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  • Prof. Byunghoon Kang and his team is awarded a res..

    ONR (Office of Naval Research, Department of Defense, USA) decided to support Prof. Byunghoon Kang's project "Towards Dialects Computing in Network and System Protocols". The research team consists of Prof. Byunghoon Kang, postdoctoral researchers Dr. JinSoo Jang and Dr. Hojoon Lee, and 10 Ph.D./Master candidates. They will conduct a study on blocking various attacks exploiting a formal protocol by polymorphizing existing network and system protocols. The research period will be three years (September 2018 - August 2021), and a total of 1.5 billion won ($ 1,366,665) will be granted. Cases where the US Department of Defense directly supports overseas universities are unusual, suggesting recognition of the excellence of the team’s information protection research capacity.

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  • Prof. Sung Hyon Myaeng is appointed chairman of Na..

    Prof. Sung-Hyun Myaeng, a faculty member in the School of Computing, has been appointed as the chairman of Naver’s News Algorithm Review Board. An article in Korean is available at the following: http://www.sedaily.com/NewsView/1RZQEXR6EF

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  • A technology that can detect clickbait news from t..

    The article is about the development of 'Clickbait news detection software' by alumni of the Web Science Graduate School, Dr. Gun-Woo Park (advisor: Meeyoung Cha), and undergraduate student Tae-gyun Kim. An article in Korean is available at the following: http://news.joins.com/article/22600687

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  • HCI@KAIST Research Society, Various activities at ..

    Researchers from HCI@KAIST, an in-school community of human-computer interaction researchers at the KAIST School of Computing, showed active participation at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018). Currently, about 20 laboratories from four departments are participating. The CHI 2018 Conference held in Montreal, Canada from April 21 to 26, 2018, attracted more than 3,000 researchers from around the world and published over 600 papers. The HCI @ KAIST research society has published 19 papers, ranking KAIST among the world’s top 10 institutions in terms of the number of papers. Prof. Juho Kim of our faculty published seven papers in total and ranked 4th among global researchers based on the number of papers. Also, HCI@KAIST held an annual KAIST Night event on the evening of April 25. KAIST Night aims to expand the network of international HCI researchers, promote international research collaboration, attract excellent faculty to HCI, and expand student internship opportunities. The KAIST School of Computing, Department of Industrial Design, and Golfzon sponsored this year's event. A total of more than 250 researchers from more than 60 institutions worldwide, including MIT, CMU, and Stanford University, as well as corporate HCI researchers from Google, Facebook, and Adobe, attended the event. A summary of the activities of HCI@KAIST at CHI 2018 can be found on the following website: https://sites.google.com/site/hcikaist/workshop/chi2018

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  • Prof. Juho Kim and his team received Honorable Men..

    Prof. Juho Kim of the KAIST School of Computing received an Honorable Mention Award at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018) held in Montreal, Canada, on April 21-26. The CHI conference is the premier conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, and only the top 5% of all papers receive the Honorable Mention Award. The study was a result of international cooperation with Ching Liu, a master's student from Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University and also an exchange student at KAIST, and Prof. Hao-Chuan Wang from UC Davis. In the paper titled ”ConceptScape: Collaborative Concept Mapping for Video Learning”, they introduce a system that helps learners who watch lecture videos in an online education environment work together to create a concept map. Through the generated concept map learners can more easily explore and understand the contents of the lecture. paper link: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3173961 more: https://kixlab.org/publications/

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  • Emeritus Prof. Jin Hyung Kim won technology sector..

    On April 12, Prof. Jin Hyung Kim, an Emeritus Professor at the School of Computing, was selected as a winner of the technology sector of "The 21st Century Grand Prize." "The 21st Century Grand Prize" was established by NIMA (New Industry Management Academy) in commemoration of the founding of "21st-century executive club" in 1986. It is regarded as a "Nobel Prize in Business" to honor business executives who contributed to the development of Korean industry.

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  • Prof. Jong Cheol Park's lab has been selected as S..

    The Korean Ministry of Science and ICT and IITP selected Prof. Jong Cheol Park's laboratory as a SW Star Lab of intelligent software on April 20, 2018. The selected "SW Star Lab" is among a total of five laboratories in four universities: Seoul National University, POSTECH, Chung Ang University, and KAIST. There are two laboratories in the field of intelligent SW, and one for each area of distributed computing, algorithms, and UI/UX. The selected lab will receive project funding of up to 300 million won per year for up to eight years and is encouraged to develop a world-class research agenda through open software. Prof. Jong Cheol Park's lab will work on a research program on the development of software for automatically predicting the reliability distribution of given documents/dialogues, consisting of five modules: data collection, automatic collection of evidence, document/conversation reliability enhancement, document/conversation reliability distribution prediction, and linguistic analysis.

