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Graduate Program of Computer Science and Engineering in UNIST

The Vision of UNIST is to be a world leading university to advance science and technology for the prosperity of humankind. We have been focusing on interdisciplinary research and education since our establishment in 2009. UNIST is a national university in Korea with focus on research and has been selected to participants in the World Class University (WCU) project and a number of other national projects.

Computer Science and Engineering (CSE) aims to improve the quality of human life by
researching and developing computer and information systems, which are pervasive in every facet of modern life. In this program, students will learn the foundational principles that are necessary to implement computer systems, and that are essential to utilize computer systems for practical uses. (All the classes are provided in English.) We cultivate the finest engineers who are capable of quality research and development in the area of computer systems and applications of critical importance in the upcoming era. For more information, please visit (CSE track). Research areas of interest include (but not limited to) Computer Architecture and System Software, Information Science and Machine Intelligence, Computer Networks and Security, Application Software and Software Engineering, and Computation Theory. Please take a look at the attached profile of our faculty members and visit their web pages through, where profiles and web pages of additional faculty members are also available. Join with us and be a member of CSE at UNIST, you will have a chance to blur the boundary between theory and practical applications. Bring your own works to help other majors in multidisciplinary areas. With the research-oriented working environment, you will transform yourselves to be independent, critical, creative and more importantly make your ideas come true. (Tran Minh Quan, Master student) Scholarship: RA/TA scholarship is available for graduate students and it can cover the tuition fee and minimum living costs. Additional research subsides can be provided (likely in CSE) according to students participation in research projects. Living: UNIST provides all international students with student dormitories on campus, and room reservations are usually made before you come to the school. Room rates are available in the admission site ( Ulsan, where UNIST is located, is one of the four large manufacturing cities in Asia. Ulsan remains the heart and soul of Korean industries, continually advancing the Korean economy. It has formed international clusters of automobile (including Hyundai), shipbuilding and petrochemical industries; it also aims to be a global green industrial city through developing industries dealing with secondary batteries, environmental technologies and equipment, and renewable energy. You can find more information about Ulsan at How to Apply Schedule: UNIST is in a unique tri-mester system, each starting at March, late Aug., and late Nov. In spring 2013, we have two application schedules: 1st from March 25 to May 1, and 2nd from May 15 to June 19. However, it is strongly recommended to directly contact one of our faculty members (email) in the research area of your interest, at least two or three weeks before the submission deadline. Please visit Detailed schedule for 1st on-line application: March 25~May 1: submission of application and required documents (by post or in person) May 13: Notification of the screening results

May 15~May 23: Oral interview (phone or skype for international students) May 31: Notification of successful candidates Eligibility: Applicants should be awarded a Bachelors Degree (or above) before the entrance, and required to achieve minimum score in English tests (TOEIC 800, TOEIC (Speaking & Writing) 250, TOEFL(IBT) 80, TOEFL(CBT) 213, TOEFL(PBT) 550, IELTS 6.5 or equivalent). The applicant may be admitted without satisfying the English score requirement, but he/she should satisfy the requirement before graduation. Also, applicants from a certain English-language country may be exempt from submitting a score. Required documents (all in English): Application form with (4cm x 5cm) photo (available at visit, certificate of graduation and transcripts, personal statement and study plan, original record of English test, other docs for your own research achievements Screening process: Official screening process (after submission of application) is two-step: Document screening Personal interview (telephone or skype). Besides, it is strongly recommended to contact the faculty member in advance, and have an informal (phone) interview with him/her. Often, the admission decision is made by the faculty member before the formal process. Submitting application: Application should be submitted online through a link at Application fee is KRW 80,000 at this moment. Required documents (including the application form) should arrive at UNIST by the submission deadline.

List of faculty members: Tsz-Chiu Au Won-ki Jeong Changhee Joo Jongeun Lee Beomseok Nam Aaran Yun Young-ri Choi Kyunghan Lee Multi-agent systems Biomedical image analysis, GPGPU Computer and communication networks Computer architecture and compilers Data intensive computing Cryptography Computer systems Mobile social computing and networking

School of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE)

Autonomous Agents Lab.

Autonomous Agents Lab focuses on building software systems that can successfully handle tasks that currently require human intelligence, such as driving and planning. We are also interested in the design of practical systems (e.g., transportation systems) whose performance depends on how well agents can collaborate with each other. To accomplish these goals, we will scientifically investigate the foundations of Artificial Intelligence systems for decision making and problem solving.

