Dr. Sung-Hyon Myaeng is currently a professor of Computer Science Department and the head of Web Science & Technology Division at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He is also the Director of KAIST-Microsoft Research Collaboration Center (KMCC). Previously he was on the faculty at Syracuse University, USA, where he was granted tenure in 1994. He earned his MS and Ph. D. from Southern Methodist University, Texas, USA in 1985 and 1987, respectively.
His research has been in the intersection between lexical & semantic aspects in natural language processing and unconventional search techniques in information retrieval, currently focusing on various text mining problems such as human experience mining, trend analysis, & open information extraction with mobile and context-aware applications. He recently published the book “Experiential Knowledge Mining”.
He has served on program committees of many reputable international conferences in the areas of information retrieval, natural language processing, and Word Wide Web, including his role as a co-program chair for ACM SIGIR, 2002 and 2008. In 2008, he won an award from Microsoft Research, based on global competition for the RFP ‘Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics’. Recently in 2011, he received an outstanding faculty contribution award from KAIST for increasing its visibility through his international activities.