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Youngmoo Kim

Youngmoo Kim, PhD

Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Director of the Expressive & Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center

College of Engineering

Contact:

youngmoo.e.kim@drexel.edu

215.895.5973

Kim's research focuses on digital media technologies that will shape the future of entertainment, especially in the areas of sound and music. He is director of the Music and Entertainment Technology Laboratory (MET-lab), which focuses on research in machine listening and music information retrieval, music production technology and new music interfaces.
 
Kim was recently granted an NSF CAREER Award for a project titled "Exploring Creative Expression through Music and Audio Technology." Kim's project integrates research in digital audio technology with educational activities under a common vision of transforming the passive act of listening to recorded music into an interactive experience in which the performance responds to the creative input of the listener. The grant is for a five-year project.
 

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For news media inquiries, contact Britt Faulstick at bef29@drexel.edu, 215.895.2617 (office) or 215.796.5161 (cell). 

In the News

  • The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation Partners with Drexel University to Sponsor Free Summer Camp for Kids

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a June 22 Philadelphia Tribune story about ExCITe hosting a summer camp for local students with the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. The six-week summer program will include activities focused on science, technology, engineering, athletics, arts and math.

  • Youngmoo Kim on breaking the 'monoculture' of tech: 'What the hell are you waiting for?'

    A May 16 Technically Philly story featured Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, who was a presenter at the recent TEDxPhiladelphia event.

  • K-12 Makerspaces Lack Inclusive Culture, Drexel Study Says

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a June 19 Technically Philly story about the Center's recently released study on the culture of K-12 educational maker spaces. 

  • Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins Expands STEAM Camp Partnership with Drexel University

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a June 14 Philly Voice story about a partnership involving the ExCITe Center, the Lindy Center for Civic Engagement and the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation that will offer a summer STEAM camp to local middle school students.

  • Drexel Wants to Teach Artists How to Drone

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in an April 30 Technically Philly post about a series of workshops the Center is running for artists who want to learn about emerging technologies, such as drones.

  • Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins Finds Voice Through Social Movements After Leading by Example

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a Feb. 1 USA Today article on the community outreach efforts by the Philadelphia Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins. Jenkins is funding a summer STEM program at Drexel.

  • Tchaikovsky’s Fifth? There’s an App for That — and a Pennsylvania Orchestra is Using it

    LiveNote, an app developed by Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering, in collaboration with the ExCITe Center and The Philadelphia Orchestra to give audiences real-time information on mobile devices during performances, was mentioned in a Jan. 11 Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) story about the Reading Symphony Orchestra using a similar app for its performances.

  • Drexel’s ExCITe Center is Working on a National Study of Makerspaces

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a Sept. 14 Technically Philly story about the Center’s ongoing national survey of makerspaces as part of its Learning Innovation initiative. Brian Smith, a professor in the School of Education; Kareem Edouard, PhD, a post-doctoral researcher in the ExCITe Center; and Katelyn Bright, a graduate student in ExCITe, were also mentioned in the story.

  • Hear From This Obama Advisor Next Week on Education Innovation

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Sept. 12 Technically Philly post about the ExCITe Center hosting Katrina Stevens, a technology education expert and former Obama administration official, as part of its Learning Innovation Conversation series.

  • Robots and Xylophones? At Drexel Camp They Make Beautiful Music Together

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in an Aug. 5 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Center’s Music Technology Program, which brings high school students to campus for a week of hands-on learning at the intersection of music and technology.


  • Schools Mixing Art and Science to Create STEAM

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, and the College of Medicine’s Medical Simulation Center were mentioned in a July 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the STEAM lab at Roxborough High School, made possible through a collaboration with Drexel and a five-year $2.5 million grant. Through the collaboration, high school students visit Drexel for training in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Schools Mixing Art and Science to Create STEAM

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, and the College of Medicine’s Medical Simulation Center were mentioned in a July 2 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the STEAM lab at Roxborough High School, made possible through a collaboration with Drexel and a five-year $2.5 million grant. Through the collaboration, high school students visit Drexel for training in science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Philadelphia Museum of Art to Host Second Annual Hackathon

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was mentioned in an April 3 Geekadelphia post about the Philadelphia Museum of Art's hackathon—for which Kim will be a judge.

