Jong C. Park, Ph.D.

Associate Vice President, Office of Information Service, KAIST (2015.3~; 2017.3~)
Professor, School of Computing, KAIST
291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 305-701 Republic of KOREA

  • Email: parkcs.kaist.ac.kr jongparkkaist.ac.kr
  • Office of Information Service: +82-42-350-2010
  • Lab: +82 42 350 7741
  • Fax: +82 42 350 7841

Academic Interests

  • Natural Language Processing & Computational Linguistics
  • Languages in Biology and Medicine (BioNLP, Symposium)
  • (Sign) Languages and Quality of Life Technology (QoLT)
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Impairments in Language Use
  • Languages in Emotionally Keen Human-Robot and Human-Human Interaction
  • Converting Textual Stories to Computer Animation and Images
  • User Customized Natural Language Information Service

Honors and Recognition (selected)

  • Distinguished Service Award for JCSE as Editor-in-Chief, KIISE: December, 2016
  • 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, IBC, Cambridge, England: 10th edition (2016)
  • Marquis Who’s Who in the World, Marquis Who’s Who, New Providence, NJ, USA: 2016 edition
  • Top 10 Representative Research Results of 2014 at KAIST: February, 2015
  • Distinguished Service Award for founding JCSE, KIISE: December, 2007
  • First Prize (Couch), Ministry of Information and Communication, Collegiate Programming Contest: 2002
  • First Prize (Couch), ACM ICPC Korea (Daejeon) Regional: 2000
  • Sigma Xi: elected in 1988

Editorship

Academic Responsibilities

  • HR Committee, CS Department, KAIST: Member (2013~2016, 2004~2006)
  • Academic Affairs Committee, CS Department, KAIST: Member (2012~present)
  • Faculty Search Committee, CS Department, KAIST: Chair (2012~2015), Member (2006~2010)
  • Curriculum Review Committee, KAIST: Member (2012~2014)
  • Department of Knowledge Service Engineering, KAIST: Adjunct Professor (2008~2012)
  • Robotics Interdisciplinary Program, KAIST: Affiliate Professor (Steering Committee, 2002~2011)
  • Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE): Member of the Board of Directors (2007~2010, 2012~2016)
  • Human-Robot Interaction Research Center: Participating Researcher (2006~2013)
  • Systems Biomedical Informatics Research Center (National Core Research Center): co-PI (2010~2017)
  • Korean Society for Language and Information: Board Member (2005~2006, 2015~2017), Council Member (2014~present)

Academic Membership

  • Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society: Lifetime Member (since 1988)
  • The Association for Computational Linguistics: Member (since 1992)
  • Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE): Lifetime Member (since 1998)
  • Korean Society for Language and Information: Lifetime Member

External Ph.D. Committee (Foreign Only)

  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, 2016
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 2014
  • National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, 2011
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norway, 2006

Academic Activities (since 2005)

