Prof. Sung Yong Shin, awarded Asia Graphics Lifetime Achievement Award. Prof. Sung Yong Shin received an Asia Graphics Lifetime Achievement Award in Pacific Graphics 2019 for his outstanding leadership and tremendous contributions to computer graphics research in Asia. Prof. Shin founded Pacific Graphics in 1993 with his companion Prof. Myoung Soo Kim at Seoul National University and Prof. Shin is an emeritus professor of computer science at the KAIST School of Computing.
Yeonsu Kim, an undergraduate student of our school, won the best research award of the undergraduate research program (URP) on August 28, 2019 (advisor: Prof. Sung-Ju Lee and research assistant: Taesik Gong). This research is a collaborative work with Prof. Jinwoo Shin at the School of Electrical Engineering and is accepted to an international conference, ACM SenSys: Taesik Gong, Yeonsu Kim, Jinwoo Shin, and Sung-Ju Lee, "MetaSense: Few-Shot Adaptation to Untrained Conditions in Deep Mobile Sensing", In Proceedings of ACM SenSys 2019. They propose a novel method that allows machine learning applications using mobile sensors under ill-posed conditions. Recently, deep learning evolution allows researchers to focus on running various applications on personal mobile devices, for example, diagnosing heart attack using a mobile sensor. However, these deep-learning-based applications have presented suboptimal performance when using untrained personal data or devices. This work encourages more practical mobile sensing applications to be developed.
https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/09/announcement-of-2019-fellowship.html A Ph.D student Sungjoon Park (advisor: Prof. Alice Oh) was awarded the 2019 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) area. Google has been conducting the Google PhD Fellowship Program from 2009 to spotlight PhD candidates who are doing outstanding work in the field of computer science. The awardees are granted ten thousand dollars worth of scholarship and become connected with Google's specialists each field as mentors to discuss the research and get feedback. This year, a total of fifty Ph.D. students worldwide were awarded, including three Korean students out of ten students in the East Asia. Sungjun Park’s research on Computational Psychotherapy via machine learning (ML) -based NLP has enabled him to award the fellowship. Throughout his PhD years, Sungjun Park proposed to adapt distributed representations, which are generally used in the ML-based NLP area, to Korean. In addition, he presented methods of analyzing trained distributed representation at the annual conference of the association for computational linguistics (ACL) and the conference on empirical methods in natural language processing (EMNLP) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Recently, he proposed a criteria to classify psychological counseling clients’ utterance according to their factor in the counseling dialogue and presented at the annual conference of the north american chapter of the association for computational Linguistics (NAACL). In addition, he is actively working on artificial neural network-based dialogue model generation, complex emotion extraction and prediction from text, and developing computational psychotherapy application.
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Dr. Shin Yoo, a faculty member of School of Computing, KAIST, has been appointed as an editorial board member of ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM) starting from July 2019. TOSEM is one of two SCI journals in software engineering, along with IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering. TOSEM has the impact factor of 2.516 in JCR 2017, and is currently ranked at the 18th place by Google Scholar among the Software Systems conferences and journals.
Prof. Yoon organized a workshop on sound source localization for robots at ICRA 2019, which is the biggest robotics conference. https://sglab.kaist.ac.kr/SSL_ICRA19/index.html While its research community is not big yet, Prof. Yoon brought related researchers together to make a bigger one.
Hold 19th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2019) The 19th International Conference on Web Engineering (ICWE 2019) was held at the Daejeon Convention and Exhibition Center (DCC) from June 11-14, 2019. General Chair of the conference was organized and supervised by Prof. In-Young Ko of SoC with more than 100 participants from 22 countries. ICWE is a major international academic conference in the field of Web Engineering, held for the 19th time this year, starting with Spain in 2001, and Korea is the first venue in Asia. In this year, 35 Research Paper, 6 Demo & Poster and 5 Ph.D Symposium Paper were announced, 3 keynote lectures were given, and 5 tutorials and 3 workshops were held together. In addition, a reception was held on the fifth floor of the Academic Cultural Complex in the afternoon of June 12 with the KAIST campus tour, giving participants a chance to tour the beautiful KAIST campus and excellent educational and research facilities. More information about ICWE 2019 can be found at: https://icwe2019.webengineering.org/
Together with Dr Kihong Heo (Univ. of Pennsylvania) and Prof Hakjoo Oh (Korea Univ.), Prof Hongseok Yang at KAIST received the ICSE 2019 ACM SIGSOFT Distinguished Paper Award for their paper “Resource-aware Program Analysis via Online Abstraction Coarsening.” ICSE is a top international conference in software engineering.
