., Shin, D., & Park, E. (2015). Can coolness predict technology adoption? Effects of perceived coolness on user acceptance of smartphones with curved screens. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 18(9), 528-533. [SSCI top 25%, IF = 2.650]
  • Kim, K. J. (2015). Heuristics in digital communication media: Theoretical explications and empirical observations. Quality & Quantity, 49(5), 2187-2201. [SSCI, IF = 1.072]
  • Kim, K. J., & Shin, D. (2015). An acceptance model for smart watches: Implications for the adoption of future wearable technology. Internet Research, 25(4), 527-541. [SSCI top 14%, IF = 4.109, 41st most cited article among 1,206 articles published in the journal since 1991]
  • Kwon, S. J., Park, E., & Kim, K. J. (2014). What drives successful social networking services? A comparative analysis of user acceptance of Facebook and Twitter. The Social Science Journal, 51(4), 534-544. [SSCI, IF = 1.071, 14th most cited article among 1,692 articles published in the journal since 1978]
  • Yoo, K., Park, E., Kim, H., Ohm, J., Yang, T., Kim, K. J.*, Chang, H. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2014). Optimized renewable and sustainable electricity generation systems for Ulleungdo Island in South Korea. Sustainability, 6(11), 7883-7893. [SSCI, IF = 2.592]
  • Kim, K. J. (2014). Can smartphones be specialists? Effects of specialization in mobile advertising. Telematics and Informatics, 31(4), 640-647. [SSCI top 12%, IF = 3.714, Best paper of the year selected by the National Research Foundation of Korea]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J.*, & Ohm, J. (2014). Does panel type affect haptic experience? An empirical comparison of touch screen panels for smartphones. Journal on Multimodal User Interfaces, 8(4), 429-433. [SCIE top 35%, IF = 2.020]
  • Park, E., & Kim, K. J.* (2014). An integrated adoption model of mobile cloud services: Exploration of key determinants and extension of technology acceptance model. Telematics and Informatics, 31(3), 376-385. [SSCI top 12%, IF = 3.714, 18th most cited article among 1,577 articles published in the journal since 1984]
  • Kim, K. J., & Sundar, S. S. (2014). Does screen size matter for smartphones? Utilitarian and hedonic effects of screen size on smartphone adoption. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 17(7), 466-473. [SSCI top 25%, IF = 2.650, 111st most cited article among 1,311 articles published in the journal since 2010]
  • Park, E., & Kim, K. J. (2014). Driver acceptance of car navigation systems: Integration of locational accuracy, processing speed, and service and display quality with technology acceptance model. Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, 18(3), 503-513. [SCIE, IF = 1.735]
  • Kim, K. J., Park, E., & Sundar, S. S. (2013). Caregiving role in human–robot interaction: A study of the mediating effects of perceived benefit and social presence. Computers in Human Behavior, 29(4), 1799-1806. [SSCI top 5%, IF = 4.306]
  • Kim, K. J., & Sundar, S. S. (2013). Can interface features affect aggression resulting from violent video game play? An examination of realistic controller and large screen size. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking, 16(5), 329-334. [SSCI top 25%, IF = 2.650]
  • Park, E., & Kim, K. J.* (2013). User acceptance of long-term evolution (LTE) services: An application of extended technology acceptance model. Program: Electronic Library and Information Systems, 47(2), 188-205. [SSCI, IF = 0.868, 8th most cited article among 1,231 articles published in the journal since 1968]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). The effects of multimodal feedback and gender on task performance of stylus pen users. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 9. [SCIE, IF = 1.223]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). Facial recognition patterns of children and adults looking at robotic faces. International Journal of Advanced Robotic Systems, 9. [SCIE, IF = 1.223]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011). The effects of length of stylus pen on user satisfaction and task completion time. Journal of Communications and Information Sciences, 2(1), 54-60

REFEREED CONFERENCE PUBLICATIONS

(SCOPUS = 22, other = 3)