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  • Dr. Jongmin Lee joined Wonkwang University as an a..

    Dr. Jongmin Lee (advisor: Prof. Soontae Kim), an alumnus of the School of Computing, has been appointed as an assistant professor at Wonkwang University's Department of Computer Engineering. Dr. Jongmin Lee has three years of experience at Samsung Electronics as a Senior Researcher. Dr. Lee studied low-power computer architecture during his Ph.D. degree. After graduation, he developed tools related to DRAM design and testing at Samsung Electronics.

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  • Dr. Duksu Kim, a Ph.D. graduate at 2014, joined KO..

    Under the supervision of Prof. Sung-eui Yoon, Dr. Duksu Kim mainly researched utilizing CPUs and GPUs together, otherwise known as heterogeneous parallel computing, and joined KISTI as a researcher before moving to moving to academia. More information on his research can be found :https://sglab.kaist.ac.kr/bluekds/

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  • Prof. Moonzoo Kim and his team received Distinguis..

    The paper, 'Invasive Software Testing: Mutating a Target Program to Diversify Test Exploration for High Test Coverage,' published by Prof. Moonzoo Kim of the KAIST School of Computing won the Distinguished Paper Award at IEEE ICST 2018 (International Conference on Software Testing, Verification and Validation, acceptance rate:25%). They suggest Invasive Software Testing, which is a new technology that goes beyond the existing SW testing paradigm. Invasive Software Testing extracts a variety of information from a number of variants of the target SW program and effectively detects errors in the field that the conventional SW testing cannot analyze. In the paper, they demonstrate experimentally that the SW analysis outcome is significantly improved compared to the latest testing technology through the DeMiner (guiDEed test generation using MutatIoN ExploRation) framework, which implements the Invasive Software Testing paradigm.

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  • Prof. Sukyoung Ryu gave a keynote speech at <Progr..

    Prof. Sukyoung Ryu gave a keynote speech on "Static Analysis of Android Applications for Finding Bugs and Security Vulnerabilities" at <Programming> 2018. <Programming> 2018 is the International Conference on the Art, Science, and Engineering of Programming, where attendees discuss various theoretical, experimental, and engineering research results on programming. <Programming> 2018 was held in Nice, France from April 9th to 12th.

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  • Prof. Juho Kim’s research team developed algorithm..

    Prof. Juho Kim and his research team developed an algorithmic platform for organizing and analyzing various sequential knowledge for a shared goal such as thousands of cooking recipes for a single dish. This research was done in cooperation with Prof. Maneesh Agrawala and his research team from Stanford University, USA, and a research team from EPFL, Switzerland. The article in Korean is available on the following website: http://www.etnews.com/20180409000376 This study was presented at ACM SIGCHI 2018, the premier conference in the field of HCI. The project website is available at the following address: https://recipescape.kixlab.org/

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  • Wanju Local Food cooperative adapted the agricultu..

    The Oliot platform, developed by a research team led by Prof. Daeyoung Kim, has been applied to Wanju Local Food cooperative, one of the largest agricultural cooperatives in Korea. The platform has been operational since April 5th. Articles in Korean can be found at the following: http://www.etnews.com/20180403000333 http://www.kaist.ac.kr/_prog/_board/?mode=V&no=79062&code=kaist_news&site_dvs_cd=kr&menu_dvs_cd=0601&list_typ=B&skey=&sval=&smonth=&site_dvs=&GotoPage=1 ​

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  • Best Student Paper Award Honorable Mention at ACM ..

    Prof. Juho Kim and Jean Y. Song, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan and a visiting researcher at KAIST School of Computing, won the 'Best Student Paper Award Honorable Mention' at the ACM 2018 Conference on Intelligent User Interface held in Tokyo. In the paper titled 'Two Tools are Better Than One: Tool Diversity as a Means of Improving Aggregate Crowd Performance', they present a new method to overcome the limitations of existing crowdsourcing techniques. By providing multiple tools with complementary properties to crowd workers, it improves the accuracy of the aggregated result by minimizing the errors coming from crowd workers using a single tool. https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N43044

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  • Dr. Jae-il Kim, a graduate of the School of Comput..