Jeon Tae-joon, a Ph.D. and Lee Na-kyung, a master's degree student both from School of Computing at KAIST (Advisor : Professor Kim Dae Young), were awarded the 1st prize in the AI HeLP Challenge performance presentation for automatically dividing right & left vents, left ventricle myocardium, and positive performance presentation. This challenge held at Asan Medical Center in Seoul on March 13 ,organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and Asan Medical Center.
In 2019, KAIST Graduate School entrance briefing session will be held in Seoul and Daejeon as follows. ○ Seoul - Date: Mar. 15, 2019(Fri), 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. - Location: KAIST Dogok Campus Classroom 103 ○ Daejeon - Date: March 22, 2019 (Fri), 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. - Location: KAIST Main Campus N1 102 For more information, please refer to the poster below.
Professor Jeehoon Kang has been appointed to the School of Computing as of February 27, 2019. Professor Jeehoon Kang received his doctorate degree from Seoul National University in 2019 and his major is Concurency, Parallelism, Programming Language, Verification, and his detailed history is as follows. https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=590&kind=faculty&menu=160 Let's welcome Professor Jeehoon Kang！
The research team KAIST's Smart Science Museum exhibition technology held the first-half workshop of science and culture exhibition services on Feb. 21-22 at the Hyatt Hotel in Seogwipo, Jeju Island. The Science and Culture Exhibition Service project was started in 2018 as a project supported by the Korea Research Foundation. A total of 15 research teams are involved in Smart Science Museum research group, with three teams from KAIST are participating. In School of Computing Professor Han Dong-soo (the head of the research team), Professor Park Jin-ah and Professor Lee Ki-hyuk are participating, and Professor Lee Woo-hoon is participating from the industrial design department. At the workshop, 15 research team’s manager, joint research institutes, the National Museum of Science research team, and officials from the exhibition headquarters of the National Daegu Science Museum participated to announce their 2019 research plans and reflect on their findings in 2018. During the workshop, Lee Jung-mo, director of the Seoul Municipal Science Museum, Kwak Soo-jin, CEO of "The Shake Creative," and Kwon Ki-kyun, CEO of "Science Museum and Culture," attended to give a talk on the science and cultural exhibitions. In addition, a joint advisory meeting was held with advisors for the Science and Culture Exhibition Service Capacity Enhancement Support Project and the research manager of 15 teams. “The workshop was nice because we could exchange information through various research exchanges," said Professor Han Dong-soo. “It was a good place to get hints to strengthen the exhibition capacity of the Korean Science and Culture Exhibition Service," he said
This is Professor Park Jin-ah's contribution about VR and AI published in the JoongAng Ilbo on March 1. http://www.joongdo.co.kr/main/view.php?key=20190228010010278
Research by Professor Cha Mi-young and Professor Shin In-shik of School of Computing were posted in the "KAIST Breakthroughs" (Spring 2019), which is an english study webzine of the College of Engineering. Professor Cha Mi-young ＊ Title : Using deep learning to detect fake news online ＊ Link : http://breakthroughs.kaist.ac.kr/?post_no=1318 Professor Shin In-shik ＊ Title : UbiTap: Leveraging acoustic dispersion for ubiquitous touch interface on solid surfaces ＊ Link : http://breakthroughs.kaist.ac.kr/?post_no=1317
Professor Ryu Suk-young of the School of Computing won the Excellence Award and Professor Kim Joo-ho won the Excellence Award at the Woe School Award, which was held on February 18 to commemorate the 48th anniversary of its foundation. Professor Ryu Seok-young's reward of 5 million won and matching scholarship of 5 million won by alumni Chang Byung-kyu contributed to the School of Computing Scholarship Fund. Congratulation
