Jeon Gil-Nam ˝Korea is losing the global Internet ..
Hankyung interview Jeon Gil-Nam, an honorary professor at KAIST, who was the ‘leading role of opening the Internet' 40 years ago Even though Korea is a leader in IT, our companies only target the domestic market. The Korean government has to encourage start-ups to target overseas from the starting point. If Korea wants to win the Nobel Prize, people should try many other awards. We need a system engineering approach to foster talented people like Professor Heo Jun. In May 1982, the computer development office in the Korea Electronics Technology Research Institute (formerly the Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute) in Gumi, Gyeongsangbuk-do, was so tense that even the sound of breath was barely heard. When the word "SNUCOM," which means Seoul National University computer, appeared on the monitor, the researchers clapped their hands and cheered. It was a message from the Seoul National University laboratory, 250 kilometers away from Gumi. It is the first 'moment of Internet connection' in Korea. It was the second time in the world after the United States. The person who led the project is Jeon Gil-Nam, an honorary professor at KAIST, who is ‘the father of the Korean Internet.' Jeon, who was born in Japan, graduated from Osaka University and received a doctoral degree in system engineering from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Jeon worked as a researcher at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory before he decided to return to Korea in 1979 at the age of 36. Professor Jeon started the history of Korea's Internet and laid the cornerstone for a leap forward as an Internet powerhouse today. He was also the only Korean to be inducted into the Internet Hall of Fame in 2012. This year is the 40th anniversary of the Internet's opening. Professor Jeon, who was met at his home in Hongeun-dong, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul last week, said, "Korea is an Internet powerhouse, but it is not playing a leading role globally. Domestic Internet companies should also look beyond Korea to the world." ▷How does it feel to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the opening of the Korean Internet? "In fact, in the 1980s, I didn't think we would develop this much. It was a difficult time to live in Korea. At that time, international organizations such as UNESCO mentioned the Philippines and Thailand in addition to Japan, as countries where computer networking is possible within a few years. Some in our government and academia also claimed it was "useless research," but we pushed ahead. But there's something I'm sad about right now. In the 1980s, we were one of the leading countries in the telecommunications sector, but now I don't think so. The United States, the United Kingdom, France, and Germany are leading the field.” ▷ Still, isn't Korea's Internet speed the best in the world? "It's not that important to have the best speed. If we're going to say that we're using the Internet well, we have to act as leaders. Korea is no longer included in the discussion of global Internet governance (management system). Not only engineers can do it, but we all have to work together. I don't think we handled the side effects of the Internet well. We could not properly deal with security and malicious comments since we focused only on the development part. ▷Domestic Internet companies such as Naver and Kakao are not playing a big role in a global society. "Korean companies are working hard, but I think they are mostly targeting the domestic market. About 10-20％ of domestic companies should be venture companies that target the global market. We are capable. There are a lot of people who go to America to study. We should also think about making good use of overseas resources. We can lead fields such as Blockchain, Web 3.0, NFT (non-replaceable token), and so on. We need to develop more talented people at the national level." ▷What efforts will be needed to develop the Korean startup ecosystem? "There is nothing to lose with our ability. But I think the education system needs to be improved. If you go to Stanford University in the U.S., there is a course where computer science majors and business majors devise startup items together. If you think the project is good, it leads to starting a business. There's no reason we can't do that either. In Korea, quite a few ventures are coming out of universities, so I hope we can try that." ▷When the April 19 Revolution broke out, you said you thought you should return to Korea. "It was when I was a senior in high school. In Korea, April 19 occurred, and in Japan, there was a similar incident (a protest against the revision of the U.S.-Japan Security Treaty). All the university students and high school students in Osaka were there. There were about 5,000 high school students, and I was going to speak as a representative of all students. However, when I read the draft of the speech, "To protect our democracy...” I couldn't get the word "our country" out of my mouth. That was the moment I realized that I'm Korean.” ▷ I heard that you liked math since you were young. "I didn't really like other subjects. Math was attractive because it has a clear answer after thinking for a long time. But I didn't think about majoring in math. So many people were smarter than me. I didn't think I was that smart. And then I thought I should do 'applied mathematics' and I studied computer." ▷ Why can't Korea get a Nobel Prize in science? "When I go abroad, I get similar questions a lot. Objectively speaking, why isn't there a Nobel Prize even though they are good at studying and have a high economic level? Korea should get one every five years or one every 10 years considering the level. I realized that it wasn't all of a sudden that a person won the Nobel Prize, but he