Toward Human-Centered AI to Improve Decision Making in Healthcare

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In this talk, I will present my recent research efforts in the field of human-centered artificial intelligence (AI). Over the past few years, my research has focused on the early-stage development of innovative technologies through design and engineering to support people with special needs across multiple domains: health, social media, accessibility, and sharing economy. For the rest of the talk, I will focus on describing my approaches using design methods and mathematical models to develop human-centered AI technologies. I will conclude with my future research directions, including the development of tools that leverage data by reflecting the needs and barriers of AI stakeholders (e.g., health providers, managers, and patients affected by AI-based decisions), and the development of effective human-centered AI systems for improving decision making in healthcare.


Hyunggu Jung is an associate professor of Computer Science & Engineering and an associate professor of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Seoul and directs the Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence Lab (HCAIL). He was an assistant professor of Software Convergence at Kyung Hee University from April 2018 to August 2019. He received his B.S., M.Math, and M.S. from KAIST, the University of Waterloo, and Stanford University, respectively, all in Computer Science. He also received his B.S. with a minor in Business Economics from KAIST and his Ph.D. in Biomedical and Health Informatics from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Further, he worked at Microsoft Research and PARC, a Xerox company as a research intern, respectively. His research interests lie at the intersection of human-centered AI, health informatics, social computing, and accessibility & aging. His research aims to advance AI research through design and engineering to support people with special needs (e.g., older adults, streamers with visual impairments, North Korean defectors with depression) across multiple domains: health, social media, sharing economy, and education. He is a recipient of the Korean Government Scholarship and Mogam Science Scholarship. For more information on his recent research activities, please visit: