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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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  • 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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  • SoC Ph.D Jeongseop Ahn appointed Assistant Profess..

    Our very own School of Computing alumnus Jeongseop Ahn, Ph.D (class of 2015, advisor: Prof. Jaehyuk Huh), was appointed an Assistant Professor at Ajou University’s Department of Software. Dr. Ahn worked at a postdoc position in University of Michigan after graduating, and afterwards found a research job at Oracle Labs in Silicon Valley. For his Ph.D, Dr. Ahn worked on fundamental cloud computing technologies such as virtualization and convergence in computer architecture technologies. At Oracle Labs, he worked on systems for big data analysis platforms, both SW and HW. The resultant research found themselves published on top architecture conferences, including ISCA and MICRO, where Dr. Ahn published multiple papers. Dr. Jeongseop Ahn’s achievements are available on his website, at: https://jeongseob.github.io/

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  • Aug 16 Segye Daily, “KAIST produces Korea’s first ..

    (Pictured in the middle: School of Computing student Hanbyul Lee) Aug 16 Segye Daily, “KAIST produces Korea’s first 3 ‘Master Degrees of Startup’” Article in Korean: http://www.segye.com/newsView/20170814000382 Linked is an article on SoC student Hangyul Lee (advisor: Prof. DooHwan Bae), who received his Master’s Degree of Startup.

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  • App that adjusts smartphone notifications accordin..

    Pictured: KAIST personnel involved in the SCAN technology research effort. From the left, KAIST SoC Professors Sung-Ju Lee, Dongman Lee, and Juho Kim, Ph.D. student Cheonjong Park, and Samsung Electronics SW Center researcher Junsung Lim Our very own School of Computing Professors Sung-Ju Lee and Dongman Lee, with their respective research teams, developed technology to automatically detect the current user’s situation and adjust smartphone notification settings accordingly. The technology, which they call SCAN (Social Context-Aware smartphone Notification system, or Freedom from Notifications), was featured in an Aug. 7 iPnomics article. http://www.ipnomics.co.kr/?p=63868

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  • Best Paper in Robotic Planning at the Internationa..

    KAIST School of Computing Ph.D. graduate Junghwan Lee, and M.S. student Heechan Shin (advisor: Prof. Sungeui Yoon) won the Best Paper in Robotic Planning award at the ICAR 2017, held last July 10 through 12 at Hong Kong. The award recognized their research on data-driven kinodynamic RRT. This research was on a method for constructing a database of known possible states and inputs of a kidonynamic robot’s movements for future reference, such that robots can simply search the database. By removing the need to calculate the inputs in real time, the research greatly reduces the computational load of robotic movement. Lee has a history of outstanding academic achievement, having published multiple papers at various internationally renowned journals and conferences during the course of his Ph.D. years, including the IEEE Transaction on Robotics (TRO), International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), and the International Conference on Intelligent Robotics and Systems (IROS). Advisor: Prof. Sungeui Yoon, 1 st Author: Junghwan Lee, 2 nd Author: Heechan Shin IICAR 2017 Website: http://www.ee.cuhk.edu.hk/~qhmeng/icar2017/index.htm We offer our most sincere congratulations on their success.

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  • Silver in 7th TOPCIT Periodic Evaluation

    Our very own School of Computing undergraduate student Seung Geun Baek (Advisor: Prof. Moonzoo Kim) won silver in the 7th TOPCIT Periodic Evaluation held jointly by the Ministry of Science and ICT, and the IITP. We extend our most sincere congratulations. Article in Korean: http://www.newstap.co.kr/news/articleView.html?idxno=56908

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  • SoC Students Win KCC 2017 SW Development Contest’s..

    Our very own KAIST School of Computing Ph.D. course students Youngsun Kwon and Taeyoung Kim (both under advisor Prof. Sungeui Yoon) won the Microsoft Research Award and first prize, respectively, at the KCC 2017 SW development / demo contest held last June 20th. The event, held in Jeju Island by the Korea Computer Congress, awarded their presentations of “Real-time updates for occupancy maps”, and “Illumination invariant color space computation using principal component analysis”, respectively. Mr. Kwon, who won the MS Research Award, won 2,000,000 KRW as a member of the Robotics-SGLab Team, and also won an internship at MS Research. Mr. Kim, the winner of the first prize, won 1,000,000 KRW as a member of the SGLab Imaging / Vision Team. We extend our congratulations on their success.

