2016 KAIST-TUIT Collaboration Program Completion C..
The Spring 2016 KAIST-TUIT Collaboration Program Completion Ceremony was held on Monday, June 20, 2016 at the SoC faculty meeting room to celebrate achievements of the TUIT lecturers who took the training program at KAIST....Read more
NRF Midsize Core Research Appointment
The research proposal, “Software Testing and Debugging Automation Technology for Quality Improvement,” of Software Testing and Verification Group (SWTV) laboratory of the School of Computing (advisor: Moonzoo Kim) has been accepted as a midsize core research project of the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF). (100 million in KRW (about 87,000 in USD) per year, 3 years since June 2016) Congratulations on the appointment....Read more
Microsoft Research Japan-Korea Academic Day 2016 A..
Professor Moonzoo Kim of School of Computing has been appointed to the Editorial Board from the Journal of Software Testing, Verification and Reliability (STVR), which is one of the best journals in software engineering. Congratulations on the appointment....Read more
Microsoft Research Japan-Korea Academic Day 2016 A..
Professor Insik Shin and the student Hyo Soo Kim won the first prize from Poster & Demo presentation on Microsoft Research Japan-Korea Academic Day 2016 which held on Tokyo, Japan in May 20th. • Title: I can hear your touch-screen taps: leveraging tapsound to infer tapstorkes on mobile touch-screen devices • Abstract: Introduces a new side-channel hacking methodology using smartphone’s voice information in mobile security field Microsoft research cooperates worldwide research institutes in various research fields including computer science, and Microsoft Research Japan-Korea Academic Day is a innovational technology exchange program for scholars in Korea and Japan, who are participating in innovational projects with Microsoft. Congratulations on winning the award....Read more
National Research Foundation of Korea Webzine Vol...
The following URL is about Professor Jinah Park of School of Computing from the article, National Research Foundation of Korea Webzine Vol. 5, “Meeting researchers – a global woman leader” (http://webzine.nrf.re.kr/nrf_1605/?chapter=2&sub=1)...Read more
2016 School of Computing Internship and Job Inform..
As summer vacation is coming, the School of Computing at KAIST opens an Internship and Job Information Session for juniors and seniors. The sponsors of internship programs are small giants and midsize companies which are selected by SoC faculties. • Date and Time: 1:00 PM, May 25 (Wed), 2016 • Location: N1, Room #117 and classroom nearby • Participating companies: about 10 companies You can search for the companies you are interested and consult with them. In addition, SoC department office prepared for souvenirs for the participants, so please check for useful information and take the souvenirs....Read more
Professor Sungwon Kang has been elected as the P..
Professor Sungwon Kang of the School of Computing has been elected as the P resident of the Software Engineering Society of Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE) in March 2016, and he will be on the position until February 2018. The Software Engineering Society was established in 1987 to contribute for the scientific, academic, and technological development of the software engineering field in Korea. The organization provided opportunities to share theories, experiences, and technologies on software engineering. The Software Engineering Society publishes their journal periodically, holds the Korea Conference on Software Engineering every year, and provides many other opportunities for sharing information for software engineering researchers, such as special lectures, invitation seminars, and the night for software engineering researchers....Read more
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Com..
QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016 - Computer Science & Information Systems: KAIST SoC QS was ranked among the top 36 around the world & no.1 in Korea. DETAILS: ACADEMIC REPUTATION : 79.7 EMPLOYER REPUTATION : 88.9 CITATIONS PER PAPER : 87.1 H-index : 90.4...Read more
Dr. Seonah Lee has been appointed to the assistant..
Dr. Seonah Lee from the School of Computing (advisor: Professor Sungwon Kang) has been appointed to the assistant professor of the Department of Aerospace and Software Engineering, Gyeongsang National University. Dr. Lee entered her Ph.D. research program in fall 2010 and obtained her Ph.D. on August 2013 with research into a recommendation system on understanding source code for software developers in software evolution based on her work experience in Samsung Electronics. She published five international journal papers including an S-level journal (IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering) and six international conference papers. She also developed the actual product based on her research (navmine.com). Congratulations on your new appointment....Read more
2016 Student Workshop on SW Intensive Program
On last Friday (February 25th), the School of Computing opened ‘Student Workshop on SW Intensive Program’ in Deogyusan Resort, Muju to encourage interactions between students and participating faculties; creating and reviewing individual student’s progress and portfolio; and exchanging industrial-educational information among participating institutions....Read more
Industrial-educational cooperation agreement betwe..
