The Spring 2016 KAIST-TUIT Collaboration Program Completion Ceremony was held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the SoC faculty meeting room to celebrate achievements of the TUIT lecturers who took the training program at KAIST.
Dr. Seonah Lee from the School of Computing (advisor: Professor Sungwon Kang) has been appointed to the assistant professor of the Department of Aerospace and Software Engineering, Gyeongsang National University. Dr. Lee entered her Ph.D. research program in fall 2010 and obtained her Ph.D. on August 2013 with research into a recommendation system on understanding source code for software developers in software evolution based on her work experience in Samsung Electronics. She published five international journal papers including an S-level journal (IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering) and six international conference papers. She also developed the actual product based on her research (navmine.com). Congratulations on your new appointment.
On February 26th, 2016, the School of Computing opened, ‘2016 KAIST Robot Programming IT Camp,’ in digital laboratory room to help young students understand the recent trend of software and its importance with robot theory and practical training. This camp was supported by Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion (IITP) and the School of Computing at KAIST. The program was supervised by Professor Taisook Han and Joon-sang Lee. In addition, Professor Sungho Jo and students, Honnggu Lee (Ph.D. candidate); Bongjae Choi (Ph.D. candidate); Moonwon Yoo (Master candidate); Byeonguk Bae (Master candidate); and Jinhwan Hwang (Master candidate) were in charge of the overall program.
On January 11, there was a building completion ceremony of the School of Computing main entrance and breakroom in E3-1, at 3 PM. The head, facility manager, academic council, facility team leader, student representative, 30 faculties and staffs of the School of Computing have attended to this ceremony. The construction was about reconstructing old canopies, entrance, signboard, and breakrooms.
We are delighted to announce that Professor Sang Kil Cha has been appointed to the School of Computing at KAIST on November 16, 2015. Professor Sang Kil Cha obtained his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University with research into Software Security and Program Analysis. His office is in Room 2220 of N5, and his office number is 3569. Congratulations on your new appointment.
Professor JunHwa Song of School of Computing at KAIST has been appointed as a General Chair of the ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys). Since its start in the year of 2003, SenSys is an annual conference on networked sensor systems, and this is the first time to hold the conference in Asia. In these days, the conference has been introducing not only networked sensor systems, but also new applications, mobile sensing, internet of things, smart devices, and security-related issues. The conference has been recognized for putting an effort towards commitment to continuous innovation and the importance of sensor technology today. Professor Song has been appointed as a General Chair for not only for the academic contribution of research on mobile systems, but also for his recognition of operative planning skills. This year will be the 13th SenSys conference, and he will appoint twenty committee members from worldwide professionals and organize the overall procedures of the conference. Professor Song is a leading researcher in the field of mobile and ubiquitous computing systems. He is the first professor who published his papers to top conferences on mobile and ubiquitous computing systems, such as ACM MobiSys and SenSys. Also, he received awards, such as the first prize or the best demo award, from many different conferences. In 2014, he was appointed as a Program Chair of ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), and new currently he is an Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). The 13th ACM SenSys will be held in the Plaze Hotel Seoul from November 1st to 4th, and you can register on the website, http://sensys.acm.org/2015/.
Shinae Woo (advisor Sue Bok Moon), the Ph.D. candidate of KAIST School of Computing, has been elected as the Google’s 2015 Global PhD Fellows. Google PhD Fellowship Program Google opened the PhD Fellowship program to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in Computer Science field. Now in its seventh year, Google awarded 33 PhD students in the world, and two PhD students—Shinae Woo (Network and Distributed System, KAIST) and Jungdam Won (Robotics, Seoul National University)—received the award in South Korea. Shinae Woo obtained her bachelor and master degree in KAIST, entered the PhD program in March 2012, and she have been published her paper to excellent conferences, such as Mobisys, NDSI, for three years of her study. For more information, please refer to the following websites: http://googleresearch.blogspot.kr/2015/08/announcing-googles-2015-global-phd.html http://an.kaist.ac.kr/~shinae/
We are pleased to announce our new faculty members as follows: Professor Shin Yoo (August 1st, 2015), and Professor Martin Ziegler (August 17th, 2015) Professor Shin Yoo received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, King’s College London, in 2009, majoring in software engineering and software testing. Website: http://sites.google.com/site/coinselab/ E-mail: shin.yoo (at) cs.kaist.ac.kr Phone: 042-350-3567 Office: 2405, E3-1 Professor Martin Ziegler received his Ph.D. from Universitaet Paderborn, 2002 (Habilitation, Universitaet Paderborn, 2008), majoring in complexity and real computation. Website: http://m.zie.de/ E-mail: Ziegler (at) cs.kaist.ac.kr Phone: 042-350-3568 Office: 3406, E3-1
On August 18th, there was a closing ceremony of "The Chongqing-Liangjiang KAIST International Program," for the successful completion of the faculty training of Chongquing University of Technology by visiting KAIST, which both universities cooperated each other.
Woosang Lim, a third-year Ph.D. student of KAIST School of Computing, won first place (the grand prize) on the Venture Research Program for Graduate and Ph.D. Students. Congratulations for winning the prize. Details: 1. Financial support for the research: 40 million KRW (＄36,300 USD) 2. Research period: April 1st, 2015 ∼ March 31st, 2016 3. Research title: Brain Network Topology Learning for Discovering Hierarchical Structures 4. Research content (abstract): learning hierarchical structures of a brain network in spite of a limited information environment. 5. Research expectations: expected to contribute to human brain research, which is difficult for the constraints to the experiment, compared to the research on animals.
On last Friday (April 17th) at 2:00 pm, KAIST (Steve Kang, Chancellor) and Naver Corp. (Sang Hun Kim, CEO) made an agreement for an industrial-educational cooperation program. In this agreement, DooHwan Bae, the school director; and four professors (Geehyuk Lee, Yoon Joon Lee, Taisook Han, and Jaehyuk Huh) are attended in KAIST, and Jong-Mok Park, an external relations director; and Insoo Han, a senior researcher are attended in Naver Corp. In accordance with the agreement, Naver Corp. will create a program for industrial-educational cooperation in KAIST School of Computing. In addition, Naver Corp. will support scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students, up-and-coming professors, long-term research cooperation, industrial-educational associated lectures, educational servers, internships, circles, school events, laboratory-associated startups, research exchange fairs, and others.