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  • SoC Prof. DooHwan Bae Wins ICSE 2020 for Seoul

    School of Computing Professor DooHwan Bae attended the Steering Committee of the 39th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE), and confirmed the 2020 event will be at Seoul. The conference lasted from last May 20 to 28 at Buenos Aires, Argentina. The 2020 late May ICSE at Seoul will be the 42nd event, and will be held jointly by the ACM/IEEE and the KIISE (Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers), a departure from previous ICSE events. The event is expected to contribute to the globalization of Korean software engineering search, engineers, and researcher, as well as their research and development talents. ICSE normally hosts 1400 – 1500 researchers and practitioners as the world’s foremost conference in the field of software engineering. The event includes 7 other collocated conferences in addition to the main conference, as well as approximately 20 workshops. A combined total of around a 1000 papers are submitted, of which the main conference’s research track receives 500 to 600, of which around 70 are and presented. We congratulate the successful attraction of the largest SE conference in 2020.

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  • KAIST SoC student’s online education platform star..

    The following are news (in Korean) on elice, a start up by School of Computing Ph.D student Jaewon Kim (Advisor: Prof. Alice Oh). Via Maeil Business Newspaper: http://news.naver.com/main/read.nhn?mode=LSD&mid=sec&oid=009&aid=0003940349&sid1=001& On TJB: https://youtu.be/zVr_TjTnLKg

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  • Bronze in the 41st ACM ICPC World Finals

    The 41st ACM ICPC World Finals was held on May 25th, 9 AM Korean time, at Rapid City, South Dakota. The KAIST team won 9th place, winning a bronze and also scoring the First Problem Solver Award, given to the first team to solve a problem. ACM-ICPC, sponsored by IBM, is an international university level coding competition where the Korean representatives are selected after a Daejeon regional qualifier, followed by a Korean national qualifier, where teams of three solve 12 questions. Our very own KAIST team was coached by Prof. Sung Yong Shin (Professor Emeritus, School of Computing), with Prof. Taisook Han (School of Computing) providing on-site coaching. The team members were School of Computing undergraduates Jihoon Ko and Hanpil Kang, joined by Department of Mathematical Sciences undergraduate Jongwon Lee. The three students achieved excellent results in the competition. More information on the competition is available on the official website at https://icpc.baylor.edu/worldfinals/results

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  • School of Computing Ph.D Graduate Young-Seob Jeong..

    School of Computing graduate Young-Seob Jeong, Ph.D, (Advisor: Prof. Ho-Jin Choi) was appointed Assistant Professor at Soon Chun Hyang University’s Big Data Engineering Department as of 2017 Jan. 2nd. Dr. Jeong graduated 2016 Feb with his paper “한국어 문서로부터의 시간 정보 추출” (Extracting time data from documents in Korean), after which he joined Naver Labs to research conversational AI. From this year onwards, he will continue his research in AI and data mining at Soon Shun Hyang University’s Big Data Engineering Department. Having graduated from KAIST’s School of Computing for both his Master’s and Doctorate, his fields of interest included topic modeling, text summarization via deep learning techniques, time dependent trend analysis, smartphone usage analysis, image segmentation, and time data extraction. He has published on internationally renowned journals such as Soft Computing, Sensors, IET Computer Vision, presented multiple of his research papers in internationally renowned academic conferences such as AAAI, CoNLL, COLING, PAKDD, and continues to do research in topic modeling, usage pattern analysis using deep learning techniques, and data extraction from text.

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  • Undergraduate Seunggeun Baek awarded the TOPCIT gr..

    Our very own Seunggeun Baek (Undergraduate, guidance professor: Moonzoo Kim) was awarded the grand prize in IITP’s 6th TOPCIT Regular Scheduled Evaluation, held at the Seoul Palace Hotel last Dec 22nd. We extend our most sincere congratulations. **Article (in Korean): http://www.ajunews.com/view/20161223160755505. * TOPCIT is a test to diagnose and evaluate a person’s core abilities to successfully perform in the Software (SW) industry.