Tsz-Chiu Au
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Office : Engineering BLDG 2. Rm. 301-6 Tel: +82-52-217-2138 Fax: +82-52-217-2109 E-mail:

Research Interests
Artificial Intelligence, Multiagent Systems, and Intelligent Transportation Systems. 1. Autonomous agents 2. Autonomous traffic management 3. Autonomous vehicles 4. Automated planning 5. Evolution of cooperation 6. Market mechanism

Curriculum Vitae
2012~Present : Assistant Professor, UNIST 2008~2012: Postdoctoral Fellow, The University of Texas at Austin 2008: Ph.D. Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park 2002: M.S. Computer Science, University of Maryland, College Park 1997: B.S. Computer Science, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Research Publications (selected)

1. T.-C. Au, C.-L. Fok, S. Vishwanath, C. Julien, and P. Stone. Evasion Planning for Autonomous Vehicles at Intersections. In IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2012. 2. T.-C. Au, M. Quinlan, and P. Stone. Setpoint Scheduling for Autonomous Vehicle Controllers. In IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), pp. 2055-2060, 2012. 3. T.-C. Au, N. Shahidi, and P. Stone. Enforcing Liveness in Autonomous Traffic Management. In Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI), pp. 1561-1564, August 2011. 4. T.-C. Au, S. Kraus, and D. Nau. Synthesis of Strategies from Interaction Traces. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS'08), pp. 855-862, May 2008. 5. T.-C. Au and D. Nau. Accident or Intention: That is the Question (in the Noisy Iterated Prisoner's Dilemma). In Proceedings of the Fifth International Joint Conference on Autonomous Agents and Multiagent Systems (AAMAS'06). pp. 561-568, May 2006. 6. T.-C. Au and D. Nau. The Incompleteness of Planning with Volatile External Information. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Artificial Intelligence (ECAI), August 2006. 7. T.-C. Au, U. Kuter and D. Nau. Web Service Composition with Volatile Information. In Proceedings of the 4th International Semantic Web Conference (ISWC), pp. 52-66, 2005. 8. T.-C. Au, H. Muoz-Avila, and D. S. Nau. On the complexity of plan adaptation by derivational analogy in a universal classical planning framework. In Proceedings of the European Conference on Case-Based Reasoning (ECCBR), pp. 13-27, September 4-7 2002.

Third-place in the 20th Anniversary Iterated Prisoners Dilemma Competitions Noise category. Best performance among programs that has no slave programs feeding points to them. Best Research Paper Award from the European Conference on Case-based Reasoning (ECCBR), 2002. Member of AAAI (Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence) and IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers)


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High-Performance Visual Computing Lab

The research goal is to develop computational methods and visualization tools to help scientists make new discoveries. To achieve this goal, my research has focused on highperformance visual computing, the research field that leverages various techniques of computer graphics, visualization, image processing, and parallel computing to address dataintensive scientific research problems, for example, visualization and reconstruction of macro- and microscopic neuronal connection maps in the brain from large-scale micrographs. This is an interdisciplinary research effort that bridges the gap between domain sciences and computer science.

Won-Ki Jeong
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Office: Engineering BLDG 2 . Rm.401-6 Lab: Engineering BLDG 2. Rm. 402 Tel: +82-52-217-2131 Fax: +82-52-217-2128 E-mail:

Optical Micrograph Visualization

Neuron Reconstruction from EM

Brain Connectivity in DT-MRI

Research Interests
1. 2. 3. 4. Biomedical image processing GPGPU and parallel computing Scientific visualization Computer graphics

Curriculum Vitae
2011~Present: Assistant Professor, UNIST 2008~2011: Research Scientist, Harvard University 2008: Ph.D. Computer Science, The University of Utah 2001: M.S. Computer Science, Korea University 1999: B.S. Mathematics, Korea University