On last Wednesday (February 24th), the School of Computing made an industrial-educational cooperation agreement between KAIST and EXEM, Co., Ltd for the cooperative R&D on big data operation.....Read more
2016 KAIST Robot Programming IT Camp
On February 26th, 2016, the School of Computing opened, ‘2016 KAIST Robot Programming IT Camp,’ in digital laboratory room to help young students understand the recent trend of software and its importance with robot theory and practical training. This camp was supported by Institute for Information and Communications Technology Promotion (IITP) and the School of Computing at KAIST. The program was supervised by Professor Taisook Han and Joon-sang Lee. In addition, Professor Sungho Jo and students, Honnggu Lee (Ph.D. candidate); Bongjae Choi (Ph.D. candidate); Moonwon Yoo (Master candidate); Byeonguk Bae (Master candidate); and Jinhwan Hwang (Master candidate) were in charge of the overall program....Read more
Dr. Shin Hong has been appointed to the assistant ..
Dr. Shin Hong from the School of Computing at KAIST (advisor: Professor Moonzoo Kim) has been appointed to the assistant professor of the School of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering at Handong Global University. Dr. Hong obtained his Ph.D. on August 2015 with research into concurrent program analysis from Software Testing and Verification Group (SWTV) Laboratory at KAIST. As a recognition of his excellent job during his four years of Ph.D. study (3 SCI journals as a first-author, 1 S-level international conference as a first-author, Samsung Human-Tech bronze award for making a third place, excellent paper award from Korean Institute of information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE), Qualcomm award, and others), he has been appointed as a professor after the graduation. We hope Ph.D. graduates enter the academic world continuously....Read more
Faculty award of 2016 for the celebration of 45th ..
As a commemoration of 45th year of the foundation, Professor Insik Shin (academic award), Alice Oh (creative lecture award), and Jinah Park (contribution award). Congratulations for the award！...Read more
Jinseo Lee, MS Student, and Kyoungdeok Baek, Under..
Jinseo Lee, MS student, and Kyoungdeok Baek, undergraduate student received the best paper award at the Korean Conference on Software Engineering (KCSE 2016), which was held in Pyungchang during January 27-29, 2016. Their research was advised by Prof. In-Young Ko. Paper 1: Service Recommendation for Group Users in Internet of Things Environment Using Group Configuration Information (Authors: Jinseo Lee, and In-Young Ko) Paper 2: Dynamic Discovery of Geographically Cohesive Services in Internet of Things Environments (Authors: Kyoungdeok Baek, Min-Hyup Kim, and In-Young Ko)...Read more
Student Yunseok Jang received Preparatory Associat..
The School of Computing student, Yunseok Jang, have received a preparatory association award among the distinguished graduate students of 2016. Congratulations for receiving the award....Read more
The graduated members of the School of Computing d..