Ms. Eun-Young Park, who had been working for the School of Computing for 21 years, has transferred to another department. She always took care of the office with a smile, and we believe that she will help many KAIST members on a new place as well. Please tell us a little about yourself. I began working for KAIST after I graduated from my school in 1994. Therefore, I got my first job with the first-year graduate students who entered the school in the same year. I have two daughters, and my husband also works for KAIST. I majored in Chinese Language and Literature. Thank you for working hard for 21 years in the KAIST School of Computing. Is there any impressive moment of life during your stay in the department? There were many impressive and exciting moments. Especially, I remember when students were doing Samgyeopsal party in front of the Computer Science building. I also remember that recently Sang-Won Seo, the doctoral student, donated a scholarship to the department. I was touched by Mr. Seo that he was willing to donate as an appreciation for the school. I believe donating is not an easy job for a student. Is there anything you are proud of as a KAIST member? I am proud of that KAIST is on broadcast on every day’s morning news, and I think KAIST leads the scientific research of Korea. In addition, I always believe that Korea has a bright future in science for having students studying hard all day and night. As a parent, I wish my children would also attend the great school like KAIST. Is there any more things you want to say? Because I got married and raised two children during the stay, I feel that I grew up together with the School of Computing, and I was happy for having so much together with the School of Computing. For I love meeting people, I enjoyed meeting and having conversations with students, and I will miss those moments. The School of Computing will be my hometown in my heart. Now, I would meet new people in the new department and have a new relationship with them… Ms. Park, thank you again for everything！ We will all miss you very much！
Professor Sung-Ju Lee has joined our School of Computing on April 1st, 2015. Professor Lee obtained the Ph.D. majoring in network, mobility, wireless, systems, and security with research into foundation, design, and social computing from UCLA. Please give a warm welcome to Professor Lee. Website: https://sites.google.com/site/wewantsj/ E-mail: sjlee (at) cs.kaist.ac.kr Phone: 042-350-3566 Laboratory: N1, 706
KAIST’s Department of Computer Science organized a software (SW) training camp from January 25-29, 2015 in the Creative Learning Building on campus to promote talented women for the field of information technology (IT). Hosted by the National Information Society Agency in Korea and the Korea Foundation for the Advancement of Science and Creativity, the training camp comprised a junior program to educate primary and secondary school students along with teachers and parents, while university students, software developers, and female professionals who had interrupted their careers participated in a senior camp. In the junior camp, participants learned how to employ Scratch and App Inventor as well as microprocessors by using Arduino and CRaspberry Pi. During the camp, students including those from multicultural families attended lectures from professors and software designers and received a career consulting session from them. The conference organizers will provide long-term mentoring for the primary and secondary school students by graduate student participants and other volunteer experts. The senior camp consisted of a program entitled “More Women, Better SW！” and a special lecture on “Women in SOS (Software Optimization Services)” took place at Google Korea. University students, teachers, and SW developers had an opportunity to design applications intended to improve daily living. At the “Women in SOS” program, Professor Alice Oh of KAIST and other industry experts gave talks about successful women IT personnel and digital literacy. One of the organizers, Professor Yoon-Joon Lee from the Computer Science Department said, “Software-centered societies in the future will demand delicate intuition and cooperative leadership, which are characteristics of women.” He added that “I hope more women become interested in this field through this event.”
KAIST and Hancom have pledged to jointly collaborate in research and development of innovative technologies and solutions for software development. The opening ceremony for Hancom-KAIST Research Center was held on October 29th, 2014 in the CS building, with President Steve Kang of KAIST, President Sang Chul Kim of Hancom and Vice-president Hong Goo Lee of Hancom in attendance. KAIST and Hancom signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in April 2014 for research collaboration on software industry development. Since the signing of MOU, the two entities have held several important meetings to select five research projects and agreed to establish the Hancom-KAIST Research Center. In addition to carrying out the five projects, the Center plans to actively pursue new research projects. President Steve Kang of KAIST said in his congratulatory remarks, “KAIST will provide every support necessary to make the Research Center a role model in industry-research collaboration as well as a leading contributor to the software industry development in Korea.” He also spoke of his plans beyond joint research collaboration, by pledging to support “joint workshops and research efforts in future trend analysis, and talent exchange between KAIST and Hancom.” President Sang Chul Kim of Hancom said in his opening speech, “Through the newly established Research Center, Hancom and KAIST will collaborate closely and produce great synergetic effects in research and development.” Furthermore, he expressed his determination to, “make the Hancom-KAIST Research Center a ‘cradle of innovative software technologies’ and thus increase the competitiveness of software industry in Korea.”
The Scalable Graphics Lab (SGLab) led by Professor Sungeui Yoon signed a collaboration agreement with Boeing for joint research on massive model rendering. This research collaboration is supported by a total ＄375K fund for two years. For more information, visit: http://sglab.kaist.ac.kr/T-ReX/
CS686 (Robot Motion Planning and Applications), taught by Prof. Sungeui Yoon, is a course offered recently from our CS department. Robots with some sort of intelligence are expected to be a part of our lives in the future, but many challenges are skill ahead of us to realize such robots. This course discusses various path and motion planning techniques and their applications. Robot industry is expanding to replace tedious and dangerous tasks of human with those of robots. Some of the recent examples include Google autonomous vehicles and Amazon Prime Air. Also, KAIST has an autonomous vehicle research team. This course was offered in Fall 2013 and is expected to be offered again in Fall 2015.