Kim Kwang-jo, a professor at the Graduate School of Information Security of School of Computing, was chosen as an editor of IEEE Trans. on Dependable and Secure Computing, an international journal on information protection. This journal is one of 17 journals organized by the IEEE Computing Society, which has an impact factor of 2.926 and H-Index of 56, which bimonthly publishes the latest research results on on basic theories, design methodologies, and mechanisms on design, modeling, and evaluation techniques for systems and networks that provide reliable and security. Professor Kim has been selected as the first generation cryptographer in Korea who has been engaged in research on information protection and cipher since 1982, and is currently a member of the IACR (International Society for Cryptography) stone academy for his excellent research performance and international reputation. [Related Web Page] https://www.computer.org/web/tdsc/about Aims & Scope of the Journal IEEE Transactions on Dependable and Secure Computing (TDSC) publishes archival research results focusing on research into foundations, methodologies, and mechanisms that support the achievement–through design, modeling, and evaluation–of systems and networks that are dependable and secure to the desired degree without compromising performance. The focus also includes measurement, modeling, and simulation techniques, and foundations for jointly evaluating, verifying, and designing for performance, security, and dependability constraints. The IEEE Computer Society sponsors more than 200 technical conferences and events each year, including the industry-oriented "Rock Stars" series, all over the world, aimed at research and industry professionals. Our publications are peer-reviewed, indexed, and authored by technology thought leaders worldwide, and include 17 scholarly journalsand 13 magazinesfeaturing the latest technology trends
At KSC 2018 (Korea Software Congress 2018) held from Dec. 19, 2018 (Wed) to Dec. 21(Fri), Pyeongchang, our computer science students won two grand prizes, four excellence awards and one subsidy, as shown. Sincerely congratulates on your award.
Elice, a programming education startup that was established by KAIST's computer science PhD students, was awarded at AWS AI Startup Challenge hosted by Amazon last year and produced some 80 related talent through data science education management. Elice operates an online programming education platform to effectively manage and operate large-scale computerized education in enterprises or educational institutions. Currently, the online coding platform is provided as a major service by introducing an environment that can be coded online without separate IDE, a free-material code evaluation system that applies grading code intended by professors, a system that prevents cheating, and pair-programming. In recognition of its technical skills, it won the AWS AI Startup Challenge last year, a competition that competes with domestic startups which operate leading technologies and services in the field of artificial intelligence deep learning. In addition, it produced more than 80 talents in related fields last year through an artificial intelligence data science program that has been operating since 2017. The program's faculty consists of KAIST and some of the best scholars in the field of artificial intelligence in Korea. Demo Day, which introduces students' projects, features major Korean IT companies such as Kakao, Naver, Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics, as well as leading startups such as Baemin, K-Mong and Rainist. Park Jin-woo, an engineer at Samsung Electronics who participated in the program, said, "The results of students were better than I thought, and I think it would be a good opportunity for the company if it was connected to recruitment." A trainee said, "It is meaningful that we can get advice on our career path through interviews with a business executive." The program is responsible for creating cases in which past graduates have employed at major IT companies such as Naver, NCsoft, Kakao and PUBG, and for filling the needs of big data talent increased during the 4th Industrial Revolution. An Elice source said, "We will strive to develop technologies to create a smoother programming environment, and we will lower entry barriers and develop curriculums to foster the skills needed by technology companies so that anyone can receive coding education in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Elice is currently actively used by major Korean universities and companies, including KAIST, SK Telecom and Samsung, and recently attracted series A investment from Altos Ventures. [Reference] Students Participated in Data Science Training Promote Project Contents - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTok20p3EzAjTJWV8SJM9Gw/videos Elice Academy website - https://academy.elice.io/ Elice Introduction Website - https://elice.io/ [Related article] Data Science Program E-newspaper - http://www.etnews.com/20180925000025 This NewsToday - http://www.enewstoday.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=1233222 Newsworks - http://www.newsworks.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=217042 <Investment Incentive> Asian Economy - http://view.asiae.co.kr/news/view.htm?idxno=2018081309264279730 The Korean Economy - http://news.hankyung.com/article/201808135770j
