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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.
Manager Hangseo Park. Entire Vietnam is full of excitement and joy thanks to him. The country is heated up with the soccer syndrome with millions of people flocking out to the streets and shouting “Thank you, Hangseo Park”.
At the Society for Information Display (SID) Display Week 2018 Exhibition, where experts in the field of display come together, domestic small and medium-sized companies and startups showed off their cutting-edge display technology.
Made in Korea autonomous vehicle ‘SnuVER’ started delivering packages in the center of Silicon Valley, the land of innovation. With Ace Hardware, a large retail chaining company with 5000 stores, a pilot delivery service project with autonomous vehicles was launched at the start of this month.
The Korean Academy of Science and Technology, which is an institute for scholars in the field of science and technology, announced on the 2nd that emeritus professor of SNU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Min-Koo Han(Fellow) will become its next president.
SNU College of Engineering announced the election of professor Kukjin Chun (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) as the vice president of IEEE Member and Geographic Activities Board.
According to SNU College of Engineering on the 21st of November, professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering Kyuseok Shim, was elected as a fellow of Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, known as IEEE, a world-renowned organization.
Dr. Seungwoo Lee, who received his PhD at SNU Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (Supervisor: Professor Sung June Kim), was appointed as an assistant professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School since November 1st, 2018.
SNU ECE professor Kiyoung Choi is explaining the neuromorphic semiconductor at the KIST Post-silicon Semiconductor Institute on the 23rd.
Professor Yongtaek Hong was selected as the winner of Okawa Grant Award given by the Okawa Foundation for Information and Telecommunications of Japan. He received the award at the ceremony that was held in Tokyo on November 7th.
On November 21st, 2018, executives and working level staffs of Google, including CEO John Lee, CEO Junsung Hong, and Manager Aimin Zhu, visited our department and discussed cooperation possibilities such as expanding internship programs for students.
Under the sponsorship from BK21 plus project, department of electrical and computer engineering of SNU participated in the booth presentation at the 40th International Engineering in Medicine and Biology Conference (EMBC), which was held from July 17th to 21st in Hawaii, the United States.
A research lab in 301 building of SNU College of Engineering. SNU ECE researcher Jong-Young Hong pointed to a chair in the corner, offering a seat. There was a slanted, clear glass window in front of the chair. Beyond the glass, lab equipment could be seen.
There was an event held in the auditorium B103 of building 39. Students enrolled in the graduate course ‘Neural Prosthesis’ of ECE invited people who are actually using the technologies they study to exchange knowledge and information and to encourage each other.
Korean researchers were the first in the world to develop technology for detecting minute amounts of transparent liquid with the naked eye.
Professor Byonghyo Shim and researcher Hyoungju Ji (PhD candidate) received the Best Paper Award at the 24th Asia Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC), which was held in Ningbo, China on November 12th.
Researcher Dongup Kwon, currently a PhD student in department of electrical and computer engineering of SNU (Supervisor: Jangwoo Kim), received the 2018 Microsoft Research Asia (MSRA) fellowhip at the ‘Computing in the 21st Century Conference & Asia Faculty Summit’, which was held in Beijing China on the 6th-7th of November.
A joint research team including prof. Byoungho Lee’s research lab and Junho Jung, vice president of Nano-Convergence Mechanical Systems Research Division of KIMM, announced on the 5th the development of a ‘light weight thin nano device’ that greatly improved the field of view.
SNU College of Engineering, along with SNU Medical School and SNU Hospital, hosted the ‘6th Medical Device Forum for Medical Schools, College of Engineering and Seoul National University Hospital’.
In the recent interview with the Asia Business Daily, professor Cha thought that the government’s invitation as a lecturer was part of the government’s effort to ‘start realizing’.
Studying abroad at Stanford triggered SNU ECE Professor Sang Kyun Cha to open up to innovation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Here, he acquired his Ph.D. in electrical and computer engineering.
The Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center (Director: Prof. Jong Ho Lee (S)) celebrated its 30th anniversary in the ISRC Doyeon Hall at 10:30 in the morning on October 29th. Professor Kiyoung Choi received the Doyeon-Changjo Award(375g gold medal) from Emeritus Professor Jong Duk Lee.
Prof. Byoungho Lee will volunteer as the General Chair at the Applied Optics and Photonics China (AOPC), which will be held in Beijing, China from May 5th to 7th, 2019.
The human intelligence is a process of receiving external information from sensory organs and processing, analyzing, and assessing in the brain.
SNU Emeritus Professors Young-June Park and Hyung Jun Kim will receive the Special Recognition Award for the development of key technologies and cultivation of professional domestic human resources in the field of semiconductor while serving as SNU professors for around 30 years.
