Nojun Kwak

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Nojun.jpg Nojun Kwak (곽노준)

Associate Professor
Department of Transdisciplinary Studies
Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology
Seoul National University, Korea


Tel: +82-31-888-9166
Fax: +82-31-888-9148
e-mail: nojunk@snu.ac.kr


I have been mainly working on statistical analysis of input variables for pattern recognition problems since my graduate studies. Especially, my main research interest was to develop feature selection and feature extraction algorithms for pattern recognition problems such as face recognition and image registration. It requires thorough knowledge on various fields of study such as pattern recognition, machine learning, artificial neural networks, data mining and image processing.

During my Ph. D. studies, I was also involved in developing a robust control algorithm for robot manipulators. This research encompasses control theory and robotics.

After graduation, in Samsung Electronics, I dealt with the protocols in home newtork systems and wireless mobile communications. Especially, I worked as a delegate of Samsung Electronics for 3GPP (WCDMA) RAN3 (Radio Access Network) standardization meetings.

From 2007 to 2013, I was a faculty member of the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Korea.

Since September 2013, I have joined the Department of Transdisciplinary Studies, Seoul National University, Korea, as an associate professor.

Currently, I am interested in the theoretical aspect of kernel methods in machine learning algorithms. Also, I am interested in detecting and tracking objects in real world environments by using computer vision algorithms and their applications for autonomous vehicles and robot applications.

Nowadays, deep neural networks are the main area of interest in my group. We deal with theoretical aspects as well as the applications of deep neural networks for various applications.

Education

  • Feb. 1993:
    Graduated from Chungju High School, Chungchongbuk-Do, Korea.
  • March 1993 ~ Feb. 1997:
    B.S. student of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
  • March 1997 ~ Feb. 1999:
    M.S. student of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (advisor: Prof. Chong-Ho Choi).
  • March 1999 ~ Feb. 2003:
    Ph.D. student of School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea (advisor: Prof. Chong-Ho Choi).
  • July 2001 ~ June 2002:
    Visiting graduate student in Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (advisor: Prof. Narendra Ahuja).


Work Experiences

  • March 2003 ~ March 2004:
    Senior Engineer, Home Networks Lab., Telecommunication R&D Center, Samsung Electronics
  • April 2004 ~ August 2006:
    Senior Engineer, Global Standard & Research Lab., Telecommunication R&D Center, Samsung Electronics
  • August 2004 ~ August 2006:
    Main Delegate of Samsung Electronics for RAN (Radio Access Network) WG 3 in 3GPP (3rd Generation Partnership Project)
  • September 2006 ~ February 2007:
    BK Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, Korea
  • March 2007 ~ February 2011:
    Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Korea
  • March 2011 ~ August 2013:
    Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University, Korea
  • September 2013 ~ Current:
    Associate Professor, Graduate School of Convergence Science and Technology, Seoul National University, Korea


Publications

  • Thesis