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  • Prof. Juho Kim’s research team developed algorithm..

    Prof. Juho Kim and his research team developed an algorithmic platform for organizing and analyzing various sequential knowledge for a shared goal such as thousands of cooking recipes for a single dish. This research was done in cooperation with Prof. Maneesh Agrawala and his research team from Stanford University, USA, and a research team from EPFL, Switzerland. The article in Korean is available on the following website: http://www.etnews.com/20180409000376 This study was presented at ACM SIGCHI 2018, the premier conference in the field of HCI. The project website is available at the following address: https://recipescape.kixlab.org/

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  • Wanju Local Food cooperative adapted the agricultu..

    The Oliot platform, developed by a research team led by Prof. Daeyoung Kim, has been applied to Wanju Local Food cooperative, one of the largest agricultural cooperatives in Korea. The platform has been operational since April 5th. Articles in Korean can be found at the following: http://www.etnews.com/20180403000333 http://www.kaist.ac.kr/_prog/_board/?mode=V&no=79062&code=kaist_news&site_dvs_cd=kr&menu_dvs_cd=0601&list_typ=B&skey=&sval=&smonth=&site_dvs=&GotoPage=1 ​

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  • Best Student Paper Award Honorable Mention at ACM ..

    Prof. Juho Kim and Jean Y. Song, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan and a visiting researcher at KAIST School of Computing, won the 'Best Student Paper Award Honorable Mention' at the ACM 2018 Conference on Intelligent User Interface held in Tokyo. In the paper titled 'Two Tools are Better Than One: Tool Diversity as a Means of Improving Aggregate Crowd Performance', they present a new method to overcome the limitations of existing crowdsourcing techniques. By providing multiple tools with complementary properties to crowd workers, it improves the accuracy of the aggregated result by minimizing the errors coming from crowd workers using a single tool. https://dl.acm.org/authorize?N43044

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  • Dr. Jae-il Kim, a graduate of the School of Comput..

    Dr. Jae-il Kim (advisor: Prof. Jinah Park, graduated in 2015), an alumnus of the School of Computing, has been appointed as an assistant professor at Kyungpook National University's School of Computer Science and Engineering. He actively conducted research in the field of computer science and medical imaging at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a Postdoctoral Research Associate commencing in June 2016. Dr. Jae-Il Kim also worked at Samsung Electronics as a Senior Engineer. His major research interests are diffusion-weighted atlas construction and learning-based missing image prediction, ultrasound image fusion, and 3D foot bone modeling for foot joint analysis, and surface-based shape analysis for subcortical structures and brain ventricles.

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  • Master student Hyung-Uk Ryu scores the top in the ..

    Linked is an article on KAIST School of Computing Master student Hyung-Uk Ryu's top scoring on the TOPCIT The article in Korean. http://news.joins.com/article/22411058

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  • Prof. Shin Yoo has been appointed as an editorial ..

    Prof. Shin Yoo has been appointed as an editorial board member of Springer’s Empirical Software Engineering journal, starting from February 2018. Springer’s Empirical Software Engineering is an SCIE-indexed journal that specializes in empirical and data-driven software engineering research. ESE is one of the most prestigious software engineering journals: in 2016, ESE had an impact factor of 3.275 and a 5-year cumulative impact factor of 3.759. Google Scholar currently ranks ESE 12th among the software systems conferences and journals.

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  • Prof. Jinah Park’sresearch selected as 2017 KAIST ..

    Prof. Jinah Park and her research team’s work on "Hippocampal Shape modeling based on a Progressive Template Surface Deformation and Its Verification" has been selected as one of 2017 KAIST Top 10 representative R&D outcomes. The purposes of the 2017 KAIST Top 10 representative R&D outcomes are as follows: - To inspire researchers' motivation toward research by discovering and celebrating the outstanding achievements of KAIST R&D - To accumulate core technical information and outstanding accomplishments through continuous publications of annual reports and videos. - To induce the progress of a performance management system through systematic performance case management The award took place during the Research Day event in May 2018.

