Brief Bio

I am an assistant professor in the School of Computing at KAIST. Prior to working at KAIST, I was an assistant professor in the School of Electric and Computer Engineering at UNIST, and before that I was a postdoctoral research associate at Disney Research, working under the supervision of Professor 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 Professor Fei Sha at University of Southern California.

Here is my CV.

 

Research Interests

My research interest is mainly on developing machine learning models for tackling practical challenges in various application domains, including but not limited to, visual recognition, healthcare, finance and natural language understanding.

 

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

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
Assistant Professor, School of Computing (Jan 2018 ~ )

Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Ulsan, Korea
Assistant Professor, School of Electric and Computer Engineering (Aug 2014 ~ Dec 2017)

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

I am a regular program committee member (or a reviewer) for the following journals and conferences:
IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, NIPS, ICML, AAAI, CVPR, ICCV, ECCV.

I also (less frequently) review for the following journals/conferences.
IEEE Transactions on Multimedia (2012, 2013)
ICLR (2019)
IJCAI (2016, 2018)
AISTATS (2017)
SIGGRAPH (2014)
SIGGRAPH ASIA (2014)
ACCV (2012, 2014)
EG (2016)

 

Contact

Office: E3-1 1427
KAIST School of Computing
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea 34141
Email: sjhwang82 at kaist dot ac dot kr