Taesik Gong of KAIST has been awarded Google PhD F..
Taesik Gong of KAIST has been awarded Google PhD Fellowship. The Google Ph.D. Fellowship program that recognizes and supports outstanding, promising graduate students in computer science and related fields, just announced the list of recipients for 2020. A total of 53 students were selected in 12 fields from universities around the world. Taesik Gong, a researcher at KAIST, was one of the awardees in the Machine Learning field. Taesik Gong is a Ph.D. candidate at the Networking and Mobile Systems Lab of KAIST (Advisor: Prof. Sung-Ju Lee from the School of Electrical Engineering). His research interest is the intersection of mobile sensing and machine learning. He was selected for the Google Ph.D. Fellowship 2020 in recognition of ongoing his research achievements in "condition-independent mobile sensing". He has published and presented his work as the primary author at top conferences such as ACM SenSys and ACM UbiComp. He has experiences working at Microsoft Research Asia and Nokia Bell Labs as a research intern. He was also the winner of NAVER Ph.D. Fellowship in 2018....Read more
Dr. Sangeun Oh appointed as an assistant professor..
On September 1, 2020, Dr. Sangeun Oh from Cyber-Physical Systems Lab (Advisor: Insik Shin) of KAIST School of Computing was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Software and Computer Engineering at College of Information Technology of Ajou University. Dr. Sangeun Oh has worked as a research assistant professor at KAIST School of Computing for 6 months after acquiring his Ph.D. at KAIST. His main research field is mobile IoT systems, and he has published papers at ACM MobiCom, ACM MobiSys, IEEE RTSS, etc., which are the best academic conferences in the field of mobile computing and real-time systems. His research achievements were recognized for their excellence. In 2017, he was selected for Google Ph.D. Fellowship. He also received the Best Paper Award and Best Ph.D. Forum Presentation Award at ACM MobiCom 2019 and IEEE MDM 2017 respectively. This year, he received the Distinguished Dissertation Award of KAIST School of Computing for his thesis. Congratulations....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
Undergraduate Mina Huh received the URP Grand Prix
Mina Huh, an undergraduate student in KAIST School of Computing, received the Grand Prix at the 3rd presentation hall of the 2020 Winter/Spring Undergraduate Research Participation (URP) Program Workshop held online on Thursday, August 27th. (advisor: Prof. Juho Kim, TA: Ph.D. Candidate Minsuk Chang). URP program is a project supported by the Ministry of Education and the Korea Science and Creativity Foundation to enhance the creative research capabilities of undergraduate students and provide opportunities for self-directed research. Title: Data Modeling Techniques for Supporting Conversational Interaction in Video Tutorials Abstract: When watching video tutorials, viewers often need to pause, rewind, or skip to clarify misunderstandings, and to find missing or anticipated information. The target scene can be referenced in terms of their content, or by their temporal location. Voice interfaces are theoretically useful for controlling video tutorials, especially when the hands are tied by following physical tasks. However, they only support remote-control like commands such as “skip 30 seconds” that are based on temporal references. As a result, viewers must remember a sequence of events, their temporal locations and maintain a mapping between them while following the tutorial. We present RubySlippers, a multimodal system that allows users to navigate video tutorials by conversational description of the content, while keeping the time-driven navigation. The system runs on an NLP pipeline which compares the semantic composition of the user’s utterance and that of the video content to populate navigation target candidates. Our evaluation with 12 participants shows that users are able to navigate quicker with lower mental demand with RubySlippers than existing time-driven voice interfaces. Congratulations on the award....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
Dr. JinYeong Bak appointed as an assistant profess..
Dr. JinYeong Bak from KAIST Users & Information Lab (advisor: Prof. Alice Oh) has been appointed as an assistant professor at SKKU (Sung Kyun Kwan University) College of Computing. He received his Ph.D. in 2020 with his thesis on communication modeling. Dr. JinYeong Bak has published his work in several top conferences in Natural Language Processing domain, such as ACL and EMNLP. He also has experience working as a Junior Data Scientist at United Nations Global Pulse Lab Jakarta and as a research intern at Microsoft Research Asia. During his program, Dr. JinYeong Back was recognized for his outstanding research achievements both nationally and aboard. Through his active research activities, he demonstrated the excellence of the KAIST School of Computing....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
Dr. Sungeun Hong Lee was appointed as an assistant..
