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 a postdoc in Nils Thuerey’s group at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Germany. Before joining the TUM, I worked as a postdoc at Korea University from which I earned my Ph.D. in computer science and engineering under JungHyun Han’s supervision.

I moved to Telecom Paris, France since 1 Oct 2019; please visit my new web page.


E-mail: (at) tum (dot) de



  • Kiwon Um, “Fluid Simulation in Hybrid Frameworks and Porous Shell Simulation with Water,” Ph.D. Thesis, Korea University, February 2014. (English)
  • Kiwon Um, “Leaking Fluids,” M.Sc. Thesis, Korea University, February 2008. (Korean)