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  • Dr. Jieung Kim was appointed as an assistant profe..

    Dr. Jieung Kim (Master's degree at KAIST, Doctor's degree at Yale University) was appointed as an assistant professor at Inha University from September 1, 2022. After graduating from Sungkunkwan University's Department of Computer Engineering, Dr. Jieung Kim received a master's degree from KAIST's School of Computing (advisor: Seokyoung Ryu) and Ph.D. from Yale University with his thesis "Modular and Compositional Development of Certified Concurrent Software Systems". Dr. Jieung Kim worked as a research engineer at Google Korea (Google Research and Google Core ML team), and was in charge of developing a virtual machine type verification project for Andriod system, HW/SW intergration design specialized in machine learning in IoT environment, and developing library optimized for machine learning model in tensorflow. Dr. Jieung Kim will continue to develop practical formal verification methods to improve the security and saftey of software, and appy them to formal verification of OS, distributed system, blockchain, TPU accelerator compiler, and machine learning libraries.

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  • Dr. Pilsu Jung was appointed as an assistant profe..

    Dr. Pilsu Jung (advisor: Sungwon Kang) was appointed as an assistant professor at Gyeongsang National University. After graduating from Chungnam National Universiy's Department of Computer Engineering, Dr. Pilsu Jung received his master's degree from KAIST School of Computing, and received his doctorate in August with research about "code-based automatic test for efficient product line regression testing" Dr. Pilsu Jung worked as a senior researcher at Samsung Electronics' Innovation Center for two years and was in charge of SSD firmware regression tests using large-scale test date. He will continue his research in data-based software quality analysis and testing, and conduct convergence research between aerospace domatins and software engineering.

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  • 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

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  • Junsoo Lee, an undergraduate of our school won an ..

    Junsoo Lee, an undergraduate student (Advisor: Prof. Sungjin Ahn) of our School developed 'Age-free Kiosk for the Digitally Underprivileged' and won the Minister of Science and Technology Information and Communication Award at the 'SW Centered University Joint Hackathon 2022' held online from June 22 to 24.

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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  • The master's thesis of Hyeongyeol Ryu (Advisor: Su..

    The master's thesis of Hyeongyeol Ryu (advisor: Sung-Eui Yoon), a master's graduate of the School of Computing, was presented at the ICRA 2022 (IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation), the largest conference in robotics held in Philadelphia, USA from May 23 to 27. This research paper was selected for the Outstanding Navigation Award Finalist at the ICRA conference. Only 40 papers among 1500 papers from all categories presented at the conference are selected for this award. Confidence-Based Robot Navigation Under Sensor Occlusion with Deep Reinforcement Learning Hyeongyeol Ryu, Minsung Yoon, Daehyung Park, and Sung-Eui Yoon IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), 2022 http://sglab.kaist.ac.kr/CBN-DRL/ This work, which was co-conducted with a reinforcement learning professional Professor Daehyung Park of our school, presents a technology that ensures robots' operation even in case of sensor pollution due to a foreign substance. This research was carried out based on the capabilities accumulated from collaborating with professors and researchers in the field of robotics at KAIST for many years through government projects including, research on unmanned vehicles with Professor Hyunchul Shim (School of Electrical Engineering) since 2012, Humanoid project with Professor Sungho Cho (School of Computing) and Emeritus Junho Oh (Department of Mechanical Engineering), Drone project with Professor Hyun-Myung (School of Electrical Engineering), and Quadruped robot project with Professor Hae-Won Park (Department of Mechanical Engineering).

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  • 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/

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  • Ulzhalgas Rakhman received the “Outstanding Paper ..

    Ph.D. student Ulzhalgas Rakhman advised by Professor Daehyung Park in the Robust Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory (RIRO Lab) received the “Outstanding Paper Award'' at the 17th Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference (KRoC 2022) organized by the Korea Robotics Society. KRoC is the best robot specialized academic conference in South Korea. The conference was held hybrid (both online and offline) for three days, from May 11th to May 14th in Phoenix Pyeongchang, Gangwon-do. 64 papers were submitted to the conference and 6 papers among them were selected as outstanding papers. The research paper[1] entitled “Reactive Task Planning using Scene Graphs for Robust Robotic Manipulation” was selected as an outstanding paper at the conference. The awarded research paper proposed a reactive task planning and execution framework adopting scene-graph to resolve the problem of external interventions in robotic assembly tasks. The framework overview is illustrated below: The research was supported by a National Research Foundation (NRF) grant funded by the Korea government (MSIT) (No. 2021RICICI004368 and 2021R1A4A3032834). [1] Ulzhalgas Rakhman, Jaehoon Yoo, Yeseung Kim, Deokmin Hwang, Seunghoon Hong, and Daehyung Park*, “Reactive Task PLanning using Scene Graphs for Robust Robotic Manipulation”, Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference (KRoC), 2022

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  • Students of our school won in the 2021 NC Fellowsh..

