Profile1Beomjin Kim


Professor and Chair of Computer Science

Director of the Information Analytics and Visualization Center    




About Me


I am a professor and chair of Computer Science Department and the director of Information Analytics and Visualization Center at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW).  I received my Ph.D. in Computer Science from Illinois Institute of Technology and B.S. in CS from Inha University. During the years 2006 -2009, I served as the ACS Graduate Program director of IPFW. Throughout this time, I created a thesis option for The Master of Science in Applied Computer Science degree.




My research interests are in information visualization, medical imaging, computer graphics, and HCI.  My current research focuses on developing visualization techniques for several forms of digitized contents, devising visual analytics tools for health informatics and studying the depth perception issues on stereoscopic devices.  I have published about 60 articles, executed funded projects awarded by NSF, local industries, Purdue Research Foundation, Indiana University, IPFW, etc. 


As the Executive Associate Director, I established The Information Analytics and Visualization (IAV) Center which is one of the Centers of Excellence at IPFW.  The IAV Center opened on February 23, 2011 with a $500,000 grant awarded from the Lilly Endowment Inc. through the Talent Initiative program.  My research activities are available in my C.V.




I have developed and taught a range of CS courses from freshman to the graduate level.  Some of selected courses are Computer Graphics (Undergraduate and Graduate level), Information Visualization, Virtual Environment, Object-oriented System Development, Senior Capstone Project, various programming course (Java, C++, C), etc.




I have vigorously presented research work with my students and colleagues at various professional venues.  Further, I have participated in and provided services to professional societies as a member of the editorial board, program committee, international advisory board, session chair, etc.  I was the Editor & Conference Chair of The 20th Midwest Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science Conference in 2009.


Contact Information


Phone: (260) 481-6180; Fax: (260) 481-5734


Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne

2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805