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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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  • KHC excellent demonstration award

    Jaehyun Jang (advisor: Prof. Jinah Park) received an excellent demonstration award for ‘a touch sensing rendering method of virtual fluid through contactless haptic interface’ at 11th Korea Haptics Community (KHC) in Seoul National University convention center on August 30-31. He is a Ph.D. candidate at the KAIST School of Computing. Congratulations! KHC was founded in 2007 by some active haptic-based research groups in Korea and it makes efforts to develop domestic research on haptics by supporting various research and network activities.

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  • Yeonsu Kim, an undergraduate student of the KAIST ..

    Yeonsu Kim, an undergraduate student of our school, won the best research award of the undergraduate research program (URP) on August 28, 2019 (advisor: Prof. Sung-Ju Lee and research assistant: Taesik Gong). This research is a collaborative work with Prof. Jinwoo Shin at the School of Electrical Engineering and is accepted to an international conference, ACM SenSys: Taesik Gong, Yeonsu Kim, Jinwoo Shin, and Sung-Ju Lee, "MetaSense: Few-Shot Adaptation to Untrained Conditions in Deep Mobile Sensing", In Proceedings of ACM SenSys 2019. They propose a novel method that allows machine learning applications using mobile sensors under ill-posed conditions. Recently, deep learning evolution allows researchers to focus on running various applications on personal mobile devices, for example, diagnosing heart attack using a mobile sensor. However, these deep-learning-based applications have presented suboptimal performance when using untrained personal data or devices. This work encourages more practical mobile sensing applications to be developed.

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  • Sungjoon Park, a Ph.D. student of the KAIST School..

    https://ai.googleblog.com/2019/09/announcement-of-2019-fellowship.html A Ph.D. student Sungjoon Park (advisor: Prof. Alice Oh) was awarded the 2019 Google Ph.D. Fellowship in the field of Natural Language Processing (NLP) area. Google has been conducting the Google Ph.D. Fellowship Program from 2009 to spotlight Ph.D. 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 in each field as mentors to discuss the research and get feedback. This year, a total of fifty Ph.D. students worldwide were awarded, including three Korean students out of ten students in East Asia. Sungjun Park’s research on Computational Psychotherapy via machine learning (ML) -based NLP has enabled him to award the fellowship. Throughout his Ph.D. years, Sungjun Park proposed to adapt distributed representations, which are generally used in the ML-based NLP area, to Korean. In addition, he presented methods of analyzing trained distributed representation at the annual conference of the association for computational linguistics (ACL) and the conference on empirical methods in natural language processing (EMNLP) in 2017 and 2018, respectively. Recently, he proposed criteria to classify psychological counseling clients’ utterance according to their factor in the counseling dialogue and presented at the annual conference of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL). In addition, he is actively working on artificial neural network-based dialogue model generation, complex emotion extraction and prediction from the text, and developing computational psychotherapy applications.

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  • Dr. Seongkook Heo, appointed as an assistant profe..

    Dr. Seongkook Heo (advisor: Prof. Geehyuk Lee) was appointed as an assistant professor in the computer science department at the University of Virginia on August 12, 2019. He had worked as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Toronto after achieving his Ph.D. degree from the KAIST School of Computing in 2017. Dr. Heo has worked on developing various human-computer interaction methods and published papers in CHI, UIST, CSCW conferences, and IEEE Transactions on Haptics. He also received a Ph.D. fellowship from Naver company.

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  • 1st place in Cardiac Segmentation and Best Award i..

    Jeon Tae-joon, a Ph.D. and Lee Na-kyung, a master's degree student both from School of Computing at KAIST (Advisor: Professor Kim Dae Young), were awarded the 1st prize in the AI HeLP Challenge performance presentation for automatically dividing right & left vents, left ventricle myocardium, and positive performance presentation. This challenge held at Asan Medical Center in Seoul on March 13, organized by the Ministry of Health and Welfare and Asan Medical Center.

