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2005 Ph.D., University of Southern California
2000 M.S., University of Southern California
1998 B.S., Yonsei University

Professional Experience

• (2005-2006) Senior engineer, Samsung Electronics
• (2006-2009) Senior researcher, Korea Institute of Science and Technology
• (2009-present) Professor, Department of Software, Sejong University

Research Interests

• Speech Recognition, Emotion Recognition, Audio Pattern Recognition, Human-Computer Interaction

Major Research Achievements

• Emotions recognition from voice signals.
• User’s personality traits recognition from voice signals.
• Speech recognition for the elderly.
• Heart disease classification by stethoscopic heart sound analysis.
• Gender/age-group classification by speech-related behaviors.
• Speaker recognition and diarisation


Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy


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