Youngshin Kwak​


Rm 1001-5, Bldg 104

Color Lab

Color Science | Color Engineering | Affective Engineering

The color science is a scientific discipline that deals with “color” we perceive. My main research interests are quantifying the visual perception such as color, texture and gloss, figuring out how those perceptions influence the human emotion (KamSung in Korean), and then applying those knowledge on the various product developments such as display image quality enhancement and affective lighting development.

Curriculum Vitae

– 2022~Present: Professor, UNIST

– 2014~2022: Associate Professor, UNIST

– 2009~2014: Assistant Professor, UNIST

– 2003~2009: R&D Staff Member, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology

– 1997~1999: Researcher, Ewha Color & Design Research Institute

Academic Credential

– 2003: Ph.D., Colour & Imaging Institute, University of Derby (UK)

– 1997: M.S., Physics, Ewha Womans University

– 1995: B.S., Physics, Ewha Womans University


– CIE (International – Commission on Illumination) Division1. Vision and Colour Director

– SID (Society of Information Display) Applied Vision / Human Factors Subcommittee Member

– Associate director of Korean National Committee of CIE

– Steering committee of Korea Society of Color Studies

– Steering committee of Korea Society for Imaging Science and Technology