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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
▲ 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.
The 2018 Hanyang University ERICA Academic Award ceremony was held at 2 pm on June 5, 2019 at the PRIME Conference Hall on ERICA Campus. The award was established for researchers who have made outstanding academic achievements over the past year (March 1, 2017~December 31, 2017). The award ceremony categorized the prizes into the HYU Academic Prize (4 laureates), the Outstanding Faculty Prize (11 laureates), and the New Faculty Prize. The HYU Academic Prize (total score of 100) recipients were evaluated and selected by summing the total scores for faculty achievements (20), thesis achievements (30), and research funding procurement (50). Two of the top winners of the award were from Engineering; one was from the Natural Sciences (Pharmacy); and one was selected from the Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts. The Outstanding Faculty Prize was awarded across four categories: Excellence in International Papers, Paper Citation Counts in International Papers (reflected performance for the last 5 years), Bibliographical Excellence, and Excellence in Industry-university Cooperation. Finally, the New Faculty Prize is for professors under the age of 45 with fewer than five years of employment at the university. Additionally, someone may only be selected once in their lifetime as a winner of the Excellence in International Papers Award. The ERICA Academic Award is designed to enhance research activities by showcasing and rewarding faculty who have achieved top research results. ERICA campus’s Industry-education Cooperation program recommends candidates to double or triple each year, and the final selection is made by ERICA’s Academic Research Committee. The next academic award (2019 ERICA Award) recipients will be selected in December. [Winner's List] (HYU Academic Prize) ▷ HYU Engineering Award: Lee Han-seung (Architecture, College of Engineering), Oh Hee-kook (Computer Science, College of Computing) ▷ HYU Science Award: Chae Young-gyu (Molecular & Life Science, College of Science and Convergence Technology) ▷ HYU Humanities Award: Ahn Shin-won (Cultural Anthropology, College of Languages & Cultures) (Outstanding Faculty Prize) ▷ Excellence in International Papers: Park Joo-hyun (Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering), Chae Pil-seok (Bionano Engineering, College of Engineering), Chung Young-dae (Marine Science and Convergence Engineering, College of Science and Convergence Technology), Choi Chung (Economics, College of Business and Economics) ▷ Paper Citation Counts in International Papers : Tae Seong-ho (Architecture, College of Engineering), Biswajit Sarkar (Industrial Management Engineering, College of Engineering) and Moon Hyo-bang (Marine Science and Convergence Engineering, College of Science and Convergence Technology) ▷ Bibliographical Excellence : Park Gyu-tae (Japanese Studies, College of Languages & Cultures) ▷ Excellence in Industry-university Cooperation : Jwa Yong-ho (Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering), Ha Jeong-mi (Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy), Park Jin-gu (Materials Science and Chemical Engineering, College of Engineering) (New Faculty Prize.) ▷ Excellence in International Papers: Hu Jin (Electrical Engineering, College of Engineering), Hong Seok-joon (Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering), Lee Sang-wook (Chemical and Molecular Engineering, College of Science and Convergence Technology), Gong Tae-sik (Business Administration, College of Business and Economics) Translated by Hyejeong Park email@example.com
▲ 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
▲Paiknam Academic Information Center & Library received the first ever Korean library award at the 50th Korea Library Awards on February 22nd On February 22, the director of the Paiknam library Eom Ik-sang won the grand prize at the 50th Korea Library Awards. Hanyang was the sole recipient among the other universities. The Korean Library Awards is given by the Korean Library Association for selecting organizations and individuals who have contributed to the development of libraries nationwide. Paiknam library was recognized for its efforts on 'innovation' by remodeling libraries for user convenience and sharing their performances at seminars. ▲ Director Eom receiving the prize "I am very pleased to receive a meaningful prize in the year of the 70th anniversary of the opening of Hanyang University Library," said Professor Eom at the Department of Chinese Language & Literature. He added "We will do our best to contribute to other universities by making the Paiknam Academic Information Center a model of the nation`s university library."
