BIOGRAPHY

Computational Geometry | Machine Learning | Interactive Art

I am currently an Assistant Professor in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa. I lead the Innovative Design and Art Laboratory (IDEA Lab) and am a faculty researcher of the Virtual Soldier Research (VSR) Program at the Center for Computer-Aided Design (CCAD). I am also a faculty member of the Public Digital Arts (PDA) cluster. I received my B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Seoul National University (2009, 2013) both with the best thesis honors. During my studies, I received National Science and Engineering Scholarship (2005-2009) and Global Ph.D. Fellowship (2011-2013) from Korean Ministry of Education. Following my studies, I was awarded Presidential Postdoc Fellowship from the President of Korea and spent two years as a Postdoctoral Researcher and a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Advanced Machinery Design (IAMD) at Seoul National University, Korea (2013-2015).

I am interested in computational geometry and machine learning. I love studying theoretical foundations and developing practical algorithms for computer-aided design tasks, such as geometry interpolation/blending, statistical shape analysis, data-driven modeling, reconstruction, feature detection/matching, rigid/non-rigid registration, filtering, and parameterization. I also work on problems in interactive media, including virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR), data visualization/interaction, and new media art.

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Education

"Veritas lux mea"

Ph.D. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2013.
Thesis: Nonlinear Analysis of the Space of Human Body Shapes and Its Application to Parametric Human Modeling System (Best Thesis Honor, Grand Prize from 'the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers Graduate Thesis Awards')

B.S. Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea, 2009.
Thesis: A Modeling Method for 3D Face Model Using Single 2D Front-View Image (Best Thesis Honor)

Honors and Awards

 

Best Paper Award from International Conference on Maintenance and Rehabilitation of Constructed Infrastructure Facilities, 2017.

Most Cited Articles in Computer-Aided Design since 2011, Elsevier, 2016.

Best Paper Award from 2015 Annual Conference of the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, 2015.

Best Paper Award from 2014 Summer Conference of the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, 2014.

Bronze Prize from 15th Korea CAD/CAM Software Competition, 2014.

Grand Prize from the 1st Delcam Korea & the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers Best Graduate Thesis Awards, 2014.

Best Paper Award from 2014 Annual Conference of the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, 2014.

Best Student Paper from 2014 Annual Conference of the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, 2014.

Best Ph.D. Thesis from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University, 2014.

Presidential Postdoc Fellowship from the President of Republic of Korea, 2013–2015.

Top 25 Hottest Articles Published in Computer-Aided Design in 2012, Elsevier, 2012.

Bronze Prize from 13th Korea CAD/CAM Software Competition, 2012.

Global Ph.D. Fellowship from the Korean Ministry of Education, 2011–2013.

Best Paper of the Year from Transactions of the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, 2011.

Best Paper of the Year from Transactions of the Society of CAD/CAM Engineers, 2010.

Bronze Medal from 2009 Korea Software Awards, 2010.

Best Bachelor’s Thesis from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University, 2008.

Outstanding Design Award from Seoul National University Robot Competition, 2008.

Best Product Development Award from Seoul National University CAD/CAM Contest, 2007.

Award for Appreciation in 2007 School Retreat Program from the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Seoul National University, 2007.

Outstanding Design Award from Seoul National University Mechanical Design Contest, 2005.

National Science and Engineering Scholarship from the Korean Ministry of Education, 2005-2009.

Publications

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Curriculum Vitae

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