  • Essay: Creating the Next Generation of Innovators by Understanding How Young People Use Media

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, a professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, authored a March 16 Newsworks.org "Speak Easy" piece about an upcoming Learning Innovation conversation series event featuring renowned cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito.

  • Essay: More Creative Approaches to Learning Can Empower Students of All Ages

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, authored a Jan. 20 essay for Newsworks.org about the Center’s “Learning Innovation Initiative.” Part of the program includes as speaker series that begins next Tuesday with John Maeda, a renowned innovator in education, technology and design.

  • Ascent of Machines in Modern World Gives Rise to Performance of Dancers and Drones

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was interviewed by WHYY-FM/Newsworks on Dec. 7 regarding his work with ExCITe Center students on crafting and programming custom-built drones to accompany New York-based professional dance company Parsons Dance in an upcoming performance titled "The Machines," which will preview at The Prince Theater on Dec. 8.

  • Drexel Drones Star in Philly Dance World Premiere

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a Dec. 1 BillyPenn story about the upcoming performance collaboration with Parsons Dance Company, NextMove Dance and Drexel. Drexel students worked alongside Kim in the ExCITe Center to develop custom drones that will be a major part of the performance which will premiere in Philadelphia at the Prince Theater on Dec. 7.

  • Welcome to 'The Machines': Dancing with Drones

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center was interviewed in an Nov. 22 The Cherry Hill Courier Post story about the collaboration between Parsons Dance Company, NextMove Dance and Drexel to create custom-built drones for the upcoming dance performance, ‘The Machines’ which will premiere at the Prince Theater in Philadelphia on Dec. 7.

  • Welcome to Philly's Robot Revolution

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was featured in a story about robotics research in Philadelphia in the September edition of Philadelphia magazine.

  • Malcolm Jenkins Giving Back Again Through S.T.E.A.M., Benefitting Philadelphia Youths

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a July 13 CBS Philly story about the center hosting a camp for area students interested in science, technology, engineering, arts, athletics and math, that was created by the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.

  • Take a Deep Dive Into the World of ‘Cold Mountain’ With This Opera Philadelphia Online Course

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a Feb. 2 Technically Philly post that Michael Shelmet, associate director of Instructional Technology Support in the Office of Information Resources & Technology, and Michael Scheuermann, PhD, associate vice president of Instructional Technology and Support in the Office of Information Resources & Technology, were also mentioned in. The post explored their collaboration with Penn and Opera Philadelphia to create a free online course about the opera, "Cold Mountain,” that opens in Philadelphia this week.

  • Why Robots Have Always Scared Us

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was featured in a Nov. 2 Technically Philly post about a lecture he recently gave about why humans fear robots.

  • Why the Singularity is so Much Further Away Than you Think

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was featured in a Sept. 21 Technically Philly post about his podcast about the evolution of robots. 

  • The Robots are Not Taking Over: Technical.ly talks the Singularity @ Tattooed Mom this Sunday

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was mentioned in a Sept. 3 Geekadelphia post for hosting a robot event at the Philadelphia Podcast Festival.

  • Philly's Techies Honor HitchBOT at Hackathon

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in an Aug. 7 City Paper blog post and mentioned in a Philadelphia Business Journal story about the Center hosing a mini-hackathon in response to the untimely demise of a hitch-hiking robot in Philadelphia last weekend. 

  • A Concert App for Engaging, Building Audiences

    LiveNote, a mobile app developed by Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was mentioned in a June 19 Baltimore Sun story about a similar app created by professors at the University of Maryland - Baltimore County. 

  • Tech Week Makes an Entertaining Entry

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was mentioned in an April 15 Philadelphia Daily News story about the Center’s participation in Philly Tech Week.

