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  • Prof. In-Young Ko was inaugurated as the 18th pres..

    Prof. In-Young Ko at the School of Computing was inaugurated as the 18th president of the KIISE Software Engineering Society on May 1, 2022. The KIISE Software Engineering Society is Korea's best academic organization in the field of software engineering. It was established in 1987 with the purpose of contributing to the nation's development by promoting academic, educational, and technological development related to software engineering. So far, the Software Engineering Society has provided a venue for active and systematic sharing of software engineering-related theories, experiences, and technologies among members in the field of software engineering at universities, research institutes, corporations, and government institutions. In particular, it hosts various events for software engineers such as the Korea Conference on Software Engineering (KCSE), summer short lectures, invited seminars, and evenings for software engineers, and regularly publishes newsletters. Professor Ko plans to make efforts to revitalize related events and activities in the post-corona era and the internationalization of the Software Engineering Society while serving as president for a two-year term.

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  • Professor Meeyoung Cha received the Minister's Com..

    Professor Meeyoung Cha of the KAIST School of Computing received the Minister's Commendation from the Ministry of Science and ICT on the 55th Science Day. KAIST SoC Professor Meeyoung Cha (in concurrent position with the Institute of Basic Science) was recognized for her contribution to active research works to solve social problems through science and technology, such as developing a leading AI technology that detects fake information and applying it to real cases such as customs tax evasion screening and the corona infodemic problem. Professor Cha's research team's customs tax evasion screening technology was distributed free of charge to the developing countries of the World Customs Organization (WCO). Also, the COVID-19 fact check campaign was spread to 50,000 people in 151 countries to prevent the infodemic. In recognition of her work, Professor Cha was invited to present the campaign at the 4th Infodemic Management Conference, an international academic conference hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO). Presentation Video Link Congratulations on your award. Reference Article: https://news.kaist.ac.kr/news/html/news/?mode=V&mng_no=20150

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  • Designing a service robot that can interpret human..

    Reference article: https://zdnet.co.kr/view/?no=20220421180134 "Making a service robot that can interpret human emotions with AI" This is an interview with Professor Sung-Eui Yoon and Professor Sungho Cho from the KAIST School of Computing. ■ A service robot that assists by understanding human behavior KAIST SoC Professor Sung-Eui Yoon and Professor Sungho Jo jointly conducted research on ‘Robot social interaction technology’. The key to this technology is understanding human behavior and assisting humans using the camera on the robot. Existing robots were limited to performing specific tasks, but these robots have the advantage of being able to help in more diverse situations. Professor Yoon explained, “Robots are interesting at first, but the more you use them, the more you discover the shortcomings of their simplicity." “The goal of our research with KT is to address these shortcomings and create a robot that can cope with various environments,” he added. Prof. Sung-Eui Yoon Robots equipped with social interaction technology can predict human behavior to help with tasks. Professor Yoon explained this using a cooking robot as an example. He said, “When cooking, the existing robots could only help when we cook according to a set scenario. However, with social interaction technology, robots can help even if we change the order of operations.” Professor Jo explained that robot social interaction technology can be applied to all service robots. “The technology can be applied to all robots that serve people,” he said. “For now, we are developing a robot according to general situations, and when there is a specific application case, it will be optimized and released as a product.” Prof. Sungho Jo Professors Yoon and Jo consider a robot that can recognize human emotions as the final stage of robot social interaction technology. Professor Yoon said, “Current technology has broadened the set of robots' actions by recognizing human behavior. If research in related fields continues, it is possible to create a service robot that can read people's emotional state and respond accordingly."

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  • VPlusLab, founded by Professor Moonzoo Kim, offers..

