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  • Dr. Shin Yoo of School of KAIST identified as one ..

    Dr. Shin Yoo from School of Computing, KAIST, has been identified as one of the top 15 most impactful early career researcher in software engineering by a bibliographic study published at Journal of Systems and Software in October 2018 (Karanatsiou et al., https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2018.10.029). The result is based on analysis of 14,456 papers as well as their citation counts published at top journals and conferences between 2010 and 2017.

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  • Professor Hwang Sung-joo, selected as the winner i..

    Professor Hwang Sung-joo of School of Computing was selected as the winner in the Google AI Intensive Research Awards program announced on September 13th through Google Korea blog. related article: https://korea.googleblog.com/2018/09/googleaifocusedresearchawardsprogram.html

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  • Selected as the best paper of KCC 2018

    The papers presented at the Korea Computer Congress 2018 at the Jeju International Convention Center (ICC JEJU) from June 20 to 22, 2018 was selected as the Excellence paper. Those are listed on the bottom. [Artificial Intelligence] Detecting Rumors, Fake News, and Propaganda on Sina Weibo with Classifier based on Random Forest , Choe Jung, Cha Mi Young, Lee Won Jae (KAIST) Speech/Music Pitch Classification Based on Bidirectional LSTM with Probabilistic Attention, Kim, Han - Gyu (KAIST), Jang Gil Jin (Kyungbook National University), Park Jung Sik (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies), Oh Young Whan · Choi Ho Jin (KAIST) [Computer Graphics and Interaction] Lipid Droplet Tracking Method using Optical Flow in 3D Cell Image Data Jihoon Cho·Jinah Park(KAIST)

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  • Won Grand Prize and Special Prize in 9th TOPCIT Re..

    In the "9th TOPCIT Regular Evaluation" conducted by Ministry of Science and ICT and Institute for Information&communications Technology Promotion(IITP) on May 19 (Sat), Ryu Hyung-Wook(Advisor: Choi Sung Hee) and Kwon Oh-chan(Advisor : Choi Gwang Mu), students in master’s course, won Grand Prize (Minister of Science and ICT) and Special Prize (Navy Chief of Staff Award). The awards ceremony will be held on July 13, 2018 (Friday), at the Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Royal Ballroom (1st floor). TOPCIT is a system that diagnoses and evaluates the basic core knowledge, skills and attitudes required for ICT industry participants and SW developers to understand business and resolve tasks according to their needs and perform their business successfully.

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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. 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Best Paper in Robotic Planning at the Internationa..

    KAIST School of Computing Ph.D. graduate Junghwan Lee, and M.S. student Heechan Shin (advisor: Prof. Sungeui Yoon) won the Best Paper in Robotic Planning award at the ICAR 2017, held last July 10 through 12 at Hong Kong. The award recognized their research on data-driven kinodynamic RRT. This research was on a method for constructing a database of known possible states and inputs of a kidonynamic robot’s movements for future reference, such that robots can simply search the database. By removing the need to calculate the inputs in real time, the research greatly reduces the computational load of robotic movement. Lee has a history of outstanding academic achievement, having published multiple papers at various internationally renowned journals and conferences during the course of his Ph.D. years, including the IEEE Transaction on Robotics (TRO), International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), and the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS). Advisor: Prof. Sungeui Yoon, 1 st Author: Junghwan Lee, 2 nd Author: Heechan Shin IICAR 2017 Website: http://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~qhmeng/icar2017/index.htm We offer our most sincere congratulations on their success.

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  • KAIST SoC Prof. Meeyoung Cha Invited as Keynote Pr..

    KAIST School of Computing Professor Meeyoung Cha presented the keynote for the IEEE/ACM International Conference on ASONAM (Advances in Social Networks Analysis and Mining) with a talk on “The Propagation of Rumors and Fake News”. The conference, held this Aug 1 through 3 at Sydney, Australia, awarded Prof. Cha a plaque of appreciation for her services. The keynote presented an AI based method for detecting fake news online, and the validation of the theory using sociology. This research pointed out the problem that social media, being devoid of any fact checking stage, might propagate false information as if it was true, especially in a society where phones and social media enable a convenient and habitual consumption of information. The research team examined this social phenomenon scientifically, thus proposing a big data and AI algorithm based unsupervised method for online information credibility assessment. The research results were published on various renowned conferences and journals, including ICDM, IJCAI, and PLoS One.