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  • Won KSC 2018(Korea Software Congress 2018)

    At KSC 2018 (Korea Software Congress 2018) held from Dec. 19, 2018 (Wed) to Dec. 21(Fri), Pyeongchang, our computer science students won two grand prizes, four excellence awards and one subsidy, as shown. Sincerely congratulates on your award.

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  • Produced Amazon AWS AI Startup Challenge Award and..

    Elice, a programming education startup that was established by KAIST's computer science Ph.D. students, was awarded at AWS AI Startup Challenge hosted by Amazon last year and produced some 80 related talent through data science education management. Elice operates an online programming education platform to effectively manage and operate large-scale computerized education in enterprises or educational institutions. Currently, the online coding platform is provided as a major service by introducing an environment that can be coded online without separate IDE, a free-material code evaluation system that applies grading code intended by professors, a system that prevents cheating, and pair-programming. In recognition of its technical skills, it won the AWS AI Startup Challenge last year, a competition that competes with domestic startups that operate leading technologies and services in the field of artificial intelligence deep learning. In addition, it produced more than 80 talents in related fields last year through an artificial intelligence data science program that has been operating since 2017. The program's faculty consists of KAIST and some of the best scholars in the field of artificial intelligence in Korea. Demo Day, which introduces students' projects, features major Korean IT companies such as Kakao, Naver, Samsung Electronics, and LG Electronics, as well as leading startups such as Baemin, K-Mong, and Rainist. Park Jin-woo, an engineer at Samsung Electronics who participated in the program, said, "The results of students were better than I thought, and I think it would be a good opportunity for the company if it was connected to recruitment." A trainee said, "It is meaningful that we can get advice on our career path through interviews with a business executive." The program is responsible for creating cases in which past graduates have employed at major IT companies such as Naver, NCsoft, Kakao, and PUBG, and for filling the needs of big data talent increased during the 4th Industrial Revolution. An Elice source said, "We will strive to develop technologies to create a smoother programming environment, and we will lower entry barriers and develop curriculums to foster the skills needed by technology companies so that anyone can receive coding education in line with the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Elice is currently actively used by major Korean universities and companies, including KAIST, SK Telecom, and Samsung, and recently attracted series A investment from Altos Ventures. [Reference] Students Participated in Data Science Training Promote Project Contents - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTok20p3EzAjTJWV8SJM9Gw/videos Elice Academy website - https://academy.elice.io/ Elice Introduction Website - https://elice.io/ [Related article] Data Science Program E-newspaper - http://www.etnews.com/20180925000025 This NewsToday - http://www.enewstoday.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=1233222 Newsworks - http://www.newsworks.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=217042 Asian Economy - http://view.asiae.co.kr/news/view.htm?idxno=2018081309264279730 The Korean Economy - http://news.hankyung.com/article/201808135770j

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  • Software Security Lab of the Graduate School of In..

    The software security research lab (Supervisor : Professor Cha Sang-gil) of the Graduate School of Information Security at School of Computing has handed over 2.8 million won to the department. The software security lab won the Information Protection R&D Data Challenge contest (datachallenge.kr) last November by participating in the auto-detection of vulnerabilities field. Kim Soo-min, Han Hyung-seok, and Choi Jae-seung (Ph.D course), Kim Hong-sik, Oh Dong-hyun, Jeong Min-gyu (Master course), and Cha Sang-kil, who participated in the contest, said they donated 2.8 million won for the development of the School of Computing Choi Jae-seung, the team's representative, said, "Based on the good results at the competition, I think it was the help of the schools and departments that we applied for the study. All of us decided to donate the money in the hope that we would give some back to our juniors, said.

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  • Undergraduate Jae-min Hong of School of Computing,..

