Research Groups

 

  • Information & Networks research group

    Information and Networks group focuses on research areas that can play key roles in realizing information-centric IT convergence systems, such as wireless communications, wireless and mobile networks, social and cloud computing, and secure computing. Our group consists of faculty members from interdisciplinary research domains including communications, wireless networking, and cryptography, who can foster cutting-edge research environments and can make great advances in next-generation information networking systems such as 5G cellular systems and Super Wi-Fi.

    In addition to its top-quality research, our group offers an essential curriculum that helps students to obtain fundamental knowledge on the key theories and scientific methodologies and to gain practical experience in applying such knowledge to analysis and implementation of complex systems. Moreover, the rich infrastructure at UNIST provides various means for students to experiment their ideas in the working environments. On the other hand, the graduate program in our group aims to nurture inventive researchers and creative experts in both academia and industry, who can play a leading role in his/her own domain and can collaborate with the leaders from other areas.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Hyoil Kim (Group Leader)
    • Aaram Yun
    • Changhee Joo
    • Jinho Chung
    • Hyunjong Yang
    Information and Networks research group
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • Heterogeneous Wireless Testbed
      Heterogeneous Wireless Testbed Image
    • Cutting-e-Edge Mobile Platforms
      Cutting-e-Edge Mobile Platforms
  • Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) research group

    Cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC) research group Image

    UNIST Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) research group explores architectures, algorithms, and performance of large-scale parallel and distributed networked systems.

    UNIST founded “UNIST Supercomputing Center” in 2010 with the goal of implementing high-performance supercomputing research environment in Ulsan metro city where is the so-called industrial capital of South Korea. Since then, UNIST is trying to promote national supercomputing research and to develop HPC human resources in accordance with the support of Korean government.

    One of the main aims of our research group is to push the limits of HPC technology towards the next level. However, distributed and parallel computing in modern computing era is no more restricted to complex supercomputing problems. Today, even personal desktop computers have multi-core processors and GPGPUs, and they are connected to the cloud via fast Ethernet. Taking advantage of the various parallel and distributed computing resources is becoming more and more important in general purpose everyday computing, and we believe this trend is going to continue and the importance of distributed and parallel computing will grow in the next years.

    UNIST Cloud and HPC research group actively collaborates to design cutting-edge tools, algorithms, and services for users who need to
    analyze large-scale problems using distributed and parallel computing infrastructures.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Beomseok Nam (Group Leader)
    • Aaram Yun
    • Won-Ki Jeong
    • Hyoil Kim
    • Young-ri Choi
    • Woongki Baek
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • Cluster Blade Server
      Cluster Blade Server
    • Education Cluster Desktops
      Education Cluster Desktops
    • UNIST Supercomputing Center
      UNIST Supercomputing Center
  • Image Processing & Computer Vision research group

    Visual data have been widely used in many applications to transfer various information efficiently. Image Processing & Computer Vision Research Group performs researches to process image and video signals, extract useful information from visual data, and analyze visual information for human understanding. The academic background of our group lies on various interdisciplinary fields including electrical engineering, computer science and cognitive science. The major research topics cover image and video processing, computer vision, 3D visual processing, medical image processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer graphics, and computing systems, as well as human visual system and visual perception. Through various related courses offered by our group, students learn the basic theories of image processing and computer vision, and practice their skills with experiments using various visual data capturing devices, computing machines, and display systems. Possible application areas of our researches are visual communication systems, robot vision systems, smart vehicles, bio-medical imaging, security, and entertainment.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Jae-Young Sim (Group Leader)
    • Seungjoon Yang
    • Se-Young Chun
    • Jongeun Lee
    • Jaesik Choi
    • Won-Ki Jeong
    • Seongju Hwang
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • ECE : Visual Data Capturing System
      ECE : Visual Data Capturing System Image
    • ECE : Visual Data Display System
      ECE : Visual Data Display System Image
    • ECE : Computing and storage System
      ECE : Computing and storage System Image
  • Smart Computing Research Group