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  • SoC Students Win ACM GECCO Humies Silver Award

    A KAIST School of Computing research team led by Professor Shin Yoo won the 2017 Human Competitiveness Award (Humies) Silver Award at Genetic and Evolutionary Computation Conference (GECCO), a conference held by ACM SIGEVO. The event recognizes human parity achievements in research by evolutionary computation. Prof. Yoo’s research contribution involved machine learning based defect location technology (technology for automatically finding defective code found during software testing), which is on parity with existing methods researched by man, and also proved via machine learning that a more accurate method does not exist. Prof. Yoo provided the core elements of the theoretical proof, as well as led an international research team composed of researchers from China’s Wuhan University, Australia’s Swinburne University of Technology, and Briton’s University College London, and then submitted the paper to ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology in the Humies track. Fourteen teams competed in this year’s Humies track, out of which 9 passed the final selection from a panel of judges. The gold award went to a University of Sidney research team for using genetic algorithms for explaining the causal model of recent quantum entanglement research results. The bronze went to two teams, for a technology to optimize a structure’s truss arrangement, and a technology to optimize A/B testing on websites to maximize customer loyalty. ACM GECCO is a large scale conference with a proud 20 year history in the field of genetic and evolutionary computation research. Its 13 tracks cover various topics, including genetic and evolutionary computation, artificial life, artificial immune systems among others, and welcoms topics on both theory and application. This Humies Award was the 14th such award, created by ex-Stanford Professor John Koza, who greatly contributed to the research of evolutionary computation. Entries must prove via research papers that their evolutionary computation technique shows human parity in their performance in a specific field. Prof. Yoo is a world renown expert in the field of search based software engineering, which uses evolutionary computation techniques to solve software engineering problems.

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  • Silver in 7th TOPCIT Periodic Evaluation

    Our very own School of Computing undergraduate student Seung Geun Baek (Advisor: Prof. Moonzoo Kim) won silver in the 7th TOPCIT Periodic Evaluation held jointly by the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the IITP. We extend our most sincere congratulations. Article in Korean: http://www.newstap.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=56908

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  • SoC Students Win KCC 2017 SW Development Contest’s..

    Our very own KAIST School of Computing Ph.D. course students Youngsun Kwon and Taeyoung Kim (both under advisor Prof. Sungeui Yoon) won the Microsoft Research Award and first prize, respectively, at the KCC 2017 SW development / demo contest held last June 20th. The event, held in Jeju Island by the Korea Computer Congress, awarded their presentations of “Real-time updates for occupancy maps”, and “Illumination invariant color space computation using principal component analysis”, respectively. Mr. Kwon, who won the MS Research Award, won 2,000,000 KRW as a member of the Robotics-SGLab Team, and also won an internship at MS Research. Mr. Kim, the winner of the first prize, won 1,000,000 KRW as a member of the SGLab Imaging / Vision Team. We extend our congratulations on their success.

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  • Prof. Emeritus Kyu-Young Whang Presented Korea’s B..

    This article is on our very own Professor Emeritus Kyu-Young Whang winning Korea’s Best Scientist / Technician Award. http://www.yonhapnews.co.kr/it/2017/07/03/2408000000AKR20170703049900017.HTML The award recognizes Koreans for outstanding, globally influential R&D achievements or technical innovations. The award acknowledged Prof. Whang’s accomplishments in developing technologies in the Korean computer science and software industries’ development and promoting information culture. Prof. Whang’s work in the field of database systems led to innovative theories and techniques in probabilistic statistics and close coupling. Probabilistic statistics deals with fast extraction of desired data, and close coupling leads to better performance in databases by deeply embedding information searching and spatial database functionalities in the engine. We would like to congratulate him on his success..

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  • Bronze in the 41st ACM ICPC World Finals

    The 41st ACM ICPC World Finals was held on May 25th, 9 AM Korean time, at Rapid City, South Dakota. The KAIST team won 9th place, winning a bronze and also scoring the First Problem Solver Award, given to the first team to solve a problem. ACM-ICPC, sponsored by IBM, is an international university level coding competition where the Korean representatives are selected after a Daejeon regional qualifier, followed by a Korean national qualifier, where teams of three solve 12 questions. Our very own KAIST team was coached by Prof. Sung Yong Shin (Professor Emeritus, School of Computing), with Prof. Taisook Han (School of Computing) providing on-site coaching. The team members were School of Computing undergraduates Jihoon Ko and Hanpil Kang, joined by Department of Mathematical Sciences undergraduate Jongwon Lee. The three students achieved excellent results in the competition. More information on the competition is available on the official website at https://icpc.baylor.edu/worldfinals/results

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  • Prof. Min H. Kim Awarded Top 10 Distinguished Rese..

