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
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
The Institute of Basic Science (IBS) selected three professors, Eom Sang-il (42. KAIST), Kim Ho-min (40 years old. KAIST), and Cha Mi-young (39.KAIST), to explore new areas of basic science and conduct challenging independent research. The CI system supports independent research by young researchers who are equal to the research manager of global research institutions. The research manager selected as CI forms an independent research group within the Pioneer Research Center (PRC). PRC is a type of IBS research group and each group will receive between 10 and 1.5 billion won in research funds for five years. Among them, Cha Mi-young, a professor of School of Computing, will take charge of the Data Science Research Group and begin the research on January 1 next year. She is going to conduct the 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, 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," Cha said. http://www.edaily.co.kr/news/read?newsId=01666246619434584&mediaCodeNo=257&OutLnkChk=Y
Related articles "KAIST, Artificial Neural Network based watermarking technology development" of Professor Lee Heung-kyu of School of Computing http://www.irobotnews.com/news/articleView.html?idxno=14980 http://news.mt.co.kr/mtview.php?no=2018091114354893731
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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
(Pictured in the middle: School of Computing student Hanbyul Lee) Aug 16 Segye Daily, “KAIST produces Korea’s first 3 ‘Master Degrees of Startup’” Article in Korean: http://www.segye.com/newsView/20170814000382 Linked is an article on SoC student Hangyul Lee (advisor: Prof. DooHwan Bae), who received his Master’s Degree of Startup.
Pictured: KAIST personnel involved in the SCAN technology research effort. From the left, KAIST SoC Professors Sung-Ju Lee, Dongman Lee, and Juho Kim, Ph.D. student Cheonjong Park, and Samsung Electronics SW Center researcher Junsung Lim Our very own School of Computing Professors Sung-Ju Lee and Dongman Lee, with their respective research teams, developed technology to automatically detect the current user’s situation and adjust smartphone notification settings accordingly. The technology, which they call SCAN (Social Context-Aware smartphone Notification system, or Freedom from Notifications), was featured in an Aug. 7 iPnomics article. http://www.ipnomics.co.kr/?p=63868
Linked are articles on School of Computing Professor Insik Shin’s lab and their development oㄹ mobile platform technology for sharing app functionalities on a smart device. The research paper was also published on ACM MobiSys. Articles in Korean. Segye Daily, 2017 July 28: http://www.segye.com/newsView/20170726003462 Sedaily, 2017 July 26: http://www.sedaily.com/NewsView/1OIMI5D8UD Herald Business, 2017 July 26: http://biz.heraldcorp.com/view.php?ud=201707260002
Linked is a 2017 July 12 article about Professor Sungho Jo on the Electronic Times. Article in Korean: http://www.etnews.com/20170712000212
Linked is a 2017 June 26th Monday Korean article published by the Electronic Times on KAIST School of Computing Professor Sungeui Yoon’s lab and their work on automatic routing generation based on task scheduling, a part of action intelligence technology, which is in turn an essential part of smart robot development. http://www.etnews.com/20170623000120
The Electronic Times published a Korean article on 2017 May 14th on KAIST School of Computing Professor Sungeui Yoon’s lab and their work on “web-scale image search technology”, which introduced deep learning to big data. http://www.etnews.com/20170512000216
Linked is a 2017 July 10 article published by the Electronic Times (in Korean). http://www.etnews.com/20170710000276?SNS=00002&rccode=lvRc
Linked is a 2017 July 10 article published by the Electronic Times (in Korean). http://www.etnews.com/20170710000277
Linked is a 2017 July 10th Electronic Times article on the School of Computing. Article in Korean: http://www.etnews.com/20170710000278?SNS=00002&dable=10.1.4
The Electronic Times published an article on Professor Sungho Jo’s research on deep learning based intelligent robot vision technology. Article in Korean http://www.etnews.com/20170625000027
Pictured: KAIST SoC Prof. Sungho Jo (Left), and Ph.D. Student Soohwan Song (Right) Electronic Times published an article on research developed at our very own School of Computing Professor Sungho Jo’s lab. The article is on the development of a technology for rapid collection of a 3-dimensional model of a large structure and construction of a drone routing information using the data. Article in Korean http://www.etnews.com/20170614000297
The Electronic Times published an article on our very own School of Computing Professor Sungho Jo’s Research on AI and drones, which led to a variety of ways to control equipment. Article in Korean. http://www.etnews.com/20170602000166
The following are news (in Korean) on elice, a start up by School of Computing Ph.D student Jaewon Kim (Advisor: Prof. Alice Oh). Via Maeil Business Newspaper: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&oid=009&aid=0003940349&sid1=001& On TJB: https://youtu.be/zVr_TjTnLKg
Below is an article on School of Computing Professor Kwangjo Kim’s efforts on developing ‘fully homomorphic crypto-signature’ to prepare us for the age of quantum computing. (in Korean) http://www.etnews.com/20170509000056
Following is a link to the ET News article on Professor Kwangjo Kim, the first Korean International Association for Cryptologic Research Fellow. http://www.etnews.com/20170501000100
Our very own School of Computing Professor Insik Shin was awarded Samsung Future Technology Promotion Project, Creative ICT Component. The project launched in 2013 to provide support for basic research, material science, and ICT, with 1.5 trillion won of funding for 10 years. Prof. Shin was awarded the project for: “SecureBox: development of a TEE-based secure system in a cloud / machine learning service environment for user privacy protection”. We congratulate him on the selection. http://www.ebn.co.kr/news/view/885637