Donghwan Kim, Taesoon Jang, and Cheolho Jeon are the members of the team that placed first in the Kakao-KAIST Hackathon. 1) How did you get to join the Computer Science (CS) department? Taesoon: I had my first programming experience after I came to KAIST and kept programming for fun. When it came time for me to declare my major, I chose CS over chemistry, mainly because I really enjoyed the CS101 course and the CS department info session. Cheolho: I also had my first programming experience after I came to KAIST. In choosing my major, I knew I wanted to learn something that will be useful in the future and chose CS. Donghwan: I had originally intended to major in electrical engineering, but I changed my mind and chose CS because I enjoyed programming. I like the logical thinking process involved in programming and seeing the end result in an executable program. 2) What was your academic path like up until joining the CS department? Cheolho: I have an academic path that is different from most people here at KAIST. I attended junior high and high school in China and came here in the Spring of 2013. I remember I had a bit of hard time as a freshman while adjusting in the new setting. Taesoon: I graduated from a science high school in two years, which is an academic path commonly found among my peers here at KAIST. Donghwan: I graduated from Jang Young-Sil Science High School, which is where I first learned programming. 3) What was your childhood dream? What are you doing now to achieve that dream? Taesoon: When I was really young, I wanted to become a scientist. After I grew older, I wanted to become an entrepreneur, retire early, and then explore the world. I gained some entrepreneurship experience while taking the last three semesters off, and I would like to try it again in the near future. Donghwan: When I was young, I wanted to succeed, make a lot of money, and gain respect for my work. Now, instead of that kind of success, I want to do work that I can enjoy while collaborating with my friends. Cheolho: My dream was to have fun in life while helping to make the world a better place to live. I am having fun in life now and I expect it will be so in the future. I believe there are many ways to make the world a better place from where I am, such as doing research and creating a useful service. 4) What are your strengths? Taesoon: I work with a can-do spirit rather than fear of failure. Even if I do not know something well in the beginning, I have learned that confidence always leads to better end results. Cheolho: I think my passionate attitude about work is my strongest point. I am passionately driven to complete any project that I started, though the end result sometimes turns out to be rather unexpected. Donghwan: My strongest point is the ability to block out all the outside noise and sharply focus only on my work. 5) What are you passionately working on in the field of computer science these days? Cheolho: I am working on building a strong foundation of CS knowledge by studying hard and working with other CS people. Taesoon: I would like to get to know people of various backgrounds in our department, because they can become not only my friends but also coworkers someday！ Donghwan: I am constantly searching for what I want for my professional career. I try to participate in many different activities, and I am doing an internship this semester. 6) What values and future prospects do you see in your current work? Taesoon: The interaction I get with different people in the CS department will prove to be valuable in the future. They are all very intelligent and highly likely to succeed, so I look forward to working with them after college. Donghwan: My current internship is a great opportunity to explore my future career paths. Although I cannot measure its exact value, I am content and enjoying the internship as it is. Cheolho: The value of my current work will depend on how well I get it done right now. Also, networking with a lot of CS people will prove valuable in my future life as well as career. 7) What were your happiest and most disappointing moments, respectively, in the CS department? Donghwan: My happiest moment was when the project I worked on all night finally produced successful results. Any CS student can probably related to this moment of joy. My most disappointing moment was when I felt that course materials were too difficult even after trying hard to follow them. Taesoon: I personally cannot think of the most disappointing moment. My happiest moment was when my ideas got accepted by others during a project brainstorming session. Cheolho: My most disappointing moment was when the PA I worked for days failed. It consumed a lot of time and ruined the score in the end. I have had many happy moments so far, and the best one was successfully developing an application during Kakao-KAIST Hackathon. 8) What do you think is the best thing about studying computer science? Taesoon: With even just a small bit of knowledge, there are so many ways to apply it and make a difference. Cheolho: I think the ubiquitous nature of computing is the best thing – I will never go hungry as long as I have a laptop to work with. Donghwan: CS is attractive because it has technologies with potentials to make the world a better place. It is much more accessible than other engineering disciplines, such as electrical engineering and bioengineering. By studying CS, one gains access to the power to change the world in a positive way. 9) What would you like to say to those interested in joining the CS department? Donghwan: As Eric Schmidt once said, “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, get on, don’t ask what seat.” Cheolho: Mmm… CS is really fun. It doesn’t have to be a painful subject if you manage it well. I did not have any CS knowledge before entering KAIST, but I am doing fine now. The initial learning curve is not too high, so don’t be afraid to try！ Taesoon: Many people mistakenly assume that studying CS takes some special skills and give up before trying it out. If you enjoyed CS101, you should consider joining the CS department. I believe genuine interest in the subject is more important than special skills. 10) What are your future plans? Taesoon: After graduating, I would like to get a job abroad or in Korea, become an entrepreneur, or go to graduate school. Cheolho: I will go to graduate school or work in the industry. Until then, I would like to learn and experience as much as I can here at KAIST. Donghwan: I will fulfill the military service requirement by going to graduate school or working in the industry. Afterwards, I would like to find career that will allow me to make a positive difference in the world.
KAIST CS Dept. has been chosen as one of two teams for SW advanced programs, which will be supported by up to 7 years by NIPA. This program’s main goal is to foster undergraduate education by supporting financial aids and providing intern opportunities at abroad universities to KAIST undergraduate students. Most professors at Dept. of CS will participate in this program.
1) How did you get to join the Computer Science (CS) department? My high school friends who graduated before me significantly influenced my decision to join the CS department. I graduated from a science high school, where the curriculum was much focused on subjects such as math, chemistry, physics, biology, astronomy, and CS. I personally found CS to be most attractive, because it allowed me to study at a more flexible pace and use the computer during studying hours. Whenever I got lost in my studies, my upperclassmen friends were there to help me get back on the right track. I was especially lucky to meet one friend, who took the time to pass on his knowledge of fundamental algorithms and problem solving skills. I cannot forget the joy of learning CS concepts from my friends in the winter of 2013, a year from which I chose to join the CS department. 2) What was your academic path like up until joining the CS department? I graduated from Gyeongnam Science High School in 2 years and entered KAIST in 2004. After graduating with a B.S. in CS, I entered the Master’s program in 2008, and then the Ph.D. program in 2010. I am currently studying under the advisement of Professor Sungeui Yoon. 3) What was your childhood dream? What are you doing now to achieve that dream? Most children would name a job title when asked what their dream is, but I was different. My childhood dream was to do work which allows as many people as possible to make a living. In retrospect, that dream sounds thoughtful and embarrassing at the same time. I cannot exactly tell you what I am doing not for that dream, but I should work harder to get closer to making it come true. 4) What are your strengths? I laugh easily. Though, I should probably tell you something that is related to my CS skills: I believe I am good at thinking outside of the box when approaching a given problem. Of course, any idea that comes from outside of the box needs to be validated and is often proven wrong, but a really great idea comes by from time to time. 5) What are you passionately working on in the field of CS these days? I am currently studying image search, which is about searching an image database for images similar to a given image. More specifically, I am focused on scalable searching techniques which can deal with big database. I am passionate about developing, implementing, and evaluating a more accurate and faster method of image search and presenting it at a top conference. 6) What values and future prospects do you see in your current work? Currently, most of the online search is based on text, but image searching is expected to gain more attention in the future. The trend is evident in the rapidly increasing number of images in SNS and the Internet, which is made possible by the easy access to images from mobile devices. My current research topic of big data image search is an important issue in this trend, so I am working hard to make contributions. 7) What were your happiest and most disappointing moments, respectively, in the CS department? My happiest moment was when my first paper in the image search area got accepted at the most renowned conference in the field. It was all the more meaningful, because that was a time when I was feeling unsure about myself, after just having changed my research topic upon becoming a Ph.D. student. The most disappointing moment was when I found out that a research paper was published on the very topic that I had been working on myself. I was disheartened to find that the contents of the paper, from diagrams to experimental results, were almost exactly the same as mine. I later learned that this sort of event happens often in CS, a field where things progress rapidly. All in all, this is a life of a graduate student whose mood depends on how well the research is going and published. 8) What do you think is the best thing about studying CS? The field of CS is fast, and that is what I find to be the most attractive about studying it. I always have to stay alert to the rapidly changing trend in order not to get behind. I believe I have the energy to keep up with this field, which also plays very important roles across various domains. What’s more, the validation process of new ideas is also very fast in this field. Paper submission, reviews, and rebuttals happen regularly according to the schedule. I like this academically fast and interactive culture in the field of CS. 9) What would you like to say to those interested in joining the CS department? Although I do not believe I am at a position to give such advice, I will just say a few personal thoughts on it. As I mentioned above, because CS knowledge evolves fast, what we need is an ability to learn and adapt to new things rather than acquiring bits of knowledge. If you could also have critical thinking and creativity on top of that, it would be great. 10) What are your future plans? I would first like to express gratitude for this opportunity to participate in the interview. My foremost goal is to earn my Ph.D. degree. I did not decide on specific plans after that, but I am open to continuing my current research and working in the industry.