Last year, an undergraduate student at KAIST donated his earnings from his developed app to the school. This time, the graduated students donated their earnings from the app they sold. Last December, the School of Computing student, Young-Hoon Park (25 years old), donated 10 million KRW (＄8,200 USD). On September 9th, 2014, Park sold his smartphone application “Seoul Bus” to Kakao Corp. and donated the part of the earnings as a grateful to the school. In addition, Dong-Woo Kim (29 years old) who graduated from the school also donated 10 million KRW to KAIST with a message to use it for his younger students on last December. They are all graduated from the School of Computing at KAIST and worked together for the social commerce company, ‘Rottyful.’ The younger students’ donation news lead to the seniors’ donation; they founded a startup company, ‘Rottyful,’ together. The 8 co-founders of ‘Rottyful’—Kyung Ryul Goo (33), Dong Ju Kim (34), Dong Hee Yoon (34), Joon Ki Lee (34), Cham Sol Lee (33), Hyun Jong Lee (34), Sung Hoon Jang (33), and Joo Young Jung (34)—donated 100 million KRW (＄82,000 USD) total, on last December. ‘Rottyful’ is a social commerce company provides a discount sale information based on the location information. This is the first service provides a real-time nearby discount information from the user’s location information. The service has spotlighted for the investigation of SoftBank Ventures Korea Corp, and has merged to Kakao Corp. in 2011. The alumnus, Sung Hoon Jang said, “I heard the news that my younger students have donated to the school,” and said, “We used to talk about the donation before, but we couldn’t take it to action. We were very proud of them when we heard the news, so we decided to donate as well.” The alumnus, Cham Sol Lee said, “We decided to donate together without any hesitation because we all were interested in the donation before,” and said, “We get a benefit from the school even after the graduation. I hope this donation to be helpful to the school.” After Kakao Corp. merged Rottyful, the startup members of Rottyful have lead Kakao’s growth. Now, most members have retired from the company and preparing for the next startup. The alumnus, Hyun Jong Lee said with smile, “I hope our donation lead to the other student’s donation,” and said, “We are planning on another startup, so we will work hard to donate more.” President Sung-Mo Kang at KAIST said, “The graduated students’ interest and investment is the motivation of KAIST’s growth,” and said, “I greatly appreciate for the alumni to support and encourage our school.” The appreciation plaque to the Rottyful startup members will be held at 1:00 PM, on Monday, February 1st....Read more
NXC Corp. CEO, Jung-ju Kim received an alumni awar..
On November 24th, NXC Corp. Chief Executive Jung-ju Kim received an alumni award from the School of Computing in the room #1501, E3-1. Kim received the award for the contribution of leading the field of national digital contents and improving the information service industry. There were about 200 students, and the president and vice-president of KAIST also attended to the ceremony....Read more
New faculty announcement： Professor Sang Kil Cha
We are delighted to announce that Professor Sang Kil Cha has been appointed to the School of Computing at KAIST on November 16, 2015. Professor Sang Kil Cha obtained his Ph.D. from Carnegie Mellon University with research into Software Security and Program Analysis. His office is in Room 2220 of N5, and his office number is 3569. Congratulations on your new appointment....Read more
Signboard Hanging Board of Cho Jung-Wan CAIR Room
On November 6th, there was a signboard hanging ceremony for celebration of the ‘Cho Jung-Wan CAIR Room,’ to commemorate Professor Jung-Wan Cho’s contribution to the School of Computing at KAIST. A number of faculty, students, and staff participated in this ceremony. The procedures of the event included a welcoming ceremony, plaque presentation, acknowledgement of appreciation, and introducing undergraduate programs. Professor Doo-Hwan Bae, the Head of the School of Computing at KAIST said, “This ceremony is meaningful for reminding Professor Jung-Wan Cho’s constant love and support of other faculties as a senior professor from the beginning of the School of Computing (formerly Computer Science Dept.), and his donation and support will help the School of Computing prosper and encourage the donation system. Professor Jung-Wan Cho had been in KAIST from 1973 to 2005, and he was also the president of The Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE), and the president of Center for Artificial Intelligence Research (CAIR)....Read more
Professor Key-Sun Choi received the Order of Servi..
At the opening ceremony of commemorating the 569th anniversary of the proclamation of Hangeul that was held at the Sejong Center last Friday, the 9th of October, Professor Key-Sun Choi of KAIST’s School of Computing was conferred the Order of Service Merit Aquamarine Stripes Medal for his distinguished, life-long contribution to the development and promotion of Hangeul and the Korean language. Professor Choi has not only developed a natural language processing parser that enables effective data-processing of Hangeul and the Korean language, but also internationally commercialized its sharing software. Professor Choi has been contributing greatly to the informatization of Hangeul in many different ways as well, by constructing Korean-language-oriented dictionaries for computers and so forth. Having acknowledged his such ability and effort both at national and international level, Professor Choi is continuing to play a leading role in a wide variety of academic conferences and standardization organizations. Related Video : https://youtu.be/OYDGb9KsseM Related Article : http://www.mcst.go.kr/web/s_notice/press/pressView.jsp?pSeq=14594&pMenuCD=0302000000&pCurrentPage=1&pTypeDept=&pSearchType=01&pSearchWord...Read more
Professor Junehwa Song has been appointed as a Gen..