    At APLAS (Asian Symposium on Programming Language and Systems) 2018 which was held in Wellington, New Zealand on 12/3-5 and was sponsored by KAIST, Hong Jae-min (Advisor Ryu Seok-young) received the second prize for his thesis on Path Dependent Ties with Path-Equality at the Student Research Competition, which he participated with graduate students. He published the paper at ACM SIGPLAN Symposium on Scala, which was held in St. Louis, U.S. on September 28.

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  • Sung-ho Lee, Ph.D. student of KAIST School of Comp..

    LeeSeong-ho(Advisor Ryu Seok-young) School of Computing, KAIST was selected as the best reviewer for the Artifact Evaluation at OOPSLA 2018 (Object-Oriented Programming, Systems, Languages, and Applications), a class S international institute in Boston, U.S. on Nov. 7-9 and won the Distinguished Artifact Evaluation Committee Member Award.

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  • Chosen for NAVER Phd Fellowship

    Last November, ten Ph.D. students from our computer science department were chosen for NAVER PhD Fellowship. The selected person is - Gong Tae-sik (Professor: Lee Sung-joo) - Kwon Hyun (Professor Yoon Hyun-soo) - Kim Hyung-kyu (Professor Kim Soon-tae) - Nam Jae-hyun (Professor: Shin Seung-won) - Park Joon-young (Professor Ryu Seok-young) - Park Jin-seok (Professor Lee Heung-kyu) - Jang Young-soo (Professor: Kim Ki-ung) - Jeon Seok-joon (Professor: Kim Min-hyuk) - Jeong Dae-ryong (Professor: Shin In-shik) - Ha Jae-hee (Professor Kim Myung-chul) NAVER PhD Fellowship program is a program that selects Ph.D. student who submitted the first paper to the top-tier conference/journal of each computing field and pays scholarships. Naver selected eight students for NAVER Phd Fellowship in 2015, six first and eight second in 2016, 11 in 2017, and 10 in 2018, and paid a total of 235 million won to the selected students.

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  • Won Grand Prize at 2018 National Cryptographic Com..

    Two students from Graduate School of Information Security of School of Computing, KAIST, Choi Won-seok in Ph.d course and Lee Byeong-hak in master’s course(Advisor Professor Lee Ju-young) , won the grand prize for thesis “Indifferentiability of Truncated Random Permutations” at the 2018 National Cryptography Competition. The 2018 National Cryptographic Competition was held by the Korea Cryptographic Forum, Korea Institute of Information Security & Cryptology and and National Research Council of Science & Technology under the auspices of the National Intelligence Service to develop the nation's encryption technology. The total prize money is about 50 million won including the 10 million for the grand prize. Cryptographic Competition is divided into areas such as cryptography thesis, solving problems of cryptography, and ideas for using cryptography, and the grand prize is chosen only from the cryptography thesis area. The award ceremony was held at Ramada Seoul Hotel on November 15 as an additional event for the Future Password Workshop. In addition, Kim Sung-kwang in Ph.d course (Advisor Professor Lee Ju-young) received an incentive award in cryptography thesis section, and Kim Sung-kwang and Choi Won-suk in Ph.d course, and Lee Young-min in master’s course (Advisor Professor Lee Ju-young) received a special award.Two teams of undergraduates of KAIST hacking club GoN, led by Cha Sang-gil from Graduate School of Information Security, received the highest award and the incentive prize respectively in the problem-solving field. Meanwhile, Lee Ji-eun, a Ph.D. student in School of Computing, won the top prize at the National Cipher Skills Specialist Training Awards, and Lee Byeong-hak, a master's course student, won the excellence prize. Lee Byung-hak also won the top prize at the 2017 Cryptography Contest for his paper, "Tweakable Block Cippers Secure Beyond the Birtday Bound in the Ideal Cipher Model," which was adopted by the three major cryptographic societies Asiacrypt, this year.

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  • Dr. Hong Seok-in, Assistant professor at Kyungpook..

