Ho Seok AHN, Ph.D.
Lecturer (Associate Professor 
at major universities abroad
 Robotics group, Department of Electrical and Computer  Engineering, 
University of Auckland
 Building 903, 314 Khyber Pass Road, Auckland, New  Zealand
 Phone : +64-9-923-7860
 E-mail : hoseoka[at], hs.ahn[at]
Short Biography
Ho Seok AHN is a senior lecturer, which is equivalent to Associate Professor at major universities abroad, at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Auckland, New Zealand, since 2015. He received his B.S. degree in Information and Communication Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, Republic of Korea, and his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer science from Seoul National University, Republic of Korea, in 2005 and 2010, respectively. He was a researcher at Samsung Software Membership, Samsung Electronics Co., Republic of Korea, from 2001 to 2008. He was a visiting researcher at the Intelligent Systems Research Institute at Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan, in 2006, funded by JSPS and NRF. He was a senior researcher at Korea Institute of Industrial Technology (KITECH), Republic of Korea, from 2010 to 2012. He was a lecture at University of Science & Technology (UST), Republic of Korea, from 2011 to 2012. He was a research scientist at Intelligent Robotics and Communication Laboratories, Department of Ambient Intelligence, Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute International (ATR), Japan, from 2012 to 2013.  He was a postdoctoral researcher (research professor) at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, from 2013 to 2015. His research interests include social robots, cultural robots, Human-Robot Interaction, affective computing, artificial emotional systems, healthcare robots,  intelligent interactive systems, facial robots,android robots, humanoid robots, intelligent service robots, and modular robot systems. He has 2 book, and published over 100 research papers, 3 book chapters, 18 patents, and over 100 technical reports. He got 16 Best Paper Awards, 1 Best Research Award, and 29 Awards from Robotics Competitions, such as intelligent robot competitions and FIRA robot soccer championships.