Curriculum Vitae

Last updated: Jan 14, 2017

Jaerock Kwon

  • Postal Address:
    • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
      Kettering University
      University Avenue
      Flint, MI, 48504-6214
  • Office: 2-703K AB
  • Telephone: 810.762.9500 ext. 5917
  • Email: jkwon at kettering dot edu
  • Website: http://www.kettering.edu/~jkwon

1. Affiliation

  • Associate Professor, (May 2016 – Present) Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kettering University
  • Assistant Professor, (May 2010 – May 2016) Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kettering University
  • Visiting Assistant Professor, (July 2009 – May 2010) Electrical and Computer Engineering at Kettering University

2. Education

  • Ph.D.: Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX (August 2009)
    Brain Network Lab / Neural Intelligence Lab
    Dissertation Title: Acquisition and Mining of the Whole Mouse Brain Microstructure
    Research Advisor: Dr. Yoonsuck Choe
  • M.S.: Department of Electronic Communication Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea(February 1994)
    Artificial Intelligence Lab / Natural Language Processing Team
    Thesis Title: The Design and Implementation of a Korean Sentence Generator using Feature Structures.
    Research Advisor: Dr. Byeongwook Choi
  • B.S.: Department of Electronic Communication Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea (February 1992)

3. Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Researcher Award, 2016 in recognition of significant contributions in the areas of Computational Neuroscience and Neurobotics.
  • Faculty Research Fellowship, A Touch-Enabled Virtual Room for Scientific Data Exploration, Kettering University, 2015.
  • Kettering University Innovation Fellow, 2013 n Oswald International Faculty Fellowships for 2010-2011
  • Travel Grant for IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2007
  • SK Employee Award, MPR/S division, An Excellent Employee, SK Teletech, December 2001
  • Graduate fellowship from LG Electronics Co., Ltd. (Two-year full-tuition), January 1992 – December 1993
  • Undergraduate fellowship from LG Electronics Co., Ltd. (Two-year full-tuition), January 1990 – December 1991 n Academic Merit Scholarship, August 1988

4. Research Interests

  • Neural Network, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Neuroevolution
  • Neurobotics and Mobile Robotics
  • Biologically motivated sensor and motor integration
  • Microscopy instrumentation and automation Computational Neuroanatomy and Neuroinformatics: Reconstruction, Visualization, Statistical analysis, Acquisition and analysis of large biological data sets
  • Computational Neuroscience

5. Experience

5.1. Academia

  • Director (2013 – Present)
    • Brain Inspired Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University
  • Co-Director (2010 – Present)
    • Mobile Intelligent Systems Laboratory, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University
  • Research Assistant (May 2008 – May 2009)
    • International Student Services, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
      • HTML, ASP, Javascript, Access, MS-SQL Database
  • Research Assistant (September 2005 – May 2008)
    • Brain Network Lab, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
      • Developing cognitive models and algorithms regarding Neural networks, Genetic algorithms, and Artificial intelligence
      • Developing the automatic data acquisition system, data server, data transmission, image capture, and stage controller system Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM)
      • Developing automatic image registration system for large data sets, image processing for removing noise and normalizing uneven light intensity using ITK (Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit).
      • Developing a volumetric data browser for large data sets using VTK (Visualization Tool Kit)
  • Research Assistant (January 2005 – May 2005)
    • Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
      • Remote control and automation system using Web-based interface.

5.2. Industry

  • Senior Software Engineer, July 2002 – June 2004
    Qualcomm Inc. Korea (Qualcomm Internet Service):
    Support engineer for the BREW and OEM developer

    • Integrated BREWChat (Push To Talk solution) for an OEM
    • Consulted for BREW application developers
    • Consulted for OEM engineers to port BREW both in person and through email
    • Wrote BREW training materials for developers.
    • Gave lectures on BREW SDK, and wrote FAQ, troubleshooting and knowledge base.
    • Skills: C/C++, BREW, DMSS, REX, ARM C/C++, Trace32
  • Senior Software Engineer, January 2000 – June 2002
    SK Teletech (Research and Development Center, now Pantech):

