SNU College of Engineering has announced that Prof. Kyung Mu Lee has been selected as IEEE Fellow, the highest level of membership. Election to the grade of IEEE Fellow is one of the highest honors that can be bestowed upon IEEE members by the Institute in recognition of their technical, educational, and leadership achievements. Only a select few IEEE members earn the prestigious honor.

Prof. Lee received his B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 1984 and 1986, respectively, and Ph. D. degree in Electrical Engineering from the USC (University of Southern California), Los Angeles, CA in 1993. In August 1995, he joined the Department of Electronics and Electrical Engineering of Hong-Ik University and worked as an assistant and associate professor. From September 2003, he is with the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Seoul National University as a professor. His primary research interests include computer vision, image understanding, pattern recognition, robot vision, and multimedia applications.

As one of the leading scholars in the field of AI in Korea, Prof. Lee has served Associate-editor-in-Chief of IEEE TPAMI, the worlds’ top AI journal, and General Chair of ICCV 2019, the top-tier international conference on computer vision. For these academic achievements, he had been awarded “Korean Scientist and Engineer of the Month Award from the Ministry of Science and ICT (2018),” “2019 Great Professor Award from SNU College of Engineering (2019),” “The Hong-jo Medal of Merit Award from the Ministry of Science and ICT (2020),” and “Scholarship, Research, and Education Award from SNU (2020).”

Prof. Lee said, “It is a very undeserved honor as a scholar. I thank my students for being with me, and I will make more efforts to develop AI research in Korea and foster global talent.”

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