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Jaewon Kim


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.

I’m organizing an AI & IT workshop with Prof. Gunhee Kim which will be held on 22nd of Feb at Seoul National University (link). It's jointly supported by Korea Ministry of Science and ICT and British Embassy Seoul. Please refer the previous workshop at Imperial College London (link).
Please contact me if you are interested in attending the workshops or have any questions.



   • 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

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
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

   • Technical committee member of The Eighth International Conference on Mobile Services, Resources, and Users (MOBILITY 2018)
   • Vice-chairman of of UK Municipal Chapter in
The National Unification Advisory Council, Presidential & Constitutional Institution of the Republic of 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
   • A member of
Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House)
   • IT Expert of
KOSEN (The Global Network of Korean Scientists and Engineers) 
   • 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



   • 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



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


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