Naver-KAIST foster AI experts together
Naver and Naver Business Platform (NBP) announced that they have signed a business agreement (MOU) with the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) to cultivate artificial intelligence (AI) experts and expand technology bases on May 15, 2020. The ceremony was held remotely using the LINE video meeting platform due to Corona 19. Naver plans to provide shopping images and question-and-answer data to the KAIST computer science department for research and technology development. In addition, they will provide Naver's cloud machine learning development platform 'NSML' and NBP's cloud-based GPU (graphic processing unit), and Naver researchers will give technical lectures to KAIST's computer science students as well. Seonghoon Kim, Naver Clover AI's lead manager, said, "We will continue to expand our support to further expand the domestic AI ecosystem through technological exchanges." Myung-Ho Kim, head of the Computer Science Department at KAIST, said, "We will work closely with Naver in cutting-edge AI education." https://biz.chosun.com/site/data/html_dir/2020/05/15/2020051502889.html...Read more
Junior high school students in Daejeon visited thr..
30 students from Munjeong Middle School math and science club and 25 students from Chungnam Girls' Middle School science club visited School of Computing through the Science and Exploration Laboratory University Visit Program organized by the Korea Women's Science and Technology Association (KWSE) on October 11 and 12. Students who visited this program listened to a seminar on the latest virtual reality technology (Professor Park Jin-ah) with the introduction of the School of Computing and had a mentoring session with college students....Read more
KAIST Convergence AMP program had the 15th entranc..
KAIST Convergence AMP program (KCAMP, supervisor Prof. Young Whan Kim) held the 15th entrance ceremony on September 4th. The reason CEOs continue to study is to be responsive to new trends and to have wider human networks. If so, a CEO program could be evaluated according to the contents of the curriculum and the composition of the study group. In this regard, the KCAMP is a prestigious program with a curriculum that is tailored to the tastes of corporate executives. The KCAMP program aims to be a distinguished CEO course by integrating KAIST’s capabilities as a global research-oriented university with the fields of management and humanities. It is known to have Korea’s best faculties, differentiated curriculum, diverse students, wide network with alumni, detailed learning support service, active support from KAIST and geographical advantages of Gangnam. The convergence of industries and the transition into a hyper-connected society made by novel technologies such as artificial intelligence, IoT, Big Data and 5G inform us that the fourth industrial revolution is emerging. The KCAMP course aims to educate CEOs who have to prepare for the era of the 4th industrial revolution and to foresee the big trends of industry and society. The KCAMP course aims to train convergence type leaders in preparation for the fourth industrial revolution era. The students were well suited for the convergence program. Among the 40 students were 15 representatives/officers of mid and small sized companies, 8 officers of large size companies, 6 from government and public institutions and 5 from finance, with some people from the media, lawyers and other professionals. The entrance ceremony was attended by more than 50 senior students who have completed the program. They welcomed and socialized with the new students, and organized monthly gathering of all students and alumni to form networks. Professor Kim, the manager of the program, emphasized that KCAMP is striving to become a platform for industry-university cooperation through his speech in the ceremony. He proposed specific directions for development such as linking KAIST students and companies for recruitment, conducting joint research and projects between KAIST and companies and training human resources. KCAMP is a 19-week long program. Upon completion of the program in next January, students of the 15th cycle will be able to participate in various projects held in KAIST and utilize advanced research facilities as KAIST alumni....Read more
KAIST Computer Graphics enters world top 20
KAIST became the first Korean university to have one of the world’s top 20 Computer Graphics research institutes, based on the number of papers published in the last 2 years in the top 3 CG conferences. KAIST School of Computing undergraduate CG lecture professors (CS380, by professors Min H. Kim, Jinah Park, and Sungeui Yoon) participated in a survey to mark this occasion. The survey was presented at Eurographics 2017, one of the top 3 graphics conferences alongside ACM SIGGRAPH and SIGGRAPH Asia. The presentation contained content from Prof. Kim’s undergraduate level lecture, which can be found at http://vclab.kaist.ac.kr/cs380/. We extend our most sincere congratulations. [Reference] [Reference] “What we are teaching in Introduction to Computer Graphics”, Balreira, Dennis G.; Walter, Marcelo; Fellner, Dieter W., Proc. Eurographics 2017, The Eurographics Association, http://diglib.eg.org/handle/10.2312/eged20171019 [Eurographics Presentation] http://wiki.inf.ufrgs.br/What_we_are_Teaching_in_Introduction_to_Computer_Graphics...Read more
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...Read more
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...Read more
Mutual exchange agreement on cyber security traini..