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  • Check your child’s location in real-time… “Line Ki..

    The following is a Korean article on the CEO of the developer of Line Kids Phone, Kiwi Plus: Sangwon Seo, a Ph.D student from the School of Computing (advisor: Prof. Seungryoul Maeng). http://www.hankyung.com/news/app/newsview.php?aid=2016110810471

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  • Yoon.Kim Scholarship Awarded

    (Left to right: Kim Sooyeon, Geonwoo Kim, Yoon Minkyu) Our very own School of Computing undergraduate students Kim Sooyeon (Supervisor: Prof. Min H. Kim), Geonwoo Kim (Supervisor: Prof. Myungchul Kim), and Yoon Minkyu (Supervisor: Prof. KeeEung Kim) have been awarded the Yoon.Kim Scholarship. The Yoon.Kim Scholarship is operated by the Brain Science Research Center on behalf of NC Soft’s President Taek Jin Kim, and Dr. Songyee Yoon. The program awards undergraduate students economic aid each month, as well as providing On-the-Job Training. The scholarship was started to encourage student participation in research, as well as alleviating their economic situation. The 2016 fall semester scholarship plans to award a total of 1.8 million to 2.4 million won to each of the above students for the semester. We sincerely congratulate their Yoon.Kim Scholarsip.

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  • ACM Student Chapter Started

    The first ACM Student Chapter in Korea has been started by School of Computing students Juho Sun, Chae Hwan Song, Dongkwan Kim, and Jun Hui Park. Main activities include: ▲ publishing mentoring newsletter, and ▲ high school SW programming education. The chapter currently has 17 student members from the School of Computing and the School of Electrical Engineering, as well as professors Sukyoung Ryu, Sung-Ju Lee, Shin Yoo, and Professor Dongsu Han from the School of Electrical Engineering. The mentoring newsletter will be published quarterly, and contain interviews with professors willing to mentor students. The first newsletter will feature Professor Sukyoung Ryu, and will be published on the Chapter’s Facebook page on the 15th of October. https://www.facebook.com/kaistacmsc/

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  • Ph.D Students Woosang Lim and Chungkuk Yoo Awarded..

    The Google Ph.D Fellowship Program was started in 2009 to find exceptional graduate students in computer science and related fields. Awardees are given $10,000 (approx. 11,000,000 Korean Won) in scholarship, and receive one-to-one mentoring for their research from Google’s experts in various parts of the field. The 8th year or the program, this year’s program saw over 250 applicants, of which 52 were selected, 6 from East Asia (Korea, Japan, and mainland China). Two students from KAIST’s School of Computing: Woosang Lim (supervisor: Prof. Doo-Hwan Bae), and Chungkuk Yoo (supervisor: Prof. Junehwa Song) have been given the honor of becoming the two Korean Fellows of the 2016 Google Ph.D Fellowship Program. Woosang Lim won the scholarship with his research on the efficient and accurate decomposition of large scale matrices, and the machine learning applications made possible thereof. He used the mathematical analysis of PSD (Positive Semi-Definite) matrix decomposition error, a common feature of machine learning, to propose a creative and novel form of data compression. Using this, he introduced an algorithm to perform eigendecomposition of large scale PSD matrices much more accurately and efficiently than existing methods. The paper was published in ICML last year, an international conference renown in the field of machine learning. He is currently working on generalizing the paper’s algorithm as well as working on other applications of the research. Lim has also shown his talent by winning the Korean Mathematical Society’s National College Level Mathematics Competition twice, winning the Machine Learning Summer School (MLSS) Best Presenter Award (Ph.D Student), winning the International Machine Learning Society (IMLS) Scholarship, and publishing papers in various top international conferences. Chungkuk Yoo became a Google Ph.D Fellow for his proposal and implementation of a novel service model using mobile sensors, which was recognized as an achievement in the field of mobile computing. During his Ph.D course, Yoo implemented a method for using smart phone camera to calculate the position of objects in 3 dimensional space. He used this to create a system in which arbitrary objects could be used as UI elements, which users can interact with by pointing to the said object with their finger. This research was a collaboration with IBM Research, and was published in CHI, the top international conference in human computer interaction. He is now working on improving his mobile vision based object position sensing technology to work in densely crowded areas as well, maximizing accurately, and minimizing latency. There are 5 US patents pending related to this work. Furthermore, Yoo was awarded the Best Paper award from CSCW in recognition of his research in the use of smart phones to identify children with language related disabilities via non-verbal cues, and educational / corrective services for use by such children within a family setting. CSCW is the top conference in social computing, and the award is a first for Korean organizations, which highlights the originality of his research. Reference: https://research.googleblog.com/2016/09/announcing-first-annual-global-phd.html?m=1