Professors Saewoong Bahk and Sunghyun Choi served as General Co-Chair and Technical Program Co-Chair respectively at the IEEE International Symposium on Dynamic Spectrum Access Networks (DySPAN), which was successfully held from Octorber 25th to 28th at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Seoul.
Prof. Seongsoo Hong(55, picture) pointed out during an interview with Kyeongin Ilbo that arrogance is what we should be most wary of in domestic research related to the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
SNU college of engineering held the ‘2018 Shinyang Engineering Academic Award Ceremony’ at the Engineering House auditorium on campus on the 17th. 6 people received the award including, Yoonchan Jeong, professor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
Oh-hyun Kwon, CEO of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology, was nominated as the ‘Distinguished Alumni of SNU’.
The venture company AIRS Medical which started from Laboratory for Imaging Science and Technology (Supervisor: Prof. Jongho Lee B) applied Artificial Intelligence to MRI, reducing the scan time to less than a quarter of the existing solutions without degrading the image quality.
Prof. Cha examined referenced examples of major innovations from the U.S., China, and Germany, which are arising as major players in the Fourth Industrial Revolution hegemonic competition.
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SNU ECE Prof. Yoonchan Jeong was recently named OSA fellow. According to an announcement by SNU on the 5th, Prof. Jeong was the first in the world to develop multi-kilowatt single-mode fiber laser, and he elucidated the probabilistic photon mechanics phenomenon of quasi mode-locking fiber laser.
Domestic researchers developed a wearable electronic device platform that can stretch easily like the human skin and, without restraint, disperse the force inflicted on the device during deformation. This seems to have paved the way for developing wearable devices that function stably without a drop in performance even when twisted.
Nobel prize in Physics of 2018 was awarded to two research areas that are acknowledged for their groundbreaking inventions in the field of laser physics. Arthur Ashkin (Bell LaboratoriesResearcher, 96), who invented ‘optical tweezers’ and applied it to research in biology, is one of the winners.
During the “Display Day” ceremony held at 6 P.M. on October 1st at the J.W. Marriott Hotel, Prof. Yongtaek Hong was recognized for his contribution to the advancement in flexible/elastic display technology and Korea’s display industry. The award commendation from the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy was handed to him by the minister.
SNU and Samsung Electronics decided to expand the ‘SNU-SEC Semiconductor Special Education Program’, which was limited to Master’s and PhD students, to undergraduate students.
It was announced on the 13th that researchers of KAIST and Seoul National University won the Google AI Focused Research Awards Program for the first time as a Korean. The award recipients are professor Sung Ju Hwang and Steven Whang of KAIST, and professors Bohyung Han and Wonyong Sung of SNU.
SNU ECE undergraduate student Jaeyeon Yoon presented his research during the ‘Annual Meeting of International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine’(6,000 participants), the largest conference in the field of MRI, which was held from June 16th to 21st in Paris, France.
It was announced that the SNU team of Prof. Yong Sang Song(Seoul National University Hospital) and Prof. Sunghoon Kwon(Dept. of ECE) analyzed genomes and constructed phylogenetic trees that visualize evolution in the shape of branches in order to investigate the genetic evolution of ovarian cancer cells.
During 28th to 29th of September, there was the 2018 Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering ECE is One Outing at Elysian Gangchon Resort for one night and two days.
SNU ECE Prof. Seung-Woo Seo, who is leading SNU Intelligent Vehicle IT Research Center, appeared at the National Assembly in person to talk about the difficulties of developing urban self-driving technology.
“This will be a block-chain research organization that will go beyond Korea to represent East Asia. In particular, we will not focus only on pure academic research but stay in close proximity to the industrial field and contribute to technological development in actual businesses.”
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.).
Excellent Lecture of our department’s 2018 spring semester were selected as below and recognized during the department’s faculty meeting on September 3rd.
On the 7th of September, 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.
At the China ZhongAn Insurance Hackathon where around 40 teams participated, students from the laboratory of SNU professor Sang Kyun Cha won 2nd prize in the block chain track
In July 2018, Emeritus professor Wook Hyun Kwon published the book, “Stabilizing and Optimizing Control for Time-Delay Systems” which he worked on for the past 5 to 10 years, and translated the book, “Digital Signal Processing using MATLAB.”
Prof. Sunghoon Kwon was chosen as the 2018 award recipient of Pioneers of Miniaturization Prize, which is sponsored by Lab On a Chip journal and MicroTAS Conference.
SNU College of Engineering announced on the 19th that Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering will recruit two female professors from all fields including electricity, electronics, control, and computer.
UK-SNU Workshop was held at Prof. Jin Young Choi’s office, and research exchange and academic cooperation were discussed with professors from Univ. of Birmingham and Univ. of Leeds in UK.