    • Developed a new embedded application platform
      Recipient of MPR/S Award (Excellent Employee, 2001)
    • Developed an embedded application platform for mobile devices (EQUS) (Event driven system, common controls, and application manager)
    • Designed for multi-platforms, and developed an emulator for Windows OS
    • Developed user interfaces for CDMA handsets
    • Developed the first color LCD handset (SKY IM-3100) in the Korean market with a graphical user interface
    • User interface development for commercial CDMA IS-95A/B/C, CDMA 2000 cellular phones; SK Teletech models: (Camera, color LCD, multi-poly melody, CDMA 2000 1X, CDMA 2000, EVDO, GPS)
    • Skills: C/C++, BREW, DMSS, REX, ARM C/C++, Trace32, Visual C/C++, MFC, Win32
  • Associate Research Engineer, January 1999 – December 1999
    LG Electronics (Digital TV Research Center):
    Developed the digital TV set-top box data browser

    • Embedded System Software for Digital TV Set-top Box on RTOS (pSOS) n Enhanced the layout engine to support HTML 4.0
    • Content Parser and Layout Engine of ATVEF Data Broadcast
    • HTML 4.0 parser for ATVEF data broadcast content format
    • Skills: C/C++, pSOS, ARM C/C++, Device Mosaic 3.1, HTML, ECMA Script, CSS, DOM
  • Associate Research Engineer, January 1996 – December 1998
    LG Electronics (Media Communication Research Center):
    Developed telephony systems for LG personal computers

    • Developed the telephony module which supports the answering machine, voice mail, and fax for LG multimedia PC (SoftHome 3.0)
    • Developed PC Agent System (Windows shell for novice users) (SoftHome 98)
    • Skills: – C/C++, Mpact Media Processor, Windows 98, Visual C/C++, MFC, TAPI (Telephony API). Hayes AT command, Rockwell AT+V command, Mwave Telephony API
  • Assistant Research Engineer, January 1994 – December 1995
    LG Electronics (Information Technology Research Center):
    Developed device diagnostic applications for mass manufacturing

    • Device diagnostic applications (LG 3DO CD-based game console) Embedded splash/attractive screen (LG 3DO CD-based game console)
    • Skills: C/C++, pSOS, ARM C/C++, Power Mac, 3DO Graphic, 3DO Audio

6. Grants/Projects

  • Faculty Research Fellowship, A Touch-Enabled Virtual Room for Scientific Data Exploration, 2015.
  • Development of Software Tools for Driver Assistance Systems, Magna Electronics, 2015
  • Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp funded by GM Foundation (2013)
  • NSF-MRI (Major Research Instrument) Development of High-Throughput ad High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Tissue Scanner with Internet-Connected 3D Virtual Microscope for Large-Scale Automated Histology
    (Award No. ECCS-1337983, PI: Kwon) Sep 1, 2013 – Aug 31, 2016.
  • Computer Engineering Day Camp (The Donald Lee Smith Fund through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, 2013-2015).
  • Electrified Motorcycle for US College Students, 2013.
  • A development of LED system lighting engine module with compact sized data communication modules and driver IC/Processor control parts based on multi-sensor (supported by the MKE/Ministry of Knowledge Economy,  Korea supervised by the KEIT/Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology; Subcontract, 2012-2015).
  • MSM: Multiscale Imaging, Analysis, and Integration of Brain Networks (funded by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke #1R01-NS54252. Research Assistant (September 2005 – May 2008)).

7. Publications

7.1. Books

  • Kwon, Jaerock. Windows 95 Communication Programming (Korean), ISBN 10 – 8983540079, ISBN 13 – 9788983540072, Hancom Press, 529 pages, June 1997
  • Kwon, Jaerock. The Korean Alphabet Input and Output System (Korean), ISBN 10 – 8931542593, ISBN 13 – 9788931542592, Seongandang Press, 1996
  • Kwon, J., Chung, S., and Lee, B. Visual Basic 6, from the GROUND UP (translated English to Korean edition), ISBN 10 – 8988723015, ISBN 13 – 9788988723012, Gary Cornell, McGraw-Hill1998, 1095 pages.

