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Jaewon Kim
김재완

 

Imperial College London
South Kensington, London, UK
E-mail: jaewon.kim15 at imperial.ac.uk

Jaewon Kim is an interdisciplinary researcher whose interests span computer graphics/vision, computational photography, HCI, 3D Display and Optics. He has a multidisciplinary background with BSc and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from KAIST and MSc from MIT Media Lab. He is pursuing PhD in Computer Science with Dr. Abhijeet Ghosh’s advising at Imperial College London. He has professional careers as a senior researcher in Samsung Electronics for 7 years and a research scientist in KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology) for 5 years.

Notification
I am working on 2017 Korea-UK Focal Point Business of Science & Technology in Artificial Intelligence (link) which was jointly granted by Korea Ministry of Science and ICT and British Embassy Seoul.
We are planning to hold workshops in AI, computer vision, and related fields in London (December) and Seoul (February).
The London workshop will be jointly held with
CVMP (link).
Please contact me if you are interested in attending the workshops or have any questions.
 

 

Education

   • Imperial College London, South Kensington, London, UK
   
   Ph.D course, Department of Computing, Since Oct. 2015
        Advisor : Abhijeet Ghosh

   • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
   
   M.S., Media Arts and Sciences (Media Lab), Aug. 2010
      Dissertation: Next Generation CAT System
      Advisor : Ramesh Raskar

   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
      M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Aug. 2001

      Dissertation: Pose Estimation of Polyhedral Objects Based on Geometric Features in X-ray Image

      Advisor:  
Hyungsuck Cho

   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, South Korea
      B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Aug. 1999

 

Research Experience

   • Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST): Imaging Media Research Center
      
Research Scientist: Sep. 2010 - Present
        - Giga KOREA Foundation: Holographic 3D display based on a laser projector array
         -
Real-time 3D facial rendering based on Polarized Light Field Imaging
        
 - Smart traffic signal system recognizing pedestrians
   
     - Center of Human-centered Interaction for Coexistence: 3D Hand Gesture Interaction based on a photo-sensing glove
        - Super-resolution based on multi-frames and a database
 

   • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Media Lab
     
 Graduated Student Research Assistant: Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2010
        - Direct & scattered components separation of transmitted light through scattering media:
            A new health imaging technique to obtain a clear image of inner tissue
        - Depth-dependent photography: A new type of highlighting effect for user
s photos
        - 3D reconstruction based on a single shot photo: A new health imaging technique with next generation CAT scan system
 

   SamsungElectronics: Mechatronics Center
      Senior
Research Scientist
: Aug. 2001 - July 2008
       - Rapid measurement method for critical dimension of semiconductor wafer
 
       -
 Automatic inspection system for defects of LCD panels
       -
 3D X-ray imaging system for inspection of electronic packages
 

   Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST): Mechanical Engineering
     Graduated Student Research Assistant: Sep. 2008 - Aug. 2010
      - The development of 3D shape measurement method using X-ray images
      - The development of X-ray system for inspection of electronic parts
      - The development of illumination system and vision algorithm for vision inspection in surface mounting device

 

Work Experience

   Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Seoul, South Korea
      Research Scientist  Since Sep. 2010
  

   Samsung Electronics (Mechatronics Center), Suwon, South Korea
      Research Scientist                Aug. 2001 – Dec. 2003 
      Senior Research Scientist      Jan. 2004 – Dec. 2007
      Principal Research Scientist   Jan. 2008 – July. 2008

 

Teaching Experience

   University of Science and Technology (UST): Department of HCI & Robotics
      - Adjunct Professor: Mar. 2012 – Sep. 2015
      - Course Name: Imaging Media

   • Catholic University of Korea: Department of Digital Media
   
   - Instructor: Aug. 2011 – Dec. 2011
   
   - Course Name: Computational Photography

 

Professional Activities

   • Vice president and scientific & economic advisor of UK committee in The National Unification Advisory Council, presidential council of South Korea
   • Managing scientist of 2017 Korea-UK Focal Point Business of Science & Technology in Artificial Intelligence field funded by MSIT (Korea Ministry of Science and ICT) and British Embassy   

   • Advisor of Fourth Industrial Revolution in a 19th Korean presidential camp

   • Advisor of MIT Alumni Association

   • R&D appraisal committee of
Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology
   • R&D appraisal committee of Korea Agency for Infrastructure Technology Advancement

   • Technology appraisal committee of Korea Communications Agency

   •
Guest Speaker at ACM SIGGRAPH 2014 Theater Events: August 11th, 2014
   • Advisory Board of SEOUL Metropolitan Office of Education: 2014 – 2015

   • Think Tank Member of National Assembly of the Republic of Korea: 2014 - Present
   • Consulting on the Establishment of New Korea Science Academies: Jan. 2014 – Sep. 2014

   • Business & Technical Consulting: April. 2014 – Aug. 2014
   • Technical Consulting at Government Institutes and Universities Association: Aug. 2014

   • ACM Professional Member: Present

   • Technical Presentation at Samsung Association: Sep. 2013

   • Invited Talk at LG Electronics Company: Mar. 2012
   

 

Editorial Experience

   • Review of Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2011
   
Review of IEEE Virtual Reality, 2012
   
Review of ACM SIGGRAPH ASIA, 2012
   
Review of Journal of Multimedia Tools and Applications, 2014
   
Review of IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology, 2016
     - ISSN:1551-319X (print), 1558-9323 (online)
   
Reviewer of Journal of Optical Engineering, since 2017
 

Honors & Awards

   • Graduation with honor (Summa Cum Laude), Seoul Taereung High School (02/1995)
   
Merit-based scholarships (Diploma of honors), KAIST (02/1997-08/1999, 5 semesters)
   
National scholarship : All tuitions fees offered for 4 years in undergraduate school of KAIST
   
National scholarship : All tuition fees offered for 2 years in graduate school of KAIST
   
First place at Samsung research contest (05/2002)
   
Research assistantship at MIT Media Lab covering full tuition and stipend (08/2008 – 07/2010)  
   
Best paper award at KIST R&D EXPO 2013 (12/2013)
   
Excellent achievement in Korea Government Consulting Program for small and medium-sized businesses (11/2014)
   
 Best research idea in pioneership at KIST R&D EXPO 2014 (12/2014)
   
 Best paper award at KIST R&D EXPO 2014 (12/2014)
   • Imperial College Scholarship
   
Special commendation in Google 2016 Poster & Demo Competition at Imperial College London
   • First prize in Google 2017 Poster & Demo Competition at Imperial College London
   
2017 ACM SIGGRAPH Student Research Competition semi-finalist sponsored by Microsoft

 

Media

   • Portable CAT-scanning devices, The New York Times
   •
MIT Media Lab Research Introduction, JoongAng Ilbo
   •
Establishment of 'Media Lab' in Yonsei University, Donga Science
   •
Smart traffic signal system, Maeil Business Newspaper
   •
Smart traffic signal system, Electronic Times  
   •
Smart traffic signal system, Yonhapnews

 

Books

   • Jaewon Kim, “Computational Photography: Principles and Practice”, Textbook in University of Science and Technology

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