Seong-Woo (Sean) Kim

I am an Assistant Professor of Graduate School of Engineering Practice, Seoul National University. My ultimate research goal is to build an artificial life on the shoulder of artificial body and intelligence whose application includes a self-driving car, future urban mobility, robot AI, and digital fabrication. To achieve the goal, all my focus and energies are geared towards not only academic research, but also building lectures, education system, space, environment, and industry-university collaboration. Before joining in GSEP, I have been involved in building up Haedong Idea Factory. [more]
  • Upcoming talks
    • From Material to Thought, EPM, Seoul, Dec. 14, 2018
    • From Material to Thought, Seoul Science Exhibition, Jan. 7, 2019
News & Updates

Dec. 10, 2018
New course will be opened in Spring 2019. Basic mathematics and programming practice for machine learning [link]

Nov. 29-Dec. 3, 2018
Final Exhibition of Global Product Development 2018 held in Hong Kong [link]

Sep. 13-14, 2018
Session for Makerspace and engineering education in Fall Conference on Engineering Education

Aug. 29-31, 2018
Invited talk at JSEE 2018 at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan

June 30 - July 21
Workshop on Essential Mathematics and Programming for Deep Learning [link]

June 14, 2018
New conference paper accepted to ISAM

June 11, 2018
Engineering Practice SymposiumIndustry-University cooperation for real problems

June 7, 2018
HKUST-SNU Joint Workshop on Social innovation and entrepreneurship [link]

May 26, 2018
Essential Mathematics and Programming for AI will be lectured on June and July [link]

May 22, 2018
Lectures, Fall 2018 planned [link]

Mar. 2, 2018
Lectures, Spring 2018 opened [link]

Feb. 1, 2018
Two Demos in HCI conference [link]

Jan. 24, 2018
Team Jamong got a silver award at KROS Robot Engineering & Design Show, who are under my co-supervision

Dec. 17, 2017
Two conference papers accepted in AH 2018 [link]

Dec. 9, 2017
Journal article published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Vol. 18, No. 12, pp. 3457 - 3460, Dec. 2017 [link]

Dec. 8, 2017
Documentary about education in the age of the fourth industrial revolution on KBS [YuTb]

Nov. 18, 2017
Academic Makerspace workshop organized [link]

Aug. 25, 2017
Lectures Fall 2017 opened [link]

Aug. 5, 2017
New journal paper accepted for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IF: 3.724)
"Autono. Campus Mobility Services using Driverless Taxi"

July 14, 2017
New article on How to make a robot with AI [link]

Apr. 29, 2017
Academic/Public/Private Makerspace Forum  planned as an organizer was successfully held

Mar. 11, 2017
New journal paper accepted for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IF: 2.534)

Feb. 18, 2017
Two conference papers accepted in ACM SIGCHI 2017 [link]

Jan. 2, 2017
New articles on SNU Idea Factory and my courses Fall 2016 published at Chosun Ilbo [link][link]

Jan. 1, 2017
Documentary about SNU Engineering and SNU Idea Factory broadcast on KBS [link][YuTb]

Dec. 14, 2016
Invited talk Cooperative autonomous driving at LG Electronics

Dec. 7, 2016
Invited talk on connected autonomous driving vehicles at OSIA workshop

Oct. 19, 2016
Invited talk on Cooperative autonomous driving at ICTC'16

Sep. 20, 2016
Conference paper accepted in 1st International Symposium on Academic Makerspaces

Aug. 26, 2016
Two conference papers accepted in WEEF & GEDC 2016

July 21, 2016
Journal paper published in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 1939-1390, July 2016 [link]

June 10, 2016
Invited talk on Autonomous shared urban mobility service at KIPS IT21 Conference

May 21, 2016
Invited talk on Making a self-driving robot at SNU Idea Factory

Apr. 26, 2016
New special issue has been published in IEEE Trans. on Intelligent Transportation Systems [link]
Invited talk on Lidar-based localization for autonomous driving vehicles at KGNSS Workshop.

Apr. 18, 2016
Invited talk on Lidar-based perception and localization for autonomous driving vehicles at Naver Labs.

