Wonjun Hwang (황원준), Ph. D.

Assistant Professor, 
Dept. of Software and Computer Engineering, College of Information Technology,
Ajou University (아주대학교)


Tel: +82-31-219-2632
Fax: +82-31-219-1621
Office Address: 703 Paldal hall, San 5-1, Woncheon-dong, Yeongtong-gu, Suwon-si, Gyeonggi-do, 16499, Korea

Wonjun Hwang received both B.S. and M.S. degrees from the Department of Electronics Engineering, Korea University, Korea, in 1999 and 2001, respectively, and Ph.D. degree in the School of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea, in 2016. From 2001 to 2008, he was a research staff member in Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Korea. In 2004, he contributed to the promotion of Advanced Face Descriptor, Samsung and NEC joint proposal, to MPEG-7 international standardization. In 2006, he proposed the SAIT face recognition engine which achieved the best results under the uncontrolled illumination situation at Face Recognition Grand Challenge (FRGC) and Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT). In 2006, he developed the real-time face recognition engine for the Samsung cellular phone, SGH-V920. From 2009 to 2011, he was a senior engineer in Samsung Electronics, Korea, where he worked on developing face and gesture recognition modules for Samsung humanoid robot, a.k.a RoboRay. In 2011, he rejoined the SAIT as a research staff member and from 2011 to 2014 he worked for a 3D medical image processing of Samsung surgical robot. From 2014 to 2016, he worked on developing a deep learning-based face recognition method for Samsung Galaxy series. Now he is an assistant professor in Ajou university. His research interests are in face recognition, computer vision, pattern recognition, and deep learning.

  • I joined the dept. of Software and Computer Engineering, Ajou Univeristy, Korea, as an assistant professor in sept., 2016.
  • One paper (regarding to Face Detection) is accepted in ICIP 2016.

  • Face Detection and Recognition
  • Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Vision
  • Deep Learning