Professor

Prof. Sung-Hyon Myaeng

E-mail: myaeng at kaist.ac.kr

Address:

Kim Beang-Ho & Kim Sam-Youl ITC Building (N1), Room 604, School of Computing, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro (373-1 Guseong-dong), Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701, South Korea

Tel:+82-42-350-2015 (AVP Office), +82-42-350-3553 (Faculty Office), +82-42-350-7753 (Lab)

Research Interest

  • Social Machine Based Disaster Prediction and Management Systems
  • Textming for Healthcare
  • Question Answering Systems for Difficult Questions
  • Human Experience Knowledge Mining from Text
  • Automatic Determination of Information Credibility
  • Automatic elicitation of semantic relationships from text
  • Automatic categorization and filtering of text based on content and genre

Education

  • Ph. D. Computer Science Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1987
  • M. S. Computer Science Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, 1985
  • B. S. Computer Science California State University, Hayward, 1983

Professional Experiences

  • Associate Vice President, International Office (2015.3 ~ present)
  • Head, Web Science & Technology Division (2010.10 ~ 2014.8)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Computer Intelligence Society, KIISE (2010 ~ present)
  • Director, KAIST-Microsoft Research Collaboration Center (KMCC) (2010.8 ~ present)
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (2009. 3 – present)
  • Dean, Office of Academic Information Services, Information & Communications University (2005. 12 – 2008. 8 )
  • Director, Global e-Learning Center, Information & Communications University (2005. 12 – 2008. 8 )
  • Chair, SIG Human Language Technology, Korea Society of Information Science (2005. 7 – 2007. 7)
  • Professor, School of Engineering, Information and Communications University (2003 – 2009. 3)
  • CEO, Enquest Technology, Inc. (2000 – 2003)
  • Professor, Department of Computer Science, Chungnam National University (1999 – 2003)
  • Director of Research and Planning, Software Research Center (KOSEF-funded), (1996 – 2001)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Chungnam National University (1994 – 1999)
  • Tenured Associate Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University (1994)
  • Assistant Professor, School of Information Studies, Syracuse University (1988 – 1994)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Computer and Information Sciences, Temple University (1987 – 1988)
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Computer Science, University of Texas, Dallas (Summer, 1986).
  • Lecturer, Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Southern Methodist University (Summer, 1985 & 1986).

Professional Activities

  • Journal Editorial Board

    • Associate Editor, ACM Transactions on Asian Language Information Processing (1999-2003, 2007- present)
    • Member, Information Processing and Management (International Journal) (1999 – Present)
    • Guest Editor, Special issue on Information Retrieval with Asian Languages, Information Processing and Management: an International Journal (1998)
    • Member, Korea Information Science Society (1997-1998)
    • Member, Journal of Natural Language Processing (1996-Present)
    • Member, Journal of Computer Processing of Oriental Languages (1995-Present)
  • Conference Program Committee (Co-)Chair

    • International Symposium on Web Science and Technology, Feb. 24(2011)
    • Mobile Information Retrieval for Future (MIRF) Workshop, Nov. 26(2010)
    • ACM SIGIR Conference (2008)
    • AIRS (Asia Information Retrieval Symposium) (2004)
    • ICADL (International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries) (2003)
    • ACM SIGIR (2002)
    • International Workshop on Information Retrieval with Oriental Languages (1996)
  • Conference Program Committee Member

