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2020-06 09

[Faculty]Professor Yeh Sang-wook, Awarded for Climate Change Research

Professor Yeh Sang-wook, from the Department of Marine Sciences and Convergent Technology at the ERICA campus, awarded for 'Researcher of the Month' by Ministry of Science and ICT. The Ministry of Science and ICT and its Research Foundation stated that Professor Yeh received this award for identifying the cause behind the increase in tropical precipitation in the Pacific region due to the increase in carbon dioxide, and for providing the basis for the increase in meteorological and climate change. ▲ Professor Yeh Sang-wook (Source: Ministry of Science and ICT) Professor Yeh is a natural scientist who has been suggesting ways to solve future problems in regards to the climate by finding out the cause behind climate change and extensively studying meteorological changes, climate change, and how fine dust can affect the climate. He said that as the increase in carbon dioxide has had a great impact on global climate change, many researchers have been trying to figure out the impact of human activity on the global climate. Tropical precipitation is one of the topics that has long been studied in the field of earth science because it acts as an energy source for global air circulation. Professor Yeh suggested a new approach to the precipitation structure in tropical regions by predicting future climates in an atmosphere where the concentration of carbon dioxide has more than doubled since the period before the Industrial Revolution, through climate model experiments. The analysis showed that the precipitation levels in the western Pacific region had increased in all experiments with increased carbon dioxide concentration levels. Additionally, it has been identified that the Walker Circulation and the Hadley Circulation, which are the region’s major atmospheric circulations, are regulators that determine precipitation increase. He also presented to the climatological community that structural differences in atmospheric circulation must be considered to grasp the detailed changes of tropical climates during global warming, and published related findings from his research in the March 2019 issue of Nature Communications. Professor Yeh said, “This study is meaningful because it suggests that the Walker Circulation and the Hadley Circulation in the tropical region play the role of regulators in determining the detailed changes in the precipitation structure of the region due to the increase in regional carbon dioxide levels. We hope that this study will help us predict future changes in water circulation and abnormal meteorological/climate changes around the world.” Meanwhile, the Science and Technology Personnel of the Month Award was established to discover and reward those who have contributed to the development of science and technology in the way of excellent research findings, to boost scientists’ morale and to spread the scientific and technological mindset to the general public. The recipients of the award receive the Minister Award from the Ministry of Science and ICT and 10 million won in prize money. Visit [Hanyang Wiki] for more information: hyu.wiki/이달의_과학기술인상 , hyu.wiki/예상욱 ** The following is the full interview released by the Ministry of Science and ICT in a press release. Released in 2006, the documentary The Inconvenient Truth was enough to raise mankind’s awareness of global warming. Fourteen years after 2006, in the year 2020, the industries of the future promise a richer future for mankind with the Fourth Industrial Revolution, but the uncomfortable truth facing the global environment has not yet been resolved. Professor Yeh Sang-wook from Hanyang University stresses that “having an interest in environmental changes is the most important thing that one can and should do." He is a natural scientist who observes the earth’s mysterious natural environments and explores the characteristics of various meteorological/climate variabilities and the causes behind such phenomena. His research, which started with an investigation into the El Niño effect, has expanded to establish the correlation between the heatwave, which is South Korea’s unusual weather condition during the summer, oceanic variabilities which occur every 10 years or more, and also the correlation between fine dust and atmospheric circulation. Climate change is a global phenomenon and the most international field of research because it requires a comprehensive understanding of the global environmental system in which the oceans and the atmosphere interact and have an influence on each other. We met Professor Yeh Sang-wook, who works under the motto, “The most effective prescription begins with a definite diagnosis” by putting out his best effort to try to predict the global environment and climate’s future and to read changes to the global climate that may occur based on his climate model that helps him make assumptions under various scenarios. Congratulations on receiving the Science and Technology Personnel of the Month Award. - I feel like I am undeserving of this award. First of all, I would like to thank my fellow senior and junior researchers for giving me this opportunity to conduct good research together. I was able to get a lot of help and ideas by constantly interacting with my fellow researchers. Because of this, I was able to produce good results. I would also like to express my gratitude to the Korean Meteorological Society for recommending me to become the recipient of this month’s Science and Technology Personnel Award. The concentration levels of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere are increasing, which also has a significant impact on the El Niño effect and climate change. What made you interested in researching the El Niño effect and climate change? - The El Niño effect was the topic for my doctoral thesis and is still what I mainly focus on as my central research theme. During my Ph.D. program, I started to extensively research the El Niño effect as I conducted a climate prediction model study with an El Niño simulation. The El Niño is confined to the tropical central and eastern Pacific region, but its impact has reached a global scale. Therefore, it is essential to understand the El Niño effect to understand the various meteorological/climate variabilities around the world. Please introduce your major research on meteorological/climate changes. - To make it simple, my research is focused on understanding the characteristics of various meteorological/climate variabilities observed on Earth today and the causes behind such phenomena. The phenomena that I am interested in vary from the extreme summer weather observed in our country, the heatwave, to ocean variabilities that have been occurring for more than a decade. And I want to analyze and understand how these conditions will alter the future of climate change. Recently, you have identified the atmospheric circulation characteristics which regulate the tropical precipitation changes in the Pacific region due to the increase in the atmospheric