Curriculum Vitae

Jungsik Hwang

황중식

School of Electrical Engineering
Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon (305-701), Republic of Korea
Phone: +82-10-4448-0742,
Email: jungsik.hwang@gmail.com; jungsik.hwang@kaist.ac.kr
URL: (Web) http://mulkkyul.byus.net, (Blog) http://mulkkyul.github.io

Research Interests

Robotics; Cognitive Neurorobotics, Human Robot Interaction, Assistive, Therapeutic and Educational Robots, Long-term Interaction, Robot & Story-telling
Human Computer Interaction; Multimodal Interaction, User eXperience, Interaction Design, Haptics

Education

  • Sep 2017 - Present
    Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology (OIST), Japan
    Special Research Student at Cognitive Neuro-robotics Research Unit (CNRU)
    – Advisor: Prof. Jun Tani

  • Sep 2017 - Present
    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea
    School of Electrical Engineering
    Ph.D. Student at Semiconductor System Lab.
    – Advisor: Prof. Hoi-Jun Yoo

  • Sep 2013 - Aug 2017

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Republic of Korea
    School of Electrical Engineering
    Ph.D. Student at Cognitive Neuro-robotics Lab.
    – Advisor: Prof. Jun Tani

  • Feb 2011 - Aug 2013
    Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
    Department of Interaction Science
    Master of Science in Interaction Science
    – GPA: 4.33 / 4.5
    – Thesis: A Design Methodology for Developing Robotic Services for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders
    – Advisor: Prof. Kwangsu Cho
    – Committee: Prof. Sukhan Lee, Prof. S. Shyam Sundar (Penn State, USA)

  • Mar 2003 - Feb 2011
    Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea
    School of Information and Communication Engineering
    Bachelor of Science in Engineering
    – GPA: 3.83 / 4.5
    – Advisor: Prof. Tae-Yong Kuc

  • Jul 2007 – Dec 2008
    Otago Polytechnic, New Zealand
    Certificates in Information Technology

Publications

Google Scholar Page

International Journals

  1. Hwang, J., Kim, J., Ahmadi, A., Choi, M., & Tani, J. (2018). Dealing With Large-Scale Spatio-Temporal Patterns in Imitative Interaction Between a Robot and a Human by Using the Predictive Coding Framework. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems, (99), 1-14. Link
  2. Hwang, J., & Tani, J. (2018). Seamless integration and coordination of cognitive skills in humanoid robots: A deep learning approach. IEEE Transactions on Cognitive and Developmental Systems, 10(2), 345-358. Link / arXiv
  3. Hwang, J., & Lee, K. C. (2015). Exploring the effect of a user’s personality traits on tactile communication with a robot using Bayesian networks. Interaction Studies, 16(1), 29-53 Link / PDF
  4. Jung, M., Hwang, J., & Tani, J. (2015). Self-Organization of Spatio-Temporal Hierarchy via Learning of Dynamic Visual Image Patterns on Action Sequences. PloS one, 10(7), e0131214. Link