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  • Dr. Bochang Moon Appointed Assistant Professor at ..

    Dr. Bochang Moon Appointed Assistant Professor at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) Bochang Moon, Doctorate of the School of Computing (supervisor: Prof. Sungeui Yoon) has been appointed as an assistant professor at the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) as of September, 2016. Dr. Moon worked as a postdoctoral researcher at Disney Research after completing Master’s and Doctorate courses in the Computer Science Department. He has published many high definition graphics papers in SIGGRAPH, the top conference in the field of computer graphics. Dr. Moon’s papers can be found in the website below: http://sglab.kaist.ac.kr/~bcmoon/

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  • Naver Fellowship appointment and award

    On July 25, 2016, the following students of the School of Computing have been appointed to Naver Ph.D. Fellow and received the Fellowship Award: Duc Hoang Bui (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Insik Shin), Soo In Kim (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Alice Oh), Duksan Ryu (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Jongmoon Baik), Gun Woo Park (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Mi-young Cha), Changhee Park (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Sukyoung Ryu), Sunjoon Kim (Ph.D. candidate, advisor: Geehyuk Lee). This award is sponsored by Naver Corp. to recognize the students who published the best papers to top-tier international conferences and journals on computer science field. Congratulations on receiving the award. ** Pictures Duc Hoang Bui, Soo In Kim Duksan Ryu, Gun Woo Park Changhee Park, Sunjoon Kim

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  • New faculty announcement of Professor Eunho Yang

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Eunho Yang has been appointed to the School of Computing at KAIST on July 11, 2016. Professor Eunho Yang majored in Statistical Machine Learning. Please refer to the following URL for details: https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=537&kind=faculty&menu=160 Congratulations for the appointment

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  • Mutual exchange agreement on cyber security traini..

    The following link is the newspaper article of a mutual exchange agreement of cyber security training and education between KAIST and National Security Research Institute on July 11, 2016: http://www.daejonilbo.com/news/newsitem.asp?pk_no=1221438 The supported program of this agreement is under the lead of the School of Computing at KAIST.

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  • New faculty announcement of Professor Jooyoung Lee..

    * Professor Juho Kim (left) and Jooyoung Lee right) We are delighted to announce that Professor Juho Kim and Jooyoung Lee have been appointed to the School of Computing at KAIST on July 1, 2016. Professor Jooyoung Lee majored in Cryptography and Combinatorics. Please refer to the following URL for details: https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=536&kind=faculty&menu=160 Professor Juho Kim majored in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), Crowdsourcing, and Learning at Scale. Please refer to the following URL for details: https://cs.kaist.ac.kr/people/view?idx=535&kind=faculty&menu=160 Congratulations for the appointment.

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  • IT Women Engineers Talk Concert

    On June 22 (Wednesday), the School of Computing held “IT Women Engineers Talk Concert” in room #117 of N1. This concert is supported by the Association of Korean Woman Scientists & Engineers (KWSE) over the lead of Professor Jinah Park of School of Computing, and Professor Hyun Ju Lee of the department of Electrical Engineering, to share their research areas, encourage the research collaboration between IT and non-IT areas, and present new vision to graduate students. In the IT area, Professor Alice Oh presented “Machine learning and social computer science,” Professor Sukyoung Ryu presented “The journey on the wild JavaScript web application fault detection,” and Professor Sue Moon’s “What is my Beer?” In the non-IT area, there were participants from bio and brain engineering, mechanical engineering, biological sciences, and the Graduate School of Nanoscience and Technology. There were a keynote speech and panel discussion of Professor Hye Sook Lee, who was the head WISET.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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)

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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