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Won-Ki Jeong

Assistant Professor
School of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)

EB2 401-6, UNIST
100 Banyeon-ri, Eonyang-eup, Ulju-gun
Ulsan, Korea 689-798 
Tel: +82-52-217-2131
Fax: +82-52-217-2109

Email: wkjeong (at)

Research Interests

  • GPU-accelerated large-scale biomedical image processing
  • Computer graphics and visualization
  • GPGPU (General Purpose computation on the Graphics Processing Units)
  • Ph.D in Computer Science, University of Utah, USA (2008)
  • M.S. in Computer Science & Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (2001)
  • B.S. in Mathematics, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (1999)
Work Experience
  • Harvard University (Cambrdge, MA), research scientist, 2008-2011.
  • NVIDIA Corporation (Santa Clara, CA), GPU computing group, summer intern, 2007.
  • ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company (Houston, TX), Visualization & Integration group, summer intern, 2006.
  • Max-Planck-Institut für Informatik (Saarbrücken, Germany), AG4 (Computer Graphics group), research assistant, 2001-2003.
Selected Publications (full list can be found here)
  • Zhisong Fu, Won-Ki Jeong, Yongsheng Pan, Robert M. Kirby, Ross T. Whitaker, A Fast Iterative Method for Solving the Eikonal Equation on Triangulated Surfaces. SIAM Journal on Scientific Computing, Vol 33, No 5, pp. 2468-2488, 2011 [PDF].
  • Yongsheng Pan, Won-Ki Jeong, Ross T. Whitaker, Markov surfaces: A probabilistic framework for user-assisted three-dimensional image segmentation, Computer Vision and Image Understanding, Vol 115, No 10, pp. 1375-1383, 2011 [PDF].
  • Won-Ki Jeong, Jens Schneider, Stephen G. Turney, Beverly E. Faulkner-Jones, Dominik Meyer, Rüdiger Westermann, R. Clay Reid, Jeff Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister, Interactive Histology of Large-Scale Biomedical Image Stacks. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 16, No 6, pp. 1386-1395, October 2010 [PDF]. 
  • Won-Ki Jeong, Johanna Beyer, Markus Hadwiger, RustyBlue, Charles Law, Amelio Vazquez, Clay Reid, Jeff Lichtman, Hanspeter Pfister, SSECRETT and NeuroTrace: Interactive Visualization and Analysis Tools for Large-Scale Neuroscience Datasets. IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol 30, No 3, pp. 58-70, 2010 [PDF
  • Won-Ki Jeong, Johanna Beyer, Markus Hadwiger, Amelio Vazquez, Hanspeter Pfister, Ross T. Whitaker, Scalable and Interactive Segmentation and Visualization of Neural Processes in EM Datasets, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol 15, No 6, pp.1505-1514, 2009 [PDF]
Honor / Award
Professional Activities (Selected)
  • EuroVis 2013, 2012, 2011 (PC)
  • Frontier of GPU Computing 2012, 2011 (PC)
  • Workshop on General-Purpose Computation on Graphics Processing Units 2011 (PC)
  • IEEE TVCG 2012, 2011, 2010 (reviewer)
  • ACM SIGGRAPH 2011, 2010 (reviewer)
  • IEEE Visualization 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007 (reviewer)
  • IEEE InfoVis 2010 (reviewer)
  • IEEE PacificVis 2011, 2009 (reviewer)
  • Professional Member of ACM since 2009