Publications (selected)
1. Markus Hadwiger, Johanna Beyer, Won-Ki Jeong, Hanspeter Pfister: Interactive Volume Exploration of Petascale Microscopy Data Streams Using a Visualization-Driven Virtual Memory Approach. IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. 18(12): 2285-2294 (2012) 2. Yongsheng Pan, Won-Ki Jeong, Ross T. Whitaker: Markov surfaces: A probabilistic framework for user-assisted three-dimensional image segmentation. Computer Vision and Image Understanding 115(10): 1375-1383 (2011) 3. Won-Ki Jeong, Johanna Beyer, Markus Hadwiger, R. Blue, C. Law, Amelio Vzquez Reina, R. Clay Reid, Jeff Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister: Ssecrett and NeuroTrace: Interactive Visualization and Analysis Tools for Large-Scale Neuroscience Data Sets. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 30(3): 58-70 (2010) 4. Won-Ki Jeong, Jens Schneider, Stephen G. Turney, Beverly E. Faulkner-Jones, Dominik Meyer, Rdiger Westermann, R. Clay Reid, Jeff Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister: Interactive Histology of Large-Scale Biomedical Image Stacks. IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. 16(6): 1386-1395 (2010) 5. Won-Ki Jeong, Johanna Beyer, Markus Hadwiger, Amelio Vzquez Reina, Hanspeter Pfister, Ross T. Whitaker: Scalable and Interactive Segmentation and Visualization of Neural Processes in EM Datasets. IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. 15(6): 1505-1514 (2009) 6. Won-Ki Jeong, Ross T. Whitaker: A Fast Iterative Method for Eikonal Equations. SIAM J. Scientific Computing 30(5): 2512-2534 (2008) 7. Won-Ki Jeong, P. Thomas Fletcher, Ran Tao, Ross T. Whitaker: Interactive Visualization of Volumetric White Matter Connectivity in DT-MRI Using a Parallel-Hardware Hamilton-Jacobi Solver. IEEE Trans. Vis. Comput. Graph. 13(6): 1480-1487 (2007)

2003~2008: Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute, Research Assistant 2007: NVIDIA Corporation, Intern 2006: ExxonMobil Upstream Research, Intern 2001~2003: Max-Planck-Institute fr Informatik, Research Assistant

2012: Honorable mention for Best Paper Award at VisWeek 2012 2007: NVIDIA Graduate Fellowship 2007: BGCE Student Paper Competition Finalist 2009~: Professional Member of Association for Computing Machinery (ACM)

Book Chapters
GPU Computing Gems Emerald Edition, Chapter 46 & 49, Morgan-Kaufmann (2011)

Won-Ki Jeong and Ross Whitaker, Fast Iterative Method for Processing Hamilton-Jacobi Equations, International Provisional Patent Application WO/2009/059045, U.S. Provisional Patent Application 12/740,061

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Network Research Laboratory

Our lab aims to advance the state-of-the art networking technology with broad economic, scientific, and social impact. We are interested in fundamental questions about the role that system dynamics, models, and controls play in the network performance. Our understanding on complex network systems leads to the development of efficient practical solutions that achieve high performance and robustness for communication, computing, and sensing, anytime, anywhere, and any place.

Changhee Joo
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Office: Engineering BLDG 2. Rm.501-8 Lab: Engineering BLDG 2. Rm.507 Tel: +82-52-217-2133 Fax: +82-52-217-2109 E-mail:



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Curriculum Vitae
2010~Present : Assistant Professor, UNIST 2009~2010: Assistant Professor, KoreaTech 2007~2009: Research Scientist, OSU, USA 2005~2007: Post-doc., Purdue Univ., USA 2005: Ph.D. EECS, SNU, Korea 2000: M.S. EECS, SNU, Korea 1998: B.S. EECS, SNU, Korea

Destroyed wireless infrastructure in a disaster situation

Research Interests
1. 2. 3. 4. 1. 2. 3. 4. 1. Protocol design and performance optimization Cellular and wireless access networks (e.g., LTE, Wi-Fi, satellite) Emerging networking technology for future Internet service Cyber-physical system Resource allocation in wireless networks Distributed multi-scale control with low complexity Full-duplex wireless networks for low-delay applications Cross-layer network design between scheduling, routing, and congestion control C. Joo, On Random Access Scheduling for Multimedia Traffic in Multi-hop Wireless Networks with Fading Channels, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol. 12, No. 4, April 2013. C. Joo and N. B. Shroff, Local Greedy Approximation for Scheduling in Multi-hop Wireless Networks, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing (TMC), Vol. 11, No. 3, pp. 414426, March 2012. C. Joo, On the Performance of Back-Pressure Scheduling Scheme with Logarithmic Weight, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (TWC), Vol. 10, No. 11, pp. 36323637, Nov. 2011. C. Joo, X. Lin, and N. B. Shroff, Greedy Maximal Matching: Performance Limits for Arbitrary Network Graphs Under the Node-exclusive Interference Model, IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (TAC), vol. 54, no. 12, pp. 27342744, Dec. 2009. C. Joo and N. B. Shroff, Performance of Random Access Scheduling Schemes in Multihop Wireless Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), vol. 17, no. 5, pp. 14811493, Oct. 2009. C. Joo, X. Lin, and N. B. Shroff, Understanding the Capacity Region of the Greedy Maximal Scheduling Algorithm in Multi-hop Wireless Networks, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking (ToN), vol. 17, no. 4, pp. 11321145, Aug. 2009. (fast-track; its conference version won the INFOCOM08 Best Paper Award)

Ongoing Research Topics

IEEE INFOCOM08 Best Paper Award Best Teaching Award, UNIST, 2012 Fellowship for Post-doctoral Research from MIC, Korea, 2005. Member of IEEE, KICS

Recent Publications (selected)






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Co-design and Parallel Processing (CAP) Lab.