1) How did you get to join the Computer Science (CS) department? I joined the CS department in Fall 2012 as a graduate student. 2) What was your academic path like up until joining the CS department? I majored in electrical engineering and minored in management science at KAIST. 3) What was your childhood dream? What are you doing now to achieve that dream? When I was in high school, my dream was to become a math teacher. I eventually chose to major in electrical engineering, because I wanted to work with mobile phones. It sounds abstract, but I have always wanted to do something that directly influences people in a close manner. While keeping that in mind, I worked on developing an English education product for smartphones at a small company named Today’s Word. My job as a project manager at that company involved some programming, which I personally enjoyed a lot. Ultimately, I realized that smartphones are products with strong influence on people’s lives, and I decided to study CS with an aim to maximize the positive side of that influence. 4) What are your strengths? I love working with kids. There are three ways in which I am still like a kid. First, I am never calculating when I interact with people. Also, I do not worry about things too much, because I have faith that God is always looking out for me in my life. Lastly, there are so many things that I do not know about yet, so I am open to learning new things. 5) What are you passionately working on in the field of CS these days? I am currently working in the IR&NLP lab and my research involves human languages in the form of text data. More specifically, my research is about searching for bias or falsifications in documents, such as online fake reviews. I have done research which applied past research results from psychology to develop a computer science algorithm. I am working to extend that research, and it is definitely an interesting research experience. 6) What values and future prospects do you see in your current work? Online reviews are known to heavily influence how people make their purchases. Fake reviews can lead to unfair online transactions which result hurt the customers as well as sellers. Therefore, I believe identifying fake reviews can contribute to the online community by providing a better experience for online shoppers and sellers. In this way, my research dealing with natural language can have positive effects on people in practical ways. 7) What were your happiest and most disappointing moments, respectively, in the CS department? I enjoy the moments which I am inspired by new ideas for research. Of course, the ideas may get rejected in the end, but I enjoy the whole process of exploring them with my advisor and lab members. I feel more excited when my ideas appear to be clever and actually get implemented to show promising effects. I remember that my first year as a graduate student had some disappointing moments, when I felt that my CS knowledge was not strong enough due to my background as an EE major. 8) What do you think is the best thing about studying CS? In my field of study, it is possible to implement new ideas and evaluate them with empirical studies without hardware constraints. I feel lucky to be researching in CS, whenever I hear that experiments take months to do in other departments. Studying CS strengthens problem-solving skills, as we search for better efficiency or effectiveness in our solution. Moreover, CS is attractive in the way that sometimes simple solutions, such as brute-force or rule-based methods, work the best, rather than some complex algorithms. 9) What would you like to say to those interested in joining the CS department? Many people believe that one must be excellent in programming in order to study CS, but that is not the complete truth. As long as one is passionate about studying CS, programming is something that can be learned over time. Research in CS evolves fast. In order to keep up with the fast pace, it is important to take the coursework seriously and maintain a proactive attitude about learning new things. I recommend to communicate often and effectively with one’s advisor. Lastly, one must be open to use interdisciplinary or integrated approaches when solving a problem in CS. 10) What are your future plans? I plan to continue my research in fake review and information identification as a Ph.D. student. I am also interested in providing information to users based on their personal text data on websites such as SNS. Another idea that interests me is developing an English writing assistant application for people whose first language is not English. After earning my Ph.D., I would like to become a professor and do research as well as teaching.
1) How did you get to join the Computer Science (CS) department? I had my first encounter with CS in the introduction to programming course during my freshman year of university. I found it fascinating to see robots move on the screen exactly according to the code that I wrote. I especially enjoyed the logical thinking involved in every step of the programming experience, so I chose to major in CS. 2) What was your academic path like up until joining the CS department? I enjoyed studying mathematics when I was in middle school, so I attended a science high school afterwards and participated in math clubs for several years. 3) What was your childhood dream? What are you doing now to achieve that dream? It may sound a bit too abstract, but my dream was to become a great leader. I have not achieved that dream in significant ways yet. However, I believe that studying and working diligently in my field of choice, CS, will lead to making that dream come true eventually. 4) What are your strengths? My strength is that when I set a goal, I am very persistent in making sure that I achieve it. 5) What are you passionately working on in the field of CS these days? 6) What values and future prospects do you see in your current work? Currently, there is a shortage of people with science and technology background in the area of national policy making. Thus, I would like to utilize my CS background to create effective policies for advancement of science and technology in Korea. 7) What were your happiest and most disappointing moments, respectively, in the CS department? My happiest moment is when I finished my first project. It gave me the confidence that I much needed at the time, when I had just joined the CS department and was worried about my lack of skills. After finishing that project perfectly by myself, however, I was simply happy and felt more confident about my potential to excel in this field. 8) What do you think is the best thing about studying CS? Studying CS develops logical thinking skills, and putting new ideas into action is possible by writing code and implementing prototypes. 9) What would you like to say to those interested in joining the CS department? People tend to be shy about not knowing enough when they come to the CS department and begin learning CS in depth for the first time. I would tell them not to be shy about asking questions to friends or upperclassmen whenever they feel stuck on something. Asking questions and discussing problems will surely lead to better thinking and programming skills. 10) What are your future plans? After earning my degree, I would like to work for a government agency and work hard to make national policies that foster science and technology advancement in Korea.