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  • Ph.D. candidate Hyosu Kim wins the 'HumanTech Pape..

    Hyosu Kim, a Ph.D. candidate in the School of Computing, won the bronze prize in the Computer Science & Engineering division of Samsung Electronics Human Tech papers on February 7th. A research team composed of Ph.D. candidates Hyosu Kim and Byungil Kim (advisor: Prof. Insik Shin) at KAIST and Ph.D. candidate Daehyeok Kim at CMU won the prize by developing a touch detection technology using touch sound in a mobile environment. The team was highly acclaimed for their sound-based techniques and mobile HCI technology. Title - TapSnoop: Leveraging Tap Sound to Infer Tapstrokes on Mobile Touch-screen Devices Authors - Hyosu Kim (KAIST), Daehyeok Kim (CMU), and Byungil Cho (KAIST) The Samsung Electronics HumanTech Paper Award was established in 1994 to discover creative and challenging young people who will lead the future science of Korea and to create a social atmosphere that emphasizes technology and revitalizes the research atmosphere in schools. An article in Korean is available at the following: https://humantech.samsung.com/saitext/board.do

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  • KAIST International Cooperation Award

    Professor Key-Sun Choi received a 2018 KAIST International Cooperation Award for his efforts in international cooperation. Prof. Choi is a Professor at the KAIST School of Computing. He served as the President of KSCS (Korean Society for Cognitive Science) in 2006, the President of AFNLP (Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing) between 2009 and 2010 and the Director of AAMT (Asia-Pacific Association for Machine Translation) from 2000 to the present. Major ongoing projects of Prof. Choi’s current research interests include “Exobrain WiseKB” which focuses on the construction of a wise knowledge base and question-answering platform, “Bio & Medical Informatics, PACS,” which focuses on the knowledge acquisition in the biomedical domain, “Eurostar” (Korean-Europe joint research project), which focuses on question-answering on mobile devices, and “VTT,” which focuses on edmotional intelligence.

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  • KAIST Innovation Award

    Professor Dongsoo Han received a 2018 KAIST Innovation Award for his innovations in industry through technology transfer and commercialization and for sharing and spreading of research achievements. Prof. Han is a Professor at the KAIST School of Computing. His group, in collaboration with KTNET, built an indoor positioning and navigation system for COEX in 2010 and a KAIST Indoor Localization System (KAILOS) to realize an indoor GPS system in 2014. In 2011, Dongsoo Han founded the indoor positioning research center (IPRC) at KAIST. He is serving as director for the IPRC. In 2013, Dongsoo Han published the book “Infinite Challenge for Patents.” Dongsoo Han’s current research focus is on providing indoor positioning and navigation service for public buildings. Dongsoo Han is a member of IEEE and the IEEE Computer Society, and a board member of the ITS Korea Society.

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  • Regular member of the National Academy of Engineer..

    Prof. Sue Bok Moon was appointed as a regular member of the National Academy Engineering of Korea on January 3, 2018. An article in Korean is available at the following: http://www.etnews.com/20180103000240

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  • 47th School Anniversary Faculty Excellence Award

    Three School of Computing faculty members won the 2018 Faculty Award in Commemoration of the 47th foundation anniversary of KAIST: International Cooperation Award to Prof. Key-Sun Choi Innovation Award to Prof. Dong Soo Han and Excellent Lecture Award to Prof. In-Young Ko. The International Cooperation Award is given to a faculty member who has contributed largely to the university’s international cooperation, the Innovation Award to a faculty member who has contributed to innovations to industry through technology transfer and commercialization and to sharing and spreading of research achievements, and the Excellent Lecture Award to a faculty member who had the highest course evaluation results for the previous year. The award ceremony was held on Jan 12th 2018 at the 47th School Anniversary Event.

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  • 2018 Songam Future Scholar Research Excellence Awa..

