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Two members of the Dankook Wearable Thinking Center win awards from the government
Writer 글로벌전략팀 김유인
Date 2019.05.15
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Director Young-geun Choi of the Wearable Thinking Center and researcher Dong-seok Yang receive the Minister of Science ICT and Future Planning Award

Two members of Dankook’s Wearable Thinking Center received Minister Awards and were recognized for their research achievements. At the ‘2019 ICT Tech Commercialization Festival’ held at the COEX Center on March 24, Director of the Center, Young-geun Choi (Graduate School of Computer Science Engineering ) received the Minister of Science ICT and Future Planning Award for outstanding performance.

Choi launched the Wearable Thinking Center in 2015 in order to carry out research on IoT-based smart wearable devices and has been striving to secure source technology and nurture professional talent at the masters and doctorate degree levels. The center has also contributed to industry-academia cooperation by supporting source technology development and technology transfers to NEOFECT, a smart rehabilitation medical device company that went public on the KOSDAQ last November and is a part of the Dankook Startup Support Foundation.

“I am grateful that our achievements have been recognized thanks to the support of professors and students who worked closely together at the center,” said Professor Choi who went on to share his aspirations to “continue to exert efforts in research to do our utmost for technology commercialization.”

At the ‘2019 ICT Future Talent Forum,’ held on the same day, researcher Dong-seok Yang (doctorate program in computer science ) also received the Minister of Science ICT and Future Planning Award in the ‘Creative Talent’ category. 

Yang is currently engaged in studies at the Wearable Thinking Center focusing on ‘deriving body skeletons from images’ and ‘lightweight deep learning.’ In addition to having his research paper listed in the SCI, Yang has 7 patents (5 registered, 2 filed) and is preparing to launch his own startup. “Serving as a researcher at the center has helped me gain experience in various projects which I would like to leverage to create a startup item of my own that can amaze the world,” commented Yang.