or she who received the lower level of the prize before, and eventually went up to the Nobel Prize. We need to make that kind of effort. This should also be approached as 'system engineering'. We need to check and change whether our education system is optimized to foster global talent. Professor Heo Jun, who received the Fields Medal, which is the Nobel Prize in mathematics, also did not feel much interest in mathematics in the Korean public education system. Then, he met Professor Heisuke Hironaka and walked the path as a mathematician. Then he met a new turning point while doing post-doc (post-doctoral researcher) at Princeton University in the U.S ▷ You have been engaged in various activities even after you retired from KAIST. "Seniors that I respect still don't have any thoughts on retirement, and I want to work hard like them. The closest one that I've been in touch with lately is Professor David Farber. He's called the Grandfather of the Internet. Professor Faber is nearly 90 years old and is now the head of the Cyber Civilization Research Center at Keio University in Japan. I invited him to Korea this time. He will give a lecture at KAIST and Korea Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute.” ▷ I heard that you also like sports, and went to the United States recently. "I've liked mountain climbing since I was in middle school. This summer, I tracked the High Sierra area near Yosemite National Park in the U.S. with my wife (Cho Hye-Jung, Honorary Professor of Yonsei University)." (Professor Jeon is a famous sports enthusiast.) In 1980, he succeeded in climbing the three northern walls of Europe (Matterhorn, Grand Zoras, and Iger) and received the National Medal of Merit, Girin Medal. ▷ What do you want to do in the future? "In 10 years, it will be the 50th anniversary of the opening of the Internet in Korea. So we're preparing for an event. I don't think I'm going to take the initiative anymore, but I am trying to give help. Maybe the next event will be the 100th anniversary, and that should be done by the next generation.” Related Articles: KAIST Laboratory in Jeon Gil-Nam is the first generation venture laboratory Broadcast contents: Gu Bon-Kwon: Jeon Gil-name, the beginning of the Internet...Read more
SW Disaster Research Center at Kyungpook National ..
Reference Article: https://www.etnews.com/20220624000148 (2022-06-26) This content is from the press article "Developing technology that dramatically improves the performance of SW error analyzer" by Professor Kihong Heo's research team in the School of Computing. < KAIST Professor Kihong Heo (left) and POSTECH Professor Kyungmin Bae (right) > Kyungpook National University's Software Disaster Research Center (STAAR, Center Director: Yun Ja Choi) developed a technology that dramatically improves the performance of 'Symbolic Execution', a technical tool to detect software errors and security vulnerabilities. This work has received favorable reviews from related societies. The related academic publication won the Best Paper Award and the Best Artifact Award at the 'ICSE 2022', the most prestigious international academic conference in the field of SW engineering. In addition, the work was selected at 'CAV 2022', a renowned international conference in the field of computer system verification, and is evaluated as leading research in related fields. The development was co-led by Professor Hakjoo Oh's team at Korea University, which is also participating as a co-researching team in the STAAR, and Professor Kihong Heo's research team at KAIST. Professor Sooyoung Cha's research team at Sungkyunkwan University also participated in the joint research. Symbolic execution is a technique used to detect security vulnerabilities in Microsoft Windows operating systems. It is a useful tool to detect potential software security errors and vulnerabilities, but the tool is difficult to tune for optimal performance even by experts. The research team has developed an automatic tuning technology that allows non-expert users to use symbol execution technology easily. It showed a significantly higher (over 30％) error detection performance compared to the symbol execution tuned by an expert. Professor Kihong Heo's team at KAIST received the Best Artifact Award for proposing a framework for the 'Bayesian Alarm Ranking System' learning method to improve the usability of the SW error detection system that uses program static analysis. The Best Artifact Award is given to researchers who have provided the foundation for subsequent research by transparently disclosing all implementation methods and data to the academic community as well as outstanding research achievements. The Bayesian Alarm Ranking System is a next-generation SW error detection system that Professor Heo has been researching since 2018. In addition, Professor Kyungmin Bae of POSTECH, who is participating in the SW Disaster Research Center, plans to present a technology that verifies the safety and reliability of software that controls physical gadgets such as autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, and smart factories, at CAV 2022 in August. “The research achievements and awards prove that our center is leading the automatic software disaster error detection technology, which is one of our main research goals,” said Yun Ja Choi, the head of the SW Disaster Research Center. "It will serve as an important stepping stone toward a safe software-oriented society", she added. Kyungpook National University SW Disaster Research Center was selected as the Engineering Research Center (ERC) for the Leading Research Center Support Project hosted by the Ministry of Science and ICT last year. It is currently building an integrated framework to quickly detect and respond to disasters caused by software malfunctions....Read more
Professor Moonzoo Kim received the 2021 Best Teach..