    Today most computing power can be found in either data centers or smart devices. The kind of computing that is required on smart devices emphasizes sensing, mobility, interactivity, and user experience, and therefore can be called front-end computing. This front-end computing is growing so fast that we will soon live in a world where virtually everything we touch and interact with will have a computer or a small processor built in, to help enrich and cultivate our lives to an unprecedented level in the human history. Though there are many challenges awaiting us in realizing this grand vision, the Smart Computing research group at UNIST pursues excellence in research on front-end computing problems for smart vehicles. The participating faculty members have extensive research experiences and interests in such relevant areas as mobile social networking, robotic transportation, multimedia and 3D signal processing, embedded systems optimization, data-intensive computing, and network modeling and analysis—fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Jongeun Lee (Group Leader)
    • Changhee Joo
    • Beomseok Nam
    • Seungjoon Yang
    • Jae-Young Sim
    • Kyunghan Lee
    • Tsz-Chiu Au
    • Woongki Baek
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • UNIST Supercomputing Center
      Cluster Blade Server
    • 3D Smart TV, Smart Phone, smart Tablet
      Education Cluster Desktops
  • Semiconductor Device & Circuit Design research group

    Researches in Semiconductor Device & Circuit Design Research Group focus on the application of electrical engineering principles to design digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits and to develop novel materials or devices for the ICs. Faculties from diverse area in our group collaborate to discover new devices and to design low-power and high-performance electronic circuits. This research group encompasses the experimentation, design, modeling, simulation, and analysis of devices, circuits as well as complete systems. The combination of the educational program and the leading edge design, analysis, and testing tools/facilities provides a full cycle exposure from concept to product realization, necessary for a top-notch quality electrical engineer that can bring immediate contributions in both academia and industries.

    Program Introduction
    Research Topics
    • Digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuit designs
    • Wireless IC and system-on-chip (SoC) designs
    • Semiconductor device modeling and analysis by using various EDA tools
    • Emerging electronic devices and novel design techniques
    Core members
    • Youngmin Kim (Group Leader)
    • Franklin Bien
    • Ki Jin Han
    • Jingook Kim
    • Jae Joon Kim
    • Jaehyuk Choi
    • Seokhyeong Kang
    • Kibog Park
    • Kyung Rok Kim
    • Jongeun Lee
    • Jeehoon Jung
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • EDA tools for IC designs and analysis
      EDA tools for IC designs and analysis
    • Various measurement & testing equiqment
      Various measurement & testing equiqment
    • UCRF : Nano Fabrication Center Analysis Lab
      Nano Fabrication Center Analysis Lab
  • Smart Control & Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) research group

    Cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC) research group Image

    Automation has long been considered the key to the productivity in the industry as well as a major driving force of our economy in the future. Advances in automation technology rely on active research in artificial intelligence (AI) and smart control systems. Combining local experts in both AI and smart control systems at UNIST, Smart Control & Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) research group sets out to push the frontier of automation technology to the next level.

    Faculty members in SCAI research group conduct research in the hottest areas in their respective fields. Our AI researchers are interested in several major research areas in AI, including automated planning, autonomous vehicles, computer vision, machine learning, multiagent systems, pattern recognition, probabilistic reasoning and inference, and robotics. Researchers with electrical and electronic engineering background focus on theoretical and technological.

    issues in image processing, information theory, bio-medial image processing, power electronics, smart power interface, VLSI/ASIC design, and wireless communication systems. With expertise in both hardware and software as well as strong interests in the design and implementation of intelligent control systems, SCAI research group is interested to collaborate with the industry to improve the state-of-the-art intelligent and control systems for all kinds of industrial and civilian applications.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Jaesik Choi (Group Leader)
    • Tsz-Chiu Au
    • Sung-Ju Hwang
    • Jeehoon Jung
    • Hyun Jong Yang
    • Jinho Chung
    • Se Young Chun
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • ECE : UNIST Mobile Robots
      Cluster Blade Server
    • ECE : Power Control for Electric Car
      Education Cluster Desktops
    • ECE : Power Control for Electric Car
      Education Cluster Desktops
  • EM & Wireless Power Transfer research group

    EM & Wireless Power Transfer research group Image

    EM & Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Research Group was established to research on novel system-level electromagnetic (EM) applications and advanced electronic design solutions supported by EM analysis and modeling. Our current research covers various EM applications, including WPT systems, power electronics and systems, electric machines and drives, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Ki Jin Han (Group Leader)
    • Jingook Kim
    • Jeehoon Jung
    • Min-Suk Kwon
    • Youngmin Kim
    • Jae Joon Kim
    • Seokhyeong Kang
    • Franklin Bien
    • Jaehyouk Choi
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • EDA tools for EM desing and analysis
      EDA tools for EM desing and analysis
    • Various measurement & testing equiqment
      Various measurement & testing equiqment
    • Green Electric Vehicle Research Center
      Green Electric Vehicle Research Center

  

  • Information & Networks research group

    Information and Networks group focuses on research areas that can play key roles in realizing information-centric IT convergence systems, such as wireless communications, wireless and mobile networks, social and cloud computing, and secure computing. Our group consists of faculty members from interdisciplinary research domains including communications, wireless networking, and cryptography, who can foster cutting-edge research environments and can make great advances in next-generation information networking systems such as 5G cellular systems and Super Wi-Fi.

