Jung Who Nam

PhD Graduate - Computer Science

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Jung Who Nam

About Me

As a postdoctoral fellow at the Texas Advanced Computing Center, I work on developing annotated, keyframed story-line visualization and gesture-based interaction frameworks with large-format displays.

In July 2022, I graduated from a PhD program at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. My advisor was Daniel Keefe who leads the Interactive Visualization Lab. Aside from my PhD, from 2019 to 2022, I was in South Korea doing a mandatory military service. In replacement of the service, I have been part of Korea Culture Technology and Institute, where I developed interactive installations for museum visitors to learn about historical data using full-body gestures.

My research interests include scientific visualization, immersive analytics, and data storytelling. I am particularly interested in novel visualization and interaction methods that support exploration and collaboration around spatial 3D data visualization.


University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2014 – July 2022

Ph.D. in Computer Science

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2012 – 2014

M.S. in Computer Science

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

2008 – 2012

B.S. in Computer Science


  • TVCG

V-Mail: 3D-Enabled Correspondence about Spatial Data on (Almost) All Your Devices

Jung Who Nam, Tobias Isenberg, and Daniel F Keefe

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2023 (to appear). (DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2022.3229017)

  • Book chapter

Hybrid data constructs: Interacting with biomedical data in augmented spaces

Daniel F. Keefe, Bridger Herman, Jung Who Nam, Daniel Orban, and Seth Johnson

In Making Data: Materializing Digital Information, edited by Ian Gwilt, chapter 11, pages 169-182. Bloomsbury Visual Arts, June 2022. (DOI: 10.5040/

  • VR 2019

Worlds-in-Wedges: Combining WIMs and Portals to Support Comparative Immersive Visualization of Forestry Data

Jung Who Nam, Krista McCullough, Joshua Tveite, Maria M. Espinosa, Charles H. Perry, Barry T. Wilson, and Daniel F. Keefe

IEEE VR 2019, Osaka, Japan. (DOI: 10.1109/VR.2019.8797871)

  • Nature Scientific Reports

Signature maps for automatic identification of prostate cancer from colorimetric analysis of H&E-and IHC-stained histopathological specimens

Ethan Leng, Jonathan C. Henriksen, Anthony E. Rizzardi, Jin Jin, Jung Who Nam, Benjamin M. Brassuer, Andrew D. Johnson, Nicholas P. Reder, Joseph S. Koopmeiners, Stephen C. Schmechel, and Gregory J. Metzger

Nature Scientific Reports 9, 6992, May 2019. (DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-43486-y)

  • SciVis 2019 posters

  • Best Poster Award

Linked View Visualization Using Clipboard-Style Mobile VR: Application to Communicating Forestry Data

Jung Who Nam, Charles H. Perry, Barry T. Wilson, and Daniel F. Keefe

IEEE VIS 2019, Vancouver, Canada.

  • VRST 2019 posters

Effects of Age and Motivation for Visiting on AR Museum Experiences

Narae Park, Yohan Hong, Hyunjeong Pak, Jung Who Nam, Kyoungsu Kim, Junbom Pyo, Kyungwon Gil, and Kyoobin Lee

ACM VRST 2019, Sydney, Australia. (DOI: 10.1145/3359996.3364711)

  • Leonardo

Spatial Correlation: An Interactive Display of Virtual Gesture Sculpture

Jung Who Nam and Daniel F. Keefe

Leonardo (2017) 50 (1): 94–95. (DOI: 10.1162/LEON_a_01226)

  • Nature Scientific Reports

Microstructure Imaging of Crossing (MIX) White Matter Fibers from diffusion MRI

Hamza Farooq, Junqian Xu, Jung Who Nam, Daniel F. Keefe, Essa Yacoub, Tryphon Georgiou, and Christophe Lenglet

Nature Scientific Reports 6, 38927, Dec 2016. (DOI: 10.1038/srep38927)

  • Radiology

Detection of Prostate Cancer: Quantitative Multiparametric MR Imaging Models Developed Using Registered Correlative Histopathology

Gregory J. Metzger , Chaitanya Kalavagunta, Benjamin Spilseth, Patrick J. Bolan, Xiufeng Li, Diane Hutter, Jung Who Nam, Andrew D. Johnson, Jonathan C. Henriksen, Laura Moench, Badrinath Konety, Christopher A. Warlick, Stephen C. Schmechel, and Joseph S. Koopmeiners

Radiology. 2016 Jun;279(3):805-16. (DOI: 10.1148/radiol.2015151089)

  • VISAP 2014 exhibits

Spatial Correlation: An Interactive Display of Virtual Gesture Sculpture

Jung Who Nam and Daniel F. Keefe

IEEE VIS 2014 Arts Program, Paris, France.


University of Texas - Austin, TX

Postdoctoral Researcher, Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC)

  • Develop gesture-based interaction frameworks with large-format displays.
  • Develop annotated, keyframed story-line visualization for data collaboration.
(in replacement of the mandatory military service)

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea

Researcher, Korea Culture and Technology Institute (KCTI)

  • Developed an authoring tool for capturing a live dance performance.
  • Designed and developed gesture-based interactive installations for museums to present their archived heritage data, which was showcased at the Asia Culture Center in 2020 (link, video, news, news) and at another public venue in 2021 (video, news).

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Research Assistant, Interactive Visualization Lab (IVLab)

  • Focuses on building novel interactive systems for experts in scientific, medical, and cultural heritage fields to analyze and present their data.
  • Collaboration with the Center for Spirituality and Healing: Developed a mobile virtual reality application to practice mindfulness techniques to mitigate lower-back pains.
  • Collaboration with the US National Forest Services: Developed mobile & desktop virtual reality applications to tour and analyze data-driven forests in the U.S.
  • Collaboration with the Medical Device Center: Developed prototypes for using 3D printed props for interacting with medical data.
  • Developed Unity3D plugins for using 3DUI techniques in different display devices, e.g., a 4-wall CAVE, TUIO multi-touch table, 3D TVs.

INRIA, Scalay, France

Research Intern, Analysis and Visualization Lab (AVIZ)

  • Investigated ways to leverage storytelling and lightweight communication for science collaboration.
  • Developed interactive techniques for creating lightweight data-driven presentations from exploratory data visualization applications.
  • Developed platform-specific applications to collaborate around exchanged stories in browsers, mobile phones, and PC settings.

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Teaching Assistant, Computer Science Department

  • CSCI 4611 Programming Interactive Computer Graphics and Games (Spring 2018)
  • CSCI 5609 Visualization (Spring 2015)

University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, Minneapolis, MN

Programmer, Center for Magnetic Resonance Research (CMRR)

  • Developed a Photoshop-like JAVA application to assist pathologists with assembling scanned tissue images into a complete organ and annotating cancer boundaries.
  • Integrated Java3D to view drawn cancer boundaries in 3D and implemented corresponding interaction functionalities.