CO2 concentration levels, in other words, the regional changes in the two atmospheric circulation levels in the tropics are modulators that affect tropical precipitation. Please introduce the major parts of your research. - Tropical precipitation is an energy source that causes global meteorological/climate variability. So, understanding the changes in precipitation levels in the tropics, especially in the Pacific region, is the basis for understanding the global water circulation and various atmospheric-ocean systems. Through this study, we were able to find that with the increase in carbon dioxide concentrations, precipitation levels increase in the western Pacific region. Whether the carbon dioxide levels were doubled, tripled, or quadrupled, the precipitation levels in the Western Pacific region still increased. Additionally, the tropical region’s major atmospheric circulations, the Walker Circulation, and the Hadley Circulation were found to be the regulators that were responsible for determining the increase in precipitation levels. It is very important to understand future changes in precipitation levels in this region because precipitation in the Western Pacific Region of the tropics is a place that directly or indirectly affects water circulation or abnormal weather/climate in East Asia, including South Korea. You have analyzed and predicted changes in the atmosphere using various climate models. Please explain to us how one can study the changes in the atmospheric and marine environments, which are nature’s greatest phenomena. - The most essential tools for studying the changes in the atmospheric and marine environments are climate models. This is because we are unable to do any direct experiments on the atmosphere or the ocean that we encounter every day. Computer programs that reflect complex physical equations behind what governs such natural phenomena can help us predict atmospheric and oceanic motions. This computer program is a climate model. Through climate models, one can understand how the atmospheric and marine environments change by assuming various scenarios that may occur on Earth in the future. June 5th is World Environment Day. The importance of the oceans and the atmospheric environment is being emphasized worldwide. What do climate change researchers predict the future of Earth's climate will be like? Do you have anything that you want to suggest to the people of South Korea? - I can say for sure that if there is one topic that people should be concerned about in the future, climate change is exactly that. Imagine a scenario where the economy has boomed and great scientific discoveries have been made, and therefore human life has become richer. Even in such scenarios, if climate change occurs drastically, humans will not be able to survive. It’s easy to understand here about why we should be even more concerned about climate change than any other problem. Even if I don’t talk about my research findings, it is evident that the climate of our planet is changing fast and rapidly. Above all, I think the most important thing that we can do at this time is to pay attention to the changing environment. When every citizen pays constant attention to environmental problems, I think that policy can then be enforced and therefore encourage a change in everyone’s behavior. As climate change is a global phenomenon, it seems that there is a need for us to communicate and cooperate with researchers from around the world and that we need to pay attention to several research findings so that the results of our research on climate change can be reflected in the international community and social policies. - I think the most important task that needs to be done here is to understand the various phenomena that are currently happening around us and to identify the causes behind them. When the exact causes are identified, appropriate policies can then be established. Above all, climate change is a global phenomenon, so reasearch has to be an international effort. More than in any other field of study, in ours there is a more active collaboration amongst researchers from around the world. Before being appointed as a professor at Hanyang University, you worked as a Staff Weather Officer (SWO), a post-doctoral researcher at the Center for Ocean-Land-Atmospheric Studies (COLA) in the United States, and also as a researcher at a government-funded research institute. I think that such experiences would have been the basis for what strengthened your research competitiveness. - Yes, that is correct. During my time as an SWO, I learned what the actual demands of the military were, and from this, I learned that the most important subject of a research project should be the most realistic one. Through my post-doctoral research in the United States and my experience as a researcher at a government-funded research institute, I was able to think about the importance of joint research and the kind of research that South Korea needs. Along with creative research, you have also put a lot of effort into fostering great minds. As a researcher or teacher, what is the emphasis that you put on your students or the members at your lab? - Well, I’m not so sure. What I say to my students and lab members is quite common and ordinary. I just say, “Do your best.” I emphasize that they should always choose to give their best efforts, and not to become the best. Of course, it’s good to be the best, but not everyone can be the best. But everyone can try their best. When one makes their best efforts, they can be the best, and even if they don't become the best, they will still be able to live a life without any regrets. What is your usual attitude towards life as a researcher (your basic philosophy of life)? - The most important attitude that a researcher should have over everything else is to never lose interest. In particular, natural scientists who study the nature of the Earth should feel: ‘How mysterious and strange natural phenomena are!', and I think that having this kind of view and perspective towards any research would make it interesting to study any other subject. What is a challenge that you ultimately want to overcome in your research field? - My ultimate challenge seems to be to accurately predict the future. If we can predict the future changes in weather and climate conditions that we experience every day with some accuracy, we can then share such benefits globally. Please leave a word of advice to students who dream of becoming scientists in the future. - Science bears many interesting and mysterious fruits. Also, such fruits can give many people great benefits. If you’re dreaming of becoming a scientist, you first need to train yourself to be observant of those around you. Scientists must also have the eye to see the other side of phenomena. You can’t have such an eye automatically. You need to have a habit of constantly observing and looking at the phenomena that occur around you, especially those that occur in nature. This habit will help you grow into becoming a great scientist. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Jung-joo

