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  • KAIST Convergence AMP Students Discuss Industry Co..

    Students in the KAIST Convergence AMP course visited the main campus on the previous 8th of October to discuss industry collaboration. (article in Korean) http://www.etnews.com/20161011000352

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  • Retirement Ceremony Held for Prof. Kyu-Young Whang

    A retirement ceremony was held for Prof. Kyu-Young Whang on the 3rd floor of the campus faculty club on the last 30th of August (Tuesday). The event was held to celebrate Prof. Whang’s honorable retirement, and his devotion to the promotion of and research in the field during his 26 and a half year career. The ceremony was attended by around 60 people, including the Head of School, as well as other professors and professors emeriti of the School of Computing, and external guests. The highly significant occasion included an opening ceremony, time line of achievements, recommendations for his appointment as a professor emeritus, awarding of the plaque of gratitude, a lecture by Prof. Whang, and a commemorative photograph.

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  • Naver Fellowship appointment and award

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

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  • New faculty announcement of Professor Eunho Yang

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Eunho Yang has been appointed to the School of Computing at KAIST on July 11, 2016. Professor Eunho Yang majored in Statistical Machine Learning. Please refer to the following URL for details: https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=537&kind=faculty&menu=160 Congratulations for the appointment

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  • New faculty announcement of Professor Jooyoung Lee..

    * Professor Juho Kim (left) and Jooyoung Lee right) We are delighted to announce that Professor Juho Kim and Jooyoung Lee have been appointed to the School of Computing at KAIST on July 1, 2016. Professor Jooyoung Lee majored in Cryptography and Combinatorics. Please refer to the following URL for details: https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=536&kind=faculty&menu=160 Professor Juho Kim majored in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Crowdsourcing, and Learning at Scale. Please refer to the following URL for details: https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=535&kind=faculty&menu=160 Congratulations for the appointment.

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  • IT Women Engineers Talk Concert

    On June 22 (Wednesday), the School of Computing held “IT Women Engineers Talk Concert” in room #117 of N1. This concert is supported by the Association of Korean Woman Scientists & Engineers (KWSE) over the lead of Professor Jinah Park of School of Computing, and Professor Hyun Ju Lee of the department of Electrical Engineering, to share their research areas, encourage the research collaboration between IT and non-IT areas, and present new vision to graduate students. In the IT area, Professor Alice Oh presented “Machine learning and social computer science,” Professor Sukyoung Ryu presented “The journey on the wild JavaScript web application fault detection,” and Professor Sue Moon’s “What is my Beer?” In the non-IT area, there were participants from bio and brain engineering, mechanical engineering, biological sciences, and the Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology. There were a keynote speech and panel discussion of Professor Hye Sook Lee, who was the head WISET.

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  • 2016 School of Computing Internship and Job Inform..

    As summer vacation is coming, the School of Computing at KAIST opens an Internship and Job Information Session for juniors and seniors. The sponsors of internship programs are small giants and midsize companies which are selected by SoC faculties. • Date and Time: 1:00 PM, May 25 (Wed), 2016 • Location: N1, Room #117 and classroom nearby • Participating companies: about 10 companies You can search for the companies you are interested and consult with them. In addition, SoC department office prepared for souvenirs for the participants, so please check for useful information and take the souvenirs.

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  • QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Com..

    QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Computer Science & Information Systems: KAIST SoC QS was ranked among the top 36 around the world & no.1 in Korea. DETAILS: ACADEMIC REPUTATION : 79.7 EMPLOYER REPUTATION : 88.9 CITATIONS PER PAPER : 87.1 H-index : 90.4

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  • Dr. Seonah Lee has been appointed to the assistant..

    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.

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  • Dr. Shin Hong has been appointed to the assistant ..

    Dr. Shin Hong from the School of Computing at KAIST (advisor: Professor Moonzoo Kim) has been appointed to the assistant professor of the School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Handong Global University. Dr. Hong obtained his Ph.D. on August 2015 with research into concurrent program analysis from Software Testing and Verification Group (SWTV) Laboratory at KAIST. As a recognition of his excellent job during his four years of Ph.D. study (3 SCI journals as a first-author, 1 S-level international conference as a first-author, Samsung Human-Tech bronze award for making a third place, excellent paper award from Korean Institute of information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE), Qualcomm award, and others), he has been appointed as a professor after the graduation. We hope Ph.D. graduates enter the academic world continuously.

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  • The graduated members of the School of Computing d..

