BoYu Gao is a Ph.D. candidate (2013 ~ current) under supervised by Prof. HyungSeok Kim, in VR(Virtual Reality) Lab, Department of Internet & Multimedia Engineering, Konkuk University. His research focuses on the issues of believability (suspension of disbelief) in the field of VR and HCI (Human-Computer Interaction). Specifically, with several research experiments designed and conducted to evaluate the factors of multimodal (visual, auditory, haptic, and other senses) realism, immersion and presence on validating and modeling the components of believability, in gestural touch interfaces and VR applications. The goal is to identify the components of believability, consistence (user’s expectation is matched with the perceived information) and persistence (user’s interaction is continuously matched with the perceived information), in user interfaces, and then build the believable model for enhancing user experiences in VR and HCI.



  1. The regular paper of “Artificial Landmarks to Facilitate Spatial Learning and Recalling for Curved Visual Wall Layout in Virtual Reality”, accepted to appear in IEEE BigComp 2018. 
  2. The article of “Effects of Continuous Auditory Feedback on Trajectory-based Finger Gestures” is under reviewing in IEEE Transactions on Human-Machine Systems, submitted on 06.09.2017. 
  3. Serving as Data Chair in ACM CHI (2015 ~ 2017). 
  4. Attended to Korea HCI conference 2017 (02.08. 2017 ~ 02.10. 2017). 
  5. One paper was accepted in Korea HCI conference 2017
  6. Reviewing in ACM Spatial User Interaction (SUI) 2016 full paper and ACM VRST 2016 short and poster. 
  7. Attended ACM CHI 2016 in San Jose, CA, U.S. (05.07.2016 ~ 05.12.2016).