2020-05 19

[Faculty]The 8th Paiknam Great Scholar Award Goes to Professor Jung Min

Professor Jung Min Hanyang University selected Professor Jung Min, from the Departement of Korean Language & Literature, as the laureate of the 8th Paiknam Great Scholar Award for 2020. The Paiknam Great Scholar Award was created to honor the spirit of Doctor Paiknam Kim Yeon-Jun (1914~2018), who established Hanyang University under the creed of Love in Deed and Truth and worked his life to benefit the education industry. This award has been given to scholars with great achievements in education and research. Professor Jung, one of the representative researchers in the field of humanities in Korea, conducted his research focused on Yeon-a Park Ji-won and Dasan Jung Yak-yong during the Josun Dynasty, focusing his study on the cultural-historical approach on intelligence tendencies and information editing methods of 18th-century intellectuals. Professor Jung has authored more than 70 books and Korean translations. He has received many academic awards including the Wol-bong Academic Award of 2015, the Jihun Korean Academic Award, the Woo-ho Humanities Award, and more. He has also been selected many times as best lecturer and best teacher, adding his name to the Hanyang University Hall of Fame as a 2019 Well-known lecturer. Professor Jung mentioned that "the so-called Big-Bang experience of knowledge during the 18th century could provide us with a model that we can use to handle our information-intensive society of this era, and I want to find theoretical research that can provide us with the solution of the social problems through the people's perspectives and knowledge of the 18th century. The past is not only the older future, but it is also the present of that time." The award ceremony was held on the 15th, the 81st anniversary of Hanyang University, taking place at the Paiknam Music Hall. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 28