1) How did you get to join the Computer Science (CS) department? My choice to join the CS department was, to be sure, a surprising one. When I was in high school, I was just a regular student who liked math and chemistry and knew nothing about programming. That was probably the reason why I did not receive a good grade from the required programming course here at KAIST. It left me feeling that my programming skills are rather inferior compared to those of my peers. On a fateful Teacher Appreciation Day, however, the adviser of my club told me something that changed my perspective. He encouraged me to apply to the Department if what I want to do in my future career is closely related to computer science. This advice motivated me to study harder during summer breaks, and when the time to apply for the Department came, I took the chance and chose the CS department. 2) What was your academic path like up until joining the CS department? I did not have any special academic path until I came to the Department. As I said above, I was just a regular high school student who studied hard according to the given curriculum, and after I came to university, I actively participated in the campus life. I motivated myself to work harder in order to stay competitive amongst my bright peers. As a result, my grades improved quite a lot during those times. 3) What was your childhood dream? What are you doing now to achieve that dream? My early childhood dream was to go to Harvard University, which is a very simple-minded and wistful dream in retrospect. I did not even know what I wanted to major in but just wanted to go the world’s best university. But, as I grew up, I found myself to be the happiest and passionate when I was passing on my knowledge to others. It led me to consider a teaching profession, so I now want to become a university professor. Since that dream took place within my mind, I have always asked myself if I will ever be knowledgeable enough to teach people at university level. That question humbles me and motivates me to work harder in my studies and research. I am also open to meeting and learning from people of diverse backgrounds. 4) What are your strengths? My strengths are my optimistic personality and healthy body. I never let go of optimistic thinking regardless of what circumstances I may find myself in. Such optimism has helped me reduce stress even at times of heavy workloads. I also believe that optimistic thinking often leads to wisdom that allows me to overcome the present hardship. My healthy body is a result of the regular exercise I have enjoyed doing since I was a child. Even now, when I feel stressed out, I would go out to exercise with my friends. Physical strength is an essential factor in one’s ability to do research. 5) What are you passionately working on in the field of CS these days? I am currently working at a laboratory, so I am working hard on the given projects as well as my individual research. I am eager to produce good results with my research soon and go to top conferences and get published on journals. What I really like about going to conferences is talking to researchers from other countries. I find such conversations to be academically enriching and fun！ 6) What values and future prospects do you see in your current work? My current research has to do with smartphones and their user experiences. Thus, if I can produce good results, it would help to alleviate some of the inconveniences that people feel while using their smartphones. Furthermore, if I can pass on the lessons from my current research experience to the future generation, that would be even more valuable of a contribution. 7) What were your happiest and most disappointing moments, respectively, in the CS department? Like most of the CS students, I had my happiest moment when I see that my program is working correctly after locating and fixing a bug after countless hours. Nothing can really compare to that moment of joy, which usually leads me to shout out “Hurray！” The most disappointing moment was when I got my conference paper rejected. Receiving cold reviews on a paper that I carefully composed can be hard to take. It is a humbling experience, but it also strengthens my desire to write better papers and get accepted to top conferences. 8) What do you think is the best thing about studying CS? The best thing is that the people I meet in this field tend to be very open-mined and practical. It is hard to find working environments that are freer than they are for CS-related jobs. People who study CS are always open to learning new things. The fact that computers are ubiquitous in today’s world means that there is more need for people who study CS like me. I find it highly attractive that CS is a field with a vast amount of opportunity to make a difference in the world. 9) What would you like to say to those interested in joining the CS department? I am sure that you are making a great choice for the present as well as the future！ This is a field that never gets boring and always presents new challenges. I would also like to tell those who are afraid of joining the CS department, that it may very well be worth a try. CS is a field of study with a relatively high learning curve at first, but after you open your eyes to all that it has to offer, it is truly an amazing experience. I am personally an example of someone who could not even program to print out “Hello World” during my freshman year, but now happily working on my Ph.D.. So, can your program print out “Hello World?” Then, I would say that you are at a better starting position than where I was. 10) What are your future plans? I want to publish outstanding papers and earn my Ph.D. degree. Although I am not sure where I will be working at afterwards, I do want to spend some time studying in the United States. I want to study in the States, where the best of minds in CS gather to develop and share their ideas, so that I could become a great researcher and professor myself. It is okay if I end up doing with a job other than being a professor, though, as long as I am always learning and improving myself as a person.
Prof. Min H. Kim is appointed as an Associate Editor of ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG). The Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) was founded in 1947 and has served as the world’s most prestigious scientific and educational computing society along with the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The roles and responsibilities of an Associate Editor include selecting appropriate referees to perform reviews on submitted manuscripts and preparing reports for the main findings of the review process. The manuscripts selected for publication are presented at the world’s largest Computer Graphics conference, ACM SIGGRAPH. Professor Kim has published numerous papers in the areas of computer graphics research, with emphases in the areas of 3D imaging spectroscopy and visual perception. He regards his appointment to TOC as a great opportunity and looks forward to making further outstanding contributions to advance research in computing.
[Prof. Jong Cheol Park] The Ministry of Science, ICT, and Future Planning announced on May 22nd that the research teams led by Professor Jong Cheol Park of KAIST and Professor Hyunju Lee of GIST have developed OncoSearch, a text mining search engine that searches Medline abstracts for sentences describing gene expression changes in cancers. This federally funded research project was carried out on an interdisciplinary research effort converging linguistics, computer engineering, biology, and medicines. In order to identify genes that cause cancers and to understand how such genes affect cancers, abnormal gene expressions in cancers are actively studied. To facilitate the studies, OncoSearch utilizes powerful text mining techniques to extract the relevant information from the large amount of information available in the biomedical literature. OncoSearch allows the user to efficiently search for genes that affect particular types of cancers, compare expression levels of a gene across various types of cancers, and explore a graph to find interactions between genes in a type of cancer. “OncoSearch is a novel tool that automatically collects information on cancer related genes using the latest text mining techniques, and we expect its active use will help the ongoing cancer research efforts,” said Professor Park. The research results were published in the online version of Nucleic Acids Research, on May 9th, 2014.
Prof. Kyu-Young Whang has received the Distinguished Contributions Award at the Pacific-Asia Conference on Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining (PAKDD) which was held in Taiwan on May 13-16th. At this respected data mining conference in the Pacific-Asia region, Professor Whang was recognized for his influential work in the research field as a life member on the PAKDD Steering Committee. The award was given to 6 recipients including Professor Whang, and he is the first Korean person to be a recipient. In 2011, Professor Whang also received the Outstanding Contributions Award at another prestigious conference called Database Systems for Advanced Applications (DASFAA). The database and data mining research in the Asia-Pacific region, regarded as primitive 20 years ago, have come a long way to be on comparable footings with those in North America/Europe, thanks to relentless efforts and contributions made by countlessly many researchers including Professor Whang. Recently, database research in the Asia-Pacific region is much heightened as, among the three major academic organizations in the database area, Prof. Whang is leading IEEE TCDE, Prof. Beng Chin Ooi from Singapore The VLDB Endowment, and Prof. Don Kossmann from Switzerland ACM SIGMOD.
Prof. Kwangjo Kim was appointed to represent Korea in International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP)’s Technical Committee-11 (TC-11) for his internationally recognized contributions to the advancement of security and cryptology research in the past 30 years. Since its establishment in 1960, IFIP has been the leading multinational, apolitical organization in Information & Communications Technologies and Sciences. It is recognized by many international organizations including the United Nations for bringing IT Societies from 56 countries together on important topics in informatics. In particular, TC-11 is involved in research for increased trustworthiness in information processing, such as developing a common frame of reference for security and privacy protection. “Through this IFIP role, I would like to present Korea’s outstanding information and security technology and show that we are one of the world’s leading nations in the security technology,” said Professor Kim. His previous roles include Director of International Association for Cryptologic Research, AsiaCrypt Steering Committee Chair, President of Korea Institute of Information Security & Cryptology, and visiting professor at MIT and KUSTAR. This year, he is serving as the General Chair of Cryptographic Hardware and Embedded Systems (CHES) 2014, to be held in Busan this coming September.
