How did I build my Career in VR/MR/AR?

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How did I build my Cerre in VR/MR/AR?
* Dream, Devote, Enjoy, Cross the border!

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How did I build my Career in VR/MR/AR?

  1. 1. How did I Build My Career in VR/MR/AR? Woontack Woo, Ph.D. GIST CTI/U-VR Lab Gwangju, Korea Panel #2 @ VR2011, Singapore
  2. 2. <ul><li>Gwangju ( 光州 ), the city of </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Science & Technology, Light, Culture & Art, Food </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GIST is </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research-oriented university supported by MEST, Korea </li></ul></ul>GIST
  3. 3. Dream, Devote & Enjoy, Cross to Invent the Future <ul><li>My career paths? I’ve crossed the borders to realize my dream : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 years as a graduate student and researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years as an assistant/associate professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AND as a professor I dream again for another 20 years! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dream, Dream and Dream <ul><li>When I was a kid, I had a dream! </li></ul>1963 1984 1977-1983 1963 1972 1976
  5. 5. Devote and Enjoy <ul><li>When I was a undergraduate student at KNU, I majored EE-Systems </li></ul><ul><li>As a graduate student at POSTECH, I studied ‘robot vision’, especially ‘stereo vision’ </li></ul>
  6. 6. Cross the Borders <ul><li>After graduation, as a researcher at Samsung Electronics I </li></ul><ul><ul><li>worked on ‘ HVS-based JPEG/MPEG’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>As a Ph.D. student at USC, I </li></ul><ul><ul><li>started research on ‘ Vision-based 3D image/video coding’ </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Cross the Borders <ul><li>As a researcher at ATR I … </li></ul><ul><ul><li>met many great colleagues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>developed ‘ Vision-based UI’ for MIDAS and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>learned ‘ Kansei , ubiComp and VR/MR/AR ’ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Interactive Media Control </li></ul><ul><li>Midi & CG objects </li></ul><ul><li>Emotional reflection </li></ul>
  8. 8. Invent the Future <ul><li>As an assistant professor at GIST, I started U-VR Lab </li></ul><ul><ul><li>U-VR , VR in ubiComp </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ubiHome , ubiComp-Home </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>As a director of CTI at GIST, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CT , IT for Culture </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DigiLog , VR for Culture </li></ul></ul>Invent the Future
  10. 10. Invent the Future <ul><li>As an Associate professor at GIST, </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAMAR , Context-Aware Mobile AR in ubiComp env. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>From my student to colleagues : 5 Ph.D. and 11 MS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ISUVR(06), IWUVR(07), KJMR(08) </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Invent the Future <ul><li>As a professor at GIST, I dream another 20 years! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Students to be colleagues : 16 Ph.D. and 3 MS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CAMAR2.0 , social CAMAR </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U-VR2.0 , VR for improving QoL </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Dream, Devote & Enjoy, Cross to Invent the Future <ul><li>I’ve dreamed and crossed the borders for </li></ul><ul><ul><li>12 years as a graduate student and researcher </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 years as an assistant/associate professor </li></ul></ul><ul><li>AND as a professor I dream again for another 20 years! </li></ul>

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