This is a press article from Professor Cho Seong-ho of KAIST's School of Computing in connection with the development of wearable robots that help people who cannot use their hands due to disabilities. https://ytn.co.kr/_ln/0105_201902010236590670 http://news.kbs.co.kr/news/view.do?ncd=4130095&ref=A
The software security research lab (Supervisor : Professor Cha Sang-gil) of the Graduate School of Information Security at School of Computing has handed over 2.8 million won to the department. The software security lab won the Information Protection R&D Data Challenge contest (datachallenge.kr) last November by participating in the auto-detection of vulnerabilities field. Kim Soo-min, Han Hyung-seok, and Choi Jae-seung (Ph.D course), Kim Hong-sik, Oh Dong-hyun, Jeong Min-gyu (Master course), and Cha Sang-kil, who participated in the contest, said they donated 2.8 million won for the development of the School of Computing Choi Jae-seung, the team's representative, said, "Based on the good results at the competition, I think it was the help of the schools and departments that we applied for the study. All of us decided to donate the money in the hope that we would give some back to our juniors, said.
ACM/IEEE ICSE Software Engineering in Practice (SEiP) track, the world's top academic society in software engineering, has adopted a paper by Professor Kim Moon-joo of our Computing Department. This paper, "Automaticized Test Generation to Achieve High Test Coverage with Reduced Human Effort in the Automotive Industry," is a research paper written by Kim Yoon-ho and Moonzoo Kim of the Department of Computer Science. The developed and applied MIST, a SW auto-test tool for vehicles, automatically tested SW (Integrated Body Unit) for modern Mobis vehicles to achieve 90％ of the quarterly coverage and reduced the time and cost of SW testing to less than half. The research results were published in major media outlets such as Chosun Ilbo, Maeil Economic Co., and Yonhap News Agency. https://m.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20180720158800003 http://biz.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2018/07/22/2018072200441.html http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?year=2018&no=460304
Along with Professor Ryu Seok-young of School of Computing, Dr. Bae So-ra and Lee Sung-ho of School of Computing developed a mathematical model to detect flaws in the operation of the language using Android as the operating system (OS) and identify security vulnerabilities. http://www.etnews.com/20190102000169
Professor Daeyoung Kim received a Prime Minister Award for his contributions to Government Innovation, especially in public data strategies. Prof. Kim is a Professor at the KAIST School of Computing. He is also the Director of the Real-time and Embedded Systems Laboratory and the Director of Auto-ID Labs at KAIST. His research interests are Operating Systems, Wireless Network Protocols, (GPGPU) Cloud Computing, and the Internet of Things. He is actively collaborating with numerous international research groups from Universities: MIT, Stanford, Cambridge, UCL, TU Vienna, ETH Zurich, HESSO, U. of Murcia, Keio, Fudan, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Adelaide, University of Vale do Rio dos Sinos, Khalifa University, and King Saud University. https://www.yna.co.kr/view/PYH20181226167600013?section=search
Research team led by Professor Shin In-sik and Professor Kim Hyo-soo, School of Computing, developed a smart phone-based touch sound locating technology that enables the use of furniture, mirrors, etc. as a touch input tool. https://www.sedaily.com/NewsView/1S8G63M098 http://ilyo.co.kr/?ac=article_view&entry_id=319339 https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20181213040300063?input=1195m
