· Date : 2019-08-30 15:40~17:30
· Speaker : Manfred Morari
· Location : Seoul National Univers...
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SNU ECE Emeritus Prof. Young-June Park who took office as the first chairman of the ‘Intelligent Semiconductor Forum(지능형 반도체 포럼)’ on the 24th said that constructing the ecosystem is of the utmost importance for development in intelligent semiconductors.
The title of ‘SNU’, the top university in Korea, and 3 billion won are both no good when it comes to attracting AI talents. SNU Big Data Institute Director Sang Kyun Cha has repeatedly undertaken business trips to search for new faculty for SNU’s AI section.
''Imagine we have to leave a ‘decimated’ Earth as in the movie ‘Interstellar’. Each nation in the world is about to leave with its citizens. What if there are only tens of people capable of steering the spacecrafts?''
There was an official start of the forum where experts in the industries and academia came together to discuss the future of ‘intelligent semiconductor’, which is considered to be the next growth engine of the semiconductor market in the era of AI.
A total of 256 people, including 228 players and judges, participated in the Soccer Competition of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering which started on March 24th, 2019.
SNU College of Engineering announced on the 2nd that SNU Prof. Yongtaek Hong’s research team(Researcher Jong Jang Park) developed solution-processed polymer light emitting diodes that allows the customized formation of transparent and conductive polymer top anodes and Ag bottom cathodes by using inkjet printing.
Professor Yongtaek Hong, whom we met at the Inter-University Semiconductor Research center, SNU, Gwan-ak gu, Seoul, on June 20th, is working on implementing an electronic system that can be applied on round surfaces such as the human body to make rubber band-like stretchable display.
Prof. Byoungho Lee from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, was voted as Vice President at the election held on June 28th. His term as Vice President will start next year, and he will become president the year after.
The current focus of interest in the IT industry is ‘5G’. Last April, the era of 5G technology was initiated with the commercialization of 5G. Consumers were primarily interested in how faster 5G would be compared to LTE.
The World Economic Forum (also known as the Davos Forum) recognizes researchers under the age of 40 with exceptional research achievements as Young Scientists every year. This year, three Korean researchers were included in the list of Young Scientists of 2019.
Sangkyun Cha, director of SNU Big Data research center (Professor of Dept. of ECE) emphasized the importance of ‘ambidextrous intellectuals’ at the ‘Maekyung-IBM Sync Summit Korea’ as the keynote speaker, which was held in Shilla Hotel, Jung-gu, Seoul on the 11th of June.
SNU college of engineering revealed on the 18th that the research team of professor Byoungho Lee from department of electrical and computer engineering developed a tomography 3D display that overcomes the limitations of conventional 3D displays.
The research team of professor Seungyong Han from Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering of SNU broke the world record for direct-current magnetic field with the ‘No-Insulation High Temperature Superconductor Magnet’
A ceremony for the female students of department of electrical and computer engineering was held on June 4th, 2019 at the Hoam faculty house marronnier room.
The research team of prof. Namkyu Park from Dept. of ECE of SNU revealed on the 4th that they successfully designed a neuromorphic chip which operates with light rather than with the movement of electrons as in conventional semiconductor chips.
KT held hands with SNU and kicked off the development in 6G (sixth generation mobile communication) technology going beyond 5G (fifth generation mobile communication).
Samsung Display revealed on the 23rd that it is launching the ‘2nd Display Research Center’ with 11 universities including SNU, POSTECH, and KAIST for industry-academia cooperative research and human resource development.
Recipient of Excellence in Research award prof. Kyoung Mu Lee, made a huge contribution in human resource development and research advancement in the field of computer vision and machine learning since 2003 when he came to SNU as an assistant professor of department of electrical and computer engineering.
SNU ECE Professor Hyungbo Shim is looking for a way to fundamentally block nation-wide hacking by applying homomorphic encryption, the latest security technology, to ‘cyber physical systems’.
The alumni association for electrical engineering held a scholarship award ceremony on April 19th, 2019, at the faculty meeting room of the department and La Cucina.
