Kiwon Um, Ph.D.

Associate Professor (Maître de Conférences in French)

Computer Graphics Group, IMAGES Team, IDS Department, LTCI

Telecom Paris

Institut Polytechnique de Paris


My research interests span physics-based simulations and perceptual evaluation as well as data-driven approaches with machine learning. I have been investigating into more effective ways to simulate natural phenomena via utilization of refined data and to acquire reliable data for machine learning. Moreover, I have been studying human visual perception of simulations for not only computer graphics but also engineering applications while aiming for new evaluation approaches and better understanding of a variety of numerical methods.

I am working as an associate professor in the Computer Graphics group at Telecom Paris, France since Oct 2019. Before joining Telecom Paris, I worked as a postdoc at the Technical University of Munich with Nils Thuerey and Korea University from which I earned my Ph.D. in computer science and engineering under JungHyun Han’s supervision.



Telecom Paris

Sorbonne University

Technical University of Munich