Four papers belonging to KAIST's School of Computing were adopted by ACM/IEEE ICSE 2019 (https://conf.researchr.org/home/icse-2019) one of the most prestigious institutions in software(SW) engineering. "Towards Understanding and Reasoning out Android Interoperations" (Ph.D student Bae Sora, Ph.D student Lee Sung-ho and Professor Ryu Seok-young of KAIST School of Computing) https://2019.icse-conferences.org/event/icse-2019-technical-papers-towards-understanding-and-reasoning-about-android-interoperations "Resource-aware Program Analysis via Online Abstraction Coarsening” (Professor Yang Hong-seok, Professor Heo Ki-hong of the University of Pennsylvania and Professor Oh Hak-joo of Korea University) https://2019.icse-conferences.org/event/icse-2019-technical-papers-resource-aware-program-analysis-via-online-abstraction-coarsening "Guiding Deep Learning System Testing using Surprise Adequacy” (Ph.D student Kim Jinhan, Professor Yoo Shin of KAIST School of Computing and Professor Robert Feldt of the University of Chalmers) https://2019.icse-conferences.org/event/icse-2019-technical-papers-guiding-deep-learning-system-testing-using-surprise-adequacy "Grey-box Concolic Testing on Binary Code” (Ph.D student Choi Jae-seung and Professor Cha Sang-gil of KAIST Graduate School of Information Security, Samsung Electronics' Jang Joon-eon and Naver's Han Choong-woo) https://2019.icse-conferences.org/event/icse-2019-technical-papers-grey-box-concolic-testing-on-binary-code
ACM POPL 2019, one of the world's top academic societies in programming languages, was adopted in a paper written by KAIST Computer Science Master's Degree Park Kyung-hee, Bachelor's Degree Hong Jae-min and Professor Ryu Seok-young with Dr. Guy L. Steele Jr. of the Oracle Institute.
In NeurlPS, one of the most notable international societies in machine learning, MARS AI Integrated Research Center and our school held ‘KAIST AT NeuralPS 2018’. The event was organized to promote our academic achievements and exchange with overseas researchers of artificial intelligence. MARS AI Integrated Research Center, which is a part of our school and the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, held an event called ‘KAIST AT NeuralPS 2018’ to promote the research and interact with the leading international artificial intelligence researchers. In addition to our school, more than 100 Korean machine learning researchers attended overseas universities such as MIT, Oxford, Univ. of Michigan, and Univ. of Toronto and domestic universities such as Seoul National University and Yonsei University and worked in industries such as Google, Naver, NVIDIA. The NeurlPS 2018 conference, which was held in Montreal, Canada, was attended by researchers from around the world and presented more than 1,000 papers. Our school presented six papers, one of which earned the honor of Spotlight. A detailed introduction to the papers and events published in NeurlPS 2018 can be found on the following website: http://ml.kaist.ac.kr/neurips2018
The Institute of Basic Science (IBS) selected three professors, Sang-il Eom, Homin Kim, and Meeyoung Cha, to explore new areas of basic science and conduct challenging independent research. The CI system supports independent research by the research manager of global research institutions. The research manager selected as CI forms an independent research group within the Pioneer Research Center (PRC). The PRC is a IBS research group and each group will receive between 10 and 1.5 billion won in research funds for five years. Among them, Meeyoung Cha, a professor of the School of Computing, will take charge of the Data Science Research Group. She is going to conduct a Data Science Study, which is necessary to analyze and solve the problems that appear in today’s network-connected information society. Based on human-social system modeling and analysis, Prof. Cha is focusing on calculating social science that has great potential for future society. “We will contribute to society by developing important future technologies, including detection of fake news based on big data and studying artificial intelligence that is comprehensible and fair,” Prof. Cha said. http://www.edaily.co.kr/news/read?newsId=01666246619434584&mediaCodeNo=257&OutLnkChk=Y
Over the past three years, Cha Sang-gil, a professor of School of Computing of KAIST, and his students have developed B2-R2, a technique for analyzing vulnerabilities in binary code using artificial intelligence technology with Cybersecurity Research Center(Director Professor Kim Yong-dae of Electrical and Electronic Engineering). B2-R2 is a performance system of 'Automatic Reverse Engineering and Vulnerability Detection-Based Technology Development' that is a research project by the Ministry of Science and ICT that can be used in various computer security areas such as ▲software security vulnerability analysis ▲Analysis of malicious code ▲Releasing obfuscation ▲Security Patch ▲Automatic Creation of Exposure plot. Compared to the binary analysis systems developed overseas, B2-R2 system is highly utilized (available on all operating systems such as Windows, Linux, Mac, Android, iOS) and has at least 2 to 100 times the analysis speed and maximizes the ease of analysis using the latest functional language, F#, and has a variety