International Conferences

  1. Wirkuttis, N., Hwang, J. & Tani, J. (2018). Spontaneous Shifts of Social Alignment in Synthetic Robot-Robot Interaction. Presented at the workshop on BODIS: The utility of body, interaction and self learning in robotics.
  2. Hwang, J., & Tani, J. (2018). A Dynamic Neural Network Approach to Generating Robot’s Novel Actions: A Simulation Experiment. Presented at The 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (formerly Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence (URAI). arXiv
  3. J. Hwang, J. Kim, A. Ahmadi, M, Choi and J. Tani. (2017). Predictive Coding-based Deep Dynamic Neural Network for Visuomotor Learning. Presented at the 7th Joint IEEE International Conference of Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EpiRob 2017) arXiv
  4. Hwang, J., Jung, M., Kim, J. & Tani, J. (2016). A Deep Learning Approach for Seamless Integration of Cognitive Skills for Humanoid Robots. In 2016 The Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB), Cergy-Pontoise, France. PDF
  5. Hwang, J., Jung, M., Madapana, N., Kim, J., Choi, M., & Tani, J. (2015). Achieving “synergy” in cognitive behavior of humanoids via deep learning of dynamic visuo-motor-attentional coordination. In 2015 IEEE-RAS 15th International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids), pp. 817-824. IEEE. Link
  6. Jung, M., Hwang, J., & Tani, J. (2014). Multiple spatio-temporal scales neural network for contextual visual recognition of human actions. In 2014 Joint IEEE International Conferences on Development and Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-Epirob), pp. 235-241. IEEE. Link
  7. Hwang, J., Kim, M. G., & Cho, K. (2013). Developing interaction scenarios of robot-mediated imitation training for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. In 2013 IEEE RO-MAN, pp. 616-620. IEEE. Link
  8. Hwang, J., & Lee, K. C. (2013). Exploring Potentials of Personality Matching between Users and Target Systems by Using Fuzzy Cognitive Map. In 2013 46th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS), pp. 417-424. IEEE. Link
  9. Hwang, J., Lee. K. C., Jeong, J. (2012). Examining the Impact of a User’s Previous Experience with Pets on Robot-Assisted Therapy. In Computer Applications for Graphics, Grid Computing, and Industrial Environment (pp. 339-346). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. Link
  10. Hwang, J., Lee. K. C., Jeong., J. (2012). A Bayesian network approach to investigating user-robot personality matching. In proceedings of the 8th international conference on Active Media Technology 2012. 4-7 Dec. Macau, China. Link
  11. Chae, S. W., Hwang, J., Lee. K. C. (2012). General Bayesian Network in Performing Micro-reality Mining with Mobile Phone Usage Data for Device Personalization. Computer Applications for Bio-technology, Multimedia, and Ubiquitous City Communications in Computer and Information Science 2012, pp 381-388 Link
  12. Hwang, J., Lee. K. C. (2013). Examining the Effect of Short-Term Robot-Mediated Training for Creativity Education. K.C. Lee (ed.), Digital Creativity: Individuals, Groups, and Organizations, Integrated Series in Information Systems 32. Springer Science+ Business Media New York 2013. Link
  13. Hwang, J., & Cho, K. (2012). Designing vibrotactile devices for teaching English intonation. In Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Management and Communication (pp. 1-4). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: ACM. Link
  14. Hwang, J., Chung, K., Hyun, J., Ryu, J., & Cho, K. (2012). Development and Evaluation of an In-Vehicle Haptic Navigation System. In J. H. Park, J. Kim, D. Zou & Y. S. Lee (Eds.), Information Technology Convergence, Secure and Trust Computing, and Data Management (Vol. 180, pp. 47-53): Springer Netherlands. Link
  15. Kim, M., Hwang, J., & Cho, K. (2012). Evaluating Multisensory Learning System for Teaching English Intonation. In J. J. Park, Q. Jin, M. Sang-soo Yeo & B. Hu (Eds.), Human Centric Technology and Service in Smart Space (Vol. 182, pp. 43-50): Springer Netherlands. Link
  16. Hyun, J., Hwang, J., Ryu J., & Cho, K. (2011). Effect of Spatial Haptic Cues on Visual Attention in Driving. Automotive UI 2011. Salzburg, Austria. PDF
  17. Hwang, J. & Cho, K. (2011). A Multi-sensory Teaching of English Intonation using Vibrotactile Devices. In Proceedings of the International Conference on Media in Education, Seoul, Korea. PDF

Patents

  1. Jun, T., Jung, M. Hwang, J. Learnable Dynamic Visual Image Pattern Recognition System and Method. Korea Patent 10-1563569, October 21 2015
  2. Cho, K., Hwang, J. English Intonation Learning System Using a Vibrotactile Device. Korea Patent 10-1216297, December 28 2012.