Dr. Sungeun Hong (advisor: Prof. Hyun Seung Yang) was appointed as an assistant professor of dept. of information and communication engineering at Inha University on September 1, 2020. After receiving his Ph.D. in 2018, he had worked as a research scientist in SK telecom T-Brain. He has focused on applying and developing deep learning to computer vision and multimodality fields. Dr. Hong had published many papers in top international conferences including ECCV, CVPR, ICCV, TIP and he was awarded the 2017 NAVER Ph.D. Fellowship Award....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. Sungho Lee was appointed as an assistant profe..
Dr. Sungho Lee was appointed as an assistant professor of the computer science department at Chungnam National University in September 2020. With the research topics related to programming analysis, he received a Ph.D. from Prof. Sukyoung Ryu in 2020 and he’s been working as a visiting faculty researcher at Google. Dr. Lee had published many papers in top international conferences including ICSE, ASE, ISSTA, and he was awarded the 2020 Best Paper Award in dept. of Computer Science at KAIST, 2018 OOPSLA Distinguished Artifact Evaluation Committee, 2017 NAVER Ph.D. Fellowship Award, as well as four times of Best Teaching Assistant Award....Read more
Jaemin Hong was selected as a recipient of the Kwa..
Jaemin Hong, a master's student (advisor: Prof. Sukyoung Ryu) in our department, was selected as a scholarship recipient of the 2020 Kwanjeong Lee Jong-Hwan Education Foundation scholarship as a graduate student in domestic university. He will receive in total 22 million won. The Kwanjeong Education Foundation is the largest scholarship foundation in Asia, where Chairman Lee Jong-hwan of Samyoung Chemical Group has been conducting domestic and foreign scholarship projects since 2002 by donating all of its assets. The program aims to support talented Korean students to grow into global figures in their respective fields. Scholarships for domestic graduate students are decided by their applications and interviews after the recommendation from the school based on their academic ability and research activities. Congratulation, Jaemin！...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
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....Read more
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....Read more
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！...Read more
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)...Read more
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！...Read more
Professor Alice Oh was appointed as the co-academi..
Prof. Alice Oh in our department was appointed as the co-academic chair of the International Conference on Learning Representations (ICLR) conference in April next year. ICLR Society was co-founded by Turing Award winners Yann LeCun and Yoshua Bengio in 2019, and this is the second-largest international society after NeurIPS in the field of machine learning, although it is held only eight times until this year. ICLR 2020 was conducted entirely online due to the influence of COVID 19, and ICLR 2021 will be held in Vienna in early May. Along with Professor Oh, Naila Murray of Naver Labs Europe will serve as a co-academic chair....Read more
Professor Meeyoung Cha started a project called 'Facts before rumors' to block infodemic with a research team in the college of nursing, Ewha Woman's University. Related articles...Read more
Prof. Minsoo Kim was appointed as an associate pro..
Prof. Minsoo Kim was appointed as an associate professor of Computer Science at the KAIST School of Computing on March 1, 2020. Prof. Kim received his doctorate degree from KAIST in 2006 and his major research field is the database. His detailed bibliography can be found in the following link. https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=600&kind=faculty&menu=160 Welcome, Prof. Kim！...Read more
Dr. Kilho Lee was appointed as an assistant profes..
Dr. Kilho Lee (advisor: Prof. Insik Shin) was appointed as an assistant professor in the department of smart systems software at the Soongsil University in March 2020. Dr. Lee received his Ph.D. from our school in 2019 and he had worked as a post-doc researcher for a year in our school. Dr. Lee's main research area spans various cyber-physical systems and real-time embedded systems. He has published many papers in several top conferences/journals including IEEE RTSS, IEEE RTAS, ACM MobiCom, ACM EMSOFT, and IEEE IoT-Journal. He also received Best Paper Award in ACM MobiCom 2019 and IEEE CPSNA 2014. For more detailed information, please refer to the following site. https://sites.google.com/view/khlee...Read more
Prof. Sooel Son＇s research team published a paper ..