7.2. Thesis and Dissertation

  • Kwon, J., Acquisition and Mining of the Whole Mouse Brain Microstructure, Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, 2009
  • Kwon, J., Design and Implementation of a Korean Language Generator using Feature Structures, Master’s thesis, Electronic Communication Engineering Department, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 1994

7.3. Journal Articles

  • Jongil Lim, SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, Jaerock Kwon, Indoor Localization and Navigation for a Mobile Robot Equipped with Rotating Ultrasonic Sensors Using a Smartphone as the Robot’s Brain, International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) Volume 7, Issue 1, January – March 2016
  • Seok-Ju Lee, Girma Tewolde, Jongil Lim, Jaerock Kwon, Vision Based Localization for Multiple Mobile Robots Using Low-cost Vision Sensor, International Journal of Handheld Computing Research (IJHCR) Volume 7, Issue 1, January – March 2016
  • *Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, and Seyeong Choi, “Design and Implementation of Wireless Sensor Network for Freeze Dryer,” Journal of information and communication convergence engineering, vol. 13, no. 1, pp.21-26, March 2015.
  • *Matthew Clark, Jongil Lim, Girma Tewolde, Jaerock Kwon, Affordable Remote Health Monitoring System for the Elderly Using Smart Mobile Device, Sensors & Transducers Journal and Magazine,  pp.77-83  (ISSN: 2306-8515, e-ISSN 1726-5479) Vol.184, Issue 1, January 2015
  • *Jaewook Yoo, Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe, Predictable Internal Brain Dynamics in EEG and Its Relation to Conscious States, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2014
  • *Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, and Hwan-Yong Kim, Design and Implementation of LED Dimming System with Intelligent Sensor Module, Journal of information and communication convergence engineering, Vol 11 (4), 2013.
  • *Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon andJi Ryang Chung, Time, Consciousness, and Mind Uploading, International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC), 2012.
  • *David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Chul Sung, Louise Abbott, John Keyser, and Yoonsuck Choe, Fast macro-scale transmission imaging of microvascular networks using KESM, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 2888-2896 (2011)
  • *J. R. Chung, C. Sung, D. Mayerich, J. Kwon, D. E. Miller, T. Huffman, L. C. Abbott, J. Keyser, and Y. Choe. Multiscale exploration of mouse brain microstructures using the knife-edge scanning microscope brain atlas. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 2011.
  • *Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel E. Miller, Chul Sung, Ji Ryang Chung, Todd Huffman, John Keyser, and Louise C. Abbott. Specimen Preparation, Imaging, and Analysis Protocols for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2011.
  • Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Facilitating Neural Dynamics for Delay Compensation: A Road to Predictive Neural Dynamics?, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, April 2009

