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Yonghoon Ji 지 용훈 (池 勇勳) Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Precision Mechanics at Chuo University, Japan

Personal Information

Nationality Republic of Korea
Contact Room 2720, Building 2,
1-13-27 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo,
112-8551, Japan
Phone (+81) 3-3817-1845
E-Mail ji@mech.chuo-u.ac.jp, ji@robot.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
Website http://www.nineppl.com
http://www.mech.chuo-u.ac.jp/umedalab
LinkedIn
dblp
Google Scholar

Research Interest

Mobile Robotics (2010 - )
SLAM (Simultaneous Localization and Mapping) (2010 - )
Unmanned Vehicle Technologies (2010 - )
Robot Vision (2013 - )
Intelligent Space (2014 - )
Marin Robotics Using Acoustic Camera (2014 - )
Unmanned Construction (2016 - )
Rescue Robotics (2016 - )
Radiation Source Estimation (2016 - )
Artificial Intelligence for Human Recognition (2018 - )

Education

March, 2016 The Graduate School of the University of Tokyo, Japan
Ph.D.
from Japan Government (Monbukagakusho: MEXT) Scholarship Program
문부과학성 국비 연구유학생 文部科学省国費研究留学生

• Department of Precision Engineering
• Advisor: Prof. Hajime Asama at The University of Tokyo, asama@robot.t.u-tokyo.ac.jp
February, 2012 The Graduate School of Korea University, Korea
Master of Engineering
• Department of Mechatronics
• Advisor: Prof. Jae-Bok Song at Korea University, jbsong@korea.ac.kr
February, 2010 Kyung Hee University, Korea
Bachelor of Engineering
• Department of Computer Engineering (Double Major)
February, 2010 Kyung Hee University, Korea
Bachelor of Engineering
• Department of Mechanical Engineering
• Advisor: Prof. Seung-Ho Jang at Kyung Hee University, shjang@khu.ac.kr


Professional Experience

April, 2018
- Present
Chuo University
Assistant Professor
April, 2018
- Present
The University of Tokyo
Visiting Research Fellow
April, 2016
- March, 2018
The University of Tokyo
Overseas Researcher under Postdoctoral Fellowship of Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS)
일본학술진흥회 특별연구원 日本学術振興会特別研究員

• Challenge to Extreme Environment: SLAM and Navigation of Intellectual Exploration Robot
April, 2014
- March, 2016
Teikyo University
Teaching Assistant (Part-time)
• Summer Semester: Physics (Laboratory) for Department of Radiological Technology
• Winter Semester: Human Life Science (Practical Exercise) for School of Medicine
September, 2012
- March, 2013
Korea University
Researcher


Military Service

October, 2005
- January, 2008
Korea Army, Airforce Operation Commander (A.F.O.C) Computer Center
Sergeant
• Maintained database and the web site of the "Aeronautical Operational Information System"
• Assisted in the "air force command and control system (AFCCS : tactics C4I system)" development project based on JSP and JAVA platform

Awards

March, 2018 The 19th The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) System Integration Division Annual Conference
Best Presentation Award
Yonghoon Ji, Atsushi Yamashita, Kazunori Umeda, and Hajime Asama, "External Parameter Estimation of Camera Using Line Information in Man-made Environment," Proceeding of 2018 the 19th SICE System Integration Division Annual Conference (in Japanese), pp. 2598-2600, December, 2018, Osaka, Japan. (Best Presentation Award)
December, 2018 FA Foundation
FA Foundation Best Paper Award
FA재단 논문상 FA財団論文賞

• Tsubasa Goto, Sarthak Pathak, Yonghoon Ji, Hiromitsu Fujii, Atsushi Yamashita and Hajime Asama, "3D-2D Matching of Line Features for Spherical Camera Localization in Man-made Environment," Journal of the Japan Society for Precision Engineering (in Japanese), Vol. 83, No. 12, pp. 1209-1215, December, 2017. (FA Foundation Best Paper Award)
January, 2017 The International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology 2017 (IWAIT2017)
Best Paper Award
• Tsubasa Goto, Sarthak Pathak, Yonghoon Ji, Hiromitsu Fujii, Atsushi Yamashita and Hajime Asama, "Spherical Camera Localizaton in Man-made Environment Using 3D-2D Matching of Line Information," Proceedings of the International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology 2017 (IWAIT2017), January, 2017, Penang, Malaysia. (Best Paper Award)
December, 2016 The 17th The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE) System Integration Division Annual Conference
Best Presentation Award
• Hanwool Woo, Yonghoon Ji, Hitoshi Kono, Yusuke Tamura, Yasuhide Kuroda, Takashi Sugano, Yasunori Yamamoto, Atsushi Yamashita, and Hajime Asama, "Vehicle-Trajectory Prediction of Other Vehicles Using Lane-Change Estimation and Artificial Potential Field Method," Proceeding of 2016 the 17th SICE System Integration Division Annual Conference (in Japanese), pp. 446-451, December, 2016, Sapporo, Japan. (Best Presentation Award)
December, 2015 The 6th 2015 JSME/RMD International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics (ICAM2015)
ICAM2015 Honorable Mention
Yonghoon Ji, Atsushi Yamashita, and Hajime Asama, "Automatic Camera Pose Estimation Based on Textured 3D Map Information," Proceeding of the 2015 JSME/RMD International Conference on Advanced Mechatronics (ICAM2015), pp. 100-101, December, 2015, Tokyo, Japan. (ICAM2015 Honorable Mention)
February, 2015 The 14th The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
Academic Research Award
학술장려상 연구장려상 学術奨励賞 研究奨励賞