    Professor Moonzoo Kim of KAIST School of Computing VPlusLab, founded by KAIST Professor Moonzoo Kim, who is well-known for introducing CROWN 2.0 which is an automated testing tool developed based on world-class AI-based automatic testing technology, announced that it will provide free testing seminars and consultations until April of this year. With the 4th industrial revolution, a number of solutions to increase work efficiency and daily convenience are being launched. Software is the key to the evolution of these technologies. Autonomous driving, which is leading the mobility innovation, is already entering our daily life and is expected to bring various changes. However, there has been rising concern regarding the physical limit for humans to inspect all program codes manually. In response to such interest, VPlusLab is gaining its attention with CROWN 2.0, a 100% automatic software testing tool using AI. In August last year, VPlusLab expanded its office and moved to Pangyo Techno Valley from Daejeon KAIST. It is seeking to grow into a leading company in the field of automatic software testing by utilizing the infrastructure and network of Pangyo Techno Valley. By participating in the 2022 Korean Software Engineering Conference as a sponsor for “Software Engineering Technology for Reliable Artificial Intelligence”, it continues to prove its competence externally through company PR booths and research papers. VPlusLab plans to provide free software testing seminars and consultations to companies that wish to improve software quality by utilizing its long-time accumulated technical know-how and excellent doctoral expertise. Companies can apply for a visiting seminar through the representative e-mail on the official website of VPlusLab until April 2022.

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  • Professor Shin Yoo appointed as the General Chair ..

    Professor Shin Yoo of the School of Computing at KAIST has been appointed as the General Chair of the 2022 International Symposium on Search Based Software Engineering (SSBSE) to be held in November this year. SSBSE celebrates its 14th anniversary this year as an international symposium where experts in the so-called search-based software engineering field gather to solve software engineering problems using metaheuristics and evolutionary computation techniques. SSBSE 2022 will be co-hosted in Singapore in November with the ACM Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE), one of the highly recognized conferences in the field of software engineering. https://ssbse.info/

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  • KAIST signs an MoU with Busan Metropolitan City to..

    On March 3rd, KAIST decided to establish Auto-ID Labs Korea (Center Director: Professor Daeyoung Kim) in Centum City, Busan, and signed an MoU with Busan Metropolitan City. Auto-ID Labs are an international joint research network for Internet of Things and are composed of premier universities from 6 countries - KAIST, MIT, Cambridge, ETH Zurich/St. Gallen, Fudan, Keio. It is a primary research partner of GS1, a non-profit international organization for developing and maintaining standards. The term Internet of Things was introduced by the Auto-ID Center in 1999 for the first time to the world. http://autoidlabs.org Relevant article : https://busanmbc.co.kr/article/blT21U9obk-N-AQu_

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  • 「MICCAI 2025」Holing Medical Image Computing and In..

    MICCAI 2025 General Co-Chairs: Professor Jinah Park, School of Computing, KAIST The 28th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention (MICCAI 2025), a major international conference in the fields of medical imaging, artificial intelligence, and medical robot intervention, has been confirmed to be hosted in Daejeon, Korea. The MICCAI International Academic Event is the largest and the most prominent international conference in the medical technology field, held annually by continental tour, and is held for the first time in Korea. About 2,000 domestic and foreign experts will give presentations and join the workshops, challenges, tutorials, and exhibitions about the latest research on medical imaging technologies that encompass medical image processing, artificial intelligence, medical robotics, telemedicine, computer-assisted diagnosis, and so on. In particular, a special program will be prepared which KAIST-related laboratories are participating in, in Daejeon, 2025. MICCAI 2025 Co-Chairs are Professor Jin-ah Park of School of Computing, KAIST, professor Polina Golland of College of Engineering, MIT, and professor Jong-hyo Kim of Medical School, Seoul National University. For successful hosting, the Korean Medical Societies Advisory Board is organized cooperating 4 major domestic societies: the Korean Society for Medical Imaging and Information Science, the Korean Society of Medical and Biomedical Engineering, the Korean Medical Robotics Society, and the Korean Society of Radiology. With full support from Daejeon Metropolitan City, about 40 researchers from 11 countries around the world are participating in the organizing committee and they plan to prepare international events under the themes of "From Concept to Clinical" and "Pan-Asian Connection". Related Articles : http://www.daejonilbo.com/news/newsitem.asp?pk_no=1500026 https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20211226020600063?section=news http://www.dailycc.net/news/articleView.html?idxno=669117

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  • ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional..

    ACM ICFP 2021 (The 26th ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming), which Prof. Sukyoung Ryu is the General Chair, will take place on August 22 to 27, 2021 online. ACM ICFP is a flagship conference in the field of programming languages hosted by ACM, and is one of the top conferences designated by the Korean Information Science Society. Detail information can be found in the following web page: https://icfp21.sigplan.org

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  • Professor Euijin Lee(School of Computing, KAIST) a..