    Professor Eunho Yang was awarded a 2018 Songam Future Scholar Research Excellence Award. The Songam Future Scholar Research Excellence Award is granted according to the will of President Lee of Korea Former Co. and is given to Assistant Professors in Engineering Schools with less than five years in that position with an excellent research performance in order to encourage their research activity. Prof. Yang is an Assistant Professor at the KAIST School of Computing. Prior to joining KAIST in the summer 2016, he spent two years as a research staff member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center. He obtained his Ph.D. in 2014 from the University of Texas at Austin, and earned M.S. and B.S degrees from Seoul National University in Korea in 2006 and 2004, respectively. From 2006 to 2009, he was a researcher at Korea Telecom as the alternative military service in Korea. His research interests are in statistical machine learning in general with a special focus on high-dimensional statistics.

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  • Prof. Jinah Park received Appreciation Plaque from..

    Prof. Jinah Park received an appreciation plaque from the Dean of College of Engineering for her devotion to KAIST Breakthroughs, a biannual research newsletter of the College of Engineering.

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  • Prof. Insik Shin develops technology to reduce sma..

    Prof. Insik Shin’s research team developed technology that can reduce the power consumption of smartphone web browsers down to 40%. It is expected to boost the battery time by reducing web browsing power consumption, which is a significant part of smartphone power consumption. Prof. Shin’s team said on etnews on Jan 8th that they have developed a low power mobile browsing technology by optimizing the frame rates of web pages. “Low power mobile browsing allows us to increase smartphone power performance with software only. It will help smartphone manufacturers and web browser developers who are trying to optimize power consumption,” said Prof. Shin in an interview. Etnews article in Korean is available at the following: http://www.etnews.com/20180105000383

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  • National Academy of Engineering of Korea

    Professor Sue Bok Moon was appointed as a regular member of the National Academy Engineering of Korea on January 3, 2018. The members of the National Academy Engineering of Korea are selected from universities, research institutions and industry based on their contribution to the country through advancement in science and engineering. The selection process, which spans four stages (search, nomination, review, election), considers not only the nominee’s academic contributions, but also the IPs, education output, and industry contributions.

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  • ICSE 2018 Paper acceptance

    KAIST team has newly suggested the unit testing of C programs that can find errors automatically while minimizing false alarms. Prof. Moonzoo Kim and Dr. Yoon Ho Kim wrote a paper "Precise Concolic Unit Testing of C Programs with Alarm Filtering Using Symbolic Calling Contexts" in collaboration with Prof. Yoon Ja Choi at Kyung-Buk University. Their paper has been accepted to ACM/IEEE ICSE (Intl. Conf. on Software Engineering) which is one of the most prestigious conferences in the Software Engineering field. Congratulations!

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  • The 9th Asian Conference on Machine Learning (ACML..

    The 9th Asian Conference on Machine Learning, where Prof. KeeEung Kim served as the General Chair, took place in Yonsei University from November 15th to 17th. In the conference experts and researchers shared results and ideas on machine learning, and discussed proposals centered around innovative machine learning ideas and paradigms. Since 2009, ACML has been a gathering of new ideas and technology about machine learning, which has taken important roles in various fields in the industry. ACML has started in Asian region and has been held in New Zealand, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Japan and China. The conference has helped the scientists gain a broader understanding on machine learning and get insights for applying them in the industry.

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  • CAN ’17 at ACM CoNEXT 2017, Best Paper Award

    On December 12th, KAIST undergraduate student Jaemin Shin and Dukgi Hong (Advisor Prof. Sue Moon) has earned the ‘Best Paper Award’ for their paper ‘Considerations on Deploying High-Performance Container-based NFV’ in the international conference ‘Cloud-Assisted networking Workshop at ACM CoNEXT 2017’ held at Incheon Paradice City Hotel. Congratulations!