Honors and Award

Distinguished Poster Award

Oct 2016, The Sixth Joint IEEE International Conference Developmental Learning and Epigenetic Robotics (ICDL-EPIROB)
Paper: A Deep Learning Approach for Seamless Integration of Cognitive Skills for Humanoid Robots PDF

Research Scholarship for Excellent Undergraduates

May 2010 – Feb 2011, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University

1st Place at Graduation Portfolio Contest

Nov 2010, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University
Topic: Smart driving in a ubiquitous city

Academic Excellence Scholarship

Sep 2010, School of Information and Communication Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University

Qualified Works at Preliminary Contest

Oct 2009, 7th The World Embedded Software Contest 2009, Republic of Korea
Topic: ESOP V2 (a mobile robot with EaSy OPeration)

Silver Prize

Aug 2009, The 3rd International Robot Software Conference & Competition 2009, Korea University
Topic: Development of a mobile robot with easy operation (ESOP)

Research Project Experience

Development of HRI Technologies for Human-friendly Robot Service Environments
  • Jun 2012 – May 2013
  • Research Project with the Ministry of Knowledge Economy (MKE), Korea
  • Research assistant, Department of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University
    – Analyzing 1:1 human-human interaction in the tutoring context (video-coding and task
    analysis)
    – Developing service scenarios and writing pseudo-codes for a robot tutor
Interaction science: Creative convergence of humans, robots, computers and digital media
  • Mar 2011 – Aug 2013
  • Research project with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
  • Research assistant, Department of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University
    – Human robot tactile interaction and robot-driven creativity training
    – Using vibrotactile cues to teach English intonation and for driver assistance system
Development of UX scenarios to enhance accessibility of smartphones
  • Jun 2012 – Aug 2012
  • Academic-industrial cooperation project with Samsung Electronics
  • Research assistant, Department of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University
    – Participated in in-depth interview with physically handicapped users
    – Evaluating the accessibility of existing smartphones
    – Developing personas and scenarios for enhancing accessibility
Human-centered Interaction for Coexistence
  • Mar 2011 – Aug 2011
  • R&D Program with Ministry of Education, Science and Technology
  • Research assistant, Department of Interaction Science, Sungkyunkwan University
    – Literature review on cognitive architectures and therapeutic robots
Quickple,a social networking service
  • Dec 2010 – Jan 2011
  • Two-month internship, We Interactive, Inc.
    – Literature review on the methods for ranking and recommending tweets on Twitter

Skills

  • Programming with C, C++, Matlab and Python
  • Embedded system design using micro-controllers (AVR, ARM, Arduino, etc.)
  • Social science research and task analysis method
  • Statistical analysis with SPSS and JMP
  • Misc.: Microsoft Office Word, Excel, Power Point, HTML & Web design software, WEKA (Data mining tool), Adobe Photoshop, e-prime, Tobii Studio (eye-tracking software for analysis)

Language

Korean: Native
English: Advanced (academic discussion, research meeting and technical reports)

Activities

Exchange student in Jaume I University, Castellon, Spain
  • Jan 2012 – Feb 2012
  • International exchange student program, Sungkyunkwan University
Member of an undergraduate robotics club
  • Mar 2003 - Feb 2011
  • Sungkyunkwan Institute of Robots (S.I.O.R.), Sungkyunkwan University
Participated in an National Exhibition for University Representative
  • 2010 Sep
  • 2010 Hanium EXPO & Festival, COEX, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Member of Project team for 2010 Intelligence Model Car Contest
  • 2008, 2010
  • Sungkyunkwan Institute of Robots (S.I.O.R.), Sungkyunkwan University
Member of ‘FRIENDS’
  • 2009 Dec – 2010 Feb
  • Voluntary work for Exchange Students, Sungkyunkwan University
Vice President
  • 2009 Jan – 2009 Dec
  • Sungkyunkwan Institute of Robots (S.I.O.R.), Sungkyunkwan University
Team Leader of a Project team for 2009 Intelligence Model Car Contest
  • 2009 July
  • Sungkyunkwan Institute of Robots (S.I.O.R.), Sungkyunkwan University