Samsung Display announced on the 15th that it recruited SNU Professor Changhee Lee, a global authority in the field of display material, as executive vice president.
Professors and undergraduate students(Total of 27 electrical engineering major students) from Zhejiang University, a member of the elite C9 league of Chinese universities, visited our department and looked around the laboratories of professor Seung Ki Sul, Han Ho Song, and Jung Ik Ha, and the Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center.
Samsung Electronics agreed on Industry-Academia cooperation with SNU for future human resource development in the field of semiconductors.
SNU College of Engineering announced on the 9th that the research team of ECE professor Byoungho Lee developed a high resolution 3D holography microscope with 3~4 times improved performance.
It was announced on the 1st that the Ministry of Science and ICT(Minister Young Min You, hereinafter MSIT) and National Research Foundation of Korea (hereinafter NRF) chose Sungroh Yoon, prof. of SNU Dept. of ECE, as August’s ‘Scientist and Technologist of the Month’
Recently, there have been successive predictions that the price of semiconductors will fall after reaching its peak. The spot price of D-RAM, which was more than 9 dollars last January, has recently dropped to less than 8 dollars. The price of NAND flash also dropped 17.5% compared to earlier this year.
In the late 1990s, an engineering student from Seoul Science High School, who was a member of the SNU amateur choir, laid his hands on a baton by coincidence and felt an adrenaline rush. He was a bass baritone of the choir but got a chance to conduct Faure’s ‘Requiem’.
In the reading room, the shelves are densely packed with books related to Japan. Technical books on Artificial Intelligence and IoT, and publications like Science Technology White Paper and Medium, Small-size Business White Papers are easily spotted.
Master’s graduate of SNU school of engineering and a professional writer of ‘progressive practical books’. These words, infrequently brought together, explain author Seungsoo Lim(43) without any contradiction.
SNU college of engineering announced on the 25th that Kyoung Mu Lee, professor of electrical and computer engineering, was elected as the next president of Korean Conference of Computer Vision (KCCV). The one-year presidential term will start this coming 1st of August.
Department Chair (Professor Byoungho Lee), Vice Chair for Student Affairs (Professor Sungroh Yoon), and Vice Chair for Research (Professor Yongtaek Hong) attended to present awards and offer words of encouragement. 1st place: FC봉봉 / 2nd place: SOU / 3rd place (tied): 축잘R, C++
SNU selected 25 promising researchers as ‘2018 Leading Creative Researchers’ who will be supported by SNU to lay the groundwork for the cultivation of talented researchers. The conferment ceremony was held at the Faculty Club on the 16th.
Jong-Ho Lee, Director of SNU Inter-University Semiconductor Research Center (ISRC), had an interview with Hyun-Ho Kim, executive adviser of NewSys, about Korea’s semiconductor industry at the ISRC director’s office, Gwanak-gu, Seoul, in the afternoon of the 5th
The English textbook Professor Emeritus Wook-Hyun Kwon wrote for the last five to ten years, Stabilizing and Optimizing Control for Time-Delay Systems(Publisher: Springer), was introduced in the Springer company homepage.
Prof. Sunghoon Kwon is an expert in the field of mictoelectromechanical systems (MEMS), extra fine machines of nanometer(nm, 1nm is one billionth of one meter) units. However, his technology is being applied more in medical field technology.
the debaters pointed out that all subjects of the economy should run on their feet to obtain competent global human resources.
Seoyun Sohn (Supervisor: Prof. Sungjae Kim), a first year student in a combined Master’s and Doctoral degree, got accepted to the dual Master’s degree program at École des Mines de Saint-Étienne, France.
SNU College of Engineering announced that Prof. Byoungho Lee donated thirty million won for the education of future intellectuals in the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The donation will be used to purchase multiple high performance computers for the ‘Introduction to IoT, AI, Big Data and Practice’ course developed by SNU College of Engineering
Prof. Moon said, “Due to North Korea’s unintentionally given conditions, it is possible to apply new technology including electricity and energy and observe the effects quickly. Smart city technology should be applied to create power base cities in North Korea.”
The Korea Electrical Manufacturers Association announced that the ‘Inter-Korea electricity industry cooperation and progression strategies’ seminar will be held on the 26th starting from 2pm at SNU’s Global Engineering Center.
Prof. Hyun Kyo Jung at SNU said, “At Seoul National University, we are about to establish the first domestic campus microgrid based on block chain and an energy R&D center.
The dean and vice dean of Information Technology and Bionics at Pazmany Peter Catholic University of Hungary paid a visit to our department and discussed ways of cooperation.
The University of Padova(Università degli studi di Padova, UNIPD), which is one of the most prestigious universities located in Padova, a city in the Veneto region of Italy, established an international exchange contract with our department.
