Min Kyung Lee

Min Kyung Lee

Assistant Professor


Min Kyung Lee is an assistant professor in the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Lee has conducted some of the first studies that empirically examine the social implications of algorithms' emerging roles in management and governance in society, looking at the impacts of algorithmic management on workers as well as public perceptions of algorithmic fairness. She has proposed a participatory framework that empowers community members to design matching algorithms for their own communities. Her current research on human-centered AI is inspired by and complements her previous work on social robots for long-term interaction, seamless human-robot handovers, and telepresence robots. Dr. Lee is a Siebel Scholar and has received the Allen Newell Award for Research Excellence, research grants from NSF and Uptake, and five best paper awards or honorable mentions in venues such as CHI, CSCW, DIS and HRI. She is an associate editor of the ACM Transactions on Human-Robot Interaction. Her work has been featured in media outlets such as the New York Times, New Scientist, Washington Post, MIT Technology Review and CBS. She received a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction and an MDes in Interaction Design from Carnegie Mellon University.


Ph.D. Carnegie Mellon University

M.S. & MDes. Carnegie Mellon University

B.S. Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Areas Of Specialization

Human-Computer Interaction
Human-Centered AI
Computer-Supported Collaborative Work
Human-Robot Interaction

Recent Courses

YearSemesterCourse NumberCourseSyllabus
2021FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Disaster Planning and Response
2021SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Human-AI Interaction
2020FallINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Human-AI Interaction
2020SpringINF 385TSpecial Topics in Information Science Human-AI Interaction