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Researcher Gyeongsik Moon(Advisor: Kyoung Mu Lee), Google AI awards PhD Fellowship 2020 to researcher Gyeongsik Moon of SNU Computer Vision Lab (Artificial Intelligence Times, 2020.10.11.)

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The Google PhD Fellowship program, which began in 2009, annually uncovers and supports graduate students with notable research achievements and promising potential in the field of computer science. About 600 students have been chosen so far. Selected students are awarded scholarships and annually invited to global summits held at the Mountain View Campus of Google where they are updated on Google’s latest research. They are offered internship opportunities and the chance to make acquaintances with not only PhD fellowship students from around the globe but also Google’s researching community and to discuss and get feedback from mentors from each field.


SNU Computer Vision Lab Ph.D. candidate Gyeongsik Moon

Google announced on the 8th (local time) that a total of 53 students from North America, Europe, Asia, and Africa were chosen for the ‘2020 Google PhD Fellowship program’. The Korean recipients were Researcher Gyeongsik Moon, undergoing his PhD course in machine perception, speech technology, and computer vision at SNU(President Se-Jung Oh) and Researcher Taesik Gong, Ph.D. candidate in machine learning at KAIST(Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, President Sung-Chul Shin).

 

The Google PhD Fellowship program, which began in 2009, annually uncovers and supports graduate students with notable research achievements and promising potential in the field of computer science. About 600 students have been chosen until now. Selected students are awarded scholarships and annually invited to global summits held at the Mountain View Campus of Google where they are updated on Google’s latest research. They are offered internship opportunities and the chance to make acquaintances with not only PhD fellowship students from around the globe but also Google’s researching community and to discuss and get feedback from mentors from each field.

 

In particular, Ph.D. candidate Gyeongsik Moon of SNU’s Computer Vision Lab (Supervisor: Kyoung Mu Lee) was the first author of four papers on human pose estimation that were selected for ECCV2020(European Conference on Computer Vision), which was held for five days from August 23rd and is considered one of the top conferences in AI and computer vision.

 

One was chosen for oral presentation. Oral presentation is reserved to only a select number of papers of great influence.

 

According to Google Scholar, ECCV is one of the top 3 conferences in AI and is known for being difficult to get accepted to and being influential. This year, a total of 5,025 valid papers were submitted and 1,361 accepted, showing a 27% publication rate. 104 papers were selected for oral presentation, which was 2% of the submitted papers. The fact that researcher Moon published four papers is an astonishing feat.

 

SNU Researcher Moon, a recipient of the Google PhD Fellowship, said, “I have conducted research on 3D human pose and shape estimation. I believe Google recognized these achievements in selecting me for this fellowship. I hope to expand my field of research to simultaneously restoring the entire human body including the face and hands, and even clothing and hair, in 3D space. I also plan to expand the topic to human action recognition and to ultimately conduct research in human-understanding computer vision.

 

2020 Google PhD Fellowship program chose 53 Ph.D. course researchers in 12 areas of expertise: 3 in algorithms, optimizations, and markets, 1 in computational neuroscience, 6 in human computer interaction, 16 in machine learning, 10 in machine perception, speech technology, and computer vision, 1 in mobile computing, 4 in natural language processing, 3 in privacy and security, 2 in programming technology and software engineering, 2 in quantum computing, 1 in structured data and database management, and 4 in systems and networking.

Source: http://ee.snu.ac.kr/community/news?bm=v&bbsidx=50605

Translated by: Jee Hyun Lee, English Editor of Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, jlee621@snu.ac.kr

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