Ji-Hyun Lee is a Professor at the Graduate School of Culture Technology in KAIST. She received her Ph.D. in School of Architecture (Computational Design) at Carnegie Mellon University writing a thesis about integrating housing design and case-based reasoning. Since joining the GSCT at KAIST, her research focus narrowed down to three interdisciplinary areas that are not mutually exclusive: (1) calculation for UX + service design, (2) cultural DNA with morphological analysis, and (3) Future Education with AI. These explorations result in computer-based frameworks or systems contributing to the enhancement of the calculability using algorithmic and/or heuristic computational methods. In other words, her research focus is on 'computational culture' as an extension of computational design. 

Currently, she is the Director in Division of Artrs, Culture and Convergence of National Research Foundation (NRF), Korea as well as the Director of the Information-Based Design (IBD) Research Group in KAIST. She served for the Secretary of the Association for Computer-Aided Architectural Design Research in Asia (CAADRIA) from 2008 to 2010, and received Sasada prize from the CAADRIA in 2019. She also serves as an Editor-in-chief of Korea Institute of Design Research Society (KIDRS), a Director of Korean Society of Service Design and Innovation (KSSDI), Korean Society of Design Science (KSDS) and HCI Korea (KHCI).