    In addition to its top-quality research, our group offers an essential curriculum that helps students to obtain fundamental knowledge on the key theories and scientific methodologies and to gain practical experience in applying such knowledge to analysis and implementation of complex systems. Moreover, the rich infrastructure at UNIST provides various means for students to experiment their ideas in the working environments. On the other hand, the graduate program in our group aims to nurture inventive researchers and creative experts in both academia and industry, who can play a leading role in his/her own domain and can collaborate with the leaders from other areas.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Hyoil Kim (Group Leader)
    • Aaram Yun
    • Changhee Joo
    • Jinho Chung
    • Hyunjong Yang
    Information and Networks research group
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • Heterogeneous Wireless Testbed
      Heterogeneous Wireless Testbed Image
    • Cutting-e-Edge Mobile Platforms
      Cutting-e-Edge Mobile Platforms
  • Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) research group

    Cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC) research group Image

    UNIST Cloud & High Performance Computing (HPC) research group explores architectures, algorithms, and performance of large-scale parallel and distributed networked systems.

    UNIST founded “UNIST Supercomputing Center” in 2010 with the goal of implementing high-performance supercomputing research environment in Ulsan metro city where is the so-called industrial capital of South Korea. Since then, UNIST is trying to promote national supercomputing research and to develop HPC human resources in accordance with the support of Korean government.

    One of the main aims of our research group is to push the limits of HPC technology towards the next level. However, distributed and parallel computing in modern computing era is no more restricted to complex supercomputing problems. Today, even personal desktop computers have multi-core processors and GPGPUs, and they are connected to the cloud via fast Ethernet. Taking advantage of the various parallel and distributed computing resources is becoming more and more important in general purpose everyday computing, and we believe this trend is going to continue and the importance of distributed and parallel computing will grow in the next years.

    UNIST Cloud and HPC research group actively collaborates to design cutting-edge tools, algorithms, and services for users who need to
    analyze large-scale problems using distributed and parallel computing infrastructures.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Beomseok Nam (Group Leader)
    • Aaram Yun
    • Won-Ki Jeong
    • Hyoil Kim
    • Young-ri Choi
    • Woongki Baek
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • Cluster Blade Server
      Cluster Blade Server
    • Education Cluster Desktops
      Education Cluster Desktops
    • UNIST Supercomputing Center
      UNIST Supercomputing Center
  • Image Processing & Computer Vision research group

    Visual data have been widely used in many applications to transfer various information efficiently. Image Processing & Computer Vision Research Group performs researches to process image and video signals, extract useful information from visual data, and analyze visual information for human understanding. The academic background of our group lies on various interdisciplinary fields including electrical engineering, computer science and cognitive science. The major research topics cover image and video processing, computer vision, 3D visual processing, medical image processing, machine learning, pattern recognition, computer graphics, and computing systems, as well as human visual system and visual perception. Through various related courses offered by our group, students learn the basic theories of image processing and computer vision, and practice their skills with experiments using various visual data capturing devices, computing machines, and display systems. Possible application areas of our researches are visual communication systems, robot vision systems, smart vehicles, bio-medical imaging, security, and entertainment.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Jae-Young Sim (Group Leader)
    • Seungjoon Yang
    • Se-Young Chun
    • Jongeun Lee
    • Jaesik Choi
    • Won-Ki Jeong
    • Seongju Hwang
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • ECE : Visual Data Capturing System
      ECE : Visual Data Capturing System Image
    • ECE : Visual Data Display System
      ECE : Visual Data Display System Image
    • ECE : Computing and storage System
      ECE : Computing and storage System Image
  • Smart Computing Research Group

    Today most computing power can be found in either data centers or smart devices. The kind of computing that is required on smart devices emphasizes sensing, mobility, interactivity, and user experience, and therefore can be called front-end computing. This front-end computing is growing so fast that we will soon live in a world where virtually everything we touch and interact with will have a computer or a small processor built in, to help enrich and cultivate our lives to an unprecedented level in the human history. Though there are many challenges awaiting us in realizing this grand vision, the Smart Computing research group at UNIST pursues excellence in research on front-end computing problems for smart vehicles. The participating faculty members have extensive research experiences and interests in such relevant areas as mobile social networking, robotic transportation, multimedia and 3D signal processing, embedded systems optimization, data-intensive computing, and network modeling and analysis—fostering interdisciplinary and collaborative research.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Jongeun Lee (Group Leader)
    • Changhee Joo
    • Beomseok Nam
    • Seungjoon Yang
    • Jae-Young Sim
    • Kyunghan Lee
    • Tsz-Chiu Au
    • Woongki Baek
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • UNIST Supercomputing Center
      Cluster Blade Server
    • 3D Smart TV, Smart Phone, smart Tablet
      Education Cluster Desktops
  • Semiconductor Device & Circuit Design research group

