[Korea Electronics News] Professor Yunheung Baek as 29th President of Korea Information Processing Society (KIPS)

January 26, 2024l Hit 119

The Korean Information Processing Society announced on the 25th that Professor Yunheung Baek from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University has been inaugurated as the 29th president in 2024.

President Yunheung Baek, obtained a doctoral degree in computer engineering from the University of Illinois, and served as a professor in the Department of Computer Science at the New Jersey Institute of Technology and the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), conducting research on compilers and parallel processing. After assuming a position at Seoul National University, he expanded his research activities to the field of information security, receiving recognition for his achievements with awards such as the National Intelligence Service Director's Award and the Ministry of Public Administration and Security Minister's Award.


President Baek has been recognized as a leading expert in the field of computers, publishing over 180 papers in SCI-grade international journals and international academic conferences. He has received numerous awards, including outstanding paper awards and excellence awards in the field of cyber security in conferences held by the Korean Information Science Society and the Korean Information Processing Society. Additionally, he has been honored with awards such as the Samsung Electronics Industry-Academia Collaboration Best Paper Award, the Outstanding Research Award from the College of Engineering at Seoul National University, the Excellent Paper Award from the Federation of Korean Science and Technology Societies, and academic awards and merit awards from the Korean Information Processing Society.


He has served as an associate editor, guest editor, and conference chair for IEEE/ACM journals, actively engaging in international academic activities. Furthermore, he has actively participated in various domestic academic activities, serving on editorial boards, boards of directors, and delivering invited lectures for organizations such as the Korean Information Science Society, the Korean Society for Information Security, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers of Korea, and the SW Emotion Evaluation Society. He has also been involved in diverse academic activities, serving as a consultant and outside director for numerous domestic and international companies. Recently, he held the position of Chairman of the AI Security Research Society of the Korean Society for Information Security and currently serves as the Chairman of the Security Sub-Committee of the Connected Mobility Alliance at the Korea Automotive Research Institute under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy. Additionally, he is the director of the "Information Technology Future Talent Education and Research Group" in the BK21 Four Applied Science in the Electrical and Electronic field.


In celebration of the 30th anniversary of the society's founding, the association, along with President Baek, has established a vision to achieve a high-quality publication of papers through the improvement of the society's journals, with the aim of leading future technologies in a research forum where industry, academia, and research institutions blend in together. To realize this vision, the society has outlined four major initiatives: enhancing the quality of papers through improvements in the society's journals, activating the member system and recruiting talented members, strengthening collaboration with industry and national research institutes, and promoting research society and regional chapter activities as well as strengthening inter-society collaboration. To achieve these goals in 2024, Jongsung Hwang, Director of the Korea Institute of Intelligent Information Society Promotion, has been appointed as Senior Vice President. Additionally, 18 Executive Vice Presidents and 20 Executive Directors have been elected to dedicate themselves to the organization's activities.


The Korean Information Processing Society was established in 1993 to promote the development and research of information science and technology both domestically and internationally. The society encourages research, education, and industrial applications in information science and technology, playing a crucial role in fostering the exchange and collaboration among experts in the field. Currently, it is one of the largest domestic societies with approximately 20,000 members, including over 1,400 life members and around 6,700 regular and associate members, as well as organizational members. The society operates five regional branches in Gangwon, Gyeonggi-Chungcheong, Yeongnam, Jeju, and Honam, along with 22 specialized research groups, 13 committees, and 4 headquarters.


Reporter Donsoo Jeong: dschung@etnews.com


29th president Yunheung Baek of KIPS


Source: https://www.etnews.com/20240125000144  

Translated by: Jiyong Yoo, English Editor of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, cyoo7@snu.ac.kr