    • ICWSM (2015)
    • ACM SIGIR (1996 – 2015) General Members and Senior Members
    • ACL (Association for Computational Linguistics) Conference (1999-2014)
    • EMNLP (2009, 2014)
    • AAAI AIW Track (2012)
    • WWW Web Science Track (2012)
    • World Wide Web Conference (2012~2013)
    • AAAI AIW Track Senior PC Member (2011)
    • RIAO (1997, 2010)
    • CIKM (2009)
    • ICADL (International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries) (2005, 2008)
    • ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries (2005)
    • Human Language Technology Conference (2005)
    • IJCNLP (International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing) (2004): Area Chair for Information Retrieval
    • ACM-IEEE JCDL (Joint Conference on Digital Libraries) (2004)
    • First Latin American Web Congress (2003)
    • ICCPOL (1998, 2003)
    • International Workshop on Information Retrieval with Asian Languages (IRAL) (1999, 2000, 2003)
    • International Conference on Asian Digital Libraries (1998, 1999, 2002)
    • ANLP-NAACL 2000 Workshop on Automatic Summarization (2000)
    • MT Summit Workshop on Machine Translation for Cross Language Information Retrieval (1999)
    • NLPRS (1997, 1999)
    • ACM Digital Library Conference (1996, 1999)
    • KRNET ‘97
    • International Conference on Conceptual Structures (1993, 1994)
    • Symposium on Document Analysis and Information Retrieval (1992-1994)
    • The 6th and 7th Conceptual Graphs Workshops (1990 – 1992)
  • Conference Steering Committee Member

    • ICADL (International Conference on Asia-Pacific Digital Libraries) (2008)
    • FIRE (Forum for Information Retrieval Evaluation) Workshop (2008)
    • KISS SIG-KLP (2007-)
    • AIRS (Asia Information Retrieval Symposium) (2004)
    • ICADL (International Conference on Digital Libraries) (2006 -)
    • KISS SIG-KLP (Korean Language Processing) (1999-2000)
    • IRAL (Information Retrieval with Asian Languages) – an International Workshop (1998-2003)
  • Conference Organizing Committee (Co-)Chair

    • International Workshop on Disaster Management (2015)
    • International Workshop on Field Speech and Mobile Data (2013)
    • Social Web Internatioanl Workshop (2012) [Info]
    • AIRS (Asia Information Retrieval Symposium) (2005)
    • International Workshop on Information Retrieval with Oriental Languages (1996)
    • International Workshop on Information Retrieval with Asian Languages (1997) – with T. Ishikawa.
  • Conference Organizing Committee Member

    •  WWW (2014)
    • International Workshop on Mobile Information Retrieval Framework (MIRF) (2011)
    • NTCIR CLIR Workshop (2002-2004)
    • PRICAI Workshop on Cross-Language Issues in AI (1998)
    • The 25th Korean Information Science Society Conference (1998)
    • Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium ’95 (1995)
  • Government Committee Member

    • Planning & Assessment Committee, Korea Institute of Science and Technology Information (2007 – present)
    • Committee for Assessment of Informatization Projects, Ministry of Culture and Tourism (2006 – present)
    • WTA (World Technopolis Association) Advisory Committee (2004 – present)
    • Advisory Committee, Korea Film Archive (KOFA) (2005-2007)
    • Committee for International Technology & Research Map (ITRM), KISTEP, Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) (2003)
    • Committee for National Technology & Research Map (NTRM), KISTEP, Ministry of Science & Technology (MOST) (2002)
    • Committee for Practices of Information & Knowledge Resource Management Standardization, Ministry of Information & Communication (MIC) (2002-2003)
    • Advisory Committee for Cultural Heritage Digital Content, Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MOCT) (2000-2002)
    • Board of Assessment, Korean Research & Development Information Center (1996-1998)
  • Officer

    • President, Korean Scientists and Engineers Association in America (KSEA) Upstate New York Chapter (1992-1993)
  • Honor

    • Marquis Who’s Who in Science and Engineering, 10th Anniversary Edition (2008-2009)
  • Professional Society Membership

    • Korea Information Processing Society (1999 -)
    • Korea Information Science Society (1996 -)
    • Korean Society for Cognitive Science (1996 -)
    • Association for Computational Linguistics (1991 – )
    • American Society for Information Science (ASIS) (1988 -1994)
    • AAAI (1988 – )
    • IEEE Computer Society (1985 -)
    • ACM (1983 – )

Award

  • Outstanding Faculty Award (International Collaborations), KAIST, 2012
  • Award for ‘Beyond Search – Semantic Computing and Internet Economics’ RFP, by Microsoft Research, 2007.
  • 2002 Digital Innovation Award, Hankookilbo, 2002.
  • Recipient of 1987 Catherine Ofiesh Ornar Award for the best student scholarly paper in Information Science, University of Pittsburgh, 1987.