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  • Asiacrypt 2020 to be held in Korea(Daejon)

    During his visit in Asiacrypt 2017 that was held in Hong Kong from December 3rd to 7th, Prof. Kwangjo Kim got the approval to hold the Asiacrypt 2020 in Korea after giving his proposal in the Coordination Committee meeting held in December 4th. Asiacrypt Coordination Committee decides the host country of Asiacrypt that takes place every December. Currently there are up to 3 representatives from each of the 13 countries, including Korea, Japan, China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, UAE and Pakistan. The representatives from Pakistan could not attend this day’s meeting. Korea, Singapore and UAE gave their hosting proposal, and as the result of the voting procdure, Korea got 6 votes and UAE and Singapore got 3 votes each, which didn’t count as majority for Korea. In an additional meeting without the three running countries, the committee chair, Prof. Lai of Shanhai Jiao Tong University, chose Korea as the hosting country. The hosting of Asiacrypt2020 in Korea will be finalized once the IACR Board confirms during Eurocrypt held in Israel next April. Thus Asiacyrpt 2020 is to be held in Korea (Daejeon). The conference is expected to be attended by renowned cryptographers, and that research in cryptography in Korea will mature once more. Prof. Kwangjo Kim is currently IACR Fellow and will serve as the committee chair of Asiacrypt 2020.

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  • Prof. Min H. Kim’s research, compact hyperspectral..

    Prof. Min H. Kim’s research project, compact hyperspectral imaging, is in press of EurekAlert Science News and Photonics Media. The traditional hyperspectral imaging technology has wide reach and is being applied in fields such as military combat, astronomy, agriculture, biomedical imaging, and geoscience. Scientists, for instance, rely on hyperspectral imaging to observe and analyze materials for mining and geology, or for various applications in the medical field. However, hyperspectral imaging systems are expensive—ranging from $25,000 to $100,000—and require complex specialized hardware to operate. Prof. Min H. Kim’s team of computer scientists from KAIST, South Korea, and Universidad de Zaragoza, Spain, has devised a way for low-cost accurate hyperspectral imaging, ridding of expensive equipment and complex coding. This novel, compact single-shot hyperspectral imaging method captures images using a conventional DSLR camera equipped with just an ordinary refractive prism placed in front of the lens. The new method was tested on a variety of natural scenes, and the results, according to the researchers, compared well with current state-of-the-art hyperspectral imaging systems, achieving quality images without compromising accuracy. “These hyperspectral imaging systems are generally built for specific purposes such as aerial remote sensing, or military applications, and as such they are not affordable nor practical for ordinary users,” said Min H. Kim, associate professor of computer science at KAIST and a lead author of the study. “Our system requires no advanced skills, and we are able to obtain hyperspectral images at virtually full resolution while making hyperspectral imaging practical.” Prof. Kim’s collaborators include Diego Gutierrez, associate professor at Universidad de Zaragoza; Seung-Hwan Baek, computer science PhD student at KAIST; and Incheol Kim, MS student at KAIST in Min H. Kim’s lab. The team presented their new method at SIGGRAPH Asia 2017 and also published it in the top computer graphics journal, ACM Transactions on Graphics (TOG). This annual conference and exhibition showcases the world’s leading professionals, academics and creative minds at the forefront of computer graphics and interactive techniques. EurekAlert Science News: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-11/afcm-chi120417.php Photonics Media: https://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=62875 Technology Breaking News: https://www.technologybreakingnews.com/2017/12/compact-hyperspectral-imaging-at-low-cost/ R&D Magazine:​ ​https://www.rdmag.com/news/2017/12/compact-hyperspectral-imaging-low-cost

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  • Insik Shin, Jaehyuk Huh and Min H. Kim won MSRA Co..