7.4. Conference Papers

  • Li Dang, Jaerock Kwon, Design of a New Cost-Effective Head for a Low-Cost Humanoid Robot, The 7th IEEE Annual Ubiquitous Computing, Electronics & Mobile Communication Conference, New York City, USA, October 2016
  • Shruthi Raghavan, Matthew Goodman, Todd Huffman, Cody Daniel, Corey Monteith, and Jaerock Kwon. Internet-Connected High-Throughput and High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Tissue Scanner to Enable Large-Scale Automated Histology. 2016 IEEE International Conference on Imaging Systems and Techniques (IST), Crete, Greece, October 2016.
  • Daniel E. Miller, Raj S. Shah, Wencong Zhang, Jaewook Yoo, Jaerock Kwon, David Mayerich, John Keyser, Louise C. Abbott, and Yoonsuck Choe. Fast submicrometer-scale imaging of whole zebrafish using the knife-edge scanning microscope. In Proceedings of the 38th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, 2016.
  • Shruthi Raghavan, Jaerock Kwon. Fully Automated Image Preprocessing for Feature Extraction from Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy Image Stacks, 9th International Joint Conference on Biomedical Engineering Systems and Technologies, Rome, Italy, February 2016.
  • Li Dang, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Girma Tewolde, Jaercok Kwon. Reduced Resolution Lane Detection Algorithm, ICRACES 2016 : 18th International Conference on Robotics, Automation, Control and Embedded Systems, Dubai, UAE. September 2016.
  • Phanindra Amaradi, Nishanth Sriramoju, Li Dang, Girma Tewolde, Jaerock Kwon. Lane Following and Obstacle Detection Techniques in Autonomous Driving Vehicles, 2016 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Grand Forks, North Dakota, USA 2016.
  • Girma Tewolde and Jaerock Kwon, Arduinos, Mobile Robots, and Smartphones for a Computer Engineering Summer Camp, Proceedings of the 2015 ASEE North Central Section Conference
  • Seok-Ju Lee, Girma Tewolde, Jongil Lim, Jaerock Kwon, QR-code based Localization for Indoor Mobile Robot with Validation using a 3D Optical Tracking Instrument, 2015 IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics, Busan, Korea.
  • Jongil Lim, SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde Jaerock Kwon, Indoor Localization and Navigation for a Mobile Robot Equipped with Rotating Ultrasonic Sensors Using a Smartphone as the Robot’s Brain, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, DeKalb, IL, USA
  • Seok-Ju Lee, Girma Tewolde, Jongil Lim, Jaerock Kwon, Vision Based Localization for Multiple Mobile Robots Using Low-cost Vision Sensor, 2015 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology, DeKalb, IL, USA
  • Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, Seyeong Choi, and Dae-Hee Park, Development of Smart LED Lighting System Using Multi–Sensor Module and Bluetooth Low Energy Technology, IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking (SECON), 2014
  • Jongil Lim, SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Ultrasonic-Sensor Deployment Strategies and Use of Smartphone Sensors for Mobile Robot Navigation in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • SeokJu Lee, Jongil Lim, Jaerock Kwon, and Girma Tewolde, Autonomous Tour Guide Robot by using QR code Recognition in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE International Conference on Electro/Information Technology
  • Girma Tewolde and Jaerock Kwon, Robots and Smartphones for Attracting Students to Engineering Education, 2014 Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2014.
  • SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Design and Implementation of Vehicle Tracking System Using GPS/GSM/GPRS Technology and Smartphone Application, IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things WF-IoT 2014.
  • Jaerock Kwon, Enhanced Image Processing Pipeline and Parallel Generation Of Multiscale Tiles for Web-Based 3D Rendering of Whole Mouse Brain Vascular Networks, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM) 2014.
  • Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon, David Mayerich, and Louise C. Abbott. Connectome, mouse. In Dieter Jaeger and Ranu Jung, editors, Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer, Berlin, 1st edition, 2014. In press.
  • Y.C. Kim, W.S Yang, J. Kwon, Y.S. Choe, S. Choi and D.H. Park, Development of LED Lighting System using Bluetooth Wireless Communication, The Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers General Meeting & Annual Autumn Conference, 2012.
  • Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel Miller, Ji Ryang Chung, Chul Sung, John Keyser, and Louise Abbott , Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy for Connectomics Research, IJCNN 2011 – International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, San Jose, California, 2011 (In press).
  • G. Tewolde and J. Kwon, Efficient WiFi-based Indoor Localization using Particle Swarm Optimization, International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Chongqing, China, 2011.
  • Kwon, J., David, M., and Choe, Y., Automated Cropping and Enhanced Noise Removal for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.
  • David, M., Kwon, J., Panchal A., Keyser, J., and Choe, Y., Fast Cell Detection in High-throughput Imagery Using GPU-Accelerated machine Learning, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.
  • Jaerock Kwon and Yoonsuck Choe. Predictive internal neural dynamics for delay compensation. In Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing(NaBIC2010), 2010.
  • Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Facilitating Neural Dynamics for Delay Compensation: A Road to Predictive Neural Dynamics?, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, April 2009
  • Chung, J., Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Evolution of Recollection and Prediction in Neural Networks., International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2009
  • Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Development and Learning, pages 109-114. IEEE, 2008
  • David, M., Kwon, J., Choe, Y., and Keyser, J., Constructing High-Resolution Microvascular Models., 3rd International Workshop on Microscopic Image Analysis with Applications in Biology, 2008
  • Kwon, J. and David, M., Lateral Sectioning for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy., IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging., Paris, France, 2008
  • Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Enhanced Facilitatory Neuronal Dynamics for Delay Compensation., In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks., Piscataway, NJ, 2007. IEEE Press. (Awardee of travel grants for IEEE IJCNN 2007 conference)
  • Kwon, J., Kang, S., Kim, Y., Woo, Y., Kim, H., and Choi, B., The Design and Implementation of Korean Generator Using Feature Structure., In Proceedings of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea., Vol. 16, 2. p979-983, November 1993

7.5. Book Chapters

  • Ji Ryang Chung, Jaerock Kwon, Timothy A. Mann, and Yoonsuck Choe. Evolution of time in neural networks: From the present to the past, and forward to the future. In A. Ravishankar Rao and Guillermo A. Cecchi, editors, The Relevance of the Time Domain to Neural Network Models. Springer, Berlin, 2011. In press.
  • Y. Choe, L.C. Abbott, D. Han, P. Huang, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, D. Mayerich, Z. Melek, B.H. McCormick, Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy: High-throughput Imaging and Analysis of Massive Volumes of Biological Microstructures, In R. Rao and G. Cecchi, editors, High-throughput Image Reconstruction and Analysis: Intelligent Microscopy Applications, Series on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Imaging, Artech House Publishers, 2008.