    Dr. Jae-il Kim (advisor: Prof. Jinah Park, graduated in 2015), an alumnus of the School of Computing, has been appointed as an assistant professor at Kyungpook National University's School of Computer Science and Engineering. He actively conducted research in the field of computer science and medical imaging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Postdoctoral Research Associate commencing in June 2016. Dr. Jae-Il Kim also worked at Samsung Electronics as a Senior Engineer. His major research interests are diffusion-weighted atlas construction and learning-based missing image prediction, ultrasound image fusion, and 3D foot bone modeling for foot joint analysis, and surface-based shape analysis for subcortical structures and brain ventricles.

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  • Prof. Insik Shin develops 'Flexroid' technology th..

    Prof. Insik Shin's research team developed 'Flexroid', an Android operating system technology that prevents the inappropriate use of resources and information of the external code included in apps. An article in Korean is available on the following website: http://www.etnews.com/20180302000186

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  • Master student Hyung-Uk Ryu scores the top in the ..

    Linked is an article on KAIST School of Computing Master student Hyung-Uk Ryu's top scoring on the TOPCIT The article in Korean. http://news.joins.com/article/22411058

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  • Profs. Sukyoung Ryu, Sung-Ju Lee, Junehwa Song, an..

    Profs. Sukyoung Ryu, Sung-Ju Lee, Junehwa Song, and Min H. Kim’s research projects were selected to be presented in KAIST Breakthroughs, a biannual newsletter published by the College of Engieering at KAIST. Prof. Sukyoung Ryu: HybriDroid: Static analysis framework for android hybrid applications http://breakthroughs.kaist.ac.kr/?post_no=1027 Prof. Sung-Ju Lee & Junehwa Song: Zaturi: Create an audiobook for your baby using time that slips by http://breakthroughs.kaist.ac.kr/?post_no=1029 Prof. Min H. Kim: Compact hyperspectral imaging at low cost http://breakthroughs.kaist.ac.kr/?post_no=1026

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  • Prof. Shin Yoo has been appointed as an editorial ..

    Prof. Shin Yoo has been appointed as an editorial board member of Springer’s Empirical Software Engineering journal, starting from February 2018. Springer’s Empirical Software Engineering is an SCIE-indexed journal that specializes in empirical and data-driven software engineering research. ESE is one of the most prestigious software engineering journals: in 2016, ESE had an impact factor of 3.275 and a 5-year cumulative impact factor of 3.759. Google Scholar currently ranks ESE 12th among the software systems conferences and journals.

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  • Prof. Jinah Park’sresearch selected as 2017 KAIST ..

    Prof. Jinah Park and her research team’s work on "Hippocampal Shape modeling based on a Progressive Template Surface Deformation and Its Verification" has been selected as one of 2017 KAIST Top 10 representative R&D outcomes. The purposes of the 2017 KAIST Top 10 representative R&D outcomes are as follows: - To inspire researchers' motivation toward research by discovering and celebrating the outstanding achievements of KAIST R&D - To accumulate core technical information and outstanding accomplishments through continuous publications of annual reports and videos. - To induce the progress of a performance management system through systematic performance case management The award took place during the Research Day event in May 2018.

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  • Ph.D. candidate Hyosu Kim wins the 'HumanTech Pape..

    Hyosu Kim, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Computing, won the bronze prize in the Computer Science & Engineering division of Samsung Electronics Human Tech papers on February 7th. A research team composed of Ph.D. candidates Hyosu Kim and Byungil Kim (advisor: Prof. Insik Shin) at KAIST and Ph.D. candidate Daehyeok Kim at CMU won the prize by developing a touch detection technology using touch sound in a mobile environment. The team was highly acclaimed for their sound-based techniques and mobile HCI technology. Title - TapSnoop: Leveraging Tap Sound to Infer Tapstrokes on Mobile Touch-screen Devices Authors - Hyosu Kim (KAIST), Daehyeok Kim (CMU), and Byungil Cho (KAIST) The Samsung Electronics HumanTech Paper Award was established in 1994 to discover creative and challenging young people who will lead the future science of Korea and to create a social atmosphere that emphasizes technology and revitalizes the research atmosphere in schools. An article in Korean is available at the following: https://humantech.samsung.com/saitext/board.do

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  • Regular member of the National Academy of Engineer..