Our Ph.D Graduate Appointed as an assistant professor to Michigan State University Dr. Taiwoo Park, who recently graduated with a Ph.D under the co-advisement of Professor Junehwa Song and Professor Uichin Lee, has been appointed as an assistant professor to Michigan State University, located in East Lancing, MI, USA. Dr. Park’s primary research interests are Ubiquitous Game Design and Supporting System, Mobile User Interaction, Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing, Sensor Network and Data Stream Processing System. As a Ph.D student, he was recognized for his outstanding research with an award from the ACM’s CHI conference, which is considered to be the top in the Human-Computer Interaction field In the coming August, Dr. Park will continue his work in the research area of game design, research, and development at the Telecommunication, Information Studies and Media department in the College of Communication Arts and Science. Congratulations on your appointment to an assistant professorship at Michigan State University！
HPC Wire, covering news on computing software, hardware, networking, storage, tools and applications, published an article on the development of high-performance router by a KAIST research team. The research team consisted of the Departments of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering, Prof. Sue Moon, Prof. KyoungSoo Park, Mr. Keon Jang, and Mr. Sangjin Han (picture on the right), presented PacketShader, a high-performance software router framework for general packet processing with Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration. PacketShader, the research team said, that exploits the massively-parallel processing power of GPU to address the CPU bottleneck in current software routers. For the article, please click the link: http://www.hpcwire.com/news/South-Koreans-Develop-High-Performance-Software-Router-101401434.html
Title : Searching the Web Speaker : Junghoo Cho (UCLA) Date : Aug.16(Mon.) ∼ Aug. 20 (Fri.), 2010 / 13:00∼16:00 Location : E3-1(CS Building) 4th floor Seminar Room #4420 Host : Whang, Kyu-Young (kywhang＠mozart.kaist.ac.kr) Abstract: Searching the Web has become an integral part of everyone's daily activities. While search engines provide a deceptively simple interface to their users --- a single search box where users can type their keyword queries --- there is significant computational, algorithmic, and engineering challenges that need to be addressed to build an effective search engine. In this week-long class, the students will learn the core architecture of a general purpose search engine on the Web and get familiar with the fundamental data structures, algorithms and design principles that have been developed to make the existing search engines possible. Course Schedule and Syllabus The course will consists of five classes of three-hour lectures. In the lectures, we will go over the topics listed below: Lecture 1: Basic Information Retrieval Model Lecture 2: Topic-oriented Retrieval Lecture 3: Document Categorization Lecture 4: Document Ranking Lecture 5: Search-engine Architecture Spearker Bio: Junghoo Cho is an associate professor in the Department of Computer Science at University of California, Los Angeles. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from Stanford University and a B.S. degree in physics from Seoul National University. His main research interests are in the study of the evolution, management, retrieval and mining of information on the World-Wide Web. He publishes research papers in major international journals and conference proceedings. He serves on program committees of top international conferences, including SIGMOD, VLDB and WWW. He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award, IBM Faculty Award, Okawa Research Award and Northrop Grunmann Excellence in Teaching Award.
Title : Formal Ontology: construction and application Speaker : Stefano Borgo (Institute of Cognitive Science and Technology,Italy) Date : Aug.2(Mon.) ∼ Aug. 6(Fri.), 2010 / 09:30 ∼ 12:30 Location : E3-1 1st floor Digital Laboratory #1104 Host : Choi, Key-Sun (kschoi＠cs.kaist.ac.kr) Abstract: The design of formal ontologies is an interdisciplinary area of research that draws from several areas: logic, philosophy, cognitive science, linguistics, computer science. The main motivation for the construction of ontologies is to provide a shared conceptualisation of a domain for knowledge representation, reasoning and information sharing. In this course we present viewpoints and techniques that allow ontology developers to correctly decide what type of ontology they need and to construct ontologies—understood in a broad sense as logical theories formulated in various formal languages—with an emphasis on modularity and foundations of ontology design. In particular, we will present in detail the DOLCE foundational ontology explaining its rationale and evolution. We will also discuss how to analyze and model mid-level notions like that of artifact and of engineering function. [Day 1] 2/Aug (Mon) Introduction to Ontology and Knowledge Representation. Formal languages and semantics. The role of Ontologies. [Day-2] 3/Aug (Tue) Ontology classification. Comparison of ontologies. Ontological tools. [Day-3] 4/Aug (Wed) DOLCE: motivations and rationale. [Day-4] 5/Aug (Thu) How to use a foundational ontology. Ontological taxonomies and domain concepts. [Day-5] 6/Aug (Fri) Modeling techniques. Examples of ontology construction: the case of artifacts, knowledge objects and engineering functions. Spearker Bio: In the first half of the 90's I worked on the foundations of mathematics at the University of Padua. From 1995, while finishing my studies, I have been at the Ladseb, a former Institute of the CNR, working in the area of Knowledge Representation with particular interest in space and time representation and object modeling. After a period at the Indiana University (Bloomington, USA), I held a post-doc position at the Laboratory for Applied Ontology (LOA) of the ISTC-CNR that later turned into a permanent position. He also works at "Free University of Bolzano”(Italy). My research focuses on four topics: formal ontology and methodologies; logics for multi-agent systems; space representation; modeling of engineering functions, products and processes. I'm the author or co-author of more than 50 publications in conferences, journals and edited books. I gave several invited talks in the above four areas and I've been PC member in about 25 international conferences. I'm currently the LOA coordinator for two national projects, the project coordinator of a Marie Curie international project, and I've participated in several others. I regularly teach in the bachelor, master and PhD programs of the University of Trento (Italy). I've been invited to Osaka University as guest associate professor in June 2010. I'm currently a member of the AAAI, the Italian Association of Artificial Intelligence (IA＊AI), the IEEE Standard Upper Ontology WG, the Ontolog Community, the Common Logic Standard WG, and the International Association on Ontology and its Applications (IAOA) of which I'm the secretary. http://www.loa-cnr.it/borgo.html
