Academic Credentials
  • Ph.D., Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2020
  • M.A., Brain and Cognitive Sciences, University of Rochester, 2019
  • M.S., Biology, University of California, San Diego, 2015
  • B.S., Cell Biology and Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego, 2012
Professional Honors
  • Center for Innovation in Vision & Optics (CIVO) Research Fellowship, UC Berkeley
  • Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines Research Fellowship (CBMM, MIT, Harvard & Marine Biological Laboratory)
  • Computational Sensory-Motor Neuroscience Research Fellowship (CoSMo/NeuroMatch, University of Minnesota)
Professional Affiliations
  • Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES), Member
  • Vision Science Society (VSS), Member
  • Optical Society of America (OPTICA), Member
  • English
  • Korean

Dr. Kwon has extensive knowledge and experience in human perception, vision, cognition, attention, visually guided behaviors, eye movements, clinical vision and visual impairments, decision making, and object recognition. He applies these experiences and expertise to investigate human factors in a wide range of scenarios such as automobile, motorcycle, bicycle, and truck accidents including those that involve pedestrians. Additionally, Dr. Kwon has investigated accidents in industrial and occupational settings as well as trip-and-fall incidents.

Dr. Kwon has investigated the scopes of human visual perception, visually-guided behaviors, and performance using both psychophysical methods as well as state-of-the-art eye tracking, optical imaging, and virtual reality to further understand how active vision, such as eye movements, process visual information in surrounding environments to understand human perception and motor responses across both clinical and neurotypical populations.

Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Kwon received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Brain and Cognitive Sciences at University of Rochester, NY, and continued his research as a postdoctoral fellow at the Center of Innovation in Vision and Optics and Herbert Wertheim School of Optometry & Vision Science, UC Berkeley, CA. Dr. Kwon continues to collaborate as a research mentor and an advisor at the School of Optometry, UC Berkeley and as a collaborator at the Center for Brains, Minds, and Machines, MIT.

Dr. Kwon's doctoral dissertation addressed how eye movements and attention interact to provide predictions for visually guided behaviors across visual space in both patients and neurotypical populations. His postdoctoral work extended the research to investigate how abnormal eye movements (both involuntary and voluntary) in patients limit visual perception and motor action.