    Prof. Sue Bok Moon was appointed as a regular member of the National Academy Engineering of Korea on January 3, 2018. An article in Korean is available at the following: http://www.etnews.com/20180103000240

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  • 47th School Anniversary Faculty Excellence Award

    Three School of Computing faculty members won the 2018 Faculty Award in Commemoration of the 47th foundation anniversary of KAIST: International Cooperation Award to Prof. Key-Sun Choi Innovation Award to Prof. Dong Soo Han and Excellent Lecture Award to Prof. In-Young Ko. The International Cooperation Award is given to a faculty member who has contributed largely to the university’s international cooperation, the Innovation Award to a faculty member who has contributed to innovations to industry through technology transfer and commercialization and to sharing and spreading of research achievements, and the Excellent Lecture Award to a faculty member who had the highest course evaluation results for the previous year. The award ceremony was held on Jan 12th 2018 at the 47th School Anniversary Event.

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  • Prof. Eunho Yang is awarded the 2018 Songam Future..

    Prof. Eunho Yang was awarded the 2018 Songam Future Scholar Research Excellence Award. The Songam Future Scholar Research Excellence Award is granted according to the will of President Lee of Korea Former Co. and is given to Assistant Professors in Engineering Schools with less than five years at that position with an excellent research performance in order to encourage their research activity. The award ceremony was held on Jan. 12th 2018 at the 47th School Anniversary Event.

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  • Prof. Jinah Park received Appreciation Plaque from..

    Prof. Jinah Park received an appreciation plaque from the Dean of College of Engineering for her devotion to KAIST Breakthroughs, a biannual research newsletter of the College of Engineering.

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  • Prof. Insik Shin develops technology to reduce sma..

    Prof. Insik Shin’s research team developed technology that can reduce the power consumption of smartphone web browsers down to 40%. It is expected to boost the battery time by reducing web browsing power consumption, which is a significant part of smartphone power consumption. Prof. Shin’s team said on etnews on Jan 8th that they have developed a low power mobile browsing technology by optimizing the frame rates of web pages. “Low power mobile browsing allows us to increase smartphone power performance with software only. It will help smartphone manufacturers and web browser developers who are trying to optimize power consumption,” said Prof. Shin in an interview. Etnews article in Korean is available at the following: http://www.etnews.com/20180105000383

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  • Team NLPCL * CGV (Jung-Ho Kim, Youngjin An, Wonsuk..

    Team ‘NLPCL * CGV’ attended the ‘SW/Demo Contest’ and won the best demo award during the Korea Software Congress 2017 held in Busan on December 20th~22nd. Team ‘NLPCL * CGV’, comprised of Ph.D students Jung-Ho Kim, Wonsuk Yang and Fitsum Gaim of NLPCL Lab (advisor: Jong Cheol Park) and Master’s student Youngjin Ahn of CGV Lab (advisor: Jinah Park), has demonstrated a ‘VR training and mobile feedback system to increase communication ability in work environment’ by merging VR and AI technology.

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  • Ph.D student Jooyeon Kim (advisor: Alice Oh) devel..

    Ph.D student Jooyeon Kim (advisor: Alice Oh) develops algorithm to minimize fake news spread by leveraging the crowd The algorithm to minimize fake news spread researched by Ph.D student Jooyeon Kim of Prof. Alice Oh’s lab, together with Dr. Manuel Gomez-Rodriguez of Max Plank Institute, has been published in articles of Yonhapnews, Maeil Business News, and ETnews. This research is the first work on modeling techniques for crowd-powered reduction of fake news spread, whose concern have been growing recently. The work is to be presented in the ACM WSDM on February 2018. http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/bulletin/2017/12/22/0200000000AKR20171222067600033.HTML http://news.mk.co.kr/newsRead.php?year=2017&no=849666 http://www.etnews.com/20171224000028

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  • ICSE 2018 Paper acceptance

    KAIST team has newly suggested the unit testing of C programs that can find errors automatically while minimizing false alarms. Prof. Moonzoo Kim and Dr. Yoon Ho Kim wrote a paper "Precise Concolic Unit Testing of C Programs with Alarm Filtering Using Symbolic Calling Contexts" in collaboration with Prof. Yoon Ja Choi at Kyung-Buk University. Their paper has been accepted to ACM/IEEE ICSE (Intl. Conf. on Software Engineering) which is one of the most prestigious conferences in the Software Engineering field. Congratulations!

