Sang Won Lee is a Ph.D. Candidate in Computer Science at the University of Michigan. His work lies at the intersection of computer science and interactive music. He has focused on developing interactive systems that mediate musical collaboration and enable novel musical expressions. More broadly, his research aims to bring the collaborative, live nature of music-making to other domains by creating computational systems that facilitate real-time collaboration. This work has applications in a variety of fields, including but not limited to crowdsourcing, design, writing, and programming. These systems help people collaboratively create artifacts and have liveness in their collaborative process with others.

He holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering from the Seoul National University and an M.S. degree in Music Technology from Georgia Tech. He has been an active author in emerging conferences like New Interfaces for Musical Expression (NIME) and International Conference on Live Coding(ICLC), as well as broader Human-Computer interaction venues like ACM UIST and ACM CHI. In addition to academic research publications, he has also presented his research works in the form of music performances in peer-reviewed venues such as NIME, Art-CHI, and ICMC, and is a winner of the International Computer Music Association Music Award 2016 for his composition, Live Writing: Gloomy Streets.