Faculty

Kyoung Mu Lee

Professor, Ph. D.
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
College of Engineering, Seoul National University
1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 151-744, Korea


Phone: +82 02-880-8885 or 02-880-1743, Fax: +822-875-7144
E-mail: kyoungmu(at)snu.ac.kr

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Brief Biography

Prof. Kyoung Mu Lee received the B.S. and M.S. Degrees in Control and Instrumentation Eng. 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, California in 1993. He has been awarded the Korean Government Overseas Scholarship during his Ph. D. courses. From 1993 to 1994 he was a research associate in the SIPI (Signal and Image Processing Institute) at USC. He was with the Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in Korea as a senior researcher from 1994 to 1995. On August 1995, he joined the department of Electronics and Electrical Eng. of the 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.

Professional Activities

  – Director, ASRI (Automation and Systems Research Institute), Seoul National University (2012. 9 – 2014. 8)
  – Vice Dean for Research, College of Engineering, Seoul National University (2009. 9 – 2011. 8)

  – Advisory Board member, the Computer Vision Foundation (CVF) (2016.2-)
  – Associate Editor in Chief (AEIC), IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) (2014.9 – )
  – Associate Editor, IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI) (2014.1 – )
  – Area Editor, Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU) Journal (2014.1 – )
  – Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2012. – )
  – Associate Editor, MVA (Machine Vision and Applications) journal (2010. – )
  – Associate Editor, IPSJ Transactions on Computer Vision and Applications (2008.1 – )
  – Associate Editor, Journal of Information Hiding and Multimedia Signal Processing (JIH-MSP) (2009.3. – )
  – Member of Editorial Board, EURASIP J. of Applied Signal Processing (JASP) (2000. 1 – 2004. 9)

  – General Chair, IEEE ICCV (International Conference on Computer Vision) 2019, Seoul, Korea
  – General Chair, ACM MM (Multimedia) 2018, Seoul, Korea
  – Area Chair, ECCV (European Conf. on Computer Vision) 2016, Oct. 8-14, 2016, Amsterdam, Netherlands
  – Area Chair, ACCV (Asian Conf. on Computer Vison) 2016, Nov. 20-24, 2016, Taipei, Taiwan
  – Area Chair, CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) 2015, June 7-12, 2015, Boston, Massachusetts
  – Area Chair, ECCV (European Conf. on Computer Vision) 2014, Sept. 6-12, 2014, Zurich, Switzerland
  – Area Chair, ACCV (Asian Conf. on Computer Vison) 2014, Nov. 1-5, 2014, Singapore
  – Workshop Chair and Area Chair, IEEE ICCV (International Conference on Computer Vision) 2013, Dec. 1-8, 2013, Sydney, Australia
  – General Chair, IPIU (Image Processing and Image Understanding) 2013, Feb. 18-20, 2013, Jeju, Korea
  – Area Chair, IEEE CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) 2013, June 23-28, 2013, Portland, Oregon
  – Program Chair, ACCV (Asian Conference on Computer Vision) 2012, Nov. 5-9, 2012, Daejeon, Korea
  – Track Chair, ICPR (International Conference on Pattern Recognition) 2012, Nov. 11-15, 2012, Tsukuba, Japan
  – Area Chair, IEEE CVPR (Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition) 2012, June 16-21, 2012, Providence, Rhode Island
  – Area Chair, ACCV (Asian Conference on Computer Vision) 2010, Nov. 8-12, 2010, Queenstown, New Zealand
  – Associate Editor, ICRA (International Conference on Robotics and Automation) 2010, May 3-8, 2010, Anchorage, Alaska
  – Area Chair, ACCV (Asian Conference on Computer Vision) 2009, Sep. 23-27, 2009, Xian, China
  – Area Chair, ACCV (Asian Conference on Computer Vision) 2007, Nov. 18-22, 2007, Tokyo Japan
  – General chair, FCV (Frontiers of Computer Vision) 2007, Jan. 25-27, 2007, Busan, Korea
  – Program Chair, FCV (Frontiers of Computer Vision) 2006, Feb. 2-3, 2006, Tokushima, Japan

Selected Awards and Honors

Korean Scientist and Engineer of the Month Award – Feb. 2018
Winner of the 2017 Hands in the Million Challenge on 3D Hand Pose Estimation Challenge – Oct. 2017
Winner of the 2nd NTIRE Single Image Super-Resolution Challenge – June 2017
– Distinguished Lecturer, The Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), 2012-2013
– Sinyang Engineering Academy Award, College of Engineering, SNU – 2010
– Outstanding Research Award, College of Engineering, SNU – 2010
– Distinguished Professor Award, AIP (Advanced Industrial Strategy Program), SNU – 2009
– Winner of the IAPR MVA (Machine Vision Application)’s Most Influential Paper over the Decade Award – 2009
– Winner of the Honorable Mention Award, Asian Conference on Computer Vision (ACCV) – 2007
Okawa Foundation Research Grant Award for Understanding of Information in Images – 2006