[Faculty]Professor You Hye-mi, Received the 50th Maekyung Economist Award

Professor You Hye-mi Professor You Hye-mi of Hanyang University's Division of Economics & Finance received the 50th Maekyung Economist Award. The award was given as a joint award with Professor Lee Ki-young of Yonsei University, and the award ceremony was held at Maekyung Media Center on the 24th. Professor You Hye-mi received attention for her paper, "Wage Volatility and Changing Patterns of Labor Supply," which investigates the cause of the wage gap between skilled and unskilled workers. It named wage volatitity as the reason for increased working hours of skilled workers, finding out the cause of the difference in working hours between the workers. As much as this paper is the result of an 8 year study, which began with research on the "Effects of Human Capital on Economic Development" which Professor You started in 2013 during her doctoral degree, it contains a complicated analysis of data from overseas. The paper has been published in one of the top journals of economics, International Economic Review. According to the article from the 26th of Maeil Business Newspaper, Lee In-ho, the president of the Korean Economic Association participated as one of the juries, and commented on the reason for the award by saying that "the paper holds great significance in terms of quantifying the cause of working hours difference between skilled and unskilled workers, which was never adequately explained in any previous studies." In the article, Professor You expressed her feelings, mentioning that she "would like to study the differences caused by the 4th industrial revolution from now on," and added that she hopes "the paper will support the Korean economy which is currently going through dark days." Professor You is from Seoul National University's Department of Economics, and before that she held a position at the Bank of Korea, completed a master's and doctoral degree in economics from the University of Rochester in the U.S., and was an assistant professor of economics at the University at Buffalo. Her main fields of research are macro-economics, economic growth and development, and the labor market. ▲ Professor You Hye-mi (Fourth from the left) is taking a photograph from the 50th Maekyung Economist Award Ceremony (Provided by: Article of Maeil Business Newspaper) Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr Translation by: Lee Won-young

2020-04 08

[Faculty]Professor Seo Tae-won Won Best Innovative Product at the Reddot Design Awards

"Edelsto," a building exterior cleaning robot built by a team from Hanyang University led by Professor Seo Tae-won (Division of Mechanical Engineering), won the prize for most innovative product at the 2020 Reddot Design Awards held by the German Nordheim Westfalen Design Center. The Reddot Awards are in the world’s top 3 design awards, with more than 6,500 product submissions from 60 countries this year. Professor Seo’s Edelstro, which was selected as the Most Innovative Product this year, is a robot that is installed in the gondola of skyscrapers to analyze and clean the exterior walls of buildings without human casualties. Also, users can closely check contaminated areas using visual sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) algorithms installed in the robot, and the point that intuitive cleaning by manipulation of squeeze·brush nozzles is being highlighted. Professor Seo said that “Through the Dubai International Building & Construction show (THE BIG 5) and CES exhibition, the utility of and demand for Edelstro has been confirmed, along with the recognition of its aesthetic value from the Reddot Awards this year, and noted that “We plan to release a prototype by the end of the year after testing its suitability for diverse environments in other countries.” ▼ Edelstro (Photo by: Professor Seo Tae-won) Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2020-03 09

[Faculty]Hanyang University ERICA professor Kim Se-kwon was awarded the Marine Drugs Best Paper Prize

Professor Kim Se-kwon Kim Se-kwon, a professor in the Department of Marine Science and Convergence Engineering at Hanyang University ERICA campus, recently won the 2019 Best Paper Award in Maritime Drugs (IF=4.6) , a globally renowned journal on marine medicine, according to Hanyang University on March 3rd. Professor Kim published the paper with the theme of ‘Marine fish proteins and peptides for cosmeceuticals (Review).’ Global News Team global@hayang.ac.kr

2020-01 17

[Faculty]Professor Park Ju-hyeon Receives the ‘EPD Science Award’ for the Best Paper from the American TMS

Professor Park Ju-hyeon Professor Park Ju-hyeon from the Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering was chosen as the recipient of the ‘2020 TMS EPD (Extraction & Processing Division) Science Award’ from the American TMS (The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society). The EPD Science Award is an honorary award, which is given for the best single paper issued in the last two years within the chemistry field, including JOM, an SCI journal that TMS issues, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A & B, Journal of Sustainable Metallurgy, and other proceedings. The awarded paper is titled “Effect of Direct Reduced Iron (DRI) on Dephosphorization of Molten Steel by Electric Arc Furnace Slag (Heo Jeong-ho, Park Ju-hyeon),” which was issued in Metallurgical and Materials Transactions B in December 2018. Additionally, Heo Jeong-ho, Ph. D., now working at LS-Nikko Copper inc, was the first author of the paper while he was studying for his doctorate degree. In the paper, the authors observed slag generation when putting direct-reduced iron to reduce the carbon dioxide emission of steel production, and they thermodynamically defined the causes of the impurity element (P) steel cleanness reduction. This research was part of a research project of national “Alternative Steel Based Steel Producing Process Carbon Dioxide Emission Reduction Technology Development (Ministry of Trade, Industry, and Energy).” This event is meaningful since he was the first person in 47 years to receive the award as a Korea-based institute researcher. The awarding ceremony for the 2020 TMD EPD Science Award will be held at the 149th TMS Seminar in San Diego on February 25th, 2020. Professor Park Ju-hyeon also received the ASM-TMS Marcus Grossman Young Author Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society America in 2014, the ISIJ Sawamura Award from the Iron and Steel Institute of Japan in 2017, the New Academic Award from the Minerals, Metals & Materials Society Korea in 2012, and the New Academic Award for the Best Faculty (International Paper) of the ERICA Academic Award in 2018 and 2019. Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-12 18