  • Apple Watch Excites Local Developers, Educators

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a March 10 Philly.com story about the release of the Apple Watch.

  • A Mobile Guide to the Music at a Philadelphia Orchestra Concert? There's an App for That!

    LiveNote, an app designed by Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, in collaboration with The Philadelphia Orchestra, was featured in a Jan. 5 WRTI-Radio (90.1-FM) story.

  • Download latest app before the symphony

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in an Oct. 31 Washington Post story about cultural institutions using technology to attract new generations of art consumers. Kim helped design an interactive app with the Philadelphia Orchestra that debuted earlier in the month.

  • Phones 'on' at a Philly Orchestra concert? Believe it!

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in an Oct. 8 Philadelphia Daily News story about an app he created to enhance the concert experience for audiences at the Philadelphia Orchestra this season.

  • This new mobile app built by Drexel is like Pop Up Video for the Orchestra

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in an Oct. 3 Technical.ly Philly post about an app he created in partnership with the Philadelphia Orchestra that will give concert audiences real-time information about the musical performances they’re listening to.

  • Fusing art with technology - an experiment in developing opera for the 21st Century

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was featured on WHYY’s “The Pulse” on Oct. 3 for his work bringing technology to Opera Philadelphia.

  • Co-working: Any old space won't do

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a July 18 Philadelphia Business Journal article about co-working spaces like Innovation Center @3401.

  • Tour the Innovation Center@3401, new incubator from Drexel, Science Center

    The Innovation Center@3401, a new incubator from Drexel and the Science Center, was featured in a July 16 Technically Philly article. Kara Lindstrom, enabler for the ExCITe Center, was quoted.

  • Why Hackers Should Care About Accessibility

    Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center, was quoted in a June 18 Fast Company “Co.Labs” post about considering accessibility for disabled users when designing apps.

  • Six projects from #Hack4Access: hackathon on disability, aging issues

    Youngmoo Kim, PhD, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, David Clark, an undergraduate in the College of Engineering, Siddhanathan Shanmugam and Paritiosh Gupta, undergraduates in the College of Computing & Informatics, were mentioned in a June 2 Technically Philly post about projects that came out of the “#Hack4Access” hackathon event over the weekend.

  • Local College Offers Students A Place To Design & Create Mobile Apps

    A new mobile application development lab (APP Lab) housed within the ExCITE Center and administered by the Pennoni Honors College, was featured on KYW Newsradio 1060-AM on Jan. 19. Youngmoo Kim, PhD, director of the ExCITE Center and an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted.

  • Science Of Jazz: A Mapping App Merges Art And Technology

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was featured in an August 4 WRTI-Radio (90.1 FM) story about a mobile app he developed that gives the audience a visual representation of music at a live concert.

  • How 3D printing and the visual arts are innovating music: Drexel event

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, and Bruce Kaminsky an adjunct professor in the Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, were quoted in a June 11 Technically Philly story about a concert and panel discussion about music and technology held at Mandell Theater. 

  • Drexel Hosts Weekend-Long ‘Hackathon’

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was interviewed on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) on May 31, in a story about the “Random Hacks of Kindness” event.

  • http://technical.ly/philly/2013/05/07/music-hack-day/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=music-hack-day&co=f000000009816s-1158206718

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a May 7 Technically Philly post about Philly’s first music hackathon, which will be held at the ExCITe Center on May 18-19.

  • Drexel prof turns the cosmos into a musical instrument

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was mentioned in a May 3 Philly.com “Trending” blog post that linked to a story about his computer hack that turned star luminosity data into music on the Center’s magnetic resonator piano.

  • Robotics demos part of Philly Tech Week

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and the director of the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center, was quoted in an April 23 Metro story about Drexel hosting the 2013 Philly Robotics Expo. He was also featured in a video as part of an April 23 story on Technically Philly about the Center hosting NASA’s International Space Apps Challenge as part of Philly Tech Week

  • Philly Robotics Expo seeks to inspire a new generation of robot-builders

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, director of the Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies Center, and undergraduate Eric Lam, were quoted in an April 23 Philadelphia Inquirer story about the Philly Robotics Expo hosted by Drexel’s College of Engineering.