    Professor Min H. Kim of School of Computing won a Top 10 Distinguished Research Achievements of KAIST award during the 2017 KAIST Research Day, held Tuesday morning at KI building’s Fusion Hall. The award recognized his contributions to KAIST, citing his research in “birefractive stereo imaging for single-shot depth acquisition”. We sincerely congratulate him on his accomplishment.

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  • School of Computing Professor Otfried Cheong desig..

    ACM Distinguished Members can be either a Distinguished Engineer, Distinguished Educator, or a Distinguished Scientist. The title of Distinguished Scientist is awarded to an expert with over 15 years of experience in the field, over 5 years of consistent ACM activities, and a significant contribution or influence to the field of computing. Less than 10% of ACM members are Distinguished Members, and Prof. Cheong was among the 45 selected this year, the only Distinguished Scientist in Korea. Reference: http://awards.acm.org/distinguished_member/year.cfm Prof. Otfried Cheong received his Ph.D. from Freie Universitaet Berlin in 1992, and enjoyed successful careers at Utrecht, POSTECH, HKUST, and TU Eindhoven before settling in KAIST in 2005. His research group explores discrete geometry and computational geometry.

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  • 2017 46th Anniversary Awards

    The celebrations for the 2017 46th Anniversary of KAIST was held at the KAIST Auditorium on Jan. 16th. Our very own School of Computing Professor Sukyoung Ryu received the Best Lecture Award, undergraduate Soyun Park (Advisor: Prof. DooHwan Bae) received the Creative Activities Award, and School of Computing staff member Mikyung Kim received the Service Award. We congratulate them on their achievements.

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  • KAIST Center for Mobile Software Platform was awar..

    KAIST Center for Mobile Software Platform (Head: Prof. Seungryoul Maeng) developed “UX Centric Mobile SW Platform”, designed to assist the development of next generation UX service technologies. During the commissioned research project, the Center has applied for 37 patents, both foreign and domestic, out of which 15 have been granted, while winning the best paper awards 10 times from various international academic conferences, and publishing 133 papers in Korea and internationally. In recognition of such results, they were awarded the Minister of the Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning Award during the 2016 SW R&D Research Results Conference (2016 Nov. 29, COEX Grand Ballroom 105), an event hosted by the Ministry and the Institute for Information & Communication Technology Promotion (IITP). “UX Centric Mobile SW Platform” was designed with the advent of new services with new UX, and SW talent education in mind, providing an extensible situation processing platform expected to conserve device power.

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  • Prof. Sung-Ju Lee Wins the WiNTECH Test of Time Aw..

    On the 3rd of October, our very own School of Computing Professor Sung-Ju Lee won the 10th WiNTECH (ACM International Workshop on Wireless Network Testbeds, Experimental evaluation & CHaracterization) Test of Time Award in the workshop held in New York City, USA. WiNTECH, a wireless networking workshop started in 2007, has gained recognition for its focus on spotlighting practical research results via experimentation and verification. To celebrate the 10th anniversary of the workshop, the workshop’s first Test of Time Award was given. Test of Time Awards are given to papers that are still important in academia and industry many years since its original publication. Prof. Sung-Ju Lee’s paper “An Experimental Study on the Capture Effect in 802.11a Networks” received the Test of Time Award in a unanimous vote by the judges. The 2007 paper was a collaboration between Prof. Sung-Ju Lee and a Seoul National University research team. The research team showed via experiment that, despite the then common knowledge that signals affected by interference become unusable, the signals can be received depending on variables such as transmission power, transmission time, and transmission rate. The paper affected later wireless experiments and modeling research, and has been referenced more than 200 times. Prof. Lee commented that the award means a lot since it shows the paper is still impactful despite being almost 10 years since its original publication.

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  • Ph.D Students Woosang Lim and Chungkuk Yoo Awarded..