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  • The 9th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML..

    The 9th Asian Conference on Machine Learning, where Prof. KeeEung Kim served as the General Chair, took place in Yonsei University from November 15th to 17th. In the conference experts and researchers shared results and ideas on machine learning, and discussed proposals centered around innovative machine learning ideas and paradigms. Since 2009, ACML has been a gathering of new ideas and technology about machine learning, which has taken important roles in various fields in the industry. ACML has started in Asian region and has been held in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and China. The conference has helped the scientists gain a broader understanding on machine learning and get insights for applying them in the industry.

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  • CAN ’17 at ACM CoNEXT 2017, Best Paper Award

    On December 12th, KAIST undergraduate student Jaemin Shin and Dukgi Hong (Advisor Prof. Sue Moon) has earned the ‘Best Paper Award’ for their paper ‘Considerations on Deploying High-Performance Container-based NFV’ in the international conference ‘Cloud-Assisted networking Workshop at ACM CoNEXT 2017’ held at Incheon Paradice City Hotel. Congratulations!

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  • Prof. Meeyoung Cha’s Team awarded 1st place in the..

    Research team “Is this real story” lead by Prof. Meeyoung Cha was awarded the President of Artificial Intelligence Industry Association Award for their AI technology for identifying fake news by finishing first place in the university division of ‘AI R&D Challenge’ held in Gyeonggi Creative Economy Center. The ‘2017 AI R&D Challenge Competition’ aims to find problems that have high economic and social influence but are considered too challenging, and solve them using the AI technology. The first topic is this year’s identification of fake news. To identify fake news with coherence and inconsistency of news content two tasks were to be solved, and the competition had 6 million Won prize and 18 year R&D support totaling 1 billion Won. 71 teams of individuals, universities and companies participated in the qualifiers and final rounds. The top 3 teams were awarded the Minister of Science and ICT Award and the President of Institute for Information &communications Technology Promotions Award, with special awards of President of Artificial Intelligence Industry Association Award and Intel Award. Prof. Cha’s team (with PhD Student Keonwoo Park, Masters student Jeongmin Kim, Undergraduate student Taekyoon Kim and 3 students from Graduate School of Culture Technology) formed industrial-educational cooperation with Withcat and Jamong Lab, and developed a recurrent neural network that uses paragraph level embedding vectors to classify the coherence of information. The research team conducted the research with the support of KAIST 2017 AI Flagship project.

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  • Asiacrypt 2020 to be held in Korea(Daejon)

    During his visit in Asiacrypt 2017 that was held in Hong Kong from December 3rd to 7th, Prof. Kwangjo Kim got the approval to hold the Asiacrypt 2020 in Korea after giving his proposal in the Coordination Committee meeting held in December 4th. Asiacrypt Coordination Committee decides the host country of Asiacrypt that takes place every December. Currently there are up to 3 representatives from each of the 13 countries, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, UAE and Pakistan. The representatives from Pakistan could not attend this day’s meeting. Korea, Singapore and UAE gave their hosting proposal, and as the result of the voting procdure, Korea got 6 votes and UAE and Singapore got 3 votes each, which didn’t count as majority for Korea. In an additional meeting without the three running countries, the committee chair, Prof. Lai of Shanhai Jiao Tong University, chose Korea as the hosting country. The hosting of Asiacrypt2020 in Korea will be finalized once the IACR Board confirms during Eurocrypt held in Israel next April. Thus Asiacyrpt 2020 is to be held in Korea (Daejeon). The conference is expected to be attended by renowned cryptographers, and that research in cryptography in Korea will mature once more. Prof. Kwangjo Kim is currently IACR Fellow and will serve as the committee chair of Asiacrypt 2020.

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  • Prof. Min H. Kim’s research, compact hyperspectral..

