Wonwoo Lee, Ph. D. 

  I received the B.S. degree from the Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University, Korea in 2003, and the M.S. degree from the Dept. of Information and Communications, Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Korea in 2004. I received his Ph.D. degree from the Dept. of Information and Mechatronics of GIST in 2012. My research interests include image-based 3D reconstruction, real-time object detection, and general-purpose computation on graphics processing units (GPGPU).

e-mail: contact.wlee_at_icloud.com


  • Ph.D., Department of Information and Communication (DIC), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea (2004–2012)
  • M.S., Department of Information and Communication (DIC), Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea (2003–2004)
  • B.S., Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University , Seoul, Korea (1996–2002, including 26 months military services)

Research Interests

  • Real-time object detection and tracking 
  • Image-based modelling and 3D reconstruction
  • Augmented / Virtual reality
  • High performance computing on GPU

Selected Publications 

  • W. Lee, Y. Park, V. Lepetit, W. Woo, "In-Situ Video Tagging on Mobile Phones," Circuit Systems and Video Technology, IEEE Transactions on, Vol. 21, No. 10, pp. 1487-1496, Oct. 2011.  
  • W. Lee, W. Woo, Boyer, E., “Silhouette Segmentation in Multiple Views," Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence, IEEE Transactions on, vol.33, no.7, pp.1429- 1441, July 2011.
  • W. Lee, Y. Park, V. Lepetit, W. Woo,“Point-and-Shoot for Ubiquitous Tagging on Mobile Phones,” IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Mixed and Augmented Reality, 2010, pp. 57-64. 2010.
  • W. Lee, K. Kim, W. Woo, “Mobile Phone-based 3D Modeling Framework for Instant Interaction", IEEE International Conference on 3-D Digital Imaging and Modeling (3DIM2009), pp. 1755-1762, 2009.
  • H. Kim, W. Lee, W. Woo, “CAMAR Tag Framework: Context-Aware Mobile Aug- mented Reality Tag Framework for Dual-reality Linkage," International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality, pp. 39-42, 2009.
  • W. Lee and W. Woo, “Exploiting Context-awareness in Augmented Reality Ap- plications," International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality, pp. 51-54, 2008.
  • W. Lee, W. Woo, E. Boyer, “Identifying Foreground from Multiple Images," 8th Asian Conference on Computer Vision, Part II, LNCS 4844, pp. 580-589, 2007.
  • W. Lee, C.R. Babu, J.Lee, W. Woo, “VR@Home: An Immersive Contents Creation System for 3D User-Generated Contents," International Conference of E-Learning and Games (Edutainment2007), pp. 81-91, 2007.
  • W. Lee, K. Kim, C.R. Babu, J. Yu, J. Lee, K. Lee, W. Woo, “VR@Home : A Personal VR Studio Platform," International Symposium on Ubiquitous Virtual Reality, pp. 63-66, 2006.
  • W. Lee and W. Woo, “Panoramic Mesh Model Generation from Multiple Range Data for Indoor Scene," 6th Pacific-Rim Conference on Multimedia, Vol. 3768, pp. 1004-1014, 2005.
  • W. Lee and W. Woo, “TARBoard: Tangible Augmented Reality System for Table- top Game Environment,” 2nd International Workshop on Pervasive Gaming Appli- cations(PerGames), 2005.

Work Experience

  • Senior Engineer at Samsung Digital Media and Communications R&D Center (2016.06 ~ Present)
  • Senior Computer Vision Software Engineer at PTC (2015.11 ~ 2016.05, after Vuforia team was acquired by PTC)
  • Senior Computer Vision Software Engineer at Qualcomm Austria Research Center (2013.03 ~ 2015.10)
  • Post-doc Researcher at INRIA Grenoble (2012-07 ~ 2013. 01) 
  • Research Associate at KAIST GSCT U-VR Lab. (2012.03 ~ 2012.06) 
  • Internship at Perception Team of the INRIA Rhône-Alpes, Grenoble, France (2007)

Project Experience

[2012] Real-time registration and Intelligent Information Augmentation for 4D+ Augmented Reality : Development of target detection and tracking with RGB-D cameras and information synthesis techniques for augmented reality. 
  • Role: Team member 
  • Topic: In situ 3D modeling of indoor scenes on mobile phones for creating virtual annotations
[2009-2011] Mobile Phone-based AR Tour Guide: Development of Augmented Reality services on mobile phones to guide tourists, exploiting GPS, cameras, and cloud computing resources.
  • Role: Team member 
  • Topic in 2011: Real-time object detection on mobile phones 
  • Topic in 2010: Real-time learning and detection of a planar target on mobile phones 
  • Topic in 2009: 2D visual tag detection and tracking on mobile phones
[2008] Context-aware Mobile Augmented Reality(CAMAR): CAMAR project aimed to develop a mobile augmented reality framework that allows selective contents sharing among users based on their personal context.
  • Role: Team member 
  • Topic: Personalized 2D visual tag recognition
[2005-2007] Immersive Media Contents Creation Platform: The goal of this project was developing a framework to create realistic 3D contents using image-based modeling techniques and corresponding technologies.
  • Role: Team leader 
  • Topic: Depth-based 2.5D environment modeling and image-based 3D object modeling


  • Programming languages: C/C++, Objective-C, Visual C++ 
  • Graphics: OpenGL, OpenGL ES, GLSL 
  • OS: Windows, Mac OS X
  • Mobile OS: iOS
  • Libraries: OpenCV, OpenMesh

Professional Activities

  • Publication chiar, ISMAR2013
  • Conference Reviewer : ISMAR2010, 11, 12, VR 2011
  • General chair, International Symposium on Ubiquitous VR 2012
  • Program chair, International Symposium on Ubiquitous VR 2009 
  • Publication chair, International Symposium on Ubiquitous VR 2008

Honors and Awards

  • Best paper honorable mention in ICAT2011
  • Da-San Scholarship from GIST (2010, 2011) 
  • Korea Research Foundation Scholarship (2007)
  • Korean Government Scholarship for Ph.D. study (2004-present)
  • Korean Government Scholarship for Master study (2003-2004)
  • Hanyang University Scholarship (1996, 1997, 2000, 2001)