On the 7th, SNU College of Engineering announced that it will regularly publish doctoral dissertations from Dept. of ECE through the English publishing company Springer Nature, which prints the international journal ‘Nature’.
On 2015, an autonomous vehicle drove through actual roads for the first time in Korea. This was ‘SNUver,’ which was produced by the SNU Intelligent Vehicle IT Research Center team. SNUver has been roaming around the complicated Yeoido district, logging driving miles for over 2 years.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology of the United states requested submissions for post-quantum cryptographic algorithms that are unbreakable even with quantum computers that can handle large-scale computations.
SNU Big Data Research Center, SNU Dept. of ECE, and Creative Information Technology Human Resource Development Program (BK21) are co-hosting a seminar about digital innovation on the upcoming 7th.
The research team of Ph.D. Junghwan Byun (Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, SNU) and researcher Yoontaek Lee developed electronic skin thinner than 1mm and lighter than 0.8g. This skin moves actively and flexibly.
On June 1st, 2018, at the Soul National University Faculty Club, there was an exchange session with twelve professors visiting from the Czech Republic.
In order to create a ‘soft robot’ that moves flexibly like a living animal, soft material is required. Recently, functional materials without performance loss even when stretched or crumpled are being developed one after another.
Korean researchers have successfully developed a soft robot system whose movement can be wirelessly controlled by attaching electronic skin as flexible as human skin.
The research team of SNU Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Yongtaek Hong and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Professor Kyujin Cho announced, “We succeeded in driving a soft robot made out of a transparent electronic skin with a thickness of 1mm,” in the international journal ‘Science Robotics’ on the 31st.
On May 29th, 2018, Professor Sung Roh Yoon gave a special lecture in celebration of winning the SNU Excellence in Teaching Award.
Professor Jung-Ik Ha is an expert in electrical energy systems whose current research focuses on application areas based on micro-scale converters and wireless power transfer technology.
Korea’s small and medium-sized enterprises(SMEs) and startups boasted their advanced display technologies at the SID (Society for Information Display) Display Week 2018 where display experts gathered from around the globe.
On Monday, May 21st, 2018, a ceremony was held for the women students in Electrical and Computer Engineering (also known as Halmaehoe) at Rakgujung Multi-purpose Auditorium.
SNU research team developed a technology to control the axis of light spin from longitudinal to transverse for the first time in the world.
To celebrate the International Day of Light on May 16, 2018, an optics seminar was held by the OSA Student Chapter of SNU at building 301, room 102. 42 graduate students and 15 undergraduate students attended the seminar.
Beginning this year, UNESCO decided to celebrate the ‘International Day of Light’ on May16. This is part of a continued effort to inform the world of the importance of optics and photonics technology after the 2015 ‘International Year of Light’, which was received favorably by a hundred million people in more than 140 countries.
May 16th is designated as the International Day of Light by UNESCO. It was officially determined last year November to commemorate the day when a laser was operated to have control over light for the first time in 1960. Even when 58 years have passed, scientists are still trying to find the second and third laser technology.
Woo Rham Bae, PhD (Advisor: Professor Deog-Kyoon Jeong), received an ‘IEEE Circuits and System Society 2018 Award’. He was honored with the ‘Outstanding Young Author Award’ for his research on “A 0.36 pJ/bit, 0.025 mm2, 12.5 Gb/s Forwarded-Clock Receiver With a Stuck-Free Delay-Locked Loop and a Half-Bit Delay Line in 65-nm CMOS Technology”.
SNU College of Engineering announced on the 10th that the research team of Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Namkyu Park developed an optical materials design method for the independent tailoring of the amplitude and phase information of light.
[2018 Seoul Forum] Ranging from fine dust prevention to personalized cancer treatment… Presenting future science that will enhance the quality of life
Several years have passed since sensational deep learning-based technologies, such as AI and AlphaGo, were first introduced to the world, but once again another innovative application of deep learning was developed.
Interdisciplinary lectures on IoT, AI, and big data will be co-taught by eight renowned professors Also encouraging participation of humanities and social sciences students.
On the 8th, Samyang Group Sudang Foundation held the 27th Sudang Award ceremony at Lotte Hotel in Sogong-dong, Jung-gu, Seoul.
SNU College of Engineering (Kook Heon Char, Dean of SNU College of Engineering) announced on the 8th that Professor Emeritus Song Yeop Han donated twenty high performance computers.
Seoul National University announced on May 2nd that it has launched the "National Strategic Business Investment Promotion Committee"
Detailed outlines of North and South Korea’s energy cooperation are drawing attention as they are presented one by one. Some anticipate that an all-round cooperation system will be set up between the North and South.
As announced on May 1st, SNU awarded the 2018 Spring Semester Excellence in Teaching Award to the following 10 professors:Professor Sung Roh Yoon (Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering)