October 17th, 2018


Jongeun Lee

Jongeun Lee joined Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in August of 2009 and is Associate Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Dr. Lee received his B.S. (1997) and M.S. (1999) in Electrical Engineering, and his Ph.D. (2004) in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science all from Seoul National University.

Prior to joining UNIST, Dr. Lee was a Senior Researcher at Samsung Electronics SoC Research Center (2004.1-2007.10) and a Postdoctoral Research Associate at the Arizona State University (2007.11-2009.8). Dr. Lee is a recipient of Postdoctoral Research Fellowship from KRF (Korea Research Foundation) in 2007.

Dr. Lee has published more than 70 papers in refereed journals and conferences as well as a book chapter and several patents. His research interest includes deep learning processors, reconfigurable processor, and compilation for low power, reliability, and multi-core processors.


Segi Lee

Segi Lee joined the lab in September, 2018 as a master student. He received his BSc in Electrical Engineering from UNIST. His research interests include digital hardware chip/FPGA design and implementation for deep learning.

In July 2020 he joined Satrec Initiative Co., Ltd., a space and aviation technology company, in Daejon, Korea, in the Defense Systems Division, as a hardware engineer.

Jooyeon Choi

Jooyeon Choi

Jooyeon Choi joined the lab in September, 2018 as a master student. She received her BSc in Electrical Engineering from UNIST. Her research interests include DNN hardware accelerators and digital hardware design for neuromorphic/reconfigurable computing applications.

Giju Jung

Giju Jung joined the lab in August, 2018 as a master student. He received his BSc from UNIST with his first major in Computer Engineering, his second major in Biotechnology. His research interests include neuromorphic computing systems and efficient deep learning.

Sugil Lee

Sugil Lee joined the lab in March, 2017 as a master student. He majored in mathematics with some background in CS. His research interests include machine learning.

Sangyun Oh

Sangyun Oh started his M.S. program in March, 2015. His research interests include (i) reconfigurable architecture and (ii) acceleration of deep neural networks for low-power systems.

He received a best paper award at KCS conference, 2017.

Hyeonuk Sim

Hyeonuk Sim joined the lab in March, 2015 as a master-Ph.D combined degree program. His research interests range from reconfigurable computing, high-level synthesis, stochastic computing, and deep learning.

He won the Naver Ph.D. fellowship in 2017.

    Graduated Students

    Aidyn Zhakatayev

    Aidyn Zhakatayev started his M.S. program in September, 2016. He majored in EE with a double major in CSE from UNIST, which should give him a perfect background for his research into various aspects of stochastic computing and deep neural networks. He enjoys football, and is from Kazakstan.

    He is the first author of a paper presented at Design Automation Conference, June 2018. After graduation he joined Deeplite, an AI-driven deep neural network optimizer company, in Montréal, Canada.

    Daewoo Kim

    Daewoo Kim joined the lab in August, 2016 for his M.S. program staring in Fall, 2016. He has a CS background but is also very competent in various areas of hardware design including processor design, accelerator design for emerging application such as deep learning, and high level synthesis.

    After graduation he joined LG Electronics, in the Home Appliance Division, in Guro-gu, Seoul, Korea.

    Atul Rahman

    Atul Rahman is a graduate student, beginning his M.S. program in September, 2014. His research interests include high-level synthesis and approximate/stochastic computing.

    He won the Samsung HumanTech Award in 2016, and is the first author of two papers presented in the Design, Automation and Test in Europe (DATE) Conference, in 2016 and 2017. In 2016 he joined Samsung Electronics, in Suwon, Korea.

    Hongsik Lee

    Hongsik Lee entered UNIST in March, 2014. He worked on the problem of model-driven application mapping for CGRA processors resulting in a publication in DAC.

    In 2016 he joined Busan Transportation Corporation (Humetro), Busan, Korea, in the Department of Signal & Communication as a design engineer.

    Dong Nguyen

    Dong Nguyen entered UNIST in March, 2014. He has co-authored many papers in the area of deep learning and compiler, including one he presented as the first author in the International Symposium on Code Generation and Optimization (CGO), held in Barcelona, March 2016.

    Seongseok Seo

    Seongseok Seo entered UNIST in March, 2012, though he started to come to the lab about six months earlier, and worked as an intern in the lab during the winter break. He graduated from Ulsan University.

    He is a recipient of Dongbu HiTek Best Paper Award at the 21st Korean Conference on Semiconductors (KCS), together with Yeonghun Jeong and Prof. Lee.

    In 2014 he joined LG Electronics, in the CTO Division, in Seoul, Korea, as a hardware designer.

    Yeonghun Jeong

    Yeonghun Jeong joined the lab in September 2011, as M.S. student. He is interested in Computer Architecture. Yeonghun graduated from Department of Electrical Engineering of Pusan National University (March 2011).

    He received Dongbu HiTek Best Paper Award at the 21st Korean Conference on Semiconductors (KCS), together with Seongseok Seo and Prof. Lee.

    Currently he is working for SAP Korea in Seoul. Previously he worked for LG Electronics, in the CTO Division, Seoul, Korea.

    Toan Mai

    Toan Xuan Mai

    Toan Xuan Mai entered Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) in March, 2011, as M.S. student. His research interest includes Compiler and Reconfigurable Architectures. Toan Mai received his B.S. in Computer Engineering with Honors from the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology in Vietnam (Apr 2011).

    While at UNIST, he earned the Love Dream Scholarship from the Student Aid Foundation of the Korean Government, which awards eight excellent Vietnamese/Chinese graduate students annually across Korea.

    After graduation he joined Global Cybersoft in Vietnam.