“KEPCO is a goose that lays golden eggs. However, without modification in law it will only be left for display.” Seung Ill Moon (58), former director of Basic Electric Research Center (Professor of SNU, college of engineering, department of electrical and computer engineering, director of SNU Basic Electric Research Center) said the above during an interview with ‘Economy Chosun.’
Jungsik Kim, who donated 50 billion won from his personal fortune last February for the development of Artificial Intelligence research in SNU, and who served as both CEO of Daeduck Electronics and chairman of Haedong Science and Cultural Foundation, passed away on April 11.
The Korean Society of Automotive Engineers(KSAE), founded in 1978, has 25,000 members. Most of the major domestic companies are corporate members.
Ministry of Science and ICT announced on the 3rd that 7 research laboratories from 4 universities including SNU, KAIST, DGIST, and Kyunghee University were chosen as this year’s ‘SW Star Lab’ Out of the seven laboratories, three are from KAIST, two from SNU, and one each from Kyunghee University and DGIST.
Amidst the rising interest in developing non-memory semiconductors, the commencement of a committee focusing on vehicle semiconductors, which is considered as a promising field in the future, is receiving attention.
On March 14th, there was an orientation and talkfest for international students. In the presence of professors serving as administrators, the students were introduced to the department and were guided through related information on academic affairs.
Researchers in Korea developed a key technology with which it is possible to manufacture skin-attachable wearable devices that one can DIY tailor to one’s body.
The engineer who has studied autonomous vehicles for the longest period of time in Korea owns no car. SNU ECE Professor Seung Woo Seo(55), ‘the mentor for engineering students’, gets off at Nakseongdae subway station and walks about 40 minutes to get to his research laboratory for work.
SNU Prof. Sang Kyun Cha developed a technology that could increase the speed of data processing by a maximum of ten thousand times in the 1990s.
SNU ECE Professor Sunghoon Kwon’s research team announced on the 6th that it developed a next-generation sequencing (NGS) error validation technology for accurate analysis of cancer cell DNA variants.
Prior to the development of promising fields in IT such as artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, and supercomputers, there is something in common that should be preceded.
During the department’s faculty meeting on March 4th, a plaque of appreciation was given to Professor Seong Cheol Kim, who returned to the department after serving for the past two years as Vice President for Research Affairs and Head of R&DB Foundation for the good of the university.
Dong-Heon Yoo and Seungjae Lee, who are PhD students under Professor Byoungho Lee of ECE dept., won the runner-up prize at the Optical Design Challenge for AR/VR/MR, which was held from February 2nd until the 7th at the Moscone Center of San Francisco, United States.
Our department’s 2018 fall semester excellent lectures were selected as the following. Introduction to Compilers : Soo-Mook Moon / Analog Electronic Circuits: Jong-Ho Lee (S) / Digital Logic Design and Lab: Jangwoo Kim / Graduate Analog Integrated Circuits: Jaeha Kim
On February 26th 2019, the 2018 (73rd) Winter Graduation Ceremony for Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering was held. 113 Bachelor’s degree, 47 Master’s degree, and 48 PhDs were conferred upon graduates.
Min-Koo Han(SNU ECE Emeritus Professor), 9th president of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology(KAST) will be appointed in the morning of February 28th at the KAST Hall situated in Seongnam, Gyeonggi.
In an interview with ChosunBiz on the 7th, SNU ECE Professor Sungroh Yoon said, “This year, conversational AI is the most noteworthy trend in AI technology,” and pointed out Google’s BERT as an example.
Sungwon Kim(27), who is pursuing his degree at the graduate school of SNU ECE was offered the following employment terms. It was NVIDIA, headquartered in San Jose, California, U.S.A., who proposed the terms.
Daeduck Electronics CEO Jungsik Kim, who donated 50 billion won for the establishment of SNU AI(Artificial Intelligence) center, is currently hospitalized in a university hospital due to his old age.
We met Jongho Lee(53), director of SNU Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center (professor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering), at Seoul National University in the afternoon of January 8th.
Sungwon Kim, who is pursuing his PhD degree at SNU Department of ECE in the College of Engineering, is starting his internship in the upcoming summer at NVIDIA Applied Deep Learning Research situated in California, U.S.A.