    Professors, Insik Shin, Jaehyuk Huh and Min H. Kim, won MSRA Collaborative Research 2018 Grant Awards Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) Collaborative Research Program is a grant program for faculty members in Asia, working together with MSRA researchers on mutually interesting topics. MSRA aspires to foster talents and establish Microsoft as a valuable research and technology partner for higher education in Asia. In addition, KAIST is the university that won the largest number of grant awards, along with Tsinghua, HKUST, and USTC. The selected research projects are: TouchSurface: Supporting Touch User Interface with Sound on Any Surface Insik Shin, KAIST Securing Key-Value Stores with Hardware Trusted Execution Environments Jaehyuk Huh, KAIST Capturing Intrinsic Material Appearance via Spectro-Polarimetric 3D Imaging Min H. Kim, KAIST Since the announcement of Call for Proposals in mid-July, there has been a large number of submissions. MSRA Collaborative Research Program Committee carefully reviewed them based on the state-of-the-art and common research interests. Now MSRA announces 62 awards. The awardees are from 35 universities and institutes in China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, Korea and Singapore. We are pleased to announce that three professors of KAIST School of Computing, Insik Shin, Jaehyuk Huh and Min H. Kim, won MSRA Collaborative Research 2018 Grant Awards. Reference: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/lab/microsoft-research-asia/articles/msra-collaborative-research-2018-award-announcement/

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  • KAIST School of Computing hosts MDM 2017

    From May 29 to June 1, Professor Junehwa Song and Professor Wang-Chien Lee of Pennsylvania State University co-chaired the IEEE International Conference on Mobile Data Management (MDM), hosted by KAIST. Celebrating its 18th year, MDM is an academic conference that focuses on data management in mobile, ubiquitous and pervasive environment. MDM deals with topics addressed by both academia and industry such as IoT, autonomous vehicles, crowdsourcing and mobile sensing. A total of 50 papers were presented by 105 researchers from 13 countries. In addition to domestic and international researchers, companies such as Google, IBM, and Delta Electronics participated in discussions about the potentials of mobile data in the future. The conference was held with the support of IEEE, KAIST School of Computing, IEEE Technical Committee on Data Engineering(TCDE), University of Pittsburgh, Daejeon International Marketing Enterprise, Software Research Center of Chungnam National University and Daejeon Metropolitan City.

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  • Seung-Hwan Baek and Chang Hyun Park won MSRA PhD F..

    Seung-Hwan Baek and Chang Hyun Park won MSRA PhD Fellowship 2017 [link]. Congratulations to Seung-Hwan Baek (advisor: Prof. Min H. Kim) and Chang Hyun Park (advisor: Prof. Jaehyuk Huh), on winning the 2017 Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship Award! Their excellent guidance and continued support for the Microsoft Research Asia Fellowship program are highly appreciated. This year, 107 distinguished Ph.D. candidates from 38 leading research universities or institutions were nominated for fellowships. Applicants included candidates from the China mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and Singapore. Each candidate’s credentials, publications, and research projects were thoroughly evaluated by a review committee and only 10 extremely outstanding students have been awarded fellowships. A cash award is also provided to support the fellow’s research and academic endeavors. Moreover, Microsoft Research Asia would like to provide Moreove the PhD student a 3-month visiting research opportunity, which helps the winner to broaden his or her horizons by doing research at a top international research institute under the guidance of an experienced researcher. Seung-Hwan and Chang Hyun were invited to attend the 2017 MSRA Fellowship award ceremony held in Harbin, China, on Oct 19th. The ceremony was one of the key sessions of the 19th Computing in the 21st Century Conference, during which they could talk from distinguished scientists from around the world, and have a lunch meeting with Turing Award winner. Since its inception in 1999, the program has attracted applications from approximately 1,100 PhD candidates from more than 40 universities in the Asia-Pacific region, with 396 outstanding students having been awarded Microsoft Research Asia Fellowships. Many of them have become influential researchers in their area. We are glad to have Seung-Hwan and Chang Hyun as Fellowship winners this year, and we look forward to their future achievements! Chang Hyun Park (left) and Seung-Hwan Baek (right)

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  • KAIST School of Computing selected in the Next Gen..