Professor Moonzoo Kim of the KAIST School of Computing was awarded the 2021 Outstanding Professor Award from Korea Institute of Human Resources Development in Science and Technology (KIRD). KIRD 2021 Outstanding Professor Award is awarded to a total of 13 professors in 3 criteria fields (lecture communication, education planning, and education quality) among the 500 professors who lectured at KIRD in 2021. Professor Kim received the Outstanding Professor Award in the field of education planning for his lectures on data structures and visualization with Python in the Research Data Analysis Academy course. (2022.5.18)...Read more
Ringle announced its ‘AI-Based Customized Learning..
This article is about the AI learning system jointly developed by Professor Juho Kim's research team in our school and Ringle. An AI-based customized learning system presented by Professor Juho Kim's research team is scheduled to be part of the Ringle service in the second half of this year. Ringle, which provides one-on-one video English learning services with tutors from prestigious universities in the United States, announced on the 2nd at the American Computer Association Learning at Scale (ACM Learning at Scale 2022) academic conference, that it developed an AI learning system through a joint research project with KAIST Professor Juho Kim’s Interaction Lab. The RLens system, presented by Professor Juho Kim's team at the conference, uses AI to analyze the content of one-on-one English lessons and diagnose learners' English proficiency in three areas: Complexity, Accuracy, and Fluency. Through this diagnosis, the learner can understand his/her learning achievement from a multi-dimensional perspective. The RLens system was developed to improve upon the flat diagnosis used by most existing evaluation systems including accredited certification tests, which represents the learner's English proficiency with a single score. Rather than assessing English proficiency based on scores in listening, reading, speaking, and writing fields, the RLens system diagnoses proficiency in three dimensions - complexity, accuracy, and fluency, which are the main axes of language proficiency in pedagogical theory. A learner's ability in each dimension is judged based on the following criteria: Complexity is the ability to use complex and diverse structures of English. Accuracy is the ability to use grammatically and semantically correct expressions. Fluency is the ability to speak fluently without pauses. The RLens system provides diagnosis through artificial intelligence, as well as goal setting for skill improvement and appropriate learning recommendations. It also includes a feature in which AI tracks whether the learner has fully absorbed the tutor's feedback and does not repeat the same mistakes. “The cycle of skill diagnosis, goal setting, and learning recommendation is a system that is one step closer to truly one-on-one personalized learning,” explained KAIST Professor Juho Kim about the RLens system. Professor Juho Kim joined Ringle in March of this year and will be working together for a year while on his sabbatical year. He is currently in charge of the commercialization of research content. “I am delighted that the papers containing the results of research conducted jointly with Ringle over the past two years have been accepted one after another at global conferences. We plan to accelerate product development so that the research contents can be reflected in the Ringle service in the second half of the year,” added Professor Kim. Ringle's Co-Founder Sungpah Lee said, “If the research results are reflected, Ringle will be reborn as a true AI-based learning service. At first, AI is mainly planned to be applied to provide customized learning to learners, but in the future, the scope will be expanded to improve the quality of education through interactions between native English tutors and AI. AI will improve with the tutor’s input and will also be able to correct mistakes or errors that tutors make when correcting learners’ English.” Professor Juho Kim's team has published work on an analysis of Ringle's learning method at another world-class educational technology conference called Learning Analytics and Knowledge (LAK) in March of this year. The researchers named Ringle's learning method, in which a learner takes classes with multiple instructors, a distributed tutorship and analyzed the aspects of distributed tutorship for the first time in the world through data collected from 16,000 learners, 500 questionnaires, and 40 interviews. According to the study, 40％ of learners meet a new tutor for each session....Read more
Professor Daehyung Park was selected as the recipi..
< Professor Daehyung Park > Professor Daehyung Park of our School was selected as the recipient of the 2022 Google Research Scholar Award. Google Research Scholar Program is an international program to support new professors who are conducting world-class research. This year, the program will support research on "Physics-Informed Interactive Skill Learning Toward In-hand Manipulation of Deformable Objects" by Professor Park's research team. This study proposes a method for learning the physical knowledge-based interaction skill of a robot hand for manipulating atypical objects. It will show manipulation techniques applicable in real life through the use of 1) physical knowledge-based reinforcement learning, 2) interaction-based reinforcement learning, and 3) Sim2Real transfer learning. The research plan will be updated at the URL below. https://rirolab.kaist.ac.kr/research/...Read more
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....Read more
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...Read more
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."...Read more
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....Read more
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/...Read more
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_...Read more
「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...Read more
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...Read more
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/...Read more
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 The 2022 report published by UNICEF (titled "Places and Spaces: Environments and children's well-being") mentions the Urban Green Space Index presented by the research team as one of the important indicators affecting the happiness of children around the world. UNICEF report : https://www.unicef-irc.org/places-and-spaces...Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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！...Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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)...Read more
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."...Read more
[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....Read more
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/...Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more
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....Read more