• The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas, Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, December 1996 

       Dissertation title: "Multiresolution 3-D Range Segmentation Using Focue Cues" 

       Supervisor: Prof. Alan C. Bovik

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Seoul,Korea 

       Master in Electrical Engineering, February 1988 

       Thesis title: "A New Classified VQ Algorithm in the DCT Domain"

  • Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea 

       Bachelor of Engineering in Control and Instrumentation, February 1986



  • Konkuk University, College of Telecommunications, Department of Internet and Media Engineering, Seoul, Korea, Associate Professor, 09/03 ~ present
  • Samsung Electronics, Principal Engineer, Digital Media R&D Center,Suwon, Kyeongki-do, Korea, 05/02 ~ 08/03

     - Project leader for Scalable Video Coding project

     - Project leader for DVDP software optimization project 

     - Project leader for Media Solution project

     - Error concealment for video transmission

  • KLA-Tencor Corporation, High Speed Image and Data Processing, Algorithm Group, Milpitas, CA, USA, Senior Software Engineer, 08/00 ~ 03/02

     - Development of next generation wafer inspection algorithm, Hierarchical Local Automatic  Threshold (HLAT) algorithm

     - Implementation of HLAT algorithm in C language

     - Simulation and improvement of HLAT algorithm

  • Lucent Technologies, Bell Laboratories, Advanced Video & Data Networking Department, Murray Hill, NJ, USA, 03/99 ~ 07/00

     - Development of Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) chip

     - Functional verification of Transport Add Drop Multiplexing (TADM) chip

  • Sarnoff Corporation, HDTV and Multimedia Division, Princeton, New Jersey, Member of Technical Staff, 12/96-3/99

     - Implementation and simulation of DCT domain decoder, picture composition, and image resizing using MPEG-2 decoder program using C language

     - Algorithm development and simulation for compressed domain processing of MPEG-2

     - Modeling and simulation of transport stream system target decoder (T-STD) for MPEG-2 decoder buffer modeling using C language

  • The University of Texas at Austin, Electrical and Computer Engineering,Laboratory for Image and Video Engineering, Graduate Research Assistant, Austin, Texas, 9/93-5/94, 6/95-12/96
  • Schlumberger Austin Research, Part-time and Summer Intern, Austin,Texas, 9/94-5/95
  • Tracor Applied Sciences, Summer intern, Austin, Texas, 6/93-8/93
  • Korean Broadcasting Systems, Research and Development Engineer,Seoul, Korea, 3/88-7/91

     - Research on HDTV and video compression

     - Software development for HDTV using C language

     - Hardware design and implementation of 2-dimensional digital filter for HDTV

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Visual Communications Laboratory, Research Assistant, Seoul, Korea, 7/86-2/88