Sangho Suh

School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo

200 University Avenue

Waterloo, ON, Canada

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the University of Waterloo, where I am advised by Edith Law.

I am broadly interested in improving how we make sense of abstract concepts and ideas by making them more interactive and explorable with their abstractions in varying concreteness. An example of this is Coding Strip, a form of comic strip (concrete) with corresponding code (abstract) for programming concepts.

Research Interests:
Human-Computer Interaction, Computing Education, Human-Information Interaction, Creativity Support, Concept-driven Storytelling, Collaborative Storytelling, Creative Coding, Learning Analytics

I received B.S. in Computer Science from Korea University where I worked with Jaegul Choo to develop data mining algorithm and visual analytics for convolutional neural network.

For more details, check my resume here.

highlights [archive]

Apr 21, 2021 Excited to present recent Coding Strip projects at UWTL’21!
Mar 16, 2021 Presenting paper and CodingToon at SIGCSE’21!
Jan 21, 2021 Selected as finalist for Adobe Research Fellowship!
Dec 16, 2020 My coding strip research is covered in press! [Article] [Twitter] [UWaterloo News] [ACM TechNews]

selected publications [full list]

  1. NIPS
    Re-VACNN: Steering convolutional neural network via real-time visual analytics
    Chung, Sunghyo, Park, Cheonbok, Suh, Sangho, Kang, Kyeongpil, Choo, Jaegul, and Kwon, Bum Chul
    In Future of interactive learning machines workshop at the 30th annual conference on neural information processing systems (NIPS) 2016
  2. ICDM Best Student
    Paper Award
    L-ensnmf: Boosted local topic discovery via ensemble of nonnegative matrix factorization
    Suh, Sangho, Choo, Jaegul, Lee, Joonseok, and Reddy, Chandan K
    In 2016 IEEE 16th International Conference on Data Mining (ICDM) 2016
  3. CHI
    Curiosity Notebook: A Platform for Learning by Teaching Conversational Agents
    Law, Edith, Baghaei Ravari, Parastoo, Chhibber, Nalin, Kulic, Dana, Lin, Stephanie, Pantasdo, Kevin D, Ceha, Jessy, Suh, Sangho, and Dillen, Nicole
    In Extended Abstracts of the 2020 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2020
  4. IDC
    How do we design for concreteness fading? survey, general framework, and design dimensions
    Suh, Sangho, Lee, Martinet, and Law, Edith
    In Proceedings of the Interaction Design and Children Conference (IDC) 2020
  5. VL/HCC
    Coding Strip: A Pedagogical Tool for Teaching and Learning Programming Concepts through Comics
    Suh, Sangho, Lee, Martinet, Xia, Gracie, and Law, Edith
    In IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing (VL/HCC) 2020