  • PC Member, 32nd AAAI (New Orleans, Lousiana, USA, 2~7/2/2018, link)
  • PC Member, 31st PACLIC (Cebu, Philippines, 16~18/11/2017, link)
  • PC Member, 8th Louhi Workshop (Sydney, Australia, 11/08/2017, link TBA)
  • Secretary, Asian Federation of Natural Language Processing (AFNLP, link): 2017~present
  • PC Member, 7th ACM WIMS (Amantea, Italy, 19-22/06/2017, link)
  • Senior PC Member, IJCAI 2017 (Melbourne, Australia, 19-25/08/2017,  link)
  • Member, ACL 2018 Coordinating Committee
  • PC Chair, 30th PACLIC (Seoul, Korea, 28-30/10/2016, link)
  • PC Member, 24th ISMB (Ontario, Canada, 8-12/07/2016, link)
  • Workshop Chair (with Limsoon Wong), 12th Korea-Singapore Joint Workshop (Daejeon, Korea, 22/09/2016, link)
  • PC Member, 24th ISMB (Ontario, Canada, 8-12/07/2016, link)
  • PC Member, 7th Louhi Workshop (Austin, Texas, USA, 2-6/11/2016, link)
  • PC Member, 6th WIMS (Ecole des Mines d’Alès, Parc G Besse, Nîmes, France, 13-15/06/2016, link)
  • PC Member, 29th PACLIC (Shanghai, China, 30/10/2015~1/11/2015, link)
  • PC Member, BioNLP 2015 (Beijing, China, 30/7/2015, link)
  • PC Member, 23rd ISMB/14th ECCB (Dublin, Ireland, 10-14/7/2015, link)
  • PC Member, 53rd ACL and 7th IJCNLP (Beijing, China, 26-31/7/2015, link)
  • PC Member, 5th WIMS (2015, Limassol, Cyprus, 13-15/7/2015, link)
  • PC Member, 6th Louhi Workshop (Lisbon, Portugal, 17/9/2015, together with EMNLP, link)
  • PC Member, Biomedical Linked Annotation Hackathon (BLAH2015) (Kashiwa-no-ha City, Japan, 27/2/2015, link)
  • PC Member, 28th PACLIC (Phuket, Thailand, 12~14/12/2014, link)
  • PC Member, 13th ECCB (Strasbourg, France, 7-10/9/2014, link)
  • PC Member, BioNLP 2014 (Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 26-27/6/2014, link)
  • PC Member, 6th SMBM (U of Aveiro, Portugal, 6-7/10/2014, link)
  • PC Member, PhenoDay 2014 (Boston, USA, 12/7/2014, link)
  • PC Member, 4th WIMS (Thessaloniki, Greece, 6/2014, link)
  • PC Member, 5th Louhi Workshop (Gothenburgh, Sweden, 27/4/2014, link)
  • General Chair (with Limsoon Wong), 5th LBM (U of Tokyo, Japan, 12/2013, link)
  • PC Member, BioNLP 2013 (Sofia, Bulgaria, 8-9/8/2013, link)
  • PC Member, 27th PACLIC (National Chengchi Univ., Taiwan, 21-24/11/2013, link)
  • PC Chair (with Ruslan Mitkov), 6th IJCNLP (Nagoya, Japan, 10/2013, link)
  • PC Member, 9th DILS (Montreal, Canada, 7/2013, link)
  • PC Member, 21st ISMB/12th ECCB (Berlin, Germany, 21-23/7/2013, link)
  • PC Member, 3rd WIMS, (Madrid, Spain, 6/2013, link)
  • Workshop Chair (with Limsoon Wong), 11th Korea-Singapore Joint Workshop (Daejeon, Korea, 22/02/2013, link)
  • PC Member, 4th Louhi Workshop (Sydney, Australia, 11-12/2/2013, link)
  • PC Member, 5th SMBM (Zurich, Switzerland, 3-4/9/2012, link)
  • PC Member, 11th ECCB (Basel, Switzerland, 9-12/9/2012, link)
  • General Chair, 24th HCLT (Busan, Korea, 11-13/10/2012, link)
  • PC Member, IT for Disabilities Workshop (Wroclaw, Poland, 9-12/9/2012, link)
  • Chair, Steering Committee, Korean Language Engineering SIG, KIISE (12/2011~11/2012)
  • PC Member, 20th ISMB (Long Beach, CA, USA, 7/2012, link)
  • Chair (with Gary G. Lee), Local Arrangements Committee, 50th ACL (Jeju, Korea, 7/2012, link)
  • PC Member, 2nd WIMS (Craiova, Romania, 6/2012)
  • PC Member, MIND 2011, ECML PKDD 2011 Workshop (Athens, Greece, 9/2011, link)
  • PC Member, 25th PACLIC (Singapore, 12/2011, link)