On October 16, Paiknam Memorial Association held ‘The 3rd Paiknam Prize’ at Paiknam Music Hall in Hanyang University, Seongdong-gu, Seoul. Paiknam Prize was established to honor Dr. Paiknam Kim Lyun-joon, the founder of Hanyang University. The winners of the 3rd Paiknam award are ▲Engineering: CEO of Nano Co. Ltd., Shin Dong-woo (57), ▲Music: former director of the National Chorus, Na Young-soo (79) ▲Human rights and service: former president of Ireland Mary Robinson (73) ▲ Engineering sector winner, Shin Dong-woo and his wife are taking a commemorative photo with Kim Chong-yang, Chairman of Hanyang Foundation. ▲Music sector winner, Na Young-soo and his wife are taking a commemorative photo with Kim Chong-yang, Chairman of Hanyang Foundation. ▲ Human rights and Service sector winner, Mary Robinson is taking a commemorative photo with Kim Chong-yang, Chairman of Hanyang Foundation. ▲ The National Chorus members are performing commemorative performances.
To foster future leaders of unfolding automobiles market and self-driving cars, Hanyang University (HYU) hosted its 15th Smart Model Car Competition at the Olympic Gymnasium on the 14th of July. Applause of encouragement and cheers were heard here and there with shout outs of supports being made each time a team took their turn to run their cars. Of the 20 teams that made it to the final, team Future Automotive Engineering (FAE) won the first place. All five members of the team are students of the Department of Automotive Engineering: Park Sung-woo (4th year), Shin Hyun-ki (4th year), Park Soo-hyun (4th year), Byun Hyo-seok (2nd year), and Byeon Moo-kyung (4th year). Participants were required to develop an embedded control system (a smart computer system enabling machines to operate on their own) and run their cars on the track, which was readily set in the Olympic Gymnasium, waiting for the entrants to come. Each team was to bring their cars to the start line and present its ability when called upon. The missions were as follows: cars must drive in the middle of the lane, must avoid obstacles, must speed down in the school zone and go back to the original speed after leaving the zone, should be able to go over the hill, and must make curves without departing the lane. Now, ready, set, go! The finished work of team FAE, the only one to complete the whole track. (Photo courtesy of FAE) Prize of 10,000,000 given to team FAE! Unforeseen and unforgettable “None of us expected to win the competition. Since all five of us has no experience of participating in a contest like this, we thought we would barely make it to the final,” began Byun. About 100 teams were present for the preliminary round, after which 20 teams were selected for the final. Much to their surprise, when team FAE passed the preliminary round ranking the 4th place, their goal changed to complete the track and make it to the finish line in the final. What was surprising was not only the fact that they have won the competition but also that they were the only team who made it to the finish line. “We were happy with the result, of course, but at the same time, we were quite shook from such unexpected outcome. We didn’t expect to be the only team to complete the track,” remarked Byun. The most essential requisite for the car was to keep itself in the middle of the lane, not crossing over to the other or departing it. When the car was free to drive, it had to maintain its speed and make curves as the track demanded. Then at some point, school zone was marked by thick, black lines in which the car had to slow down and avoid the obstacles. Marking the end of the school zone with another set of thick black lines, the car was to go back to its original speed and finish the track, passing a hill and stopping at the finish line without bumping into the blockage. FAE’s car has successfully fulfilled all these requirements and confidently marched to the end. Sung-woo, who was the team leader, was looking for fellow students who would join his team. The members came together as one team through acquaintance, since they took the same course. The team first gathered around April, in the middle of the semester, and met up from time to time to work on their automobile. It was after the semester was over that they deeply got down to their business and invested more time on constructing the car. They even got access to the 3D printer thanks to professor Yoon Soo-kyung and tested their designs, by mapping out where each part should lie. Nonetheless, they received no particular help from any of their professors to be fair. “This course named 'Microprocessor' we took was quite helpful in a way that it taught us about the parts we used for this competition.” Byeon Moo-kyung (left), Byeon Hyo-seok (middle), Park Soo-hyun (right) Fix it till you make it “Finding the right angle of the camera, which will be the eye of the car, was one of the most difficult tasks,” recalled Park. It was crucial to adjust the camera at the perfect angle because the car has to sense and move according to what it observes. If it is too short-sighted, the car will fail to perceive the other lane and if it is too far-sighted, the car will easily depart the lane. “We had