Professor JunHwa Song of School of Computing at KAIST has been appointed as a General Chair of the ACM Conference on Embedded Networked Sensor Systems (ACM SenSys). Since its start in the year of 2003, SenSys is an annual conference on networked sensor systems, and this is the first time to hold the conference in Asia. In these days, the conference has been introducing not only networked sensor systems, but also new applications, mobile sensing, internet of things, smart devices, and security-related issues. The conference has been recognized for putting an effort towards commitment to continuous innovation and the importance of sensor technology today. Professor Song has been appointed as a General Chair for not only for the academic contribution of research on mobile systems, but also for his recognition of operative planning skills. This year will be the 13th SenSys conference, and he will appoint twenty committee members from worldwide professionals and organize the overall procedures of the conference. Professor Song is a leading researcher in the field of mobile and ubiquitous computing systems. He is the first professor who published his papers to top conferences on mobile and ubiquitous computing systems, such as ACM MobiSys and SenSys. Also, he received awards, such as the first prize or the best demo award, from many different conferences. In 2014, he was appointed as a Program Chair of ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing (UbiComp), and new currently he is an Editorial Board of IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC). The 13th ACM SenSys will be held in the Plaze Hotel Seoul from November 1st to 4th, and you can register on the website, http://sensys.acm.org/2015/....Read more
KAIST – Oberthur Technologies(OT) has signed an MO..
To commemorate this upcoming year’s 130th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Korea and France, the French Government declared this year as ‘Korean Year,’ and they improved the mutual exchanges on science, culture, arts, and many different fields to enhance the relationship. During Korean Prime Minister Kyo-ahn Hwang’s visit to France on September 18th, Professor Kwangjo Kim of the School of Computing at KAIST signed a research and development agreement with Marc Bertin, the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Oberthur Technologies (OT). By this agreement, KAIST obtained an opportunity to have a practical international collaboration on mobile security and an opportunity for graduate students to participate in internships of OT. OT is an international mobile security company; OT established a research center in Korea, in July 2014, which is a forth of its research center in Asia, and they are currently conducting a research and development on smartphone security solution, with Samsung, LG, and other competitive companies in smartphone industry....Read more
Test-Of-Time 2006 Award
Our early work on ray tracing received "Test-Of-Time 2006 Award" at High-Performance Graphics, 2015: RT-DEFORM: Interactive Ray Tracing of Dynamic Scenes using BVHs Christian Lauterbach, Sung-eui Yoon, David Tuft, Dinesh Manocha This work proposed bounding volume hierarchies (BVHs) for ray tracing dynamic models. BVHs are commonly used now as an acceleration data structure for ray tracing using CPUs or GPUs. This concept has been adopted by recent interactive ray tracing kernels such as Optix and Embree. It received 149 citations as of 2015....Read more
Spotlight Presenter Selection on MLSS 2015
[Woosang Lim (Ph.D. candidate of KAIST School of Computing) is in the middle.] From August 23rd to September 6th, Woosang Lim (advisor Doo-Hwan Bae), a Ph.D. candidate of KAIST School of Computing, presented his research on Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) 2015 in Kyoto, Japan. Since 2002 Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) is a yearly program where leading experts present their research. This year, 420 appointed experts participated to the program: 60 faculties; 60 industry professionals; 150 Ph.D. candidates; 100 master candidates; and 50 undergraduate students. There were 180 selected research publications for MLSS poster sessions; a number of them were already published on other well-known excellent conferences, such as ICML, NIPS, ICCV, and ICDM. Among them, 20 research works were selected as research spotlight; the presenters had an oral presentation with 14 invited speakers. Woosang Lim presented his paper, “Double Nyström Method: An Efficient and Accurate Nyström Scheme for Large-Scale Data Sets,” which he published in International Conference on Machine Learning (ICML) 2015, on the spotlight session. The paper analyzes and introduces the theoretical property and minimizing error of Positive Semi-Definite (PSD) decomposition which is often mentioned in machine learning and proposes the algorithm that performs Eigen-Decomposition on a PSD matrix for large-scale data sets about 10 times more efficiently and accurately than other methods. The proposed theoretical analysis is a novel methodology to solve the difficult problem, and Lim received a scholarship from International Machine Learning Society (IMLS), sponsored by Intel Corporation. References http://www.mlss.cc http://www.i.kyoto-u.ac.jp/mlss15/...Read more
Soya Park, an Undergraduate Student of KAIST Schoo..