    < (from left) Kyungwon Jung, Seungmin Hwang, NCSOFT official> On April 25, 2022, Seungmin Hwang and Kyungwon Jung of our School were awarded the winning team in the 2021 NC Fellowship Neural Graphics Competition hosted by NCSOFT. Seungmin Hwang and Kyungwon Jung (KAIST Team Keon-Gon-Yil-Cheok), students in our school, were selected as the “winner" by achieving the best results in the 2021 Neural Graphics Competition, where 6 excellent domestic universities, including KAIST, participated. After taking the Introduction to Computer Graphics (CS380) course lectured by Professor Min H. Kim of the School of Computing in the spring of last year, 4 representative students were selected to participate in the competition from July 2021 to February 2022. In the competition, 2 students work as a team to solve Computer Graphics problems using Deep Learning. ‘NC Fellowship’ is a program led by NCSOFT to support university students to gain experience and knowledge in AI research with the help of engineers. Separately from the previously operated ‘Game AI Track’, the ‘Neural Graphics Track’ newly established in 2021 is a new field that combines Artificial Intelligence and 3D Computer Graphics. The winning team gets a 7 million won prize and internship opportunity.

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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 Kihong Heo's research team from KAIST Sc..

    < Hyunsu Kim (left), Professor Kihong Heo (right) > In May 2022, a research team of KAIST SoC Professor Kihong Heo, his graduate student Hyunsu Kim, and researchers from the University of Southern California, published a paper and received the Best Artifact Award (thesis title: Learning Probabilistic Models for Static Analysis Alarms) at ICSE 2022 (The 44th ACM/IEEE International Conference on Software Engineering), the best academic conference in the field of software engineering. In this paper, the research team proposed a framework for the learning method of the Bayesian alarm ranking system to improve the usability of the SW error detection system using program static analysis, and demonstrated its excellence through systematic experiments. The Best Artifact Award is awarded to a research team recognized for their outstanding research achievements and contributions that have provided the basis for further research by transparently disclosing all implementations and data to academia. The Bayesian Alarm Ranking System is a next-generation software error detection system that Professor Heo's research team has been working on since 2018. Its achievements have been consistently recognized at the best international academic conferences for the past 5 years. In 2019, it was recognized for its academic excellence by receiving the best thesis award at the PLDI conference, the best academic conference in programming languages. In the most recent study, they proposed a learning algorithm that dramatically improves the performance of the system developed over the past five years. In addition, they were honored with the award which was given in recognition of the fact that all data and programs used in the experiment were made publicly accessible to subsequent researchers. Professor Kihong Heo, who is in charge of this research, emphasized, “We scientists are people who, as Newton said, ‘get on the shoulders of giants and see the world from afar'" and “our research was successful because there were records of existing researchers, which we highly appreciate for.” “It would be blissful for us if other follow-up researchers to step on our research artifacts and look further afield,” he added. Paper Link: https://conf.researchr.org/details/icse-2022/icse-2022-papers/62/Learning-Probabilistic-Models-for-Static-Analysis-Alarms Award Link: https://conf.researchr.org/track/icse-2022/icse-2022-awards?#icse-2022-best-artifact-awards

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  • 17 Krafton incumbents donated 100 million won to j..