A research team led by Prof. Sooel Son published a paper, titled FUSE: Finding File Upload Bugs via Penetration Testing in Network and Distributed System Security (NDSS), one of the top security conferences in San Diego, USA from Feb. 24 to 27, 2020. File uploading feature in modern web applications is important in terms of sharing user-generated contents. However, there is a potential security threat in that the file upload function may upload arbitrary files created by attackers to the target server and used to take over the target system. In this study, the team of Web Security & Privacy Lab created a simulation testing tool called FUSE, found 30 new vulnerabilities in file uploading features from 33 popular web applications such as WordPress and Joomla, and received 15 CVEs. In addition, the research team released a mock attack testing tool FUSE on GitHub as well. Paper site: https://wsp-lab.github.io/papers/lee-fuse-ndss20.pdf Code site: https://github.com/WSP-LAB/FUSE...Read more
Prof. Kihong Heo was appointed as an assistant pro..
Prof. Kihong Heo was appointed as an assistant professor of the School of Computing and Graduate School of Information Security at KAIST on February 1, 2020. Prof. Heo received his doctorate degree from Seoul National University in 2017 and his major is Program Analysis, Software Security, Programming Language. His detailed bibliography can be found in the following link. https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=598&kind=faculty&menu=160 Welcome, Prof. Heo！...Read more
Prof. Hongseok Yang gave an invited talk at ACM PO..
Prof. Hongseok Yang at the KAIST School of Computing gave an invited talk titled “Probabilistic Programming: Introduction and Two Remarks” at POPL 2020, a top-tier international conference in programming languages, which was held in New Orleans, USA, from 19 January 2020 to 25 January 2020....Read more
Prof. Meeyoung Cha gave a keynote speech on Januar..
Prof. Meeyoung Cha gave a keynote speech on January 21 at the NetSciX 2020, held at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan. NetSciX is a premiere winter conference held by the Network Science Society, featuring the latest research findings in the field of network science. The other keynote speakers of NetSciX 2020 include distinguished speakers including Prof. Albert-László Barabási (Northeastern University), Dr. Alain Barrat (CNRS, France), and Prof. Katy Börner (Indiana University)....Read more
Prof. Meeyoung Cha received a Young Information Sc..
Prof. Meeyoung Cha received a Young Information Scientist award from Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE) in December 19, 2019. The award, sponsored by organizing committee members of WWW 2014, is bestowed up to one scientist under the age of 40, with excellent R & D achievements in information science. This is the first time that the a recipient is from KAIST. Prof. Cha has researched on topics such as fake news detection, inferring economic indicators through satellite imagery, and developing insomnia detection mode in the field of data science and social computing, and published articles have been cited more than 13,000 times. She has played a leading role as a female scientist. Since January 2019, she has been selected as a promising Young Chief Investigator of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS) and runs a Data Science Group under the Mathematical and Computational Sciences Research Group. In addition, Prof. Cha delivered a keynote speech on the title "Current challenges in computational social science" at a international conference EMNLP(Conference on Empirical Methods in Natural Language Processing) in November, 2019, HongKong....Read more
Sung-eui Yoon received the award for Next Generati..
Prof. Sung-eui Yoon received the award for Next Generation Scientist (in the category of IT), which was selected and supported by the Korean Academy of Science and Technology and S-Oil Science and Culture Foundation. This award is given to young scientists who have made excellent contributions in the last 10 years. Prof. Yoon has made significant contributions to physically based rendering in graphics, large-scale image search in computer vision, and sound source localization in robotics. https://www.mk.co.kr/news/it/view/2019/12/1057107/...Read more
Prof. Jongse Park was appointed as an assistant pr..
Prof. Jongse Park was appointed as an assistant professor of Computer Science at the KAIST School of Computing on December 1, 2019. He is also a faculty member of the Computer Architecture and Systems Laboratory (CASys). Prof. Park received his doctorate degree from Georgia Institute of Technology in 2018 and his major is computer architecture. His detailed bibliography can be found in the following link. https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=595&kind=faculty&menu=160 Welcome, Prof. Park！...Read more