to remove and adjust the camera countless times to find the perfect spot. Everything will go into nothing if the camera fails to observe the area correctly in the first place,” explained Byeon. In addition, more than ten parts had to be replaced because they were burned during the process. If one part goes wrong, the whole thing fails to function. Therefore, it was crucial that each part maintained its good condition. Overall, the process was not so smooth, as the members struggled to “Our team name was uninteresting, our car wasn’t that flashy, and we even had to fix it until the last minute. However, our car presented the best performance and eventually became the only car that finished the whole track. This was unexpected, but we’re very happy with how it all turned out,” said the members unanimously. "Small changes and corrections lead to a big difference!" Jeon Chae-yun email@example.com Photos by Choi Min-ju
Creative ideas can originate from literally everything, depending on the creator’s attitude. When making an advertisement, inspiration can come from other advertisements, one’s experience or thoughts, or other people. For Kim Dong-hoon (Department of Educational Technology, 4th year), the winner of New York Festivals 2017, however, it comes from his dissatisfaction about the society. New York Festivals is one of the most well-known international award competitions for the world’s best works. Winning two Third Prizes in the New York Festivals 2017, Kim has taken a step closer to his dream. Different perspective, different approach Kim’s works by the name of ‘Cover by Artist’ and ‘Missing Models’ each received a Third Prize in the competition. ‘Cover by Artist’ is an advertisement idea proposed to the most popular digital music service in the United States Spotify, which puts the stage performance video of an artist on the space on the screen where there originally lies the cover album of the music to further promote the artist’s work. “If you use a music streaming service, the cover album takes up most of the space of your screen. I personally enjoy listening to live concert music and I suddenly thought if I could turn the idle space into a room for performance videos, this could be a means of advertising while making the service more enjoyable.” Spotify - Cover By Artists from Donghoon Lee on Vimeo. His other work ‘Missing Models’ is an idea derived from the hopes of helping to find missing children. In a poster, there are hundreds of faces of missing children clustered together. That makes it hard for people to take a close look at each one, which got Kim thinking. Kim thought about instances where people take a close look at the figure and came up with home shopping. He applied the concept to WooCommerce, a customizable e-commerce platform for building online business and inserted the missing children’s face as the models’ face in the home shopping sites. In this way, the faces of the children could be better recognized. Woocommerce - Missing Models from Donghoon Lee on Vimeo. Spotify, Woocommerce, missing children, and home shopping are all something that everyone is familiar with. Yet, no one has ever came up with these ideas so far. Kim’s way of thinking and approaching certain situations led him to devise such ideas. “I take a lot of notes in my daily life. It could be under any circumstances, really. Those little notes help me to create helpful ideas later on.” From problem to idea “When I look at advertisements, there are a lot of things that I don’t like about. In general, I see a lot of factors in this society that could be improved. What I do in that situation is that I take note of them and try to solve them in my own way, through making creative advertisements.” This is how his two award winning advertisement ideas came into being. Kim sees every problem as a potential idea for his work and use them as a source of ideas. “I don’t have a particular source of inspiration every time I make an advertisement. My daily life and every aspect of it could be my inspiration that gives me ideas.” Kim wants to make advertisements that could help solve social problems. Kim first got interested in making advertisements after watching one in one of his classes. “It was a chocolate advertisement and it was the first time in my life that I felt like I wanted chocolate just by watching an advertisement. I was amazed by how a short advertisement could convince people to change their minds.” As an Educational Technology major, Kim knows how to think from a learner’s perspective. This helped him to consider what the audience would want from an advertisement, enabling him to produce a more effective result. After making ads, being aware that random moments could inspire him, Kim became more attentive to little details of his life. "My next goal is to win next year's Cannes Lions, which is another prestigious international competition." Jeon Chae-yun firstname.lastname@example.org Photos by Kim Youn-soo