    < (clockwise from left behind) Haechan Lee, Sanghyun Lee, Gunwoo Kim, Seongwon Lee, Kyungdo Park, Prof. Sukyoung Ryu, Jungheon Kim > Seventeen alumni of KAIST School of Computing who are currently working at Krafton donated 100 million won for ‘Sharing Leadership’ of our junior colleagues. Similar to when 11 former and current members of Krafton donated for software talents training in June last year, this donation was a matching donation in which the company's contributions are added to the amount raised by the donors. The donation was initiated by Krafton engineer Sanghyun Lee (Class of '08 Bachelor, Class of '12 Master) by gathering in-house alumni who agreed with the purpose of donating for the juniors of the School of Computing as the seniors. Seven of the donors are members of '5minLab', which Krafton recently acquired, and most of them are from 'Haje', a student game developing organization at the School of Computing. Other alumni had experiences in the computer R&D student club 'Sfax' or the undergraduate student council. They participated in the donation with the desire to be helpful to juniors, recalling the good experiences of their school days. The donors thanked what they had gained from their experiences with challenging and creative people in the free environment provided by the KAIST School of Computing. They discussed the wise use of the donation so that they could develop 'Sharing Leadership' of the juniors. The School of Computing plans to use the donations for ▴Support for the Student Council and student clubs, ▴Funds designated by the School, ▴Fund for building extensions for the School, etc. In particular, this donation will be used for volunteering and donation activities with various members of the school and talent donations events led by the student council. Also, the designated funds delegated by donors are going to be used as scholarship funds for undergraduate students. Seongwon Lee participated in this donation after obtaining his Bachelor's degree in February of this year. Recalling his undergraduate life, he said, "I have a more positive mindset thanks to my colleges who had free spirits to try new things and step onto the paths I never thought of." Gunwoo Kim (Class of '15 Bachelor) said, "I made this donation with the desire to relieve the feeling of debt for the great time I pursued thanks to the good people at a good school." Haechan Lee (Class of '08 Bachelor, Class of '12 Master), who participated in the donation, said, "KAIST School of Computing provides great support for students to have various experiences. I hope the juniors can flourish their time at school and pleasingly donate for their juniors as well in the future.” Kyungdo Park (Class of '04 Bachelor), who has been with Krafton for over 10 years and has been with PUBG since the beginning, said, “I had time to think about what I wanted to do in the free atmosphere unique to the School of Computing.” He continued, "I hope it will help my juniors to think about what they really like and what they want to do and give them an opportunity to choose." Sukyoung Ryu, head of the School, who suggested and encouraged the donation, said, "The free environment of the school, the gratitude to the colleagues who have been with us, and the words of encouragement to the juniors, which donors commonly mention, will give great comfort and courage to students are going through a period of intense school life.” Reference Article: https://news.kaist.ac.kr/news/html/news/?mode=V&mng_no=20330

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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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  • Jinwoo Kim was selected as a recipient of the Kwan..

    Jinwoo Kim, an integrated MS & Ph.D. student (advisor: Prof. Seunghoon Hong) in our department, was selected as a scholarship recipient of the 2022 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, Jinwoo!

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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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  • Min-woo Song, an undergraduate student in KAIST Sc..

    Last December 18th, Min-woo Song, an undergraduate student at KAIST School of Computing, published Meta Sapiens, a popular liberal arts book related to the metaverse. This book was recommended by Professor Sangkyun Kim, a well-known domestic expert on metaverse, JH Ryu, the group head of Kakao Entertainment, and Professor Jeong-woo Jang at the School of Humanities & Social Sciences, KAIST. Song, who transferred from the Electrical and Electronic Engineering Department to the School of Computing Science in January of this year, has been working as a 3D graphic designer and Unity3D developer on VRChat, a domestic social VR platform, for the past two years, and has been active in various related user communities for a long time. Song wrote his book based on his experiences with social VR. His book discusses the direction that virtual reality and the established media at the forefront of the metaverse should pursue in the future. It highlights the essence of virtual reality communication by detaching it from the overrated metaverse as a business keyword.

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  • Dr. Sungkyu Park appointed as an assistant profess..

    Dr. Sungkyu Park (Advisor: Professor Meeyoung Cha) Dr. Sungkyu Park, a graduate of our school, was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of AI Convergence at Kangwon National University in March 2022. After graduating from the School of Information and Communication Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University, Dr. Sungkyu Park received a master's degree in Graduate School of Web Science Technology from KAIST in 2014 (Advisor: Meeyoung Cha) and a doctorate in the Graduate School of Culture and Technology in 2020 (Advisors: Wonjoon Kim and Meeyoung Cha). Then, he worked as a senior researcher in the Data Science Group of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS). This year, he was appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of AI Convergence at Kangwon National University. Dr. Sungkyu Park conducts research in predicting and understanding mental health using deep learning-based time series analysis, computer vision, and natural language processing methodologies. He presented his accomplishments in top international conferences in the field including SIGKDD, CSCW, WWW, CVPR, and ECCV. He also published his research findings as a mobile app and served as the CEO of a startup called Sleeps. Dr. Sungkyu Park's website: http://shaun.kr/

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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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  • SoC mourns the passing of alumni Jung-ju Kim, expr..

