Prof. Kyoung Mu Lee has been appointed as a Chair-Professor of Seoul National University on September 1.

Prof. Kyoung Mu is the world’s greatest scholar in the field of artificial intelligence, especially computer vision. He has achieved outstanding achievements in the field of image restoration using deep learning, and so far, the total number of Google Scholar citations has exceeded 28,000 times.
Currently, Prof. Lee is the first Korean to be appointed the Editor-in-Chief of IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence(IF 24.314), the most influential journal in all of electrical and computer engineering, especially computer vision and machine learning. And also he served as the General Chair in ICCV 2019, the best international academic conference in artificial intelligence.

Seoul National University has appointed internationally renowned three professors as “Chair-Professor of Seoul National University in 2022” to support research for their outstanding academic achievements. Following the chair-professor system, they have been provided benefits such as financial support for academic research and a reduction of professor responsibility hours. And, a total of 14 are chair professors (including the invited chair professor), including the three appointed this year.

Seoul National University selects a chair professor based on the following qualifications.
– A person who has won the Nobel Prize or equivalent of an international academic award
– A person who has received an award from an international organization having outstanding achievements in the development of human society
– A person who has been engaged in each field for more than 10 years and has a domestic and international reputation for outstanding academic achievements, and has a high personality and virtue
– Any other person who is recognized by the chair professor committee as qualified as a chair professor

Please join us in congratulating Prof. Kyoung Mu Lee on his appointment.

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