Title :Software Testing: Research and Empirical Studies Speaker :Gregg Rothermel (Univ. of Nebraska-Lincoln/ Prof. and Jenson Chair) Date : Aug. 2 (Mon.) ∼ Aug. 6(Fri.), 2010 / 13:00∼16:00 Location : E3-1 4th floor Seminar Room #4420 Host : Kim, Moonzoo (moonzoo＠cs.kaist.ac.kr) Abstract: Software engineers use testing to validate software. Testing is important for software quality, but it can also be prohibitively expensive. In this course we will consider the state of the art in software testing, including software testing techniques that are now in practice and new techniques currently being researched. We will also study certain program analysis techniques that are being used as foundations for software testing techniques. We will next turn to issues involving regression testing (the testing of software as it evolves) and techniques that are being created to perform such testing more cost-effectively. We will also study current research methodologies for empirically studying testing techniques. Finally, depending on audience interest, we will consider one or two advanced areas of research on specific topical problems, such as testing of real-time embedded systems, automated test case generation techniques, or testing of end-user software. The projected schedule of topics for this seminar is as follows: Day 1: Fundamentals of software testing; basic black-box and white-box testing techniques. Day 2: Advanced testing techniques; program analysis support for testing. Day 3: Software regression testing; theory and techniques. Day 4: Research methodologies: empirical studies of software testing and regression testing. Day 5: Advanced topics (choice will depend on audience interest). Spearker Bio: Gregg Rothermel's research interests include software engineering and program analysis, with emphases on the application of program analysis techniques to problems in software maintenance and testing, end-user software engineering, and empirical studies. He received a National Science Foundation CAREER Award in 1996 for his research on software maintenance and testing. He is a co-founder of the EUSES, (End-Users Shaping Effective Software) Consortium, a group of researchers who, with National Science Foundation support, are leading end-user software engineering research. He is a co-founder of Red Rover Software, a company creating software to help users create dependable spreadsheets. His research has also been supported by Boeing Commercial Airplane Group, Microsoft, Lockheed Martin, and Rogue Wave Software. In a recent ranking of International Software Engineering Scholars based on research productivity, Dr. Rothermel was tied for first (CACM V.50, Issue 6). Dr. Rothermel is a member of the Editorial Boards of the Empirical Software Engineering Journal and Software Quality Journal, and is serving as the General Chair for the 2009 International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis. Previous positions include Associate Editor in Chief for IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Program Co-Chair for the 2007 International Conference on Software Engineering, Program Chair for the 2004 ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis, and Chair of the Steering Committee for the International Conference on Software Maintenance. He has served on the program committees for numerous software engineering conferences including the IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering, the ACM International Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering, and the ACM International Symposium on Software Testing and Analysis. Dr. Rothermel received the Ph.D. in Computer Science from Clemson University, the M.S. in Computer Science from the State University of New York at Albanyand a B.A. in Philosophy from Reed College. He is currently a Professor and Jensen Chair of Software Engineering in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at University of Nebraska where he is a founding member of the Laboratory for Empirically-based Software Quality Research and Development(ESQuaReD). Prior to his current position, Dr.Rothermel was an Assistant and then Associate Professor in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Oregon State University. He was also previously employed as a software engineer and asVice President, Quality Assurance and Quality Control for Palette Systems, Inc., a manufacturer of CAD/CAM software.
Title : Multi-core Architectures and Shared Resource Management: Fundamentals and Recent Research Speaker : Onur Mutlu (Carnegie Mellon University) Date : July. 26(Mon.) ∼ July. 28(Wed.), 2010 / 14:00∼18:00 July. 29(Thu.), 2010 / 14:00∼17:00 Location : Oh Sangsu Seminar Room #4443 Host : Huh, Jaehyuk (jhuh＠cs.kaist.ac.kr) Abstract: Multi-core systems are rapidly becoming the foundation of computing systems that are well-integrated into every aspect of our lives and society. These systems consist of multiple processors placed on the same chip, along with shared resources (including caches, interconnect, and memory controllers) among the processors. Placing multiple processors on chip promises significant improvements in performance, throughput, and efficiency. Yet, if shared resources are not designed carefully with multiple processors in mind, they can become a significant bottleneck, and the promised performance improvements can be unpredictable, not robust, and unavailable to all applications. Similarly, if cores are not designed carefully, performance and efficiency improvements obtained by placing multiple cores on chip can be suboptimal. This short course will cover fundamentals of multi-core architectures and shared resource management. We will first examine the motivations leading to multi-core architectures, potential alternatives to multi-core systems, and tradeoffs between different alternatives. Then, we will delve into the design of both cores and the "uncore" (i.e. shared resources). We will examine symmetric and asymmetric multi-core architectures, and techniques for exploiting asymmetry. We will discuss control algorithms to efficiently manage caches, interconnects, memory controllers, and main memory among multiple cores. We will especially focus on the memory bandwidth bottleneck, and examine possible solutions. If time permits, we will examine the basic ideas behind data parallel architectures and graphics processing units (GPUs). The focus of the course will be on fundamentals, tradeoffs in parallel architecture design, and cutting-edge research. Readings on recent multi-core research will be assigned and discussed in class. I plan to lecture for four days, four hours per day (three hours for the last day). Class participation and discussion will be strongly encouraged. Below is the tentative list of lecture topics. Lecture 1: Why multi-core? Alternatives and tradeoffs Lecture 2: Symmetric versus asymmetric multi-core systems Lecture 3: Shared resources and their management: main memory Lecture 4: Interconnect and cache design for multi-cores, Data parallelism and GPUs Spearker Bio: Onur Mutlu is an Assistant Professor of ECE/CS at Carnegie Mellon University. His research interests are in computer architecture and systems, especially in the interactions between languages, operating systems, compilers, and microarchitecture. He obtained his PhD and MS in ECE from the University of Texas at Austin (2006) and BS degrees in Computer Engineering and Psychology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Prior to Carnegie Mellon, he worked at Microsoft Research (2006-2009), Intel Corporation, and Advanced Micro Devices. He was a recipient of the Intel PhD fellowship in 2004, the University of Texas George H. Mitchell Award for Excellence in Graduate Research in 2005, the Microsoft Gold Star Award in 2008, ASPLOS 2010 Best Paper Award, and several “computer architecture top pick” paper awards by the IEEE Micro magazine. For more information, please see http://www.ece.cmu.edu/∼omutlu/.