    Professor Ui-Jin Lee of School of Computing, KAIST has been appointed as the Program Chair for the ACM UbiComp (International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing), which will be held online from September 21-26, and will be in charge of the organization of the academic program. The ACM UbiComp conference is the international academic conference of the highest authority sharing researches on the design, development, demonstration, and understanding of ubiquitous computing systems for next-generation computing environments including mobile, wearables, Internet of Things (IoT), and virtual/augmented reality (AR/VR). This year, the 30th anniversary of the declaration of the vision of “Ubiquitous Computing”, in commemoration of Dr. Mark Weiser, a pioneer in the field, major scholars such as Professor Gregory Abowd of Northwestern University will discuss “the direction of future research”. Various academic exchange programs such as presentation of more than 230 papers, 38 posters/demos, 11 workshops, 4 tutorials, and doctoral symposiums will be held online. Professor Euijin Lee has published the largest number of papers as a Korean at the ACM UbiComp conference and was appointed as the chair of the program in 2021 based on his contribution to the ubiquitous computing field for a long time. UbiComp Conference website: https://www.ubicomp.org/ubicomp2021/

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  • Urban green space brings happiness when money can'..

    This is an article of the research done by professor Mi-Young Cha of School of Computing, showing that the more developed economies, the greater effect of green spaces in the city on the happiness of citizens. Yonhap News (Kor.) : https://www.yna.co.kr/view/AKR20210608046400063?input=1195m Edaily (Kor.) : https://www.edaily.co.kr/news/read?newsId=02200886629079752&mediaCodeNo=257&OutLnkChk=Y Science Daily : Urban green space affects citizens' happiness Phys.org : Urban green space brings happiness when money can’t buy it anymore

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  • Editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Sof..

    Prof. Sukyoung Ryu, a faculty member of the School of Computing, KAIST, has been appointed as an editorial board member of IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering (TSE) starting from April 2021. TSE is the top journal in software engineering, and one of two SCI journals in software engineering, along with ACM Transactions on Software Engineering and Methodology (TOSEM). TSE has an impact factor of 6.11 in JCR 2019 and is currently ranked at the 6th place by Google Scholar among the Software Systems conferences and journals.

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  • Dr. Seung-Hwan Baek (Advisor: Prof. Min H. Kim), a..

    On February 16, 2021, Dr. Seung-Hwan Baek (Advisor: Professor Min H. Kim) of our School was awarded the Grand Prize in the IT category for the 10th Excellent Dissertation Award from the S-OIL Science and Culture Foundation. The award winners were selected based on their academic papers published in outstanding international journals during their doctoral degrees. This award is jointly conferred to the doctoral student who has published a number of excellent theses and his/her advisor. Dr. Seung-Hwan Baek and Prof. Min H. Kim were highly recognized for their computational imaging technology using lightwave characteristics, especially in the field of computer graphics/computer vision. Dr. Baek is currently serving as a postdoc researcher at Princeton University, so his mother attended the award ceremony in place. Under the auspices of the S-OIL Science and Culture Foundation, the Korean Academy of Sciences and Technology runs the S-Oil Awards Project to encourage young scientists who are devoting themselves to research in the fields of basic science and engineering. It contributes to the promotion of science and technology development and the cultivation of outstanding scientific talents who will become the leaders of our society for the next generation. The awards ceremony was organized by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, the Association of Korean University Presidents, and the S-Oil Science and Culture Foundation. Congratulations.

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  • A new faculty member, Professor Minhyuk Sung, appo..

    Professor Minhyuk Sung has been appointed to our School as of January 1, 2021. Professor Sung received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2019 and worked as a researcher at Adobe Research before joining KAIST. His major research fields are machine learning, computer graphics, computer vision, and geometry processing. https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=618&kind=faculty&menu=160 https://mhsung.github.io/ [Main Work] Supervised Fitting of Geometric Primitives to 3D Point Clouds Lingxiao Li*, Minhyuk Sung*, Anastasia Dubrovina, Li Yi, and Leonidas Guibas (* equal contribution) CVPR 2019 (Oral) Deep Functional Dictionaries: Learning Consistent Semantic Structures on 3D Models from Functions Minhyuk Sung, Hao Su, Ronald Yu, and Leonidas Guibas NeurIPS 2018 ComplementMe: Weakly-Supervised Component Suggestions for 3D Modeling Minhyuk Sung, Hao Su, Vladimir G. Kim, Siddhartha Chaudhuri, and Leonidas Guibas SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 Welcome to our School, Professor Sung!