*Corresponding author | Underline denotes student author advised by Kim

  • Won, Y., Kang, J., Park, E., Ko, M., Kim, K. J., & Han, J. (2019). Effects of initial comments on successful online conversation. In Proceedings of HCI Korea 2019, 611-614.
  • Park, E., Han, J., Kim, K. J., Cho, Y., & del Pobil, A. P. (2018). Student acceptance model of educational games in university class. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (IMCOM’18), Article No. 18. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Han, J., Kim, K. J., Cho, Y., & del Pobil, A. P. (2018). Effects of screen size in mobile learning over time. In Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (IMCOM’18), Article No. 16. [SCOPUS]
  • Moon, Y., Kim, K. J., & Shin, D. (2016). Voices of the Internet of Things: An exploration of multiple voice effects in smart homes. In Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on Human–Computer Interaction (HCI'16), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 9749, 270-278. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, S., Hong, Y., Kim, K. J.*, & Shin, D. (2016). Effects of body movements in using virtual reality headset. In Proceedings of HCI Korea 2016, 587-590.
  • Cho, H., Park, S., Jeong, S., Kim, K. J.*, Shin, D., & Kim, H. (2015). User identity in the Internet of Things: Effects of self-extension and message framing on object attachment. In Proceedings of the 2015 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing: Adjunct Publication (UbiComp’15 Adjunct), 137-140. [SCOPUS]
  • Cho, H., Yoon, H., Kim, K. J.*, & Shin, D. (2015). Wearable health information: Effects of comparative feedback and presentation mode. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’15), 2073-2078. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). An examination of psychological factors affecting drivers’ perceptions and attitudes toward car navigation systems. In Proceedings of the International Conference on IT Convergence and Security 2012 (ICITCS’12), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 215, 555-562. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, K. J., Park, E., & Sundar, S. S. (2012). IPS vs. AMOLED: Effects of panel type on smartphone users’ viewing and reading experience. In Proceedings of the 5th FTRA International Conference on HumanCentirc Computing (HumanCom’12), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 182, 77-84. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, S., Kim, K. J.*, Sundar, S. S., & Biocca, F. (2012). Electronic cane for visually impaired persons: Empirical examination of its usability and effectiveness. In Proceedings of the 5th FTRA International Conference on HumanCentirc Computing (HumanCom’12), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 182, 71-76. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, K. J., Kim, S., Park, E., Sundar, S. S., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). The more the better? Effects of ad exposure frequency on online consumers with varying product knowledge. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Information Science and Digital Content Technology (ICIDT’12), 92-96. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). Energy efficient complete coverage path planning for vacuum cleaning robots. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Future Information Technology (FutureTech’12), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 164, 23-31. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., Jin, D., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). Towards a successful mobile map service: An empirical examination of technology acceptance model. In Proceedings of the 4th International conference on Networked Digital Technologies (NDT’12), Communications in Computer and Information Science, 293, 420-428. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, K. J., Park, E., Sundar, S. S., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). The effects of immersive tendency and need to belong on human–robot interaction. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on HumanRobot Interaction (HRI’12), 207-208. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., Sundar, S. S., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012). Online gaming with robots vs. computers as allies vs. opponents. In Proceedings of the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on HumanRobot Interaction (HRI’12), 205-206. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011). The effects of a robot instructor’s positive vs. negative feedbacks on attraction and acceptance towards the robot in classroom. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’11), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 7072, 135-141. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011). Do children see robots differently? A study comparing eye-movements of adults vs. children when looking at robotic faces. In Proceedings of the 2011 FTRA International Conference on Intelligent Robotics, Automations, Telecommunication Facilities, and Applications (IRoA’11), Lecture Notes in Electrical Engineering, 107, 421-427. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., Kwak, S. S., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011). Robot as teammate vs. opponent in video gaming. In Proceedings of the 11th IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids’11), 47-52. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, K. J., & Sundar, S. S. (2011). Does panel type matter for LCD monitors? A study examining the effects of S-IPS, S-PVA, and TN panels in video gaming and movie viewing. In Proceedings of the 13th IFIP TC 13 International Conference of HumanComputer Interaction (INTERACT’11), Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 6947, 281-288. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011). Does length matter? A study examining how length of stylus pen helps effective electronic documentation. In Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Interaction Sciences (ICIS’11), 185-188. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011). Is teaching-robot possible? Practical study for teaching-robot. In Proceedings of the 16th IASTED International Conference on Robotics and Applications (IASTED-RA’11), 132-137.
  • Park, E., & Kim, K. J. (2011). The effects of mobility on handheld device in text reading. In Proceedings of the 13th IASTED International Conference on Control and Applications (IASTED-CA’11), 287-291. [SCOPUS]
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011). The effects of robot’s body gesture and gender in human–robot interaction. In Proceedings of the 6th IASTED International Conference on HumanComputer Interaction (IASTED-HCI’11), 91-96. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, K. J., Sundar, S. S., & Park, E. (2011). The effects of screen-size and communication modality on psychology of mobile device users. In Proceedings of the 29th International Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI’11), 1207-1212. [SCOPUS]
  • Kim, K. J., Biocca, F., & Jeong, E. J. (2011). The effects of realistic controller and real-life exposure to gun on psychology of violent video game players. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (ICUIMC’11), Article No. 49. [SCOPUS]