Recent Publications (Selected)

- Gwangmo Song, Hee Soo Myeong, and Kyoung Mu Lee, "SeedNet: Automatic Seed Generation with Deep Reinforcement Learning for Robust Interactive Segmentation," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018. [arXiv]
- Gyeongsik Moon, Ju Yong Chang, and Kyoung Mu Lee, "V2V-PoseNet: Voxel-to-Voxel Prediction Network for Accurate 3D Hand and Human Pose Estimation from a Single Depth Map," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2018. (Winners of The 2017 Hands in the Million Challenge on 3D Hand Pose Estimation, Frame-based 3D hand pose estimation) [arXiv] [code]
- Ju Yong Chang and Kyoung Mu Lee, "2D-3D Pose Consistency-based Conditional Random Fields for 3D Human Pose Estimation," Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), accepted. [arXiv]
- Tae Hyun Kim, Seungjun Nah, and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Dynamic Video Deblurring using a Locally Adaptive Linear Blur Model," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), accepted. [PDF] [arXiv]
- Haesol Park and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Joint Estimation of Camera Pose, Depth, Deblurring, and Super-Resolution from a Blurred Image Sequence," Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017. [PDF]


- Tae Hyun Kim, Kyoung Mu Lee, Bernhard Schölkopf, and Michael Hirsch, "Online Video Deblurring via Dynamic Temporal Blending Network," Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2017. [PDF]
- Williem, In Kyu Park, and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Robust Light Field Depth Estimation using Occlusion-Noise Aware Data Costs," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), accepted. [PDF]
- Junseok Kwon and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Adaptive Visual Tracking with Minimum Uncertainty Gap Estimation," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI). vol. 39, no. 1, Jan. 2017. [PDF]
- Seungjun Nah, Tae Hyun Kim, and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Deep Multi-scale Convolutional Neural Network for Dynamic Scene Deblurring," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2017. (Spotlight presentation) [PDF] [code]
- Haesol Park and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Look Wider to Match Image Patches with Convolutional Neural Networks," IEEE Signal Processing Letters (SPL), Dec. 2016. [PDF]
- Seung Yeon Shin, Soochahn Lee, Kyoung Jin Noh, Il Dong Yun, and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Extraction of Coronary Vessels in Fluoroscopic X-Ray Sequences Using Vessel Correspondence Optimization," Proc. MICCAI:International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention (MICCAI), 2016. (Student Travel Award) [PDF] [Project Page] [code]
- Jiwon Kim, Jung Kwon Lee and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Accurate Image Super-Resolution Using Very Deep Convolutional Networks," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016. (ORAL presentation) [PDF] [Project Page]
- Jiwon Kim, Jung Kwon Lee and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Deeply-Recursive Convolutional Network for Image Super-Resolution," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2016. (ORAL presentation) [PDF] [Project Page]
- Seung Yeon Shin, Soochahn Lee, Il Dong Yun, Ho Yub Jung, Yong Seok Heo, Sun Mi Kim, Kyoung Mu Lee, "A Novel Cascade Classifier for Automatic Microcalcification Detection," PLoS ONE, 2015. [PDF] [Project Page]
- Kamil Adamczewski, Yumin Suh and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Discrete Tabu Search for Graph Matching," Proc. International Conference on Computer Vision (ICCV), 2015. [PDF] [Project Page] [code]
- Yumin Suh, Kamil Adamczewski and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Subgraph Matching using Compactness Prior for Robust Feature Correspondence," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015. [PDF] [Project Page] [code]
- Wonsik Kim and Kyoung Mu Lee, "MRF Optimization by Graph Approximation," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015. [PDF]
- Tae Hyun Kim and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Generalized Video Deblurring for Dynamic Scenes," Proc. Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR), 2015. (ORAL presentation) [PDF] [Project Page] [code]
- Junseok Kwon and Kyoung Mu Lee, "A Unified Framework for Event Summarization and Rare Event Detection from Multiple Views," IEEE Trans. Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (PAMI), vol. 37, no. 9, September 2015. [PDF]
- Ju Yong Chang and Kyoung Mu Lee, "Large margin learning of hierarchical semantic similarity for image classification," Computer Vision and Image Understanding (CVIU), vol. 132, Mar. 2015. [PDF]