Hanseok Ko holds the position of Full Professor of electrical and computer engineering at Korea University, Seoul. Ko received his B.S. degree from Carnegie Mellon University in 1982, M.S. degree from the Johns Hopkins University in 1986, and Ph.D. degree from the Catholic University of America in 1992, all in electrical engineering. In 1995, Ko joined the Faculty of the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Korea University where he became Tenured Full Professor in 2002. He was a Visiting Professor in the ECE Department at Johns Hopkins University in 2001 and the CS Department at the University of Maryland in 2009. During his Tenure as Faculty at Korea University, Ko has been credited as the main developer of core audio/speech interface technologies for Hyundai Motors. He also served as the Chairman of the ECE Department in 2002ã2004 and the Dean of Information and Computer Technology Office of Korea University in 2004ã2006. Since 2008, Ko has been serving as the Director of STW-KU Intelligent Signal Processing Research Center, sponsored by Samsung, to engage research on image/vision enhancement and multimodal technologies for surveillance camera applications and robotics. Ko has authored/coauthored over 400 papers in signal processing area and 30 patents are either issued or pending in USA and Korea. His professional interests include image/acoustic signal processing, enhancement for pattern recognition, and multimodal analysis for human-machine interface.
Biography Updated on 22 May 2012