[Faculty]The Retirement Ceremony of Professors in the Second Half of 2019

The retirement ceremony of professors in the second half of 2019 will be held on the sixth floor of the HIT Building of Seoul Campus at 1:30pm on December 20th. The ceremony will honor 23 professors who will be retiring. The retiring list of professors are as follows: Seoul Campus: ▲Lee Eun-mo (Graduate School of Law) ▲Lee Sang-gyu (Graduate School of Law) ▲Seo Tae-gyeong (Graduate School of Law) ▲Kim Byeong-cheol (Department of Organic and Nano Engineering) ▲Lee Yeong-mu (Department of Energy Engineering) ▲Park Min-yong (Department of Industrial Engineering) ▲Nam Yeong-su (Department of Surgery) ▲An Dong-hyeon (Department of Psychiatry) ▲Han Yang-gyu (Department of Chemistry) ▲Jeon Yeong-seo (Division of Economics & Finance) ▲Shin Ho-yeong (School of Business) ▲Na In-cheol (Division of Business Administration) ▲Kim Dae-shik (Department of Finance) ▲Lee Sam-hyeong (Department of Korean Language Education) (15 professors) ERICA Campus: ▲Kim Jae-geon (LINC+ Group) ▲Lee Jong-se (Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering) ▲Kim Hee-jun (Department of Electronic Engineering) ▲Kim Hee-taek (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering) ▲Kang Shin-chun (Department of Materials Science and Chemical Engineering) ▲Lee Sang-ho (Department of Korean Language & Literature) ▲Jeong Seok-won (Department of Chinese Studies) ▲Yoon Yeong-min (Department of Media & Social Informatics) (8 professors)

2019-11 21

[Faculty]Noted as the 20,000th Nationalized Citizen of Korea: Professor Krisda Chaemsaithong

The number of people who have become naturalized as Korean citizens has surpassed 200,000 after 62 years since the establishment of the Korean government. The Ministry of Justice invited 15 newly naturalized citizens to government office buildings for a certificate of nationality conferment ceremony. Among them, professor Krisda Chaemsaithong(Department of English Language & Literature) from Thailand received attention by attending the ceremony as the 200,000th nationalized citizen of Korea. ▲ Professor Krisda Professor Krisda is affiliated with College of Humanities Department of English Language & Literature, and he settled in Korea 7 years ago after working as an English literature professor at the University of Houston in the U.S. Professor Krisda is renown as a worldwide expert in the field of court language, and went through a special promotion in the second half of the year in 2018 by being recognized for his contributions to the university. Professor Krisda shared his thoughts through Yonhap News by saying, “I really like the Korean people and the Korean culture after living in Korea.” He continued by saying, “Now that I have acquired citizenship by being recognized for my academic achievements, I will further contribute to Korea’s development through my studies and strive to cultivate young scholars.” Meanwhile, the initial nationalized person after the establishment of the Korean government was Son Il-seung with Taiwan nationality on February 8th of 1957, and since then, until the year 2000, naturalized persons were limited to 33 people annually. The numbers have gradually increased, and recently, roughly 11,000 people have become nationalized. The Global News Team - global@hanyang.ac.kr *Translation by Kim Hyun-soo