    Last year, an undergraduate student at KAIST donated his earnings from his developed app to the school. This time, the graduated students donated their earnings from the app they sold. Last December, the School of Computing student, Young-Hoon Park (25 years old), donated 10 million KRW ($8,200 USD). On September 9th, 2014, Park sold his smartphone application “Seoul Bus” to Kakao Corp. and donated the part of the earnings as a grateful to the school. In addition, Dong-Woo Kim (29 years old) who graduated from the school also donated 10 million KRW to KAIST with a message to use it for his younger students on last December. They are all graduated from the School of Computing at KAIST and worked together for the social commerce company, ‘Rottyful.’ The younger students’ donation news lead to the seniors’ donation; they founded a startup company, ‘Rottyful,’ together. The 8 co-founders of ‘Rottyful’—Kyung Ryul Goo (33), Dong Ju Kim (34), Dong Hee Yoon (34), Joon Ki Lee (34), Cham Sol Lee (33), Hyun Jong Lee (34), Sung Hoon Jang (33), and Joo Young Jung (34)—donated 100 million KRW ($82,000 USD) total, on last December. ‘Rottyful’ is a social commerce company provides a discount sale information based on the location information. This is the first service provides a real-time nearby discount information from the user’s location information. The service has spotlighted for the investigation of SoftBank Ventures Korea Corp, and has merged to Kakao Corp. in 2011. The alumnus, Sung Hoon Jang said, “I heard the news that my younger students have donated to the school,” and said, “We used to talk about the donation before, but we couldn’t take it to action. We were very proud of them when we heard the news, so we decided to donate as well.” The alumnus, Cham Sol Lee said, “We decided to donate together without any hesitation because we all were interested in the donation before,” and said, “We get a benefit from the school even after the graduation. I hope this donation to be helpful to the school.” After Kakao Corp. merged Rottyful, the startup members of Rottyful have lead Kakao’s growth. Now, most members have retired from the company and preparing for the next startup. The alumnus, Hyun Jong Lee said with smile, “I hope our donation lead to the other student’s donation,” and said, “We are planning on another startup, so we will work hard to donate more.” President Sung-Mo Kang at KAIST said, “The graduated students’ interest and investment is the motivation of KAIST’s growth,” and said, “I greatly appreciate for the alumni to support and encourage our school.” The appreciation plaque to the Rottyful startup members will be held at 1:00 PM, on Monday, February 1st.

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  • NXC Corp. CEO, Jung-ju Kim received an alumni awar..

    On November 24th, NXC Corp. Chief Executive Jung-ju Kim received an alumni award from the School of Computing in the room #1501, E3-1. Kim received the award for the contribution of leading the field of national digital contents and improving the information service industry. There were about 200 students, and the president and vice-president of KAIST also attended to the ceremony.

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  • Signboard Hanging Board of Cho Jung-Wan CAIR Room

    On November 6th, there was a signboard hanging ceremony for celebration of the ‘Cho Jung-Wan CAIR Room,’ to commemorate Professor Jung-Wan Cho’s contribution to the School of Computing at KAIST. A number of faculty, students, and staff participated in this ceremony. The procedures of the event included a welcoming ceremony, plaque presentation, acknowledgement of appreciation, and introducing undergraduate programs. Professor Doo-Hwan Bae, the Head of the School of Computing at KAIST said, “This ceremony is meaningful for reminding Professor Jung-Wan Cho’s constant love and support of other faculties as a senior professor from the beginning of the School of Computing (formerly Computer Science Dept.), and his donation and support will help the School of Computing prosper and encourage the donation system. Professor Jung-Wan Cho had been in KAIST from 1973 to 2005, and he was also the president of The Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE), and the president of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR).

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

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

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  • KAIST – Oberthur Technologies(OT) has signed an MO..

    To commemorate this upcoming year’s 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and France, the French Government declared this year as ‘Korean Year,’ and they improved the mutual exchanges on science, culture, arts, and many different fields to enhance the relationship. During Korean Prime Minister Kyo-ahn Hwang’s visit to France on September 18th, Professor Kwangjo Kim of the School of Computing at KAIST signed a research and development agreement with Marc Bertin, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Oberthur Technologies (OT). By this agreement, KAIST obtained an opportunity to have a practical international collaboration on mobile security and an opportunity for graduate students to participate in internships of OT. OT is an international mobile security company; OT established a research center in Korea, in July 2014, which is a forth of its research center in Asia, and they are currently conducting a research and development on smartphone security solution, with Samsung, LG, and other competitive companies in smartphone industry.

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  • New Faculty Announcement: Professor Shin Yoo and M..