The following link is the newspaper article of a mutual exchange agreement of cyber security training and education between KAIST and National Security Research Institute on July 11, 2016: http://www.daejonilbo.com/news/newsitem.asp?pk_no=1221438 The supported program of this agreement is under the lead of the School of Computing at KAIST....Read more
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....Read more
IT Women Engineers Talk Concert
2016 KAIST-TUIT Collaboration Program Completion C..
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....Read more
GPU-based Accelerated Computing and Deep Learning ..
There was a GPU-based Accelerated Computing and Deep Learning Special Practice Session in Room #102, N1 in for the students of CS380 (Introduction to Computer Graphics) and SoC students. - Title: GPU-based Accelerated Computing and Deep Learning - Lecturer: Yoo Hyun Gon, General Manager of NVIDIA Korea (Solution Architect) - About: 1) Introduce CUDA and OpenACC programming 2) Deep learning modeling practice using DIGITS, a GPU-based Deep Learning tool - Date and Time: 7~9 PM on June 1st, 2016 - Location: N1 Room #102...Read more
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...Read more
2016 Student Workshop on SW Intensive Program
On last Friday (February 25th), the School of Computing opened ‘Student Workshop on SW Intensive Program’ in Deogyusan Resort, Muju to encourage interactions between students and participating faculties; creating and reviewing individual student’s progress and portfolio; and exchanging industrial-educational information among participating institutions....Read more
Industrial-educational cooperation agreement betwe..
On last Wednesday (February 24th), the School of Computing made an industrial-educational cooperation agreement between KAIST and EXEM, Co., Ltd for the cooperative R&D on big data operation.....Read more
2016 KAIST Robot Programming IT Camp
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....Read more
Student Yunseok Jang received Preparatory Associat..
The School of Computing student, Yunseok Jang, have received a preparatory association award among the distinguished graduate students of 2016. Congratulations for receiving the award....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
New faculty announcement： Professor Sang Kil Cha
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....Read more
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)....Read more
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...Read more
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....Read more
Google’s 2015 Global PhD Fellows Award
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/...Read more
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...Read more
2015 LG CNS Hackathon Award Winner
Three undergraduate students of KAIST School of Computing (Sera Lee, Yong-sun Lee, and Hyeon-Gi Jeon; entered college in '11) have won the second prize from the '2015 LG CNS Hackathon', held for two days (24-hour straight) from August 21st, in the undergraduates’ section, participating as ‘Team Tripuler’. There were 136 participants (44 teams) — 93 employees from LG CNS (32 teams) and 43 undergraduate students (12 teams). Using the project they performed from the class 'Computer Science Project', Team Tripuler participated the competition with the subject, 'Travel recommendation system based on the user’s calendar'. The Team Tripuler’s proposed service, Tripuler (Trip ＋ Scheduler), analyzes the user’s calendar, and recommends the best place to travel in the spare time, with the direction to the destination and the weather forecast. Applying the criteria of creativity, completeness, marketability, and the possibility of social contributions, the first evaluation from judging committee members in the firm evaluated the system, and the second evaluation by presentation and demo, from LG CNS directors and college professors, the Team Tripuler won the second prize among the undergraduate teams. Congratulations on winning the award....Read more
Computer Science Returns… The Average Entrance Sco..