  • General Chair (with Limsoon Wong), 4th LBM (NTU, Singapore, 12/2011, link)
  • Workshop Chair, 10th Korea-Singapore Joint Workshop on Bioinformatics and NLP (Korea, 12/2011, link)
  • PC Member, ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine (BCB) (Chicago, Illinois, USA, 8/2011, link)
  • SRC Member, Interspeech 2011 (Florence, Italy, 8/2011, link)
  • PC Member, ISMB/ECCB (19th/10th, Vienna, Austria, 7/2011, link)
  • PC Member, 22nd IJCAI (Barcelona, Spain, 7/2011, link)
  • Chair (with Bandyopadhyay and Kando), Workshop Coordination, 5th IJCNLP (Chiang Mai, Thailand, 11/2011, link)
  • PC Member, 1st WIMS (Sogndal, Norway, 5/2011, link)
  • PC Member, 24th PACLIC (Tohoku, Japan, 11/2010, link)
  • PC Member, EMNLP 2010 (Boston, USA, 10/2010, link)
  • PC Member, 4th SMBM (Cambridge, UK, 10/2010, link)
  • SRC Member, BioCreative III (Bethesda, Maryland, USA, 9/2010, link)
  • PC Member, 9th ECCB (Ghent, Belgium, 9/2010, link)
  • SRC Member, Interspeech 2010 (Makuhari, Japan, 9/2010, link)
  • PC Member, 23rd COLING (Beijing, China, 8/2010, link)
  • PC Member, 23rd ICCPOL (Redwood City, California, USA, 7/2010, link)
  • PC Member, 2nd Louhi Workshop (LA, USA, 6/2010)
  • Chair, 9th Korea-Singapore Joint Workshop on Bioinformatics and NLP (Korea, 2/2010, link)
  • PC Member, 23rd PACLIC (Hong Kong, 12/2009, link)
  • General Chair (with Limsoon Wong), 3rd LBM (Jeju, Korea, 11/2009, link)
  • SC Member, BioCreative II.5 (Madrid, Spain, 10/2009, link)
  • SRC Member, 10th Interspeech (Brighton, U.K, 9/2009, link)
  • Commentator, Student Research Workshop, ACL-IJCNLP (47th-4th, Singapore, 8/2009)
  • PC Member, Student Research Workshop, ACL-IJCNLP (47th-4th, Singapore, 8/2009)
  • PC Member, Demo, ACL-IJCNLP (47th-4th, Singapore, 8/2009)
  • PC Member, ISMB/ECCB (17th/8th, Stockholm, Sweden, 6-7/2009, link)
  • Chair, 8th Korea-Singapore Joint Workshop on Bioinformatics and NLP (Korea, 12/2008, link)
  • PC Member, 22nd PACLIC (Philippine, 11/2008)
  • SRC Member, 9th Interspeech (Australia, 9/2008)
  • PC Member, 22nd ICCPOL (Hong Kong, 3/2009)
  • PC Member, 7th ECCB (Italy, 9/2008)
  • PC Member, 21st ISMB (Canada, 8/2008)
  • Invited Talk, Dagstuhl Seminar on Text Mining and Ontologies for Life Sciences (Germany, 3/2008)
  • Chair, 7th Korea-Singapore Joint Workshop on Bioinformatics and NLP (Korea, 2/2008, link)
  • General Chair (with Limsoon Wong), 2nd LBM (Singapore, 12/2007, link)
  • PC Member, 21st PACLIC (Korea, 11/2007)
  • SRC Member, 8th Interspeech (Belgium, 8/2007)
  • PC Member, 20th ISMB (Austria, 7/2007)
  • Invited Talk, Advanced NLP and Text Mining Forum (Japan, 3/2007)
  • Chair, 5th Korea Singapore Workshop on Bioinformatics and NLP (Korea, 11/2006, link)
  • Invited Talk, Workshop on Text Mining, Ontologies, and NLP in Biomedicine (UK, 3/2006, link)
  • General Chair (with Limsoon Wong), 1st LBM (Korea, 11/2005, link)

Education and Appointments

  • Daejeon High School, Daejeon, Republic of KOREA (~ 1/1980)
  • Seoul National University, Republic of KOREA: BE (2/1984) and MSE (2/1986)
  • Korea Army Academy, Yeong-Cheon, Republic of KOREA: 2nd LT Reserve (8/1986 ~ 2/1987)
  • University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA: PhD (5/1996, Advisor: Mark Steedman)
  • University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland: Visiting Professor (8/2010 ~ 8/2011)

Last modified: 23 June, 2017