College of Engineering will open ‘Cyber Security and Blockchain’(CSB) course in the second semester of this year. The CSB course will be worth 3 credits and same as last year’s course ‘Introduction to IoT, AI, Big Data and Laboratory’, it will be available to non-major students.
January 7th local time, at the Hyundai Motor booth in the ‘2019 Consumers Electronics Show(CDS)’ taking place in Las Vegas, U.S. As the front lights brighten up, people turned towards a lone robot on stage.
Emeritus Professor Wook Hyun Kwon, 16 figures honored as Persons of Distinguished Service to Science and Technology including the late Director Pil-soon Han, godfather of atomic energy (Chosunbiz, 20190123)
The Ministry of Science and ICT announced on the 22nd that a total of 16 figures were selected for ‘2018 Persons of Distinguished Service to Science and Technology’.
KAIST revealed on the 21st that its prof. Meeyong Cha prof. Kyomin Jung of Dept. of electrical and computer engineering co-developed a deep learning technique which can separate articles with irrelevant titles and implemented a click-bait headlines filtering model.
With industry-academy collaboration with SNU ECE Professor Soo-Mook Moon for nine months, the company was reborn as a company professional in smart factory systems.
Thordrive(CEO Dongkyoung Gye), which successfully launched its autonomous driving delivery service recently in Silicon Valley, the United States, will run a trial service of its autonomous driving technology with Korea’s largest discount chain.
Professor Seung Il Moon was newly selected as a senior member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea. The National Academy of Korea chose a total of 42 new senior members in 2019 including 23 people from academia and 19 people from industries and government-funded research institutes.
Korean researchers have announced a research accomplishment that will accelerate the commercialization of ‘soft electronic circuits,’ which is a key technology in wearable devices of the future.
Professor Byoungho Lee has been elected as general chair of the annual conference of OSA, Frontiers in Optics. This conference is where the annual committee meeting of OSA, which has a history of 103 years, takes place.
On December 21st, 2018, final projects of the course “Introduction to Intelligent Systems” were presented at the Ryu Hoi Jin Library. The department provided pizza for the students to share at the end of the day.
On December 12th, 2018, officials of LG CNS visited our department to discuss matters of cooperation and donated a workstation to the research lab of professor Bohyung Han.
The significance comes from the fact that this technology is not simply an imitation of other techniques, but rather a novel control mechanism which overcomes the limitations of hardware and surpasses existing technologies in terms of performance.
The Mirae Asset Overseas Exchange Scholarship Program is one of Mirae Asset’s major corporate social responsibility program which provides excellent students going abroad with tuition and living expenses.
The ceremony for the winners of 2018 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Volunteer award and Haedong Library Frequent Readers Award held place on December 27th, 2018, at 4pm in the professor meeting room of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Prof. Sangkyun Cha who made a huge contribution in founding a graduate school specialized for data science, recently met with Maeil Business news at Gaepo Digital Innovation Park and said that to be in a dominant position in the fourth industrial revolution, a pool of experts should be secured but Korea still does not have enough.
Professors Namkyoo Park, Kyuseok Shim, and Jong-Ho Lee became members of the National Academy Engineering of Korea.
On December 20th, 2018, volunteer work for 『Coal Briquettes for Neighbors and a Warm Winter』 was under way in Samseong-dong, Gwanak-gu.
SNU College of Engineering (Dean Kukheon Char) revealed on the 19th that a new method for easy target gene detection was developed by a joint research team of professor Sung Jae Kim of Dept. of ECE, Jin-Soo Kim who is the captain of Center for Genome Engineering, Institute for Basic Science.
On the 17th, POSTECH Biological Research Information Center (BRIC) announced the results of an online vote for this year’s most commendable research accomplishments in biology.
The award ceremony for highly cited papers was held on December 17th, 2018, at the department’s conference room. Thirty-seven papers were selected as excellent papers with a great number of citations, and the awards were presented to the winner or each lab’s representative.
SNU College of Engineering(Dean Kook Heon Char) announced on the 13th that Emeritus Professor Jong Keun Park and Boeing Korea President Eric John were chosen as the recipients of the Development Achievement Award.
SNU ECE is planning to recruit two talented female faculty members from “all fields of electrical and computer engineering”(fields related to electricity, electronics, control, computer, etc.).