Our very own Professor Jaehyuk Huh’s lab was selected as a SW Star Lab, and will receive additional funding associated with the project. We congratulate the lab’s success. Related article (Korean): http://m.news.naver.com/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&sid1=105&oid=029&aid=0002396402
The following is a contribution from our very own School of Computing Professor Kwangjo Kim. (Article in Korea) http://www.boannews.com/media/view.asp?idx=53946
Following is an article on how our very own Prof. Kwangjo Kim became the first Korean to become an International Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) Fellow. Since 2004, the IACR has selected 2 to 6 members a year as IACR Fellows for their major contributions to and the promotion of scholarly activities in the field of cryptologic research. Prof. Kwangjo Kim is the first Korean to receive such an honor We most sincerely congratulate him on his success. Article (in Korean): http://www.zdnet.co.kr/news/news_view.asp?artice_id=20170313102345&type=det&re=#csidx2f36e03266f76a9bcd32fe513302471
Our very own Professor Dae Young Kim and his research team launched a joint research with the European Union (EU) on developing and establishing an open standard and architecture for an integrated Internet of Things (IoT) global produce business ecosystem as a part of The Internet of Food & Farm 2020 (IoF2020). Article (in Korean): http://www.sedaily.com/NewsView/1OAURXDKKL
Our very own Seunggeun Baek (Undergraduate, guidance professor: Moonzoo Kim) was awarded the grand prize in IITP’s 6th TOPCIT Regular Scheduled Evaluation, held at the Seoul Palace Hotel last Dec 22nd. We extend our most sincere congratulations. ＊＊Article (in Korean): http://www.ajunews.com/view/20161223160755505. ＊ TOPCIT is a test to diagnose and evaluate a person’s core abilities to successfully perform in the Software (SW) industry.
KAIST ACM Student Chapter’s 2nd newsletter presents an interview with the handsome Prof. Sung-Ju Lee. “You can learn so much just by talking” – An interview with Prof. Sung-Ju Lee IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers), the largest organization in the field of computer science and electrical engineering, evaluates its member scientists and engineers in to different ranks. From the bottom, you have Student member, Member, Senior member, and on the very top of the membership hierarchy, you have the Fellow. Only those with excellent and internationally renown research in the field qualify for the title. Prof. Sung-Ju Lee is one of the two IEEE Fellows at KAIST’s School of Computing. (Prof. Lee has since become the only Fellow, due to Prof. Kyu-Young Hwang’s retirement this year) What did you major? While studying abroad, wireless communication research was starting to get attention. Back then, we didn’t have Skype, and email was only just getting mainstream attention. I realized knowledge in networks would be crucial for helping people connect. The thought of exchanging information without any wires at all sounded amazing, something I wanted to be a part of; so I chose wireless networks as my major. But you’re not just working on networks. I was at a company for a long time after getting my degree. My work was in infrastructure, which doesn’t afford much people time, even when compared to other network work. As a professor, I want to do research I couldn’t before. My interest was always in connecting people, and mobile devices fit that goal perfectly. Back then, to explain my research to others, I had to be good at analogies. Now, I don’t have to do that anymore with the research I do. Human-Computer Interaction, Natural Language Processing, emotion analysis, Machine Learning, et cetera et cetera. They’re all so interesting, and I’m studying them all, albeit in a rather shallow fashion. Of course, research in Wi-Fi and infrastructure continues as well. Can you share one of your research with us? Smartphone application notifications interrupt people’s social interaction. People tend to ignore notifications when talking with their professors, but not when talking with their friends or family. It’s interesting and ironic that they feel it’s fine to be rude to those you care about the most. But most notifications are not urgent at all. We made an application that collects notifications until it finds a breakpoint between conversations, and only then alerts the user. For example, when people stop talking because someone went to use the bathroom. You were employed for quite some time I worked for HP (Hewlett-Packard Company) for 12 and a half years. It was mostly Wi-Fi work, which included the project with Shell, an oil company. It was the most fun I had, where I was charged with inventing a “next generation oil exploration system”. To find out where oil is, you need to dig, and that costs a lot. You dig holes to bury sensors, which geologists pore over for months, conducting seismology experiments. The research was on reinventing the wired system as a wireless system. It was a world first, and working from the beginning with the actual producers was of great help, learning about them and how they think. Why did you decide to become a professor after 12 and a half years? The reason I chose industry over academia was mostly to get back at my father, who was also a professor. The reason I choose academia over industry now is to be a good son. (laughs) Honestly, I enjoyed working with the young 3 month interns. Although I wasn’t paid anything for it, mentoring them was what felt the most rewarding to me. It felt like that was what I was best at. Research was fun, guiding students was fun, and so I became a professor. Also, I’m making more of a difference when I’m internationalizing Korean students, than if I’m doing research in America. You love talking with people It’s important to share your experiences and knowledge with others in your community, and speaking and listening is much more