Today, computer performance is more constrained by power and temperature than anything else. At the same time, we witness ever-growing performance requirements of applications on battery-operated mobile devices, such as speech and video recognition, more realistic graphics, and interactive user interface. To enable those applications, it is imperative to maximize the energy efficiency of computing platforms and to improve it at least by orders of magnitude. The CAP lab in UNIST pushes the limit of energy-efficient computing by designing and optimizing today's and tomorrow's emerging applications (e.g., computer vision, recognition, synthesis) focusing on innovative processor architectures (e.g., graphics processors, reconfigurable architectures) and compiler optimization.

(formerly Energy-Efficient Computing Lab.)

Jongeun Lee
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Office: Engineering BLDG 2. Rm. 501-5 Lab: Engineering BLDG 2. Rm. 504 Tel: +82-52-217-2116 Fax: +82-52-217-2109 E-mail:

System-on-Chip (SoC) Multicore, GPU & Reconfigurable Processor Research Interests


Curriculum Vitae
2009~Present: Assistant Professor, UNIST 2007~2009: Postdoctoral Fellow, Arizona State University 2004~2007: Senior Engineer, Samsung Electronics , SoC Research Center 2004: Ph.D. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University 1999: M.S. Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University 1997: B.S. Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University

1. Multi- and many-core architectures, and accelerators (e.g., general-purpose graphics processing units and reconfigurable processors) 2. Application- and domain-specific processors, and compilers for them (e.g., computer vision processor) 3. Embedded systems, hardware-software co-design, and System-on-Chip (SoC) design 4. Compilers for low power and/or reliability

Research Publications (selected)

1. "Memory Access Optimization in Compilation for Coarse Grained Reconfigurable Architectures," ACM Trans. on Design Automation of Electronic Systems (TODAES), with Yongjoo Kim, Aviral Shrivastava and Yunheung Paek, 2011. 2. "Static Analysis of Register File Vulnerability," IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), Vol. 30, pp. 607-616, with Aviral Shrivastava, 2011. 3. "Fast Graph-based Instruction Selection for Multi-output Instructions," Software: Practice and Experience, Vol. 41, pp. 717-736, Wiley, with Jonghee M. Youn, Jongwon Lee, Yunheung Paek, Hanno Scharwaechter and Rainer Leupers, 2011. 4. "Binary Acceleration Using Coarse-grained Reconfigurable Architecture," ACM SIGARCH Computer Architecture News, Vol. 38, pp. 33-39, with Jong K. Paek and Kiyoung Choi, 2010. 5. "A Compiler-microarchitecture Hybrid Approach to Soft Error Reduction for Register Files," IEEE Trans. on Computer-Aided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), Vol. 29, No. 7, pp. 1018-1027, with Aviral Shrivastava, 2010. 6. "Cache Vulnerability Equations for Protecting Data in Embedded Processor Caches from Soft Errors," ACM SIGPLAN (Special Interest Group on Programming Languages) Notices, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 143-152, with Aviral Shrivastava and Reiley Jeyapaul, 2010. 7. "A Software-Only Solution to Use Scratch Pads for Stack Data," IEEE Trans. on ComputerAided Design of Integrated Circuits and Systems (TCAD), Vol. 28, No. 11, pp. 1719-1727, with Aviral Shrivastava and Arun Kannan, 2009.

2011: Technical program committee of Korean Conference on Semiconductors 2011: Technical program committee of International Conference on Hardware/Software Codesign and System Synthesis 2008~2009: Full Post-doc Fellow of Arizona State University 2007: Post-doc fellowship from Korea Research Foundation 2005: Best paper award at International System-on-Chip Design Conference 2002: Best paper award at Workshop on Application-Specific Processors Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Member of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) Member of the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE)

Patents (selected)
1. Korea Patent #100722770, "Array of reconfigurable processing elements for providing predicated execution," with Kiyoung Choi et al., Registered 2007-05-22. 2. Korea Patent #100368546, "Method for hardware-software coverification by optimistic execution of real processor," with Sungjoo Yoo et al, Registered 2003-01-06.