    On September 19th, all three projects proposed by KAIST Computer School of Computing were accepted in the Next Generation Information Computing Technology Development Project, which was announced by the Ministry of Science and ICT and National Research Foundation of Korea. The project’s mission is to "support development of basic SW technology that differentiates itself from existing R&D in IT, in order to secure long-term national competitiveness" The detailed projects assigned to our department are as follows. - SuggestBot: Context-based smart interaction Research Goal: Development of software technology including big data of interaction, engine for situation inference and action suggestion, wearable UI and computing subsystem to realize in-situ, intelligent, and in-time smart interaction in wearable computing environment. Project manager: Geehyuk Lee Participants from School of Computing: Juho Kim, Sung Hyon Myaeng, Alice Oh, Junehwa Song Participants from other departments: Uichin Lee -Development of reliable intelligent CPS complex system and on-the-fly verification technology Research Goal: Development of software engineering technology for reliable and safe software development in Cyber-Physical System (CPS) environments such as Vehicle to Everything (V2X) and Smart Factory Project manager: In-Young Ko Participants from School of Computing: DooHwan Bae, Sungwon Kang, Junehwa Song, Jongmoon Baik Participants from other institutions: Jang Ui Hong(Chungbuk Univ.), Junbeom Yoo(Konkuk Univ.), Seung-Woo Kang(KoreaTech) -Multilanguage Verification and Debugging of Full Stack SW through Intelligent Automation Project manager: Moonzoo Kim Participants from School of Computing: Sukyoung Ryu, Shin Yoo Participants from other institutions: Yunja Choi(Kyungpook Nat. Univ.), Kyungmin Bae(POSTECH), Shin Hong(Handong Univ.) The project runs from September 1, 2017 to December 31, 2020 (3 years and 4 months), with funding total of 9.53 billion won.

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  • PhD candidate Sangeun Oh awarded 2017 Google PhD F..

    On September 12th, KAIST PhD candidate Sangeun Oh was awarded the 2017 Google PhD Fellowship in Mobile Computing area, in recognition of his latest work "Designing Multi-device Mobile Platform for Cross-device Functionality Sharing". Google has been conducting Google PhD Fellowship Program to spotlight PhD candidates who are doing outstanding work in the field of computer science. The awardees are granted ten thousand dollars worth of scholarship and become connected with Google's specialists each field as mentors to discuss the research and get feedback. This year, a total of 47 PhD students worldwide were awarded, including 6 students in the East Asia, including Korea, China and Japan. Throughout his PhD years, Sangeun Oh developed platforms for mobile devices to share functionalities such as log in, payment and sensors, enabling user experiences previously impractical to implement. His research was presented last June 21th in ACM Mobysis, the most prestigious academic conference in Mobile computing.

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  • Prof. Sung-Ju Lee's SCAN and Prof. Alice Oh's Elip..

    Prof. Sung-Ju Lee's SCAN and Prof. Alice Oh's Eliph system were selected to be presented in KAIST Breakthroughs. Prof. Sung-Ju Lee's SCAN system (http://breakthroughs.kaist.ac.kr/?post_no=913) Prof. Alice Oh's Eliph system (http://breakthroughs.kaist.ac.kr/?post_no=908) Congratulations on both teams!

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  • Prof. Hongseok Yang presented a keynote at QONFEST..

    KAIST SoC Prof. Hongseok Yang presented a keynote at QONFEST’17 as a joint invited speaker for CONCUR, QUEST, and FORMATS. Prof. Hongseok Yang at the KAIST School of Computing presented a keynote talk on probabilistic programming at QONFEST’17, as a joint invited speaker for CONCUR, QUEST, and FORMATS. QONFEST’17 is the umbrella event of the four major international conferences CONCUR, QEST, FORMATS, and EPEW, whose topics jointly cover theory, formal modeling, verification, performance evaluation and engineering of concurrent, timed and other systems. QONFEST '17 was held in Berlin, Germany from September 4, 2017, until September 9, 2017.

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