Jinha Lee is a designer and engineer working at the boundary of the physical and digital world. He is exploring ways to weave digital information into physical space and material. Lee is currently on leave from his Ph.D. studies at MIT Media Lab and is directing Interaction Group
at Samsung Electronics in lieu of his national military duty. His recent inventions include Spacetop - gesture controlled 3D desktop OS
and levitating interface
. Previously, Lee has co-founded Eone
- a tactile watch brand for everyone including the visually impaired, conducted research at SONY
and Microsoft, and received his B.E. in Electronic Engineering from the University of Tokyo. His works have been presented and exhibited at major academic conferences and museums, and have been recognized for design
and innovation excellence. Jinha was named on MIT Technology Review's list of 35 young innovators
and FastCompany's list of 32 greatest living designers
, and selected as a TED Fellow
, and gave a TED talk
Mar 2015. Selected as a Young Global Leader of 2015 by World Economic Forum (WEF).
Jan 2015. Launched TIZEN OS for TV at CES.
Aug 2014. Selected as a winner of TR35, MIT Technology Review's list of 35 Innovators under 35.
Mar 2014. Nominated for Fast Company's list of World's Greatest Living Designer.
Feb 2013. Gave a talk at TED.
Nov. 2012 Selected as one of 21 TED Fellows of 2013.
Aug 2012. took a leave from MIT, joined Samsung Electronics
Jul 2012. ZeroN exhibition at MIT Museum.
Jun 2012. Giving a talk at Future of Touch & Interactivity Conference.