Funded Projects

  • "Bitwise Machine Learning for Efficient AI Engines Running in the IoT Edge Devices"
    • Intel Corporation
    • $90,000
    • Jan. 2018 — Dec. 2018
    • Principal Investigator
  • "Research on Audio Signal Analysis/Synthesis Technology Based on Machine Learning"
    • Korean Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
    • About $1,750,000 in total; IU’s portion is about $330,000
    • Jan. 2017 — Dec. 2017
    • Principal Investigator
    • In collaboration with ETRI
  • "To Tackle Heterogeneity in Real-World Audio Processing Tasks by Using Collaborative Machine Learning Models"
    • Synaptics Inc.
    • $75,000
    • Aug. 2017 — Sep. 2018
    • Principal Investigator
  • "Bitwise Deep Recurrent Neural Networks for Efficient Context-Aware Pervasive Systems"
    • Intel Corporation
    • $90,000
    • Jan. 2017 — Dec. 2017
    • Principal Investigator
  • Paper Awards

  • Nominated for the Best Student Paper on Audio Signal Processing
  • Starkey Signal Processing Research Student Grant
    • For the paper, "Deep Learning for Monaural Speech Separation."
    • The grant honors the students of an outstanding paper in the areas of assisted listening technologies, speech enhancement and low power real-time embedded design for hearing instruments at ICASSP 2014.
  • Google ICASSP Student Travel Grant and
    Best Student Paper in the ICASSP Audio and Acoustic Signal Processing (AASP) area

  • Teaching Awards

    • Outstanding Teaching Assistant (Fall 2015)
      • Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      • For the class, "Machine Learning for Signal Processing (CS 598 PS)"

    • Fellowships

    • Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship 2015 Finalist
      • My team was selected as one of the 35 finalists out of 146 submitted from 18 participating universities.
      • For the project entitled, "Efficient Context-aware Computing: Binary Deep Neural Networks."
    • Intel PhD Fellowship Finalist (Feb. 2014)
      • Selected as one of six nominees to represent the University of Illinois in the national competition
    • Microsoft Research PhD Fellowship Nominee (Oct. 2013)
      • Selected as one of three nominees to represent the Dept. of Computer Science in the University of Illinois
    • Richard T. Cheng Endowed Fellowship
      • Department of Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
      • Aug. 2011 - May. 2012
      • Supplemental financial support to the exceptional incoming graduate students in the Department of Computer Science which amounts to $9,999 for the first PhD year.
    • Top Departmental Entrance Scholarship
      • Department of Information and Computer Engineering, Ajou University
      • Mar. 2000 - Feb. 2004.
      • Awarded to the student who has the departmental highest score on the university entrance exam. Includes four years' tuition waiver and support for the residential expense.

      Honors

    • Summa Cum Laude
      • For the Master's degree in POSTECH
      • Feb. 2006
    • Graduated with Honor
      • For the Bachelor's degree in Ajou University
      • Feb. 2004.