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The team of Professor Jeong Je-chang of the Division of Electrical Engineering at Hanyang University achieved the highest-ranking performance at the NTIRE 2019 Academic Conference called the NTIRE 2019 Challenge on Real Image Denoising which was recently held in Long Beach, California, the U.S. The challenge was co-hosted by CVPR 2019, which is the world's foremost academic conference in the field of computer vision sponsored by Samsung Electronics, Amazon, Adobe, and NVDIA, and by NTIRE 2019, which is an academic comference on new technologies for the restoration of images and the enhancement of picture quality. The challenge was a competition that effectively removes the actual noise contained in natural images and restores the images. It was conducted on two tracks: noise removal of camera sensor output images and noise removal of standard color images. More than 200 researchers participated in each track and 15 teams, including South Korea, China, and the U.S., advanced to the final round. Jeong's team (researcher Park Beom-joon and Yoo Song-hyun) developed deep learning-based noise abatement technology and ranked second on each of the two tracks, earning the best overall score. "We want to contribute to enhancing the competitiveness of the local image industry by developing core technologies by applying deep learning not only to image compression, but also to such areas as video restoration, image quality improvement and ultra-high resolution conversion," said Jeong. Jeong is the inventor of 70 patents registered as international standards in the field of imaging, including UHD TV's image compression technology HEVC. Translated by Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com
▲ The winners of the 2nd Hanyang Innovation Award are taking a commemorative photo on June 11th in the Administration Building Hanyang University held the 2nd Innovation Awards at Seoul Campus, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, on the afternoon of June 11th. In May, Hanyang University held a contest for Hanyang’s researchers to discover excellent pieces of technology and to commercialize it. Six out of 37 excellent products were awarded through the screening. Grand Prize was awarded to Professor Lim Tae-ho (Medicine), who developed Electronic Bio Deodorant Using Plasma Technology. The technology features mobile monitoring and control through microbial sterilization, removal of organic matter, and IoT linkage. Additionally, First Prize was given to Professor Oh Seong-Keun (Chemical Engineering) for developing a mask for blocking heavy metals with silica nanoparticles, and Cho Seong-ho (Electronic Engineering) for Contactless Bio-signal Measurement Technology. Also, Professor Lim Chang-hwan (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering), Kim Tae-won (Mechanical Engineering), and Lee Joo (Electrical and Biomedical Engineering) received Excellence Prizes for developing a brain-computer interface technology using AR, Hybrid Material Precision Styling Dressing, and the Slotless Motor, respectively. Meanwhile, Hanyang University will select additional technological products and participate in the Consumer Electronic Association (CES) held in Las Vegas in January 2020. Hanyang University was the first winner from Korea of two Innovation Awards at CES 2019 held in January.
▲ Professor Kim Yoo-jeong Hanyang University Medical Center ophthalmology professor Kim Yoo-jeong was recently awarded the "Travel Grant" from the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) that was held at the Vancouver Convention Center in Canada. Professor Kim Yoo-jeong presented on the topic of "Analysis of the MicroRNA levels in tears in Sjögren’s syndrome patients" and was recognized for primally analyzing MicroRNAs that show difference solely in manifestation. According to the May 21st article from Health News, Professor Kim said, “MicroRNA manages the manifestation of genes that determine the formation of protein in cells, and it is actively being researched as a treatment for incurable diseases such as cancer, after the widespread recognition that it can effectively restrain target genes.” She went on to say, “I want to contribute to improving the symptoms of patients and the quality of life through deep research in discovering MicroRNA that can diagnose the unique Sjögren’s syndrome and target treatment.” Professor Kim Yoo-jeong graduated from Hanyang University College of Medicine and worked as a corneal disease clinic instructor at Seoul Nat’l Univ. Hospital. She is actively participating as a regular member of the Korean Ophthalmological Society, the Korean External Eye Disease Society, the Korean Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, the Korea Dry Eye Society, and the Korean Contact Lens Study Society. Translation by: Kim Hyun-soo firstname.lastname@example.org
▲ The 2019 top research professors of Hanyang University pose for a commemorative photo. The Office of Academic Affairs selected nine top researchers from Hanyang University, Seoul Campus on January 21st. A luncheon was also held to commemorate the event. The top researchers were chosen based on which researchers had the most "highly cited papers,” placing them in the top 1 percent most cited in the past five years (2013-2017). The selection of top-level researchers was conducted this year to encourage outstanding professors in the field of research and to produce more highly influential researchers (HCRs) in the world by strengthening their research capabilities. Hanyang University selects approximately 10 top-level researchers each year and actively supports their research by supporting research personnel. The Top Researchers of Hanyang University in 2019 The faculty selected are as follows: Professor Kim Ki-hyun (Civil and Environmental Engineering), Professor Jeon Byeong-hoon (Natural Resources and Environmental Engineering), Professor Yoon Jong-seung (Materials Science & Engineering), President Lee Young-moo (Professor of Energy Engineering), Professor Sun Yang-kook (Energy Engineering), Professor Baek Woon-gyu (Energy Engineering), Professor Yoo Dae-hyun (Medicine), Professor Hyun Sung-hyub (Tourism), and Professor Choi Hyo-sung (Chemistry).