    The Google Ph.D Fellowship Program was started in 2009 to find exceptional graduate students in computer science and related fields. Awardees are given $10,000 (approx. 11,000,000 Korean Won) in scholarship, and receive one-to-one mentoring for their research from Google’s experts in various parts of the field. The 8th year or the program, this year’s program saw over 250 applicants, of which 52 were selected, 6 from East Asia (Korea, Japan, and mainland China). Two students from KAIST’s School of Computing: Woosang Lim (supervisor: Prof. Doo-Hwan Bae), and Chungkuk Yoo (supervisor: Prof. Junehwa Song) have been given the honor of becoming the two Korean Fellows of the 2016 Google Ph.D Fellowship Program. Woosang Lim won the scholarship with his research on the efficient and accurate decomposition of large scale matrices, and the machine learning applications made possible thereof. He used the mathematical analysis of PSD (Positive Semi-Definite) matrix decomposition error, a common feature of machine learning, to propose a creative and novel form of data compression. Using this, he introduced an algorithm to perform eigendecomposition of large scale PSD matrices much more accurately and efficiently than existing methods. The paper was published in ICML last year, an international conference renown in the field of machine learning. He is currently working on generalizing the paper’s algorithm as well as working on other applications of the research. Lim has also shown his talent by winning the Korean Mathematical Society’s National College Level Mathematics Competition twice, winning the Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) Best Presenter Award (Ph.D Student), winning the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS) Scholarship, and publishing papers in various top international conferences. Chungkuk Yoo became a Google Ph.D Fellow for his proposal and implementation of a novel service model using mobile sensors, which was recognized as an achievement in the field of mobile computing. During his Ph.D course, Yoo implemented a method for using smart phone camera to calculate the position of objects in 3 dimensional space. He used this to create a system in which arbitrary objects could be used as UI elements, which users can interact with by pointing to the said object with their finger. This research was a collaboration with IBM Research, and was published in CHI, the top international conference in human computer interaction. He is now working on improving his mobile vision based object position sensing technology to work in densely crowded areas as well, maximizing accurately, and minimizing latency. There are 5 US patents pending related to this work. Furthermore, Yoo was awarded the Best Paper award from CSCW in recognition of his research in the use of smart phones to identify children with language related disabilities via non-verbal cues, and educational / corrective services for use by such children within a family setting. CSCW is the top conference in social computing, and the award is a first for Korean organizations, which highlights the originality of his research. Reference: https://research.googleblog.com/2016/09/announcing-first-annual-global-phd.html?m=1

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  • Prof. Cheong wins the best paper award in SoCG'16

    Professor Otfried Cheong received the best paper award in the SoCG 2016 held in Boston, USA last June. He's had two papers accepted and the following paper won the best paper award: “The Number of Holes in the Union of Translates of a Convex Set in Three Dimensions” by Boris Aronov, Otfried Cheong, Michael Gene Dobbins and Xavier Goaoc Congratulations!

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  • Naver Fellowship appointment and award

    On July 25, 2016, the following students of the School of Computing have been appointed to Naver Ph.D. Fellow and received the Fellowship Award: Duc Hoang Bui (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Insik Shin), Soo In Kim (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Alice Oh), Duksan Ryu (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Jongmoon Baik), Gun Woo Park (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Mi-young Cha), Changhee Park (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Sukyoung Ryu), Sunjoon Kim (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Geehyuk Lee). This award is sponsored by Naver Corp. to recognize the students who published the best papers to top-tier international conferences and journals on computer science field. Congratulations on receiving the award. ** Pictures Duc Hoang Bui, Soo In Kim Duksan Ryu, Gun Woo Park Changhee Park, Sunjoon Kim

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  • NRF Midsize Core Research Appointment

    The research proposal, “Software Testing and Debugging Automation Technology for Quality Improvement,” of Software Testing and Verification Group (SWTV) laboratory of the School of Computing (advisor: Moonzoo Kim) has been accepted as a midsize core research project of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). (100 million in KRW (about 87,000 in USD) per year, 3 years since June 2016) Congratulations on the appointment.

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  • Faculty award of 2016 for the celebration of 45th ..

    As a commemoration of 45th year of the foundation, Professor Insik Shin (academic award), Alice Oh (creative lecture award), and Jinah Park (contribution award). Congratulations for the award!

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  • Professor Key-Sun Choi received the Order of Servi..

