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
Dr. Kunwoo Park appointed as an assistant professo..
Dr. Kunwoo Park, a graduate of Data Science Laboratory (Advisor: Prof. Meeyoung Cha) at our School, has been appointed as an assistant professor in the School of AI Convergence of Soongsil Unversity, starting March 2021. Before joining the university, he was a postdoctoral researcher at UCLA and QCRI. His research area is computational social science focusing on deep learning and NLP approaches. His research has been published in premier conferences and journals such as WWW, AAAI, ICWSM, and CSCW. He will continue to work on providing data-driven solutions for social issues using online media data, such as online misinformation and bias. Dr.Kunwoo Park's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/park.kunw ...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
Dr. Chang Hyun Park appointed as an assistant prof..
Dr. Chang Hyun Park, a graduate of the Computer Architecture and Systems Lab (Advisor: Professor Jaehyuk Huh) at our School, has been appointed as an assistant professor in the Department of Information Technology of Uppsala University, Sweden as of January 2021. Uppsala University, founded in 1477, is Sweden's oldest and prestigious university. Dr. Park’s main research field is computer architecture and systems. He has published in top international venues including IEEE/ACM ISCA, MICRO, and ACM EuroSys. In recognition of his research achievements during his Ph.D., he received Ph.D. fellowship awards from Naver and Microsoft Research Asia. Dr. Park has worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University after obtaining his doctoral degree at KAIST in August 2019 and will continue his research as an assistant professor....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
Won the Grand Prize in the 2020 National Cryptogra..
Yeongmin Lee, Byeonghak Lee, and Wonseok Choi, Ph.D. candidates in KAIST Graduate School of Information Security (GSIS) (Advisor: Jooyoung Lee) won the Grand Prize in the 2020 National Cryptography Competition with their publication "Improved Security Analysis for Nonce-based Enhanced Hash-then-Mask MACs". The award ceremony took place at the Future Cryptography Workshop which was held in El Tower, Yangjae-dong, Seoul, on October 22. The 2020 National Cryptography Competition was hosted by the Korea Information Security Association's Korea Cryptographic Forum with support from the National Intelligence Service for the development of domestic cryptographic technology. The total reward is 50 million KRW (which is about ＄45,000) including 10 million KRW for the grand prize. This year's competition was open for the field of cryptographic source technology and cryptographic technology application, and only one paper was selected for the grand prize among these two fields. Byeonghak Lee, Yeongmin Lee, and Wonseok Choi also won the second prize, and Seongkwang Kim, Jincheol Ha, and Wonseok Choi, who are Ph.D. candidates from the same lab received special awards. Byeonghak Lee and Seongkwang Kim won the Grand Prize for the paper “Tight Security Bounds for Double-block Hash-then-Sum MACs” at the 2019 National Cryptography Competition. This year, the paper was also presented at Eurocrypt, which is one of the top conferences in cryptography....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
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