Robofest is a renowned robot competition that has started from 2000. Hosted by Lawrence Technological University in the United States, over 20,000 people have competed from 14 different countries in the last 17 years. Bae Jong-hak and Yoo Ho-yeon (Robot Engineering, 3rd year) have worked together as a team in 2017 Robofest that was held from June 1st to 3rd in Florida, and won the Vision Centric Challenge. Back to back winners Team Linker, consisted of Bae and Yoo have won the 2016 Robofest last year as well. It is the same competition with different rules. “They host the competition in the U.S. in June, while in Korea, it is held in October,” explained Bae. This time, Bae had the full support from the Department of Robot Engineering. “Our department has generously provided us with the opportunity to travel to the U.S. for free and also helped us out with the materials needed to create the robots as well. Special thanks to professor Han Jae-kwon for helping us out with the robots,” added Bae. Yoo (with the robot), Han (middle), and Bae (with the trophy) are smiling in front of the camera. Team Linker has received such a good feedback thanks to the internal software of their robot. The objective of the competition was the robot to perceive the numbers and equations through the camera and eventually reach a certain result out of it. “We put a lot of effort on the software so that when the robot gets stuck with the equations, it could move back a little instead of standing there still,” said Bae. He explained that Team Linker has prepared for the competition for 3 months and it took about one month to create the robot. “ Software of the robot took longer for us because it was more important than the hardware.” "It has been a privilege for us to participate in the competition." I – Robot After studying one more year to retake the college entrance examination, Bae found his interests in creating robots. “One of my childhood dream was to create a robot on my own,” recalled Bae. He explained that Department of Robot Engineering would be a perfect fit for those not interested in particular field of study. Since robotics requires knowledge from diverse fields, students are able to acquire engineering skills that could be applied in any type of studies. “We learn about diverse types of integrated studies and then move on focus on a certain field that catches your attention. For me, it was image recognition. I gained more interest after studying it during the competition,” said Bae. Bae wishes to create robots similar to Jarvis. In the future, Bae wishes to study more about the robots and image recognition in graduate school. “I see a lot of possibilities from the robots in that we could have a better future with them,” commented Bae. He wishes to create a home robot that would be able to handle useful tasks like Jarvis from Iron man. Bright future seems to lie in front of the winners of Robofest Vision Centric Challenge. Kim Seung-jun email@example.com Photos by Kim Youn-soo
For about twelve days from August 17th through 28th, the 2016 H-STAR Festival, a nationwide university drama and musical competition, was hosted by the Hyundai Motors Group and Kore Association of Performing Arts Producers (KAPAP). The drama team ‘Yonadab’ comprised of students from the Department of Theater and Film of Hanyang University (HYU), shined brightly in the competition by winning both the grand prize and production prize in the drama sector. To celebrate this great achievement, the Internet Hanyang News (IHN) interviewed the winner of the production prize and the two main actors in the drama, ‘Yonadab.’ ▲ Chang Ji-soo (Department of Theater and Film ’15), Kim So-hyun (Department of Theater and Film ’13) and Oh Kyung-joo (Department of Theater and Film ’11) A Story in the Bible The entire crew of ‘Yonadab’ worked together to produce a brilliant performance in the H-STAR Festival. Yet, the three members of the team, Kim So-hyun (Department of Theater and Film ’13), Oh Kyung-joo (Department of Theater and Film ’11), and Chang Ji-soo (Department of Theater and Film ’15) have shown exceptional talents as director and as actors. Kim was the main director of the play, who won the best production prize in the competition. Also, Oh and Chang played the two main characters in “Yonadab,” Yonadab and Tamar respectively. ▲'Yonadab' is a historical play created based on a story of King David in the Old Testament, the Bible. (Photo courtesy of 'Yonadab' crew) The play, “Yonadab,” was originally written by renowned English screenwriter, Peter Scaffer. He wrote plays like “Amadeus” and “Equus.” The story is based on a famous tale from the Old Testament of the Bible, specifically in the time during King David’s reign. Yonadab was King David’s nephew who denied the existence of God and its influence on the Israelites. Trying to disprove the power of God by destroying King David’s family, Yonadab tempted one of the sons of King David, Amnom, to rape his stepsister, Tamar. The tragedy led to a domestic war between Amnom and Absalom, Tamar’s brother, and eventually to the destruction of family relationship. The play focuses on the emotional and spiritual aspects of Yonadab who struggles between good and evil. Thankfully, the crew successfully performed the exorbitant play, a result of the hard work on and off stage. The reporters of IHN probed deeper to hear about their story behind the scenes. Q. How do you