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  • Selected as new members of The National Academy of..

    (left: Professor Sue Bok Moon, right: Professor Alice Oh) Professor Sue Bok Moon was selected as a full member of The National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and Professor Alice Oh as a new foreign member. The National Academy of Engineering of Korea discovers/prefers excellent engineers/technologists who have made remarkable achievements in engineering/technology development in academia, industry, or national institutions. It is an institution that aims to contribute to standing and creative engineering/technology development by conducting academic research, supporting projects related to engineering/technology, and participating in international exchange cooperation projects. Congratulations to Professor Moon and Professor Oh.

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  • Professor Sang-Gil Cha won the ACM Distinguished P..

    Professor Sang-Gil Cha from our School won the ACM Distinguished Paper Award for his paper ‘Boosting Fuzzer Efficiency: An Information Theoretic Perspective’ at the FSE 2020 conference, the best academic conference in the software field. Professor Cha received the same award from ACM in 2014, and this gives him the honor of winning the award twice. The work was done through collaboration between the Cyber Security Research Center, where Professor Cha is serving as the head, and Professor Marcel Bohme of Monash University. The tool developed through this joint research has been certified as the best performing tool in the FuzzBench site hosted by Google. KAIST Cyber ​​Security Research Center is gaining stronger leadership to develop and commercialize the world's advanced security technologies. The center has achieved remarkable growth in the recent 10th anniversary of its establishment.

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  • The Most Powerful AI Course from KAIST Professor J..

    This is the press release published by Maekyung Press, "The Most Powerful AI Class from KAIST Professor Jin Hyung Kim," written by Professor Jin Hyung Kim, Emeritus Professor of the KAIST School of Computing. Please refer to the attached file for the press release. (The document is only available in Korean)

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  • KAIST-SKT signed an agreement on corona infection ..

    This is an article on the recent agreement between KAIST and SKT to prevent the spread of the coronavirus using the PreSPI solution developed by Professor Dong-Soo Han in our school. Source: Korea Economic Daily (https://www.hankyung.com/it/article/2020110871301) KAIST and SK Telecom are commercializing a system that can prevent the spread of COVID-19. Using a smartphone as a black box, it is possible to can check the traveled paths of confirmed cases and whether there was contact with others nearby. On November 8th, KAIST announced that it has signed a business agreement with SK Telecom for the development and commercialization of “PreSPI,” a management solution for preventing the spread of COVID-19. PreSPI is a system that analyzes various signal information from the satellite positioning system (GPS), Wi-Fi, wireless LAN, and base stations to determine whether a COVID-19 confirmed person was in contact with his/her neighbors. This solution applies the concept of a black box and stores the user's location information in the smartphone storage for two weeks. As this information is not disclosed outside and is discarded after two weeks, there is no fear of personal privacy exposure. It is also possible to report the risk of infection to nearby people by analyzing the pathways of confirmed cases and self-quarantine cases. Experimental results showed that the system can distinguish the contact distance between a confirmed patient and a nearby person at the level of 2-3m. When a user is confirmed or self-quarantined, the information stored in the smartphone storage device is transmitted to the server. Based on this transmitted information and the information stored in the nearby smartphones, the risk of infection is quantified by taking into account the degree and duration of path overlap. PreSPI users around the confirmed cases can check their risk of infection in a number ranging from 1 to 100 through the smartphone application. SK Telecom and KAIST plan to commercialize the PreSPI solution next year. Professor Dong-Soo, who developed this solution, said, "An epidemiological investigator who needs to track down the traveled paths of confirmed cases can obtain the pathway information using the solution. Choi Nak-hoon, head of SK Telecom's Industrial Data Business Unit, said, "We will present a solution that helps improve public safety and protect privacy from the COVID-19 threat."

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  • [Officer Pyo's Chief of Case] ​​Investigation Rese..

    On Friday, October 16th, Professor Heung Kyu Lee of our School appeared at the TV show "JTBC Officer Pyo's Investigation Research Institute" at 4:30 PM to participate in a Q&A session on the state-of-the-art Deepfake technology and its problematic consequences in our society.

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  • Professor Min H. Kim elected as Co-Chair for ACM S..