▲Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo (left) and Professor Kim Seon-jeong (right) On November 8, the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) announced that each product developed by Hanyang University President Lee Young-moo and Professor Kim Seon-jeong (Department of Electrical Biomedical Engineering) has been selected as the winner of the '2019 CES Innovation Award.' The CES Innovation Award is given to innovative products by comprehensively evaluating design, technology, and consumer values in more than 30 fields such as home appliances. Hanyang University has won two innovation awards at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and the ceremony will be held in Las Vegas in early January of 2019. In addition, these products will be on display during the 2019 CES. According to CES, President Lee Young-moo's award-winning work is a compact and mobile Oxygen Nitrogen Generator (named O2N2). It injects concentrated Nitrogen into storage containers such as wine, vegetables, etc., to maintain the taste and quality for much longer periods of time. It can also be used for people who need an oxygen supply or for those in need of concentrated oxygen after exercising. This product also allows the user to control the amount of oxygen and nitrogen concentration through the use of mobile IoT technology. Professor Kim Seon-jeong's award-winning work is the Self-powered Emergency Signal Device. The device is designed to produce electricity from sea waves without batteries by utilizing a GPS signal transmission and LED light emission to facilitate rescue operations in marine emergency situations. This device was developed by Professor Kim and its primary uses in the future include military, aviation, and space industries as a technology that can supplement or replace battery dependent technologies. Meanwhile, Professor Lee Young-moo, who is famous for being a 'Researching President,' has published a thesis on the separation membranes in Science in the world's top scientific journal. Professor Kim Seon-jeong has also published a thesis on the subject of 'Room to produce electricity itself' in Science. Both professors have used their own research to develop innovative products that were not in existence before. An official at Hanyang University has stated, "We have achieved a remarkable feat by receiving the two innovation awards at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), and we will continue education and research that will empower society through practical academics that our university pursues." Meanwhile, the products that were awarded at CES were completed with support from the Ministry of Education Creative Assets Commercialization support (BRIDGE +) project and the Leader researcher Support Project of Korea Research Foundation of the Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technology.
▲ Professor Yoon Young-june Yoon Young-joon, a professor at the Graduate School of Creative Convergence Education, won the Albert Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award from Marquis Who's Who. Marquis Who's Who selects achievers who have accomplished success in the fields of medicine, science, politics, economics, social science, and the arts every year. It gives lifetime achievement awards by selecting the most outstanding figures among them. Professor Yoon Young-joon has been recognized for his outstanding research, academic, and educational achievements in the field of theoretical biomechanics.
Professor Enrico Drioli, a professor of the Energy Engineering department, will be invited to attend the 1st World Italian Scientists' Day event at the Italian Embassy in Seoul on April 12 at 11 am. This event will be held to introduce the collaborative status of Korean and Italian scientists, and Professor Drioli will present the two countries' collaboration success stories on the subject of "Tradition and Excellence in Membrane Technology." Membrane refers to a membrane of a liquid or solid capable of separating a mixture by selectively passing a specific component. On the ceremony, scientists and academics from both countries expected to attend include Marco della Seta, the Italian Ambassador; Professor Stephanos Scopel of Sogang University from Italy; Lee Young-moo, President of Hanyang University; Kim Hye-sook, President of Ewha Womans University; Won Kwang-hyun, the Director of the National Science and Technology Research Institute (NST); and Kim Doo-chul, Presidient of the Institute for Basic Science (IBS). ▲Professor Enrico Drioli
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