of interfaces with 32 programming languages. Not only is it the first binary code analysis system in Korea, but it also surpasses the BAP of Carnegie Mellon University and Angr of UCSB, which lead the field. The importance of binary analysis technology, known through ‘Next Generation binary analysis platform B2-R2 Technology Explanation Conference’ on Dec. 4, has become widely known through the Cyber Grand Challenge (CGC), the world's first computer-to-computer hacking attack and defense competition hosted by the Defense Department of Defense (DARPA) in 2016. With various security threats such as malicious code, APT attack, and DDoS attack being carried out by human hackers, the competition has become a signal for the emergence of AI-based machine hackers and can be understood as a core technology to prepare for a paradigm shift for information protection of the fourth industrial revolution. Professor Cha Sang-gil is known to be the main author who designed the core engine of the CGC championship, Mayhem, which was held in the U.S. and won the title by overwhelming margin at 2018 Information Security R&D Data Challenge Auto Detect based on AI, a Korean version of the CGC, on November 30. It is known that at the center of the system used for the contest by Cha Sang-gil B2-R2 technology which he developed with KAIST students for three years. According to information protection experts, KAIST's Cha Sang-gil team has secured key technologies in the field of 'automatic detection and response of AI-based vulnerabilities' that surpasses the world's highest level through this technical briefing and domestic competitions.
At APLAS (Asian Symposium on Programming Language and Systems) 2018 which was held in Wellington, New Zealand on 12/3-5 and was sponsored by KAIST, Hong Jae-min (Advisor Ryu Seok-young) received the second prize for his thesis on Path Dependent Ties with Path-Equality at the Student Research Competition, which he participated with graduate students. He published the paper at ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Scala, which was held in St. Louis, U.S. on September 28.
LeeSeong-ho(Advisor Ryu Seok-young) School of Computing, KAIST was selected as the best reviewer for the Artifact Evaluation at OOPSLA 2018 (Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications), a class S international institute in Boston, U.S. on Nov. 7-9 and won the Distinguished Artifact Evaluation Committee Member Award.
The 16th APLAS (Asian Symposium on Programming Language and Systems), which KAIST supported as a Gold Sponsor, was held in Wellington, New Zealand, December 3, 2018. Professor Sukyoung Ryu, chair of the program, invited three world-renowned lecturers: Amal Ahmed (USA), Azalea Raad (MPI-SWS, Germany), and Bernard Scholes (University of Sydney, Australia), and conducted various programs including presentations of papers and poster sessions and workshops on December 2 and December 6, 2018.
Last November, ten Ph.D. students from our computer science department were chosen for NAVER PhD Fellowship. The selected person is - Gong Tae-sik (Professor: Lee Sung-joo) - Kwon Hyun (Professor Yoon Hyun-soo) - Kim Hyung-kyu (Professor Kim Soon-tae) - Nam Jae-hyun (Professor: Shin Seung-won) - Park Joon-young (Professor Ryu Seok-young) - Park Jin-seok (Professor Lee Heung-kyu) - Jang Young-soo (Professor: Kim Ki-ung) - Jeon Seok-joon (Professor: Kim Min-hyuk) - Jeong Dae-ryong (Professor: Shin In-shik) - Ha Jae-hee (Professor Kim Myung-chul) NAVER PhD Fellowship program is a program that selects Ph.D. student who submitted the first paper to the top-tier conference/journal of each computing field and pays scholarships. Naver selected eight students for NAVER Phd Fellowship in 2015, six first and eight second in 2016, 11 in 2017, and 10 in 2018, and paid a total of 235 million won to the selected students.
In the 2018 AI Challenge competition hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT, Multimedia Computing Lab of Professor Lee Heung-kyu, School of Computing, took third place. The AI challenge competition aims to find problems that are expected to have economic and social ripple effects, but cannot be solved due to high level of technical difficulty, and to solve them by using artificial intelligence. In addition, it was designed to significantly improve domestic AI technologies by inducing diverse researchers to participate in AI R&D in a competitive manner. The award was held at the AI International Conference on Nov. 29, 2018 and was awarded 300 million won for research and development along with the award from the Director of the Information and Communication Agency.