  • Extreme Knitting

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, a professor in the College of Engineering, Genevieve Dion, director of the Shima Seiki Haute Technology Lab, and John Coddington a professor, both in the Westphal College, were interviewed in a story on WHYY-Radio’s “Just You Wait” segment in a story about Drexel’s digital knitting machines and their use in research at Drexel’s ExCITe Center.

  • Open for Business: Drexel's ExCITe Center launches in University City

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the ExCITe Center, was quoted in a Flying Kite Media story about the opening of the center, which will be a home for research in expressive and creative interaction technologies at Drexel.

  • The Coolest Philadelphia Geeks Recognized Friday Night At The Academy

    The Philadelphia Geek Awards, held at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, were featured on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM), KYW-TV (CBS-3), WPVI-TV (6-abc), WTXF-TV (FOX-29) and WPSG-TV (CW-57). Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor and assistant dean of MediaTechnologies in the College of Engineering, won the “Scientist of the Year” award. Dr. R. Andrew Hicks, a professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, was also nominated in the category.

  • Science Festival Enlists Jazz Quartet

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, assistant dean of media technologies and an associate professor in the College of Engineering, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about a jazz quartet that performed at Drexel as part of the Philadelphia Science Festival. Students in Kim’s Music & Entertainment Technology Lab developed a smartphone app that allowed audience members to watch visual representations of various aspects of the music.

  • HUBO Robots Perform The Beatles’ Come Together

    Drexel’s HUBO robots’ performance of the Beatles’ “Come Together” was the feature of blog entries on technabob.com and slashgear.com.

  • Rockin' it Robot Style

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the Music & Entertainment Technology Lab, and graduate student Erik Schmidt were quoted in a WHYY/Newsworks.org story about Drexel’s Hubo humanoid robots making a music video of The Beatles’ song “Come Together.”

  • Science Festival Blows Up Good

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the Music, Entertainment, Technology Lab, and undergraduate student Matthew Zimmerman were mentioned in a Philly.com story about the Philadelphia Science Festival. Kim’s lab developed an app for festival-goers to keep track of events and exhibits during the festival, which will take place April 20-29.

  • 12 Machines That Want Your Job

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor and assistant dean of Media Technologies in the College of Engineering, and director of the Music Entertainment Technology Lab, was quoted on MSN.com in a story about robots working for Amazon to bring products from shelves to packaging.

  • Meet Hubo the Robot

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the Music Entertainment Technology Lab, and Paul Oh, associate professor in the College of Engineering, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer feature story about the unveiling of seven humanoid robots as part of Drexel’s National Engineers Week celebration.

  • Drexel is Home to Highly Advanced Robots For Next Year

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the Music Entertainment Technology Lab, was interviewed on KYW-TV (CBS-3) in a segment about the unveiling of seven humanoid robots as part of Drexel’s National Engineers Week celebration. The unveiling was also featured in Metro Philadelphia and on TechnicallyPhilly.com.

  • Robot Record At Drexel University

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, assistant dean of Media Technologies in the College of Engineering and director of the Music Entertainment Technology Lab, was interviewed on KYW Newsradio (1060-AM) in a segment about the unveiling of seven humanoid robots as part of Drexel’s National Engineer’s Week celebration. WXTF-TV (FOX 29), WCAU-TV (NBC-10) and WPVI-TV (6-abc) also reported on the story.

  • Humanoids For The Home

    Dr. Youngmoo Kim, an associate professor in the College of Engineering and director of the Music Entertainment Technology Lab, was quoted in The Star-Ledger in a story about humanoid robots on display for National Engineers Week at Drexel.

  • Musical Apps at Drexel

    A KYW-TV (CBS-3) segment about the number of jobs created by apps featured Dr. Youngmoo Kim, associate professor in the College of Engineering and assistant dean of Media Technologies, and the new musical apps being created at Drexel.

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