feel about winning the grand prize? Kim – “Two years ago, I participated in the same competition as one of the crew members. Unfortunately, we were not able to win any awards. However, I am amazed that we were able to win both the grand prize and production prize this year. I wouldn’t have felt great by just winning the production prize myself, but since we won the grand prize as a single team, I am proud of all of the members.” Oh – “Our crew spent about six months for the final performance and I feel like the hard work has paid off. I am grateful for the crew members and the professors who have spent late nights preparing for the play with the crew.” Chang – “This was my first official performance in a play and I was very nervous about how it would turn out. Thanks to the help of the fellow actors, the director, and backstage crew, I was able to do well in acting Tamar. I am very glad we won the grand prize.” Q. Can you tell us about the process in creating the play? What were some of the difficulties? Kim – “As the director of the play, I had to look over the entire crew which included acting, stage setting, make-up and many more. I was involved in all meetings regarding the play and it was important for me to make sure the team agreed on the details of the play. One of the difficulties before the actual performance was the difference in stage size- the competition stage and the stage we practiced on at school. We had to reduce the number of crops used in the play in order to make sure it fit within the performance stage. The hardest part of all was doing that within ten hours before the performance!” Oh – “Since I played the main character of the play, my job was to understand completely who Yonadab is and to sympathize with his feelings. To do that, I spent most of my time reading the script and taking detailed notes on it to make sure every scene would look as if a real Yonadab had come into existence onstage.” Chang – “I learned to have faith in the other actors on stage while preparing for the play. Because I have never experienced the new role of Tamar which required seductive and sexual expressions in acting. There were times when I struggled emotionally on and off the stage. However, the professors and actors, including Oh, supported me to endure it and to perform to my full potential.” Q. How will this experience, as being part of the winning play, help you in the future? Kim – “As a senior waiting for graduation and director of many plays, I was uncertain whether I was capable of pursuing what I had done so far at HYU after leaving. However, the experience at this year’s H-STAR Festival has given me confidence to continue the job in producing plays after graduation. It will be an unforgettable event for me.” Oh – “Dramas and plays lead me in life- it throws important life questions that I need to consider. They correlate intimately with my decisions. For example, ‘Yonadab’ makes us think about the conflicting ideas of faith and distrust which we encounter in daily matters. Therefore, through the play, I have learned that it gives us opportunity to consider our life and to help us make decisions. It is like a signpost that guides us through the way.” Chang – “As I mentioned earlier, this was my first performance. Being a part of the winning play might be a perfect start to my acting career. Yet, I want to make sure that I always remember the effort and the time I have put into this piece to keep me going in future projects. I have attached the poster and the script on the walls of my room for me to remember it all.” Q. What does a ‘play’ mean to you? Kim – “A play helps us to understand what it is like to live because it is a story, whether my own or someone else’s. It is interesting to hear and learn about the many stories that unfold within a play. Therefore, it is like a teacher to me, helping me to understand the world.” Oh – “It is what I love and what I enjoy the most. Simply, like the word, “play,” it is like playing my favorite game. I am not acting in a play because I have to but because I enjoy it with my heart.” Chang – “A play provides me with a space to act in as much as I want and by doing that, I feel l alive. Without plays, I wouldn’t have been able to feel such a lively sensation, expressing different emotions and pouring it out on stage.” Reason for Success The Department of Theater and Film at Hanyang has a rich history of producing skilled actors and producers in the current field of media and theater. These successful phenomena can be explained by the everlasting support and work of past graduates, current professors, and active students who form a sound unison in planting seeds in developing the department. Just by looking at the act of the ‘Yonadab’ crew members and Kim donating the prize money to the school department, there is a reason why the team has gained such glory through the competition and why the school is proud of them all. ▲ The three interviewees did not forget to mention that the entire crew, from actors to staff members, worked hard together for the performance. Park Min-young firstname.lastname@example.org Photo by Kim Youn-soo
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