7.6. Abstracts

  • Li Dang, Nishanth Sriramoju, Amaradi Phanindra, Xiaoyuan Zhang, Girma Tewolde, Jaerock Kwon. Enhanced Lane and Obstacle Detection Technique for Intelligent Vehicles. ASEE-North Central Section, 2016.
  • A. Ashwini, S. Raghavan, Y. Choe, D. Mayerich, T. Huffman, M. Goodman, C. Daniel, J. Kwon. Web-based real-time 3D visualization framework for teravoxel volumes. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, California 2016.
  • Shruthi Raghavan, Jaerock Kwon. DIVIDE, CONQUER, AND COMBINE ALGORITHM TO TRACE COMPLEX TUBULAR STRUCTURES FROM TERAVOXEL-SIZED MICROSCOPE IMAGE STACKS, The 2016 International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Prague, The Czech Republic, April 2016.
  • S. RAGHAVAN, Y. CHOE, D. MAYERICH, T. HUFFMAN, M. GOODMAN, C. DANIEL, J. KWON. Internet-enabled robotic microscope powered by knife-edge scanning microscopy, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois, October 2015.
  • Mr. Woo Seok Yang, Mr. Hye Myeong Kim, Prof. Young Seek Cho, Prof. Seyoung Choi, Prof. Jaerock Kwon, Prof. Dae Hee Park. Development of Intelligent LED Lighting System with Bluetooth Wireless Interface. International Conference on Advanced Electromaterials, ICAE, Jeju, Korea, Nov 2013.
  • W. S. Yang, H. M. Kim, J. Kwon, Y.S. Choe, S. Choi, D.H. Park, Implementation of LED Dimming System using Ultrasonic sensor and MCU, The Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers General Meeting & Annual Summer Conference, 2013.
  • H.M. Kim, W.S Yang, J. Kwon, Y.S. Choe, S. Choi, D.H. Park, Control of LED Lighting System using Bluetooth Wireless Communication, The Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers General Meeting & Annual Summer Conference, 2013.
  • C. SUNG, D. MAYERICH, J. KWON, D. E. MILLER, L. C. ABBOTT, J. KEYSER, T. HUFFMAN, *Y. CHOE, Web-based knife-edge scanning microscope brain atlas in vector-graphics for enhanced performance, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, October 2012.
  • Yoonsuck Choe, Louise C. Abbott, Giovanna Ponte, John Keyser, Jaerock Kwon, David Mayerich, Daniel Miller, Donghyeop Han, Anna Maria Grimaldi, Graziano Fiorito, David B. Edelman, and Jeffrey L. McKinstry. Charting out the octopus connectome at submicron resolution using the knife-edge scanning microscope. BMC Neuroscience, 11(Suppl 1):P136, 2010. Nineteenth Annual Computational Neuroscience Meeting: CNS*2010.
  • Y. CHOE, L. C. ABBOTT, J. KEYSER, D. E. MILLER, D. HAN, H.-F. YANG, J. R. CHUNG, C. SUNG, D. MAYERICH, J. KWON, K. MICHEVA, S. J. SMITH, Multiscale imaging, analysis, and integration of mouse brain networks. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2010
  • J. KWON, D. MAYERICH, Y. CHOE, Automated cropping and artifact removal for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy,  Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, October 2010
  • Yoonsuck Choe, Anna Maria Grimaldi, Donghyeop Han, Daniel Miller, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, John Keyser, Giovanna Ponte, Louise Abbott, Graziano Fiorito, Charting out the Octopus Connectome at Submicron Resolution Using the Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope.CNS*2010, San Antonio, TX, July 2010
  • Yoonsuck Choe and Jaerock Kwon, Open issues in high-fidelity simulation of the connectome. CNS*2010 Workshop on High-throughput 3D microscopy and high-performance computing for multi-scale modeling and simulation of large-scale neuronal circuits, San Antonio, TX, July 2010
  • Louise C. Abbott, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe High-throughput imaging of whole mouse brain using the Knife-Edge Scanning Microscope. CNS*2010 Workshop on High-throughput 3D microscopy and high-performance computing for multi-scale modeling and simulation of large-scale neuronal circuits, San Antonio, TX, July 2010
  • Y. Choe, D. Han, P. Huang, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, D. Mayerich, L. C. Abbott, Complete submicrometer scans of mouse brain microstructure: Neurons and vasculatures. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, October 2009
  • Y. Choe and J. Kwon. Internal state predictability as an evolutionary precursor of self-awareness and agency. In Neuroscience Meeting Planner, Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience, 2008. Program No. 738.14. Online.
  • Y. Choe, L.C. Abbott, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, David MayerichZ. Melek, and Bruce H. McCormick, Enhanced microvascular staining and tracing in large volumes of mouse brain tissue. Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, November 2007
  • J. Kwon, D.M. Mayerich, J. Keyser, Y. Choe, L. Abbott, B.H. McCormick, Automatic Data Acquisition for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy. Industrial Affiliates Program, October 2007
  • B.H. McCormick, L.C. Abbott, D.M. Mayerich, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, and Y. Choe, Automated Concurrent Serial-Sectioning and Microimaging of Whole Small Animal Brain at Submicron Resolution, Symposium on Imaging Neurons and Neural Activity, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratories, March 2007
  • Bruce H. McCormick, Louise C. Abbott, Yoonsuck Choe, John Keyser, Jaerock Kwon, David Mayerich, Kristina Micheva, Stephen J. Smith, Multiscale Imaging of Mouse Brain Microstructure, National Institute of Health Multi-Scale Modeling Meeting, Washington D.C., April 2007
  • D.M. Mayerich; Z. Melek, J. Kwon, J. Keyser, Y. Choe, L. Abbott, B.H. McCormick, Imaging and Mapping Brain Microvasculature, Industrial Affiliates Program, March 2007
  • B.H. McCormick, L.C. Abbott, D.M. Mayerich, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, Z. Melek, Y. Choe, Full-Scale submicron neuroanatomy of the mouse brain, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, October 2006
  • Bruce H. McCormick, Louise C. Abbott, Yoonsuck Choe, John Keyser, Jaerock Kwon, and David Mayerich, Full-scale Submicron Neuroanatomy to Constrain Computational Models of Biologically Accurate Neuron and Networks. WAM-BAMM (World Association of Modelers.Biologically Accurate Modeling Meeting), 3/24/2006, San Antonio, TX