    At the opening ceremony of commemorating the 569th anniversary of the proclamation of Hangeul that was held at the Sejong Center last Friday, the 9th of October, Professor Key-Sun Choi of KAIST’s School of Computing was conferred the Order of Service Merit Aquamarine Stripes Medal for his distinguished, life-long contribution to the development and promotion of Hangeul and the Korean language. Professor Choi has not only developed a natural language processing parser that enables effective data-processing of Hangeul and the Korean language, but also internationally commercialized its sharing software. Professor Choi has been contributing greatly to the informatization of Hangeul in many different ways as well, by constructing Korean-language-oriented dictionaries for computers and so forth. Having acknowledged his such ability and effort both at national and international level, Professor Choi is continuing to play a leading role in a wide variety of academic conferences and standardization organizations. Related Video : https://youtu.be/OYDGb9KsseM Related Article : http://www.mcst.go.kr/web/s_notice/press/pressView.jsp?pSeq=14594&pMenuCD=0302000000&pCurrentPage=1&pTypeDept=&pSearchType=01&pSearchWord

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  • Soya Park, an Undergraduate Student of KAIST Schoo..

    Soya Park, an Undergraduate Student of KAIST School of Computing, Has Won the First Prize on Undergraduate Research Participation Program (URP). Along with URP, a paper from the research has been accepted from 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data(acceptance rate: 18.5%), with the details as follows: Paper: Practical message-passing framework for large-scale combinatorial optimization º Research Title: Large-scale Parallel Combinatorial Optimization through Belief Propagation º Researchers: Soya Park (School of Computing), Inho Cho (Dept. of Electrical Engineering) º Advisory Professor: Dongsu Han (Dept. of Electrical Engineering), Jinwoo Shin (Dept. of Electrical Engineering) ºTeaching Assistant: Sejun Park (Dept. of Electrical Engineering) º Abstract (or Summary): Graphical Model (GM) has provided a popular framework for big data analytics because it often lends itself to distributed and parallel processing by utilizing graph-based ‘local’ structures. It models correlated random variables wherein particular, the max-product Belief Propagation (BP) is the most popular heuristic to compute the most-likely assignment in GMs. In the past years, it has been proven that BP can solve a few classes of combinatorial optimization problems under certain conditions. Motivated by this, we explore the prospect of using BP to solve generic combinatorial optimization problems. The challenge is that, in practice, BP may converge very slowly and even if it does converge, the BP decision often violates the constraints of the original problem. This research proposes a generic framework that enables us to apply BP-based algorithms to compute an approximate feasible solution for an arbitrary combinatorial optimization task. The main novel ingredients include (a) careful initialization of BP messages,(b) hybrid damping on BP updates, and (c) post-processing using BP beliefs. Utilizing the framework, we develop parallel algorithms for several large-scale combinatorial optimization problems including maximum weight matching, traveling sales-man, vertex cover and independent set. We demonstrate that our framework delivers high approximation ratio, speeds up the process by parallelization, and allows large-scale processing involving billions of variables. Congratulations on receiving the award.

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  • 2015 LG CNS Hackathon Award Winner

    Three undergraduate students of KAIST School of Computing (Sera Lee, Yong-sun Lee, and Hyeon-Gi Jeon; entered college in '11) have won the second prize from the '2015 LG CNS Hackathon', held for two days (24-hour straight) from August 21st, in the undergraduates’ section, participating as ‘Team Tripuler’. There were 136 participants (44 teams) — 93 employees from LG CNS (32 teams) and 43 undergraduate students (12 teams). Using the project they performed from the class 'Computer Science Project', Team Tripuler participated the competition with the subject, 'Travel recommendation system based on the user’s calendar'. The Team Tripuler’s proposed service, Tripuler (Trip + Scheduler), analyzes the user’s calendar, and recommends the best place to travel in the spare time, with the direction to the destination and the weather forecast. Applying the criteria of creativity, completeness, marketability, and the possibility of social contributions, the first evaluation from judging committee members in the firm evaluated the system, and the second evaluation by presentation and demo, from LG CNS directors and college professors, the Team Tripuler won the second prize among the undergraduate teams. Congratulations on winning the award.

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  • Professor Sukyoung Ryu’s Laboratory Received the B..

    Professor Sukyoung Ryu’s Laboratory in our School of Computing received the Best Artifact Award from ECOOP (European Conference on Object-Oriented Programming) 2015, which is one of the top conferences in programming language. Paper: Scalable and Precise Static Analysis of JavaScript Applications via Loop-Sensitivity Authors: Changhee Park, Sukyoung Ryu Congratulations for receiving the award.

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