KAIST School of Computing won the K-ICT Cloud Industry Awards(Minister’s Award) at 2018 Grand Cloud Conference held at COEX in Seoul for building and operating a cloud that is currently being utilized. It was recognized as a good example of building a cloud operating system on idle equipment and providing computing for regular course and research tasks at the same time, and applying an operating system using open-source OpenStack. On the other hand, '2018 Grand Cloud Conference' is a Cloud Conference that summarizes the achievements of South Korea's Cloud industry and shares directions for future development. This is the place to discuss introducing and converging public and private clouds.
Professor Geehyuk Lee received a Best Application Paper Award at ACM ISS 2018 for his paper “Design and Evaluation of Semi-transparent Keyboards on a Touchscreen Tablet.” Prof. Lee received a B.Sc. and an M.Sc. degree in physics from the Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1990 and 1992, respectively, and a Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. He is currently an Associate Professor leading the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the School of Computing at KAIST. His primary research interests are novel interaction devices and techniques for smart information appliances, wearable computers, and smart environments.
Two students from Graduate School of Information Security of School of Computing, KAIST, Choi Won-seok in Ph.d course and Lee Byeong-hak in master’s course(Advisor Professor Lee Ju-young) , won the grand prize for thesis “Indifferentiability of Truncated Random Permutations” at the 2018 National Cryptography Competition. The 2018 National Cryptographic Competition was held by the Korea Cryptographic Forum, Korea Institute of Information Security & Cryptology and and National Research Council of Science & Technology under the auspices of the National Intelligence Service to develop the nation's encryption technology. The total prize money is about 50 million won including the 10 million for the grand prize. Cryptographic Competition is divided into areas such as cryptography thesis, solving problems of cryptography, and ideas for using cryptography, and the grand prize is chosen only from the cryptography thesis area. The award ceremony was held at Ramada Seoul Hotel on November 15 as an additional event for the Future Password Workshop. In addition, Kim Sung-kwang in Ph.d course (Advisor Professor Lee Ju-young) received an incentive award in cryptography thesis section, and Kim Sung-kwang and Choi Won-suk in Ph.d course, and Lee Young-min in master’s course (Advisor Professor Lee Ju-young) received a special award.Two teams of undergraduates of KAIST hacking club GoN, led by Cha Sang-gil from Graduate School of Information Security, received the highest award and the incentive prize respectively in the problem-solving field. Meanwhile, Lee Ji-eun, a Ph.D. student in School of Computing, won the top prize at the National Cipher Skills Specialist Training Awards, and Lee Byeong-hak, a master's course student, won the excellence prize. Lee Byung-hak also won the top prize at the 2017 Cryptography Contest for his paper, "Tweakable Block Cippers Secure Beyond the Birtday Bound in the Ideal Cipher Model," which was adopted by the three major cryptographic societies Asiacrypt, this year.
Professor Jinah Park of the School of Computing at KAIST delievered a keynote lecture on the topic “Hippocampal Morphology Study based on Progressive Template Deformable Model” at the International Conference on Medical Imaging and Case Reports 2018 held in Baltimore in the U.S. from October 26 to 28, 2018. The event involved 70 people from 48 institutions in 23 countries. The event attracted many researchers who are influential in medical images and clinical studies including Dr. Marth Shenton from Harvard Medical School, Professor Polina Golland of MIT, Michael Miller and Professor Jeffery Siewerdwen of Johns Hopkins University.
30 students from Munjeong Middle School math and science club and 25 students from Chungnam Girls' Middle School science club visited School of Computing through the Science and Exploration Laboratory University Visit Program organized by the Korea Women's Science and Technology Association (KWSE) on October 11 and 12. Students who visited this program listened to a seminar on the latest virtual reality technology (Professor Park Jin-ah) with the introduction of the School of Computing and had a mentoring session with college students.