    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

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  • “Dementia Relief by Simply Pressing a Button after..

    This is the news article about Dr. Sung Hoon Kim (Advisor: Professor Dae Young Kim), the CIO of Ybrain Inc., invented the world’s first wearable medical device for dementia relief. Kiwon Lee, the CEO of Ybrain, Introduces a Medical Device for a Dementia Relief 2015-05-06 21:33:05 Healthcare Startup The world’s first wearable medical device for a dementia relief Electronic signals stimulate brain cells… Currently under a clinical trial to 200 patients “A necessary technology in the world”… persuaded a venture capital for an investment. Kiwon Lee, the CEO of Ybrain Inc, explains about features of the wearable medical device, “Yband.” (provided by Ybrain Inc.) “Is there any way to help other people based on what we have studied so far?” Three companions who have successfully finished their master’s and doctorate program from KAIST put their heads together. Each student majored in Materials Science and Engineering, Brain Engineering, and Comupter Science, and they decided to do, “a significant job which is necessary to many people but difficult to try.” Finally, they developed a wearable medical device for dementia relief called, “Yband.” After creating a prototype, they established a venture company, “Ybrain Inc.” Kiwon Lee (32-year old), the CEO of Ybrain Inc, said, “Yband is currently under a clinical trial to 200 patients in Samsung Medical Center,” and “we are planning to put our products in market in the first half of the next year.” Yband is the world’s first wearable medical device to relieve dementia. Dementia is caused by a brain cell death or a reduction of the brain cell activity. Yband helps patients by giving a weak electronic signals to make stronger connections between the cells. Yband looks similar to a headband, and the inner part is made of hydrogels to transmit electronic stimuli. The device is simple; all the patient needs to do is pressing a button and wearing it, 30 minutes every day. Lee said, “Our objective is to develop a device which is simple and easy-to-operate,” and “the device rings if the patient wears the device in a wrong way.” Ybrain Inc. has registered 15 patents and applied 31 patents. Despite we developed a technology and established a company, a clinical trial was a burden to us. The clinical trial is mandatory to use it in hospitals, but it is too expensive for us to afford it. Therefore, Lee persuaded venture capitals by saying, “it is a necessary technology in the world,” and he also said, “For now, we got investments of 4.2 billion KRW ($3.86 million USD) from Stonebridge Capital, DSC Investment, and others.” In addition, Ybrain Inc. recently received a fund of 0.9 billion KRW ($0.82 million USD) from MOTIE (the Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy). There are many newborn IT companies but few healthcare companies because it takes a longer time to develop and requires much more financial capitals than IT companies. In addition, it is difficult to startup for telemedicine technology and mobile medical devices are prohibited. In the end, the other two colleagues who established the company together has left and went back to school to study. Lee said, “I am proud of us for creating a device to help patients in pain,” and “some employees were formal doctors and nurses.” He made no comment on about being merged from larger companies with saying, “for now, I want to focus on making Yband with relatively cheap price for many patients to use it.” Translated the news report from: Korea Economic Daily (hankyung.com)

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  • An Announcement for the Winner of the Venture Rese..

    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.

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  • A KAIST Student Invented a Low-Cost 3D Printer: “T..

    A KAIST Student Invented a Low-Cost 3D Printer: “Terrific!” “I found out that there were so many inconvenient features on the previous 3D printers, so I decided to create a new one for people to use conveniently.” Seok-hyeon Seo (23-year old, Computer Science, KAIST), who is a college student and has succeeded on business by inventing the cheapest 3D printer, said, “A good product has to be easy to use for many people.” He also said, “If I improve the performance continuously, the product will not only cheap but also shows a good performance.” Last year, Mr. Seo, Sung-hyun Cho (22, Mechanical Engineering, KAIST), Jong-hoon Choi, Won-hee Kim (21, Mechanical Engnieering), and Dong-jin Kim (23, Oxford Univ.) has gained attention for inventing a 3D printer costs about 900,000 won, which is a quite cheap price. They received about 100 pre-orders for 3D printer before the release, and they founded a company called, ‘KAIDEA’. They entrusted the business management section to the professionals, so they are only focusing on the product development. As the order continues, KAIDEA is planning to increase the number of factories in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do during the first half of this year, and they are planning to make inroads into a larger market abroad, which is the expected the scale of 13.5 billion won in 2018. Mr. Seo said, “We have decided to leave the management part to the professionals since the beginning of designing the product.” He also said, “Since all of my friends are pursuing their own study, I think we made a right choice for the management part.” The idea of developing a low-cost 3D print came from ‘KAIST idea factory’. The idea factory is an open studio at trial, supported by the Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy, to help college students to perform an experiment and create a prototype with their creative idea. He said, “The idea factory made possible to develop a 3D printer.” He also said, “Because there are a number of equipment tools with additional financial support for materials, everyone can invent with their own ideas.” As for his future plan, he said, “I want to enter the graduate school in KAIST to study more after graduating next year,” and he show his ambition by saying, “I want to study more to give technological benefits to many people.”