Yonghoon Ji, Atsushi Yamashita, and Hajime Asama, "Vanishing Point Matching-based Voxel Mapping Using an RGB-D Sensor in a Monotonic Environment," Proceeding of 2013 the 14th SICE System Integration Division Annual Conference (in Japanese), pp. 2235-2238, December, 2013, Kobe, Japan. (Academic Research Award 1) (Academic Research Award 2)
May, 2012 27th Institute of Control, Robotics and System (ICROS) Annual Conference
Best Paper Award
Yong-Hoon Ji, Ji-Hun Bae, Sung-Ho Hong, and Jae-Bok Song, "Outdoor Localization Using GPS Data and Lane Markers for a Mobile Robot," Proceeding of 2012 27th Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems Annual Conference, pp. 275-276, May, 2012, Seoul, Korea. (Best Paper Award)
May, 2011 26th Institute of Control, Robotics and System (ICROS) Annual Conference
Best Paper Award
Yong-Hoon Ji, Jae-Bok Song, and Joo-Hyun Baek, "Hausdorff Distance Matching for Elevation Map-based Global Localization in Outdoor Environment," Proceeding of 2011 26th Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems Annual Conference, pp. 41-44, May, 2011, Gwangju, Korea. (Best Paper Award)

Association Memberships

IEEE
https://www.ieee.org/
Korea Robotics Society (KROC)
한국로봇학회 韓国ロボット学会

http://www.kros.org/
Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS)
제어・로봇・시스템학회 制御・ロボット・システム学会

http://icros.org/
The Robotics Society of Japan (RSJ)
일본로봇학회 日本ロボット学会

https://www.rsj.or.jp/
The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)
일본기계학회 日本機械学会

https://www.jsme.or.jp/
The Society of Instrument and Control Engineers (SICE)
계측자동제어학회 計測自動制御学会

https://www.sice.jp/

Academic Activities

June, 2019 The 16th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR2019)
http://www.ubiquitousrobots.org/2019/
Associate Editor
January, 2019 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2019)
http://www.sii2019.org/
Associate Editor
January, 2019 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2019)
http://www.sii2019.org/
Special Session Organizer
June, 2018 The 15th International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots (UR2018)
http://www.ubiquitousrobots.org/2018/
Associate Editor
December, 2017 2017 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2017)
http://www.sii2017.org/
Program Committee
December, 2017 2017 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2017)
http://2017.ieee-robio.org/
Program Committee
November, 2017 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration
for Intelligent Systems (MFI2017)

http://www.mfi2017.org/
Publication Chair
December, 2016 2016 IEEE Conference on Robotics and Biomimetics (ROBIO2016)
http://robio2016.org/
Program Committee

Session Chair

January, 2019 2019 IEEE/SICE International Symposium on System Integration (SII2019)
http://www.sii2019.org/
Session Chair
November, 2017 2017 IEEE International Conference on Multisensor Fusion and Integration
for Intelligent Systems (MFI2017)

http://www.mfi2017.org/
Session Chair
May, 2017 2017 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA2017)
http://www.icra2017.org/
Session Co-Chair
July, 2016 14th International Conference on Autonomous Intelligent Systems (IAS-14)
http://www.ias-14.org/
Session Co-Chair

Invited Talks

December, 2018 NEST/CLADS Project Lecture at the University of Tokyo
https://www.oecd-nea.org/
Past and State-of-the-art SLAM Technologies
February, 2017 The 12th Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference
http://kros.org/kroc2017/
Unmanned Robotics Technologies

Other Experience

August, 2012 JSPS-NRF Asian Science Seminar (ASS) 2012, Japan
Life-Support Technologies in Super-Aging Society
• Participated in the group project to prepare super-aging society and proposed, designed a concept of human friendly Care-Watcher through collaboration between engineers and a social worker (Certification)

Key Coursework

Graduate
Course (Ph.D.)
GPA (2.86/3.0)
Dynamic Agent, Advanced Robotics, Neural Networks, Intelligent Control Theory, Intelligent Software System, Brain Information Processing System, Academic Writing, and Advanced Academic Presentation
Graduate
Course (M.S.)
GPA (4.25/4.5)
Advanced Robotics, Mobile Robotics, Advanced Instrumentation and Measurement System, ExperimentalRobotics, Autonomous Robotic System, Advanced Mechatronics, Advanced Automatic Control, and Intelligent Control
Undergraduate
Course
GPA (4.04/4.5)
Engineering Thermodynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Mechanics of Materials, Dynamics, Material Engineering, Manufacturing Process and Practice, Numerical Analysis, Mechanical Vibration, Mechatronics, Automatic Controls, Computer Graphics and Engineering Design, Mechanical Mechanism, Introduction of Robotics, Advanced Object-Oriented Programming, JAVA Application Programming, Data Structure, Database, Discrete Structures, Computer Operating System, Computer Architecture, Windows Programming, Embedded System Hardware, Computer Network, Logical Circuit, and ASIC Design Experiments

Certificate of Achievement and Qualification

November, 2009 Certification of Engineer General Machinery
일반기계기사 一般機械技士
August, 2008 SCJP 5.0 (SUN CERTIFICATED PROGRAMMER for the JAVA 2 Platform SE 5.0)
February, 2007 Level 1 of the Japanese-Language Proficiency Test (JLPT)
June, 2005 Certification of Industrial Engineer Information Processing
정보처리산업기사 情報処理産業技士

Computer Skill

Programming
Language
C, C++, System C, JAVA, Delphi, JSP, HTML, MATLAB, Verilog HDL, and SQL
Software
Application
Microsoft Visual Studio, Eclipse, DBMS, MATLAB, Altera Quartus, Altera ModelSim, Aldec Active HDL, Auto CAD, Microsoft Office, LaTeX, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premire, and other common productivity package for windows platform