    KAIST CS Professor Min H. Kim has been elected as Co-chair for ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Technical Communications & Posters. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia is one of the leading academic conferences hosted by SIGGRAPH, which is ACM's computer graphics expert group, and is the world's leading graphics conference together with ACM SIGGRAPH. All papers from ACM SIGGRAPH Asia will be published in ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG), the leading journal in the field. For reference, ACM TOG has an Impact Factor of 6.495, which is the top among all journals published by ACM. Professor Min H. Kim served as Associate Editor of ACM TOG Journal from 2014 to 2017 for three years and has been working as a Technical Paper Committee member of ACM SIGGRAPH Asia for the past three years. ACM SIGGRAPH Asia 2020 Virtual Conference website: https://sa2020.siggraph.org/

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  • Outstanding Faculty Awards and Special Awards in c..

    Prof. Min H. Kim, Prof. Juho Kim, Prof. Moonzoo Kim (from left) Prof. Brent Byunghoon Kang, Prof. Sukyoung Ryu, Prof. In-Young Ko (from left) In commemoration of the 49th anniversary of KAIST, Outstanding Faculty Awards and Special Awards were rewarded to faculty members who have excellent academic, educational, and research achievements or have greatly contributed to the institute's development. CS professors received the following awards. [Academic, Education, Achievement Division] Professor Min H. Kim received the Academic Award (Selection Criteria: a faculty member who has published the best academic paper or a thesis with a high citation in the last one year or has published numerous papers in renowned academic journals). Professor Juho Kim received the Creative Lecture Award (Selection Criteria: a faculty member who contributed significantly to the institute's teaching methodology through the use of original and advanced teaching methods). Professor Kim Moonzoo Kim received the Outstanding Lecture Award (Selection Criteria: a faculty member with outstanding lecture evaluation for the past one year) [Research Division] Professor Brent Byunghoon Kang received the International Joint Research Award (Selection Criteria: a research group that produced excellent research achievements by conducting interdisciplinary international joint research). [International Cooperation Division] Professor Sukyoung Ryu received the International Cooperation Award (Selection Criteria: a faulty member with excellent performance in international education, research program operation and participation). [Special Award] Professor In-Young Ko received the LINKGENESIS Best-Teacher Award (Selection Criteria: a faculty member who contributed to cultivating individuals with KAIST Core Values, which are Creativity, Challenge, and Care). [Songam Futuristic Research Excellence Award] Prof. Juho Kim received the Song-Am Futuristic Research Excellence Award (Selection Criteria: a faculty member with the potential to contribute to the development of KAIST and College of Engineering with outstanding research achievement among assistant professors within five years of appointment). Congratulations on the awards.

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  • Prof. Sukyoung Ryu is appointed as general chair o..

    Prof. Sukyoung Ryu in dept. of computer science at KAIST is appointed as general chair of ACM SIGPLAN International Conference on Functional Programming (ICFP) 2021. ICFP is one of the top conferences in the field of programming languages ​​with a history of 25 years, and is the CORE A* conference. Prof. Ryu will be in charge of the 26th ICFP conference held in August next year, and the conference will be held either at KAIST or online according to the situation of COVID-19.

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  • Prof. Sunghee Choi received Test of Time Award in ..

    Prof. Sunghee Choi in KAIST School of Computing was appointed as a recipient of the Test of Time Award in Computational Geometry: Theory and Applications (CGTA), a representative journal in the field of computational geometry. The awarded paper is titled “The power crust, unions of balls, and the medial axis transform” (CGTA, Volume 19, Issue 2-3, July 2001, Pages 127-153). Dr. Jörg-Rüdiger Sack, CGTA Editorial-in-chief, said that the CGTA Editorial Board decided to award the paper with an overwhelming margin. Prof. Nina Amenta, Dr. Ravi Kolluri, and Prof. Sunghee Choi, co-authors of this paper, will receive a prize of 2500$ together.

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  • Dr. Yunho Kim was appointed as an assistant profes..

    Dr. Yunho Kim, a Research Assistant Professor in SW Testing & Verification (SWTV) group in our department, was appointed as an assistant professor in the computer software department of Hanyang University in September 2020. He received his Ph.D. (Advisor: Prof. Moonzoo Kim) from our school in 2017 and he had published many papers in top international conferences including ICSE, FSE, and ASE, and also in top journals including IEEE TSE, ACM TOSEM. He received the best paper award in ICST 2018. Dr. Kim received his bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in KAIST.