REFEREED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

*Corresponding author | Underline denotes student author advised by Kim

  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J.* (2019, May). How consumers process celebrity transgressions: From a moral reasoning perspective. Paper presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA’19), Washington, D.C.
  • Wang, S., & Kim, K. J.* (2019, May). How do bystanders cope with cyberbullying? An examination of factors promoting bystanders’ intervening behaviors. Paper presented at the 69th Annual International Communication Association Conference (ICA’19), Washington, D.C.
  • Kang, H., & Kim, K. J. (2018, August). Effects of user versus object agency in interaction with smart objects: A moderated mediation model of anthropomorphism and perceived connectedness. Paper presented at the 101st Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC’18), Washington, D.C.
  • Jeong, S., Gu, J., Park, S., Kim, K. J.*, & Shin, D. (2014, October). Role of journalist in online news portals for promoting social connectedness and reader participation. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC’14), Nice, France.
  • Lee, J., Gu, J., Park, S., Kim, K. J., & Shin, D. (2014, October). Tapping, swiping, and beyond: An empirical investigation of touch-based interaction techniques for smartphones. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC’14), Nice, France.
  • Jeong, J., Jeong, S., Cho, H., Kim, K. J.*, & Shin, D. (2014, October). It’s not what it speaks, but it’s how it speaks: An investigation into smartphone voice-user interfaces (VUI). Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC’14), Nice, France.
  • Lee, J., Jeong, J., Kim, K. J.*, & Shin, D. (2014, October). Anthropomorphic cues in unmanned driving systems: A study of the mediating effects of social presence. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC’14), Nice, France.
  • Yoon, H., Jeong, J., Kim, K. J.*, & Shin, D. (2014, October). Personalize or customize? Effects of information tailoring in mobile health communication. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference on Advances in Human-Oriented and Personalized Mechanisms, Technologies, and Services (CENTRIC’14), Nice, France.
  • Jung, E., Waddell, T. F., Kim, K. J., & Sundar, S. S. (2014, May). Cheery companions or serious assistants? Role and demeanor congruity as predictors of robot attraction and use intentions among senior citizens. Paper presented at the 64th annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA’14), Seattle, WA.
  • Kim, K. J., Park, E., Sundar, S. S., & del Pobil, A. P. (2012, March). Who’s taking care of whom? Effects of role reversal on humanrobot relationship. Paper presented at the 7th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Human–Robot Interaction (HRI’12), Boston, MA.
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011, November). The effects of age difference on eye-fixation on human vs. robotic faces. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’11), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Park, E., Kim, K. J., & del Pobil, A. P. (2011, November). Who shall be my friend? Robot or human? Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on Social Robotics (ICSR’11), Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
  • Kim, K. J., & Sundar, S. S. (2011, August). The effects of LCD panel type on psychology of video game players and movie viewers. Paper presented at the 94th Annual Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC’11), St. Louis, MO.

FUNDED PROJECTS

(Totaling USD 188,000 ≈ HKD 1,471,000)

  • 2017/2018 Publication Incentive Grant (USD 3,069). Department of Media and Communication. City University of Hong Kong. 10/2018—9/2019. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • Future of Autonomous Vehicles: From a User Experience Perspective (USD 12,812). City University of Hong Kong. 9/2018—8/2020. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • New Researcher Award (USD 1,911). College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong. 8/2018—6/2019. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • Role of Interactive Digital Technology in “Read/Only” versus “Read/Write” Cultures (USD 15,286). University Grants Committee, Hong Kong. 6/2018—5/2019. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • 2016/2017 Publication Incentive Grant (USD 3,069). Department of Media and Communication. City University of Hong Kong. 10/2017—9/2018. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • Can the Internet of Things (IoT) be the Next Big Thing? Development and Validation of an Extended Technology Acceptance Model for IoT Adoption (USD 12,812). Department of Media and Communication. City University of Hong Kong. 8/2017—7/2019. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • Understanding the Role of Technological Affordances of Media Technology in Wearable Communication (USD 25,762). City University of Hong Kong. 9/2016—8/2018. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • Smartphones as Advertising Tools: How Does the Specialization of Advertising Medium Increase Ad Credibility and Purchase Intention? (USD 6,138). Ministry of Education, Korea. 11/2015—10/2016. [Role: Principal Investigator]
  • Understanding and Promoting the Role of Wearable Devices as Effective Tools for Health Communication (USD 107,095). Ministry of Education, Korea. 7/2015—6/2018. [Role: Principal Investigator]

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