Apr. 14, 2016
Invited talk on Lidar-based perception and localization for autonomous driving vehicles at ETRI

Apr. 11, 2015
Two new research projects approved by SNU engineering

Mar. 31, 2016
Invited as a guest editor for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems: Special Issue Applications and Systems for Collaborative Driving

Mar. 30, 2016
Invited talk on Lidar-based perception for autonomous driving at IEIE Autonomous Driving Workshop

Mar. 22, 2016
New magazine article accepted for IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine

Mar. 17, 2016
SNU Haedong Idea Factory opened [link]

Feb. 17, 2016
New journal paper accepted for IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (IF: 1.978)

Nov. 3, 2015
New research project accepted to NRF sponsored by the Ministry of Education

Nov. 1, 2015
Selected as the most popular paper in IEEE ITS Magazine paper 

Oct. 27, 2015
Invited talk on Autonomous driving vehicle technologies at Mando cooperation

Oct. 22, 2015
Participated in Creative Education, Korea Future Keyword Forum as a discussion panel

Oct. 13, 2015
Team Smilefeet got a special award at a semi-final of Creative Design Festival organized by Ministry of Education and KIAT, who are under my co-supervision

Sep. 17, 2015
Team Cycologist got the best award at 4th Creative Design Fair of SNU, sponsored by Dongu cultural foundation, who are under my co-supervision

Sep. 1, 2015
New interview released in IEEE ITS Podcast - Episode 28: Cooperative Perception & Autonomous Vehicles [link]

July 28, 2015
Journal paper published in IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 39 - 50, July 2015 [link]

July 9, 2015
Nominated for best student paper award in CIS&RAM, W. Hur et al., "Precise Free Space Detection and Its Application to Background Extraction"

June 22, 2015
Y. Park and S. Ham got a Gold medal in the ISGR appropriate technology competition for Nepal disaster, who are under my co-supervision [link]

May 29, 2015
J. Woo got A+ in SNU EE graduation project competition, who is under my co-supervision

April 19, 2015
New paper accepted to IEEE CIS-RAM, Angkor Wat, Cambodia

April 4, 2015
Two papers accepted to IEEE Intelligent Vehicle Symposium, Seoul, Korea

April 1, 2015
Journal paper published in IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation SystemsVol. 16, No. 2, pp. 663 - 680, Apr. 2015 [link]

March 13, 2015
New book chapter published in Springer [link]

March 5, 2015
Invited as a guest for ITS Podcast sponsored by the Intelligent Transportation Systems Society. http://itsp.cicei.com

Feb. 12, 2015
New magazine article accepted for IEEE Intelligent Transportation Systems Magazine (IF: 2.472)

Jan. 31, 2015
New paper accepted for ICRA'15
W. Liu, S. Kim, M. Ang Jr., "Probabilistic Road Rules Inference for Autonomous Vehicles"

Nov. 7, 2014
Best Paper Award Finalist
The paper "Cooperative Autonomous Driving using Cooperative Perception and Mirror Neuron Inspired Intention Awareness" was selected as one of best paper award finalists in IEEE ICCVE, Vienna, Austria, where acceptance ratio was 33.5%. Check out.

June 30, 2014
New journal paper accepted for IEEE Transactions on Intelligent Transportation Systems (IF: 2.472)

June 17, 2014
New paper accepted for IROS'14
X. Shen, S. Kim, M. Ang Jr., "Spatio-Temporal Motion Features for Laser-Based Moving Objects Detection and Tracking"
Video Highlights

June 30 - July 21, 2018
Essential mathematics and programming for deep learning

Dec. 4, 2017
Final exhibition of Global Product Development

June 16, 2017
Final exhibition of Digital Fabrication and Manufacturing

June 2, 2017
Final exhibition of Innovative Capstone Design, 2017

May 26, 2017
Interactive robot Peekabot in ACM SIGCHI 2017

Jan. 9, 2017
Digital fabrication and manufacturing

June 3, 2016
Final exhibition of Innovative Capstone Design, 2016

Nov. 4, 2015
Driverless Taxi for Campus Mobility Service, VILab, SNU

Oct. 1, 2015
Design for Innovative Engineering

Aug. 24, 2015
"Robotic Self-Filming System," applied for an international patent, 2015

June 29, 2015
Lee et al., Accurate Ego-Lane Recognition based on Bayesian Network in Intelligent Vehicle Symposium'15

June 29, 2015
Liu et al., Situation-aware Decision Making for Autonomous Driving on Urban Road using Online POMDP, in IV'15

May 27, 2015
Liu et al., Probabilistic Road Context Inference for Autonomous Vehicles, ICRA'15

Feb. 12, 2015
Cooperative autonomous driving using cooperative perception in ITS magazine

Jan. 30, 2015
Baek et al.Cooperative Target Detection using UGV-UAV Platform with a Docking System, ICEIC'15

Jan. 30, 2015
Shin et al., A Track Boundary Detection Method by Utilizing Temporary Local Coordinate, ICEIC'15

Sep. 14, 2014
Shen et al., Spatio-Temporal Motion Features for Laser-Based Moving Objects Detection and Tracking in IROS'14

July 1, 2014
Cooperative perception for vehicle control and driving assistance in TITS'14

June 8, 2014
Autonomous parking from a random drop point in IV'14