Brief Bio

I am an assistant professor in the School of Electric and Computer Engineering, at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST). Prior to working at UNIST, I was a postdoctoral research associate at Disney Research, working under the supervision of Dr. Leonid Sigal. I received my Ph.D. in computer science at University of Texas at Austin, under Professor Kristen Grauman. During my Ph.D. I also closely collaborated with Prof. Fei Sha at University of Southern California.

Here is my CV.

 

Research Interests

Machine Learning (including Deep Learning) for Visual Recognition, Natural Language Understanding, and Healthcare.

 

Education

The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
Ph.D., Computer Science (Aug 2013)
Thesis: ‘Discriminative Object Categorization with External Semantic Knowledge’

The University of Texas at Austin, TX, USA
M.A., Computer Science (May 2010)
Thesis: ‘Reading Between The Lines: Object Localization Using Implicit Cues from Image Tags.’

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea
B.S., Computer Science and Engineering (Feb 2008)

 

Work

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea
Assistant Professor, School of Electric and Computer Engineering (Aug 2014 ~ )

Disney Research, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Computer Vision Group (Sep 2013 ~ Aug 2014)

Microsoft Research, Redmond, WA, USA
Research Intern, Interactive Media Group (June 2011 ~ Sep 2011)
Mentors: Sing Bing Kang, Ashish Kapoor

SK Communications (Formerly EMPAS), Seoul, Korea
Lead Staff, Search Department (May 2005 ~ Jan 2007)

 

Professional Service

Reviewer & Program Committee

IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia
CVPR (2013, 2014, 2015)
ICCV (2013, 2017)
ECCV (2012, 2014)
ACCV (2012, 2014)
NIPS (2012, 2013, 2014, 2017)
ICML (2015, 2016, 2017)
AAAI (2016, 2017)
IJCAI (2016)
SIGGRAPH (2014)
SIGGRAPH ASIA (2014)
EG (2016)

 

Contact

Office: EB2 (106) 301-7
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
50 UNIST-gil, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun, Ulsan, Korea, 689-798
Email: sjhwang at unist dot ac dot kr