2019-11 01

[Faculty]Professor Seon Yang-guk Became a Fellow of the Electrochemical Society

▲ Professor Seon Yang-guk On October 31st, Hanyang University announced that professor Seon Yang-guk (professor in the Department of Energy Engineering) became a fellow of the Electrochemical Society. His research achievements in the field of the lithium-ion secondary cell and the next-generation secondary cell system were praised, contributing to his current status as a fellow. Seon was also named as '17 Scientists Who Could Receive the Nobel Prize' by the National Research Foundation. He has published 599 SCI-class dissertations and has 456 patents in and out of Korea. Furthermore, he is a senior editor of the 「ACS Energy Letters」 of the Chemical Society and was nominated as 'The Most Influential Top 1% Researcher in the World' in the fields of material science (2016-2018) and engineering (2016-2017). The Electrochemical Society (ECS) develops the theories and technologies of electrochemistry and solid-state science, including lithium-ion batteries, secondary cells, hydrogen energy, the solar cell, and energy devices. The ECS chooses less than 15 fellow members according to a researcher's academic and technological research achievements and their ripple effects on society. Hanyang Global News Team - Global@hanyang.ac.kr *Translation by Lee Seong-chae

2019-10 04

[Faculty]Professor Han Myung-hoon Receives the ‘2019 Asia Brain Tumor Society Symposium’ Education Foundation Award

▲Professor Han Myung-hoon Han Myung-hoon, a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery (Hanyang University Guri Hospital Neurosurgery) was awarded the ‘Den-Mei Brain Tumor Education Foundation’ award at the ‘2019 Asia Brain Tumor Society Symposium’ held in Taiwan on September 28th. The title of this presentation was ‘LGR5 and downstream intracellular signaling proteins which play critical roles in the cell proliferation of neuroblastoma, meningioma, and pituitary adenoma.’ The contents of the presentation included the discovery in the connection between Leucine-rich repeat-containing G-protein coupled receptor 5 (LGR5) and human neuroblastoma, intracranial meningioma, and pituitary tumors. In regards to the new findings, Professor Han said, “The possibility that LGR5, which is a receptor protein related to stem cells, could have a connection with the production and proliferation of human neuroblastoma, intracranial meningioma, and pituitary tumors was confirmed. Professor Han graduated from Hanyang University College of Medicine and acquired a master’s degree and Ph.D. at the corresponding graduate school. He is also actively engaged in societies, being a regular member of the Korean Society for Neurosurgery, a regular member of the Korean Brain Tumor Society, a regular member of the Korean Society for Neuro-Oncology, a regular member of the Korean society of stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, and a regular member of the Korean Society of Endoscopic Neurosurgery. Hanyang Global News Team global@hanyang.ac.kr

2019-08 20

[Faculty]Professor Han Tae-hee selected as "Promising Researcher of the Year"

▲ Professor Han Tae-hee On August 14, Hanyang University announced that Han Tae-hee, a professor of Organic and Nano Engineering, was named the Emerging Investigator of 2019 by the Journal of Materials Chemistry A which is published by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Journal of Materials Chemistry A selects highly promising researchers among the world's up-and-coming researchers who have earned a PhD within the past 10 years. Han was chosen for his research on graphene fiber and ion transport in a nanochannel. The key to the research conducted by Professor Han is to turn graphene into nanochannel fiber and convert the difference of salt concentration into electricity. Han added graphene quantum dots to the process of making graphene fibers to increase the surface charge density of the fibers. As a result, he found that this surface property plays a very important role in generating power. These fibers have a high transmission capacity of ions where they can generate more than twice as much power, compared to using a different level of salt concentration. Han said, “The fiber manufactured with the technology, elaborated on in the paper, can be used in the manufacture of fiber-type ion separation membranes due to its high ion transport capability. He also added, “It can provide a new direction for the study of molten salt development, a type of renewable energy.” The result of the study "Graphene Quantum Dots/Graphene Fiber Nanochannels for Osmotic Power Generation" was published online in the Journal of Materials Chemistry A on July 2, selected as a paper on the back cover. The research was conducted with support from the Ministry of Education's basic research project, the Ministry of Science, Technology, Information and Communication's project to nurture next-generation engineering researchers, and the development of nanomaterial original technology. Translated by Hyejeong Park (global@hanyang.ac.kr)

2019-07 03

[Faculty]Professor Jeong Je-chang's Team Earns the Top-score Achievement From AI-based Video Processing International Competition

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 global@hanyang.ac.kr