    Prof. Min H. Kim’s research project, compact hyperspectral imaging, is in press of EurekAlert Science News and Photonics Media. The traditional hyperspectral imaging technology has wide reach and is being applied in fields such as military combat, astronomy, agriculture, biomedical imaging, and geoscience. Scientists, for instance, rely on hyperspectral imaging to observe and analyze materials for mining and geology, or for various applications in the medical field. However, hyperspectral imaging systems are expensive—ranging from $25,000 to $100,000—and require complex specialized hardware to operate. Prof. Min H. Kim’s team of computer scientists from KAIST, South Korea, and Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, has devised a way for low-cost accurate hyperspectral imaging, ridding of expensive equipment and complex coding. This novel, compact single-shot hyperspectral imaging method captures images using a conventional DSLR camera equipped with just an ordinary refractive prism placed in front of the lens. The new method was tested on a variety of natural scenes, and the results, according to the researchers, compared well with current state-of-the-art hyperspectral imaging systems, achieving quality images without compromising accuracy. “These hyperspectral imaging systems are generally built for specific purposes such as aerial remote sensing, or military applications, and as such they are not affordable nor practical for ordinary users,” said Min H. Kim, associate professor of computer science at KAIST and a lead author of the study. “Our system requires no advanced skills, and we are able to obtain hyperspectral images at virtually full resolution while making hyperspectral imaging practical.” Prof. Kim’s collaborators include Diego Gutierrez, associate professor at Universidad de Zaragoza; Seung-Hwan Baek, computer science PhD student at KAIST; and Incheol Kim, MS student at KAIST in Min H. Kim’s lab. The team presented their new method at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 and also published it in the top computer graphics journal, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG). This annual conference and exhibition showcases the world’s leading professionals, academics and creative minds at the forefront of computer graphics and interactive techniques. EurekAlert Science News: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/afcm-chi120417.php Photonics Media: https://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=62875 Technology Breaking News: https://www.technologybreakingnews.com/2017/12/compact-hyperspectral-imaging-at-low-cost/ R&D Magazine:​ ​https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/12/compact-hyperspectral-imaging-low-cost

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  • Insik Shin, Jaehyuk Huh and Min H. Kim won MSRA Co..

    Professors, Insik Shin, Jaehyuk Huh and Min H. Kim, won MSRA Collaborative Research 2018 Grant Awards Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) Collaborative Research Program is a grant program for faculty members in Asia, working together with MSRA researchers on mutually interesting topics. MSRA aspires to foster talents and establish Microsoft as a valuable research and technology partner for higher education in Asia. In addition, KAIST is the university that won the largest number of grant awards, along with Tsinghua, HKUST, and USTC. The selected research projects are: TouchSurface: Supporting Touch User Interface with Sound on Any Surface Insik Shin, KAIST Securing Key-Value Stores with Hardware Trusted Execution Environments Jaehyuk Huh, KAIST Capturing Intrinsic Material Appearance via Spectro-Polarimetric 3D Imaging Min H. Kim, KAIST Since the announcement of Call for Proposals in mid-July, there has been a large number of submissions. MSRA Collaborative Research Program Committee carefully reviewed them based on the state-of-the-art and common research interests. Now MSRA announces 62 awards. The awardees are from 35 universities and institutes in China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Singapore. We are pleased to announce that three professors of KAIST School of Computing, Insik Shin, Jaehyuk Huh and Min H. Kim, won MSRA Collaborative Research 2018 Grant Awards. Reference: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/lab/microsoft-research-asia/articles/msra-collaborative-research-2018-award-announcement/

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  • Two papers accepted at ACM POPL 2018, a top intern..

    Two papers from the KAIST School of Computing got accepted for ACM POPL 2018, a top international conference on programming languages. The first paper is “On Automatically Proving the Correctness of math.h Implementations“ authored by Mr Wonyeol Lee in the school and his colleagues in Microsoft and Stanford (Sharma and Aiken). The second paper is “Denotational Validation of Higher-Order Bayesian Inference“ written by Prof Hongseok Yang in the school and his colleagues in Oxford, Cambridge, Tubingen and Edinburgh (Scibior, Kammar, Vakar, Staton, Cai, Ostermann, Moss, Heunen, Ghahramani).

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  • KAIST School of Computing hosts MDM 2017

    From May 29 to June 1, Professor Junehwa Song and Professor Wang-Chien Lee of Pennsylvania State University co-chaired the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), hosted by KAIST. Celebrating its 18th year, MDM is an academic conference that focuses on data management in mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive environment. MDM deals with topics addressed by both academia and industry such as IoT, autonomous vehicles, crowdsourcing and mobile sensing. A total of 50 papers were presented by 105 researchers from 13 countries. In addition to domestic and international researchers, companies such as Google, IBM, and Delta Electronics participated in discussions about the potentials of mobile data in the future. The conference was held with the support of IEEE, KAIST School of Computing, IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering(TCDE), University of Pittsburgh, Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise, Software Research Center of Chungnam National University and Daejeon Metropolitan City.