Through the hard efforts of Hyung-won Hwang(CS), Hojeong Cha(CS), Bupjae Lee(EE), Jin Kang(CS), Donghyun Cho(CS), KAIST team shared the first place prize in 2010 IEEE Computer Society Student Competition！ The competition is to construct a piece of software that simulates a CPU (central processing unit). There were 86 entries in the competition, with 12 selected as finalists and two were awarded as the first-place award. Additional details can be found at http://www.computer.org/portal/web/competition/home KAIST Team Students: Hyung-won Hwang(CS) Hojeong Cha(CS) Bupjae Lee(EE) Jin Kang(CS) Donghyun Cho(CS) Advisor: Prof. Jaehyuk Huh and Prof. John Kim Assitant: Mr. Jeongseop Ahn (MS Student, CS KAIST)
David Root, Associate Teaching Professor of Carnegie Mellon Masters of Software Engineering Professional Programs, is visiting KAIST CS on June 29st ∼ June 30th to give a lecture to KAIST students. Global lecture is organized by KAIST ICC (IT Convergence Campus) inviting prestigious professors to KAIST for a lecture. It is to provide a chance for KAIST students to meet and study from a distinguished scholar. Title : Essential State of the Practice Skills for Software Process Speaker : David Root BA Computer Science University of California Berkeley, 1978 MA Education Curriculum and Instruction, Chapman University, 1995 MPM Information Technology, Carnegie Mellon University, 2000 ✲ Currently working at Carnegie Mellon Masters of Software Engineering Professional Programs Associate Teaching Professor, Senior lecturer, Director of Distance Programs, Director of Studio Projects Date : Jun. 29 (Tue.) ∼ Jun. 30(Wed.), 2010 6/29 - 14:00∼17:00 6/30 - 10:00∼13:00 Location : Oh Sangsu Seminar Room #4443 Host : Kang, Sungwon (kang＠cs.kaist.ac.kr) Abstract: Lecture 1. (Tuesday PM) Software Process Definition When most think of quality assurance they think of testing and inspections. While these methods are still valid and necessary, organizations that want to improve need to look at the processes they use. Dr. W. Edward Demming first defined this in his Total Quality Management concept using statistical variation control for improving product quality through understanding their manufacturing processes. His work has been refined for the software engineering industry as seen in activity centric development models, such as CMMi. The basis of all of this lies in defining your development processes where you can collect and analyze process metrics, allowing you identify problems and practice process improvement. This course will introduce the concept of process definition including the development of metrics and their use for practicing process improvement. Lecture 2 (Wed AM) Software Risk Management The most recent Chaos report from the Standish Group states that one fourth of all software projects fail, and almost half are “challenged” as being over budget and behind schedule. Of the completed projects only 2/3 of all specified features and functions make it to release. Many of the problems leading to this could have been addressed earlier if the projects had practiced risk management. However, on the whole the use of risk management techniques in industry today is sporadic. The goal of this course is to introduce risk management terms and techniques, learning how to discover, analyze, and develop mitigation strategies. Most of the concepts are based on the Software Engineering Institute’s Continuous Risk Management guidelines.
PhD student, Mr. Tae-Joon Kim (advisor: Prof. Sungeui Yoon) took 3rd prize in graduate category of the 2010 ACM Student Research Competition Grand Finals. The ACM SRC Competition sponsored by Microsoft Research Redmond enables students to submit papers to a special track at selected conferences. If they are chosen to present, they get travel funding and compete for prizes. the Six Grand Finalists of 2010 ACM Student Research Competition are invited with their advisors to attend the ACM Awards Banquet in San Francisco on June 26th, 2010. Tae-Joon Kim's paper: SIGGRAPH 09 RACBVHs: Random-Accessible Compressed Bounding Volume Hierarchies
Sven Dietrich, Assistant Professor of Stevens Institute of Technology. Computer Science Department, is visiting KAIST CS on June 21st ∼ June 24th to give a lecture to KAIST students. Global lecture is organized by KAIST ICC (IT Convergence Campus) inviting prestigious professors to KAIST for a lecture. It is to provide a chance for KAIST students to meet and study from a distinguished scholar. Title : A short course in botnets and related malware Speaker : Sven Dietrich 1989 : B.S., Computer Science and Mathematics, Adelphi University, USA 1991 : M.S., Mathematics, Adelphi University, USA 1997 : D.A., Mathematics, Adelphi University, USA 1997∼2001: Senior Security Architect, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, USA 2001∼2007 Senior Researcher, CERT/SEI, Carnegie Mellon University, USA 2007∼ Present Assistant Professor, Computer Science Department, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA He is one of co-authors of “Internet Denial of Service “ published by Prentice Hall, 2005. His research interests include survivability, computer and network security, anonymity, cryptographic protocols and cryptography. His previous work has included a formal analysis of the SSL, intrusion detection, analysis of distributed denial-of-service toiikls and the security of IP communications in space. Date : Jun. 21 (Mon.) ∼ Jun. 24(Thu.), 2010 Location : Kaist CS Building E3-1, 2nd Floor #2443 Host : Kim, Kwangjo (kkj＠kaist.ac.kr) Abstract: This course provides a basic introduction to the world of malware and botnets. Retracing the last ten years or so of relevant malware and botnets, these lectures give a comprehensive overview of the techniques used by the attackers in creating, disseminating, and running complex networks of malware, also known as botnets, with a variety of goals ranging from fun to profit. Also covered in these lectures are some detection techniques used at both the host and network levels. The student is given the full introduction to the basics, so only basic computer science knowledge and some system administration skills are required to take this course. Day 1 (June 21) 10:00- 11:30 Module 1: Basic networking and crypto intro 14:00- 15:30 Module 2: Brief overview of malware Day 2(June 22) 10:00-11:30 Module 3: Uses of botnets (spam, phishing, DDoS) 14:00-15:30 Module 4: At the command of the botmaster: deconstructing C&C Day 3(June 23) 10:00-11:30 Module 5: Detection techniques at the host level 14:00-15:30 Module 6: Detection techniques at the network level Day 4 (June 24) 10:00-11:30 Module 7: New directions, topologies, and tactics 14:00-15:30 Module 8: Case study of the Nugache botnet
Junichi Tsujii, Professor of Computational Linguistics and Natural Language Processing of the University of Tokyo and Professor of Text Mining of the University of Manchester, is visiting KAIST CS on May 31st ∼ June 4th to give a lecture to KAIST students. Global lecture is organized by KAIST ICC (IT Convergence Campus) inviting prestigious professors to KAIST for a lecture. It is to provide a chance for KAIST students to meet and study from a distinguished scholar. Prof. Tsujii has been a permanent member of International Committee of Computational Linguistics (ICCL) from 1994. He was Vice-President (2005) and President (2006) of ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics), and President (2008) of AFNLP (Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing). He was awarded IBM Science Award in 1988, SEYMF Visiting professorship in 2000, Daiwa-Adrian Prize for the project jointly carried out by Dr.S.Ananiadou (University of Manchester, UK) in 2004, IBM Faculty Award in 2005, Achievement Award (Japan Society of Artificial Intelligence) in 2008, and 紫綬褒章 (the Japanese Government) in 2010 Prof. Junichi Tsujii will give a Global Lecture at KAIST on “NLP-based Text Mining Techniques and their Applications” Title: NLP-based Text Mining Techniques and their Applications Speaker: Junichi Tsujii Date: May 31 - June 4, 2010 (1pm-4pm) Location: Oh Sangsu Seminar Room Host: Jong C. Park (park＠cs.kaist.ac.kr) [Course Description] Text Mining has been considered as an essential technology in the future of biological research, which provides means by which scientists can cope with ever increasing amount of published papers in the domain. This course focuses on an emerging technological field, NLP-based Text Mining, which combines technologies such as natural language processing, ontology engineering, machine learning and distributed data bases. In particular, the course discusses how recent research results of deep parsing can be combined with machine learning for event recognition and relation mining in biology. [Day 1] Challenges of Text Mining for Biology [Day 2] Deep parsing and linguistic formalism [Day 3] Empirical Approach to Meaning [Day 4] Named Entity Recognition and Normalization [Day 5] Event Recognition and Normalization