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  • Professor Sung-Ju Lee was appointed as a technical..

    Professor Sung-Ju Lee was appointed to serve as the Technical Program Chair in 2021 ACM MobiCom: International Conference on Mobile Computing and Networking. The Mobile Academic Conference was established in 1995 and is a top academic conference covering all research on mobile computing including wireless networks and communications, applications and services, and mobile data science. Many scholars and entrepreneurs from the related fields all over the world participate in the competition and less than 20 percent of the submitted papers will be selected and published. The conference is ranked as the top authoritative conference in the field. Professor Lee is a representative researcher in the field of wireless mobile computing system design. He also serves as a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and in 2014, he successfully served as the General Chair of the same conference ACM MobiCom. In recognition of his contributions to the field of mobile computers and networks for a long time, he became chair of the program in 2021 again. Prof. Lee said, "This conference will be continued to maintain the best tradition of the society, comprehensively reflect new research in various fields of mobile computing, and make a program that combines theoretical robustness and high technology transfer potential." The 27th ACM MobiCom will be held in New Orleans, the USA in October next year.

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  • Professor Sue B. Moon was appointed as a new membe..

    On June 28th, Professor Sue B. Moon in the KAIST School of Computing was appointed as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology (PACST). The PACST is a Presidential advisory body for the innovation of national science and technology in Korea. The newly commissioned members have been elected with consideration of various factors, such as expertise and research achievements in science and technology, policy experience, and the ratio of industry, academia, and research records. Professor Moon was recognized as a leader of cybersecurity who has led the establishment of the national cybersecurity management system standard as the first generation of domestic computer science. Congratulations on her appointment as a member of the residential Advisory Council on Science and Technology in Korea.

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  • Professor Joyce Jiyoung Whang was appointed as an ..

    Professor Joyce Jiyoung Whang was appointed as an assistant professor in our school on July 1, 2020! She received her Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin in December 2015. Her research interests include data mining, big data analytics, data intelligence, and graph mining. She leads the Big Data Intelligence laboratory and more detail can be found in the following link. https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=605&kind=faculty&menu=160 https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/research/labView?sn=109&menu=64 Welcome, Professor Whang!

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  • Research on the Million Follower Fallacy Receives ..

    Professor Meeyoung Cha’s research investigating the correlation between the number of followers on social media and its influence was re-highlighted after 10 years of publication of the paper. Saying that her research is still as relevant today as the day it was published 10 years ago, the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) presented Professor Cha from the School of Computing with the Test of Time Award during the 14th International Conference on Web and Social Media (ICWSM) held online June 8 through 11. In her 2010 paper titled ‘Measuring User Influence in Twitter: The Million Follower Fallacy,’ Professor Cha proved that number of followers does not match the influential power. She investigated the data including 54,981,152 user accounts, 1,963,263,821 social links, and 1,755,925,520 Tweets, collected with 50 servers. The research compares and illustrates the limitations of various methods used to measure the influence a user has on a social networking platform. These results provided new insights and interpretations of the influencer selection algorithm used to maximize the advertising impact on big social networking platforms. The research also looked at how long an influential user was active for, and whether the user could freely cross the borders between fields and be influential on different topics as well. By analyzing cases of who becomes an influencer when new events occur, it was shown that a person could quickly become an influencer using several key tactics, unlike what was previously claimed by the ‘accidental influential theory’. Professor Cha explained, “At the time, data from social networking platforms did not receive much attention in computer science, but I remember those all-nighters I pulled to work on this project, fascinated by the fact that internet data could be used to solve difficult social science problems. I feel so grateful that my research has been endeared for such a long time.” Professor Cha received both her undergraduate and graduate degrees from KAIST, and conducted this research during her postdoctoral course at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. She now also serves as a chief investigator of a data science group at the Institute for Basic Science (IBS). (END)

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  • Professor Tae-Kyun Kim was appointed as an associa..

    Professor Tae-Kyun Kim was appointed as an associate professor in the computer science department of KAIST on June 1, 2020. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge in 2008. His research interests lie in computer vision and machine learning. Detail information can be found in the following link. https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=588&kind=faculty&menu=160 Welcome, Professor Kim!

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