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  • Seung-Hwan Baek and Chang Hyun Park won MSRA PhD F..

    Seung-Hwan Baek and Chang Hyun Park won MSRA PhD Fellowship 2017 [link]. Congratulations to Seung-Hwan Baek (advisor: Prof. Min H. Kim) and Chang Hyun Park (advisor: Prof. Jaehyuk Huh), on winning the 2017 Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award! Their excellent guidance and continued support for the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship program are highly appreciated. This year, 107 distinguished Ph.D. candidates from 38 leading research universities or institutions were nominated for fellowships. Applicants included candidates from the China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Each candidate’s credentials, publications, and research projects were thoroughly evaluated by a review committee and only 10 extremely outstanding students have been awarded fellowships. A cash award is also provided to support the fellow’s research and academic endeavors. Moreover, Microsoft Research Asia would like to provide Moreove the PhD student a 3-month visiting research opportunity, which helps the winner to broaden his or her horizons by doing research at a top international research institute under the guidance of an experienced researcher. Seung-Hwan and Chang Hyun were invited to attend the 2017 MSRA Fellowship award ceremony held in Harbin, China, on Oct 19th. The ceremony was one of the key sessions of the 19th Computing in the 21st Century Conference, during which they could talk from distinguished scientists from around the world, and have a lunch meeting with Turing Award winner. Since its inception in 1999, the program has attracted applications from approximately 1,100 PhD candidates from more than 40 universities in the Asia-Pacific region, with 396 outstanding students having been awarded Microsoft Research Asia Fellowships. Many of them have become influential researchers in their area. We are glad to have Seung-Hwan and Chang Hyun as Fellowship winners this year, and we look forward to their future achievements! Chang Hyun Park (left) and Seung-Hwan Baek (right)

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  • KAIST School of Computing selected in the Next Gen..

    On September 19th, all three projects proposed by KAIST Computer School of Computing were accepted in the Next Generation Information Computing Technology Development Project, which was announced by the Ministry of Science and ICT and National Research Foundation of Korea. The project’s mission is to "support development of basic SW technology that differentiates itself from existing R&D in IT, in order to secure long-term national competitiveness" The detailed projects assigned to our department are as follows. - SuggestBot: Context-based smart interaction Research Goal: Development of software technology including big data of interaction, engine for situation inference and action suggestion, wearable UI and computing subsystem to realize in-situ, intelligent, and in-time smart interaction in wearable computing environment. Project manager: Geehyuk Lee Participants from School of Computing: Juho Kim, Sung Hyon Myaeng, Alice Oh, Junehwa Song Participants from other departments: Uichin Lee -Development of reliable intelligent CPS complex system and on-the-fly verification technology Research Goal: Development of software engineering technology for reliable and safe software development in Cyber-Physical System (CPS) environments such as Vehicle to Everything (V2X) and Smart Factory Project manager: In-Young Ko Participants from School of Computing: DooHwan Bae, Sungwon Kang, Junehwa Song, Jongmoon Baik Participants from other institutions: Jang Ui Hong(Chungbuk Univ.), Junbeom Yoo(Konkuk Univ.), Seung-Woo Kang(KoreaTech) -Multilanguage Verification and Debugging of Full Stack SW through Intelligent Automation Project manager: Moonzoo Kim Participants from School of Computing: Sukyoung Ryu, Shin Yoo Participants from other institutions: Yunja Choi(Kyungpook Nat. Univ.), Kyungmin Bae(POSTECH), Shin Hong(Handong Univ.) The project runs from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020 (3 years and 4 months), with funding total of 9.53 billion won.

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  • PhD candidate Sangeun Oh awarded 2017 Google PhD F..

    On September 12th, KAIST PhD candidate Sangeun Oh was awarded the 2017 Google PhD Fellowship in Mobile Computing area, in recognition of his latest work "Designing Multi-device Mobile Platform for Cross-device Functionality Sharing". Google has been conducting Google PhD Fellowship Program 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 47 PhD students worldwide were awarded, including 6 students in the East Asia, including Korea, China and Japan. Throughout his PhD years, Sangeun Oh developed platforms for mobile devices to share functionalities such as log in, payment and sensors, enabling user experiences previously impractical to implement. His research was presented last June 21th in ACM Mobysis, the most prestigious academic conference in Mobile computing.

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