A rapidly increasing number of people prefer Computer Science and Engineering to medical school. More than a half of the students taking KAIST SW courses are not majoring in Computer Science and Engineering. Taewon Seo (Professor of Computer Science and Engineering in Korea University) are teaching his students how to handle computer hardware. By Kyung-hoon Shin (nicerpeter＠hankyung.com) A Digital Logic Design course teaches how computer software operates a hardware device. On April 26th in Korea University, 11 students of total 92 students enrolled as an elective (non-major); they are majoring in Business Management, Statistics, and Korean Language & Literature. In-Sung Kim (23), majoring in Business Management, made a perfect score in this course. Kim said, “I took this course because I think it is important to have a deep understanding of computers to work in IT and software companies in the future.” Taeweon Suh, the professor of the Computer Science and Engineering who teaches this course said, “There were no students taking this course as an elective,” and “The number of students interested in computer software is increasing.” As more students are interested in computer software, the computer-related majors are also getting a favorite major for students. The minimum score to enter the computer-related majors for top universities has increased, and there was a “registration war” on computer courses as many students wanted to take the computer courses. Computer Science students in KAIST have doubled. Computer Science and Engineering in Korea University is one of the top schools to enter among the college of science in Korea. According to the analysis result from Jongro private institute, the rank of the Computer Science and Engineering in Korea University has risen five places from 11th place out of 22 schools in 2012 to 6th place today. In addition, the Computer Science in Yonsei University also has risen from 16th place to 6th out of 26 schools this year. The number of people who wants to enter software-related schools has also increased. The competition rate of the Computer Science and Engineering in Korea University has been increased from 3.1:1 to 5.4:1, and the Computer Science in Yonsei Universty has been increased from 2.7:1 to 3.7:1 for a year. Every year, KAIST admits students without assigning any major, and let them choose them a major on sophomore. From 2004 to 2010, the number of students who choose Computer Science (currently the School of Computing) was below 50, but 69 students applied Computer Science last year, and 76 students chosen Computer Science this year. In addition, as the number of students who withdraw their application for the Computer Science and Engineering of Seoul National University to apply for other majors, such as a medical school, has been decreased, and the acceptance rate of the application has increased from 70％ to 93％. Professor Kunsoo Park, the head of the Computer Science and Engineering of Seoul National University, said, “There are also a number of students who have chosen the Computer Science and Engineering and withdrew the admission of the medical school.” The minimum score to enter the Computer Science has increased because people believe that majoring computer-related field have an advantage of getting a job as industries demands more software technicians. Last year, the employment rate of the people who graduated from the Computer Science of Yonsei University was 80.8％, which is higher than the total employment rate, 64.1％. Also, the employment rate of the people who graduated from the Computer Science and Engineering of Korea University was 80％, which is 10％ points higher than the total employment rate, 69.3％. An increasing number of students who take computer classes as an elective As the number of people who want to learn programming increases, a number of people register the Computer Science classes, including the major courses. In 2012, the enrollment rate of the students who take computer programming courses as an elective was 9％, but in this semester, the rate has increased to 55％. More than a half of the students in Computer Science courses, such as “Data Structures,” in the first semester of this year in KAIST take the course as an elective. Profess Doo-Hwan Bae, the head of the School of Computing said, “Two classes for each course was enough for students before, but even four classes per course is not enough today.” In Korea University, after enforcing the rule that forbids to take “C Programming” as an elective, non-Computer Science students even made appointments with professors to make an exception for taking the Computer Science courses as electives. According to the school, there were various reasons for taking Computer Science courses as an elective; a student majoring in business management wanted to learn programming for startup in the future, and another student wanted to learn it would be beneficial to get a job. Therefore, the department of the Computer Science and Technology of Korea University decided to admit the half of the upcoming students from liberal arts division. One possible reason non-Computer Science students want to take Computer Science classes is that there are many ways to apply software technology, such programming, into various fields of study. Soo Yeon Lee (21 year-old, majoring in Statistics in Korea University) said, “I am taking Computer Science courses because I am interested in analyzing combined field of Statistics and Artificial Intelligence.” By Hyung Joo Oh / Tae Hoon Kim, ohj＠hankyung.com...Read more
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....Read more
The Academic Exchange Agreement with the Innopolis..
Dear students of School of Computing in KAIST; Please be advised that the School of Computing of KAIST has recently made the Academic Exchange Agreement with the Innopolis University in Russia. Through the Agreement, undergraduate or graduate students are able to take courses and the corresponding credits at Innopolis University for one or two semesters. You may visit at the department office to see the full contents of the Agreement. Thank you....Read more