    Hong Seok-In (advisor: Soon-Tae Kim), a graduate of KAIST's School of Computing, was appointed as an assistant professor of computer science at Kyungbook National University. After graduating, he worked as a senior researcher at Samsung Electronics and worked on DRAM design. After that, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher at IBM TJ Watson Research Center and conducted research on low power memory system, near-data processing, and secure processor architecture . https://sites.google.com/view/seokinhong/

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  • Ph.D student Han Young-hoon attended as the studen..

    Ph.D student Han Young-hoon (Advisor : Professor Kang Sung Won) attended at the 1st Annual Meeting of the National Science and Technology Advisory Council held at the Blue House on July 26 (Thursday) as the student delegation. At the meeting presided by the chair of the National Science and Technology Advisory Council, the President Moon Jae-In held discussions on 1) National R & D Innovations 2) Strengthening the rights and interests of university researchers and improving research conditions. Prior to the conference, a preliminary ceremony for the growth of young scientists was held with the president of the university, the president of the university, and student representatives.

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  • Won Grand Prize and Special Prize in 9th TOPCIT Re..

    In the "9th TOPCIT Regular Evaluation" conducted by Ministry of Science and ICT and Institute for Information&communications Technology Promotion(IITP) on May 19 (Sat), Ryu Hyung-Wook(Advisor: Choi Sung Hee) and Kwon Oh-chan(Advisor : Choi Gwang Mu), students in master’s course, won Grand Prize (Minister of Science and ICT) and Special Prize (Navy Chief of Staff Award). The awards ceremony will be held on July 13, 2018 (Friday), at the Sheraton Seoul Palace Gangnam Royal Ballroom (1st floor). TOPCIT is a system that diagnoses and evaluates the basic core knowledge, skills and attitudes required for ICT industry participants and SW developers to understand business and resolve tasks according to their needs and perform their business successfully.

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  • A technology that can detect clickbait news from t..

    The article is about the development of 'Clickbait news detection software' by alumni of the Web Science Graduate School, Dr. Gun-Woo Park (advisor: Meeyoung Cha), and undergraduate student Tae-gyun Kim. An article in Korean is available at the following: http://news.joins.com/article/22600687

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  • Dr. Jongmin Lee joined Wonkwang University as an a..

    Dr. Jongmin Lee (advisor: Prof. Soontae Kim), an alumnus of the School of Computing, has been appointed as an assistant professor at Wonkwang University's Department of Computer Engineering. Dr. Jongmin Lee has three years of experience at Samsung Electronics as a Senior Researcher. Dr. Lee studied low-power computer architecture during his Ph.D. degree. After graduation, he developed tools related to DRAM design and testing at Samsung Electronics.

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  • Prof. Juho Kim and his team received Honorable Men..

    Professor Juho Kim received an Honorable Mention Award at the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2018) held in Montreal, Canada, on April 21-26. The CHI conference is the premier conference in the field of Human-Computer Interaction, and only the top 5% of all papers receive the Honorable Mention Award. The study was a result of international cooperation with Ching Liu, a master’s student from Taiwan’s National Tsing Hua University and also an exchange student at KAIST, and Prof. Hao-Chuan Wang from UC Davis. In the paper titled “ConceptScape: Collaborative Concept Mapping for Video Learning”, they introduce a system that helps learners who watch lecture videos in an online education environment work together to create a concept map. Through the generated concept map learners can more easily explore and understand the content of the lecture. paper link: https://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=3173961 more: https://kixlab.org/publications/

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  • Dr. Duksu Kim, a Ph.D. graduate at 2014, joined KO..

    Under the supervision of Prof. Sung-eui Yoon, Dr. Duksu Kim mainly researched utilizing CPUs and GPUs together, otherwise known as heterogeneous parallel computing, and joined KISTI as a researcher before moving to moving to academia. More information on his research can be found :https://sglab.kaist.ac.kr/bluekds/

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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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  • 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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