helpful for learning. Compared to American students, Koreans don’t seem to understand this fact, something I find disappointing. Korea is always about generating results, and showing off the results. The why and how are absent; only the result pops up after working on it alone. In other countries, professors don’t like students that keep to themselves. Is that why you encourage asking questions? I absolutely do encourage asking questions. It’s obvious, but by asking something, students realize they don’t know something. At first they’re skittish, but after one or two students start off, the rest start asking questions as well. At first, you ask the question and let them voice their opinions. Of course, I don’t plan the lessons specifically to encourage questions. I was immersed in a culture that encouraged debates, and it feels like students feel encouraged even if I’m just being myself. I heard students say they didn’t want to speak since they weren’t good at English, but felt encouraged after seeing their friends join in. Everyone was doing it, and so there was nothing to be scared of. It sounds a bit unfair, but 10％ of the grade is participation points, and students with good grades usually have full points in that respect. You have so many papers and patents. How do come up with all the ideas? It’s not something that’s easy to explain. For starters, it’s important to know what the problem is. Sometimes, you get a breakthrough after reading a countless number of papers. Research from other fields is especially helpful. You can look at the other fields’ solutions and get inspiration from them. Students doing research for the first time might find it hard to decide on what papers to read. Do you have any advice for them? Start with the main conferences in the field you’re interested in. Good papers are normally published at good conferences. After reading a few papers, you will recognize a few papers that keep getting referenced. Reading those papers next can then broaden your horizon. Asking for advice from older graduate students can be helpful as well. If you have research you want to do, even if it’s only a vague idea, ask other students and your professor for similar work and researchers in the area. Any words for KAIST undergraduates First, get all you can from KAIST’s excellent faculty. This doesn’t happen in lecture halls. You need to talk with them outside the classrooms. Don’t be afraid of professors. Engage with the professors. Secondly, don’t worry too much about grades. Your skills are much more important than your GPA. Third, make as much friends as you can. You need so many friends on top of your high school friends. Fourth, leave your comfort zone. Get as much new experiences as you can. Do something new, something you’ve never done before. I very much recommend going on an exchange program. It will help overcome the fear of starting something new. Lastly, don’t be afraid of English. Credits available in the Korean version.
The following is a Korean article on the CEO of the developer of Line Kids Phone, Kiwi Plus: Sangwon Seo, a Ph.D student from the School of Computing (advisor: Prof. Seungryoul Maeng). http://www.hankyung.com/news/app/newsview.php?aid=2016110810471
Our very own School of Computing Professor Sungho Jo made an appearance on 8 O’clock News. Here is a copy of the segment. “Controlling a turtle with your mind…amazing technology” From SBS News (article in Korean) http://news.sbs.co.kr/news/endPage.do?news_id=N1003835422&plink=NEW&cooper=SBSNEWSSECTION&plink=COPYPASTE&cooper=SBSNEWSEND <Anchor> Control a turtle with but a thought. Just think “left” and it goes left, “right” and it goes right. This amazing technology is advancing every day. Reporter Kuhee Jung is with a story on how this is possible. <Reporter> Drink with a robot arm just by thinking about it. This is possible via the application of Brain-Computer Interface technology, where a computer reads the changes in brain waves that occurs when you think. Using this technology, you can control animals with just your thought. Turtles walk in figure 8 shaped paths, or walk in circles around an object: all done by a researcher thinking about it. The researcher can control the turtle with the use of a thought controlled curtain mounted on the turtle’s shell, taking advantage of turtles’ instinctive fear of darness, which forces them to walk towards the light. <Sungho Jo, Professor at KAIST> Turtles shrink when they can’t see, and head towards whichever direction their vision is not obscured. If we let them see to their right when the person thinks “right”, the turtle will instinctively walk to the right. <Reporter> These are brain waves, detected from various points on my head. The waveforms change according to whether I’m thinking “left” or “right”, which the computer analyzes, and once it understands what I’m thinking, it can read my mind. As Brain-Computer Interface technology advances, we expect to see applications such as robots to act as limbs of the disabled, remote controlled animals and robots for exploration, or real time analysis of emotions to help prevent mental illnesses such as depression.
The following link is the newspaper article of a mutual exchange agreement of cyber security training and education between KAIST and National Security Research Institute on July 11, 2016: http://www.daejonilbo.com/news/newsitem.asp?pk_no=1221438 The supported program of this agreement is under the lead of the School of Computing at KAIST.
The following link is the Professor Alice Oh’s essay of “The future of Artificial Intelligence and human” on March 17, 2016: http://news.joins.com/article/19736242
The following link is the Professor Kee-Eung Kim’s essay of “Lessons we need to learn from AlphaGo impact” on March 15, 2016: http://news.joins.com/article/19723142
The following URL is about Professor Jinah Park of School of Computing from the article, National Research Foundation of Korea Webzine Vol. 5, “Meeting researchers – a global woman leader” (http://webzine.nrf.re.kr/nrf_1605/?chapter=2&sub=1)