    School of Computing at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) expressed its condolences over the passing of NXC Corp. director Jung-ju Kim, a Nexon founder and KAIST alumni. Director Kim obtained his master's degree in Computer Science at KAIST. In 2015, he also received the Alumni of the Year Award from KAIST College of Engineering. In a letter of condolences released on the 3rd, the School of Computing said, "the sadness from the sudden grievous news is insuppressible, but we pray for the well-being of the deceased and express sincere condolences to the bereaved family” Kim founded Nexon in December 1994 and raised it to the largest game company in Korea. Nexon's 'The Kingdoms of the Winds' is one of the world's longest-running graphic online games. Referring to his achievements, the school said, "Director Kim, through his immeasurable performance, demonstrated the true spirits of KAIST, which are challenge, creativity, and care.” The letter added, "Director Kim spared no investment for the growth of game companies, and was actively engaged in social contribution for the next generation." He financially assisted children's rehabilitation hospitals nationwide, including the opening of the Purme Foundation Nexon Children's Rehabilitation Hospital in 2016, and also launched Asia's first computer museum in Jeju Island in 2013. School of Computing ended the letter expressing “we will remember our alumni Jeong-ju Kim, a free spirit, and will honor the challenges, efforts, achievements, and will of the deceased.” Reference article: https://www.etnews.com/20220303000277 by kyj85@etnews.com

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  • Dae-Young Park, a Master’s student of School of Co..

    Dae-Young Park, a Master’s student (advisor: Prof. In-Young Ko) of School of Computing at KAIST received the ‘Best Paper Award – 1st Place’ for the paper titled, “Urban Event Detection from Spatio-temporal IoT Sensor Data Using Graph-Based Machine Learning” in the 2022 IEEE International Conference on Big Data and Smart Computing (BigComp 2022) held in Daegu, Korea from 17th to 20th of January, 2022. In this paper, to meet the challenge of having less accuracy of detecting urban events as the granularity of processing data in the spatial dimension becomes finer, Mr. Park proposes a novel graph-based approach that analyzes geo-spatial characteristics of urban sensor data over time to keep the accuracy of detecting urban anomaly in finer grained geo-spatial scales. Through experiments using real-world urban datasets, he shows that the proposed approach effectively addresses the challenge and outperforms the popular machine-learning-based urban event detection methods.

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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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  • SoC students Sungwon Han and Berhane Weldegebriel ..

    KAIST SoC students Sungwon Han and Berhane Weldegebriel will be receiving an award from the AI X ART competition with their work ‘The sneakers universe.’ This work was jointly conducted with Prof. Meeyoung Cha, Dr. Sungkyu Park at the Institute of Basic Science, and Prof. Lev Manovich from the City University of New York (CUNY). The research team collects 23,492 sneakers images from the global online reselling shop and extracts latent design features from images via their novel contrastive learning algorithm. The overall appearance of sneakers can be seen at a glance by arranging the feature vectors in a two-dimensional space. Different from the original belief that sneakers are just a means of walking and most of them are in achromatic colors, the submitted work visualizes diverse designs and a variety of colors in sneakers. It shows that an individual's personality has become diversified these days. The National Science Museum will exhibit creative works using artificial intelligence technology under the theme of “Discovery of unfamiliar beauty through AI.” The winning works will be exhibited online from 11.19 (Fri) to 03.31 (Thu), 2022. AI X ART exhibition link: https://www.aixart.co.kr

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  • Donation of Elice, an alumni start-up company of S..

    Elice, an alumni start-up company of the School of Computing at KAIST, with CEO Jaewon Kim, CPO Suin Kim, and CTO Jung Guk Park from the research group of Professor Alice Oh made a meaningful donation of 300 million won for the School of Computing at KAIST. Elice is taking the lead in software education innovation and effectively providing digital education to more than 100 universities, governments, and public institutions using educational practice platforms. Even when the global pandemic improves, online education will expand further, and Elice’s education system will have a positive influence on bridging the education gap.

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  • SoC students Eunji Lee and Sihyun Kim won the Pape..

    Eunji Lee, a Master student of Data Science Laboratory (Advisor: Prof. Meeyoung Cha) at our School won the paper award at JKAIA 2021 with the paper ‘Classification of Goods Using Text Descriptions With Sentences Retrieval.’ This work was jointly conducted with Dr. Sundong Kim and an undergraduate intern Sihyun Kim at the Basic Science Institute. This research was collaborated with Korea Customs Service and developed an interpretable model which predicts Harmonized System (HS) code using import/export declarations worldwide. HS code assignment has traditionally been done by customs officers and this code determines the tax tariff on customs goods. The model has an accuracy of 95.5% in the top-3 suggestions of 265 4-digit HS code and provides previous similar cases and key sentences from HS manual. The team expects this algorithm will assist customs officers in the future. JKAIA is a conference established for technology development and academic exchange in Artificial Intelligence related fields, and this year’s conference is held on Nov 4-5.

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