Soya Park, an Undergraduate Student of KAIST School of Computing, Has Won the First Prize on Undergraduate Research Participation Program (URP). Along with URP, a paper from the research has been accepted from 2015 IEEE International Conference on Big Data(acceptance rate: 18.5％), with the details as follows: Paper: Practical message-passing framework for large-scale combinatorial optimization º Research Title: Large-scale Parallel Combinatorial Optimization through Belief Propagation º Researchers: Soya Park (School of Computing), Inho Cho (Dept. of Electrical Engineering) º Advisory Professor: Dongsu Han (Dept. of Electrical Engineering), Jinwoo Shin (Dept. of Electrical Engineering) ºTeaching Assistant: Sejun Park (Dept. of Electrical Engineering) º Abstract (or Summary): Graphical Model (GM) has provided a popular framework for big data analytics because it often lends itself to distributed and parallel processing by utilizing graph-based ‘local’ structures. It models correlated random variables wherein particular, the max-product Belief Propagation (BP) is the most popular heuristic to compute the most-likely assignment in GMs. In the past years, it has been proven that BP can solve a few classes of combinatorial optimization problems under certain conditions. Motivated by this, we explore the prospect of using BP to solve generic combinatorial optimization problems. The challenge is that, in practice, BP may converge very slowly and even if it does converge, the BP decision often violates the constraints of the original problem. This research proposes a generic framework that enables us to apply BP-based algorithms to compute an approximate feasible solution for an arbitrary combinatorial optimization task. The main novel ingredients include (a) careful initialization of BP messages,(b) hybrid damping on BP updates, and (c) post-processing using BP beliefs. Utilizing the framework, we develop parallel algorithms for several large-scale combinatorial optimization problems including maximum weight matching, traveling sales-man, vertex cover and independent set. We demonstrate that our framework delivers high approximation ratio, speeds up the process by parallelization, and allows large-scale processing involving billions of variables. Congratulations on receiving the award....Read more
Google’s 2015 Global PhD Fellows Award
Shinae Woo (advisor Sue Bok Moon), the Ph.D. candidate of KAIST School of Computing, has been elected as the Google’s 2015 Global PhD Fellows. Google PhD Fellowship Program Google opened the PhD Fellowship program to recognize and support outstanding graduate students doing exceptional research in Computer Science field. Now in its seventh year, Google awarded 33 PhD students in the world, and two PhD students—Shinae Woo (Network and Distributed System, KAIST) and Jungdam Won (Robotics, Seoul National University)—received the award in South Korea. Shinae Woo obtained her bachelor and master degree in KAIST, entered the PhD program in March 2012, and she have been published her paper to excellent conferences, such as Mobisys, NDSI, for three years of her study. For more information, please refer to the following websites: http://googleresearch.blogspot.kr/2015/08/announcing-googles-2015-global-phd.html http://an.kaist.ac.kr/~shinae/...Read more
New Faculty Announcement： Professor Shin Yoo and M..
We are pleased to announce our new faculty members as follows: Professor Shin Yoo (August 1st, 2015), and Professor Martin Ziegler (August 17th, 2015) Professor Shin Yoo received his Ph.D. in Computer Science, King’s College London, in 2009, majoring in software engineering and software testing. Website: http://sites.google.com/site/coinselab/ E-mail: shin.yoo (at) cs.kaist.ac.kr Phone: 042-350-3567 Office: 2405, E3-1 Professor Martin Ziegler received his Ph.D. from Universitaet Paderborn, 2002 (Habilitation, Universitaet Paderborn, 2008), majoring in complexity and real computation. Website: http://m.zie.de/ E-mail: Ziegler (at) cs.kaist.ac.kr Phone: 042-350-3568 Office: 3406, E3-1...Read more