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  • A Doctoral Student of KAIST Donates Scholarship to..

    Sang-Won Seo, a Ph.D. student at the Department of Computer Science at KAIST, recently donated USD 9,300 to the university to support joint degree programs with international universities. He received dual degrees himself for the Bachelor of Science both from KAIST and the Technical University of Berlin in Germany in 2009. Explaining his reason to donate, Sang-Won said, “I have always felt grateful for the support I received from KAIST during my study abroad. I’m glad for this opportunity to return to my alma mater what I have received.” In the picture below, Sang-Won Seo (fourth from the left) and his adviser Professor Seungryoul Maeng (to the right next to Seo) pose together holding the certificate of appreciation on January 14, 2015.

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  • Francisco Rojas, PhD student, received the Disting..

    KAIST Computer Science Ph.D. Student Francisco Arturo Rojas (http://mind.kaist.ac.kr/Francis) (age 32) who is advised by Professor Hyun S. Yang (http://mind.kaist.ac.kr/professor.php) since the spring of 2010 received the Distinguished Paper Award at the international CyberWorlds 2014 (http://www.cw2014.unican.es) conference which took place at the royal Magdalena Palace in Santander, Spain in October 6-8. He presented two full papers, and the paper that won the award was titled “Safe Navigation of Pedestrians in Social Groups in a Virtual Urban Environment”, which was additionally co-authored by the founder of PsyTech LLC (http://psychologicaltechnologies.com), Fernando Tarnogol, a licensed psychologist who with a hired team of developers created the city virtual environment with vehicular traffic for which the crowd simulation research work was applied. The crowd simulation featured in this paper is the most up-to-date extension of ongoing two-year research work at the Artificial Intelligence and Media Lab (http://mind.kaist.ac.kr/crowdsimulation.php) of KAIST in making non-playable virtual characters mimic how real people move together in real life in social formations, with previous versions published at conferences such as Computer Graphics International (CGI 2014) (http://rp-www.cs.usyd.edu.au/∼cgi14/program/papersessions.php) in Sydney, Virtual Reality Continuum and Its Applications in Industry (ACM SIGGRAPH VRCAI 2013) (http://www2.mae.cuhk.edu.hk/∼vrcai2013/program.html) in Hong Kong, and Computer Animation and Social Agents (CASA 2013) (http://www.cs.bilkent.edu.tr/∼casa2013/?p=schedulespeakers) in Istanbul. The crowd simulation realism results were positively evaluated by many individuals via the original Oculus Rift headset for developers. Furthermore, the virtual reality application itself for which the research is applied, called PHOBOS (http://phobos.psychologicaltechnologies.com), is actually meant to be a professional exposure therapy tool to be used by doctors for the treatment of many patients’ common phobias and anxiety disorders, such as fear of heights, flying, public speaking, being confined in closed or small spaces, crowds, and spiders, among others. Since October 7 there has been a crowd funding campaign by PsyTech LLC at INDIEGOGO (https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/phobos-anxiety-management-vr-platform) in order to continue development of the product which is currently in its early stages. So far the campaign has generated over $1300 for which Francisco himself is actually a stakeholder given his major research contribution to the project. The funding campaign will close on November 25 this year.

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  • [Alumni] Dr. Sun-Hwa Hahn Appointed as the New Pre..

    Dr. Sun-Hwa Hahn has been appointed as the new president of KISTI (Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information) on September 12, 2014. Dr. Hahn holds Bachelor of Science degrees in chemical engineering from Hanyang University and information engineering from SungKyunKwan University. After receiving her Master’s and Ph.D. degrees from the KAIST Computer Science department, she began working at KISTI in 1997 and served as the director of Knowledge Support Center and Information and SW Research Center. Starting January 2013, she has also held important leadership roles in the Association of Korean Woman Scientists & Engineers and Promotion Proclamation of the Citizens' Coalition for Scientific Society. We expect more success from her new role as the president of KISTI!

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  • Our Ph.D Graduate Appointed as an assistant profes..

    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!

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