    Researches in Semiconductor Device & Circuit Design Research Group focus on the application of electrical engineering principles to design digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuits and to develop novel materials or devices for the ICs. Faculties from diverse area in our group collaborate to discover new devices and to design low-power and high-performance electronic circuits. This research group encompasses the experimentation, design, modeling, simulation, and analysis of devices, circuits as well as complete systems. The combination of the educational program and the leading edge design, analysis, and testing tools/facilities provides a full cycle exposure from concept to product realization, necessary for a top-notch quality electrical engineer that can bring immediate contributions in both academia and industries.

    Program Introduction
    Research Topics
    • Digital, analog, and mixed-signal integrated circuit designs
    • Wireless IC and system-on-chip (SoC) designs
    • Semiconductor device modeling and analysis by using various EDA tools
    • Emerging electronic devices and novel design techniques
    Core members
    • Youngmin Kim (Group Leader)
    • Franklin Bien
    • Ki Jin Han
    • Jingook Kim
    • Jae Joon Kim
    • Jaehyuk Choi
    • Seokhyeong Kang
    • Kibog Park
    • Kyung Rok Kim
    • Jongeun Lee
    • Jeehoon Jung
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • EDA tools for IC designs and analysis
      EDA tools for IC designs and analysis
    • Various measurement & testing equiqment
      Various measurement & testing equiqment
    • UCRF : Nano Fabrication Center Analysis Lab
      Nano Fabrication Center Analysis Lab
  • Smart Control & Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) research group

    Cloud and High Performance Computing (HPC) research group Image

    Automation has long been considered the key to the productivity in the industry as well as a major driving force of our economy in the future. Advances in automation technology rely on active research in artificial intelligence (AI) and smart control systems. Combining local experts in both AI and smart control systems at UNIST, Smart Control & Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) research group sets out to push the frontier of automation technology to the next level.

    Faculty members in SCAI research group conduct research in the hottest areas in their respective fields. Our AI researchers are interested in several major research areas in AI, including automated planning, autonomous vehicles, computer vision, machine learning, multiagent systems, pattern recognition, probabilistic reasoning and inference, and robotics. Researchers with electrical and electronic engineering background focus on theoretical and technological.

    issues in image processing, information theory, bio-medial image processing, power electronics, smart power interface, VLSI/ASIC design, and wireless communication systems. With expertise in both hardware and software as well as strong interests in the design and implementation of intelligent control systems, SCAI research group is interested to collaborate with the industry to improve the state-of-the-art intelligent and control systems for all kinds of industrial and civilian applications.

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Jaesik Choi (Group Leader)
    • Tsz-Chiu Au
    • Sung-Ju Hwang
    • Jeehoon Jung
    • Hyun Jong Yang
    • Jinho Chung
    • Se Young Chun
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • ECE : UNIST Mobile Robots
      Cluster Blade Server
    • ECE : Power Control for Electric Car
      Education Cluster Desktops
    • ECE : Power Control for Electric Car
      Education Cluster Desktops
  • EM & Wireless Power Transfer research group

    EM & Wireless Power Transfer research group Image

    EM & Wireless Power Transfer (WPT) Research Group was established to research on novel system-level electromagnetic (EM) applications and advanced electronic design solutions supported by EM analysis and modeling. Our current research covers various EM applications, including WPT systems, power electronics and systems, electric machines and drives, and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC).

    Program Introduction
    Core members
    • Ki Jin Han (Group Leader)
    • Jingook Kim
    • Jeehoon Jung
    • Min-Suk Kwon
    • Youngmin Kim
    • Jae Joon Kim
    • Seokhyeong Kang
    • Franklin Bien
    • Jaehyouk Choi
    Core members Image
    Core technology
    Core technology Image
    Infrastructure
    • EDA tools for EM desing and analysis
      EDA tools for EM desing and analysis
    • Various measurement & testing equiqment
      Various measurement & testing equiqment
    • Green Electric Vehicle Research Center
      Green Electric Vehicle Research Center