7.7. Magazine Articles (Korean)

  • Modem sharing using SAPS (SpartaCom Asynchronous Port Sharing), PC PLUS, September1997 p391 – p397
  • Making an Audio CD Player with Video Clip using TOOLBOOK 3.0, I LOVE PC, December 1995 p196 – p209
  • Making a Hangul(Korean Alphabet) Word Processor, 1,2,3, C Program World Magazine, from June to August 1994
  • Making an application using C language – Make PIMS application, Hello PC, January – May 1993
  • Housekeeping account book software – Oink, Personal Computer, March 1990 p206 – p223
  • Design and Implementation of HSIC (Hanyang Simplified Instructional Computer) Assembler, Personal Computer, September 1991 p102 – p114
  • How to use multiple fonts in an application, Personal Computer, January 1991 p268 – p273, p310

7.8. Magazine Articles (Translation)

  • Question and Answer C++, Paul DiLascia, Microsoft System JournalKorean Edition, January 1999
  • Bug Slayer, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, November 1998
  • Control Spy Exposes the Clandestine Life of Windows Common Controls, Part II, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, October 1998
  • Control Spy Exposes the Clandestine Life of Windows Common Controls, Part I, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, August 1998
  • Question and Answer C++, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, July 1998
  • Minimizing the Memory Footprint of Your Windows CE-based Program, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, June 1998
  • Question and Answer, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, May 1998
  • Why Do Certain Win32 Technologies Misbehave in Windows NT services, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, April 1998
  • Manipulate Windows NT Services by Writing a Service Control Program, Jeffery Richer, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, March 1998
  • Q & A ActiveX/COM, Don Box, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, February 1998
  • Under The Wood, Matt Pietrek, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, January 1998
  • Windows Programming Supervisor, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, December 1997
  • Introducing the Bugslayer: Annihilating Bugs in an Application Near You, John Robbins, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, November 1997
  • Extend Developer Studio 97 With Your Own Add-ins, Macros, and Wizards, Steve Zimmerman, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, October 1997
  • Seven Great Multithreading Ideas Part II, Microsoft System JournalKorean Edition, August 1997
  • Q & A Win32, Microsoft System Journal Korean Edition, June 1997

8. Talks and Presentations

  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Image Data Restoration using Artificial Neural Network, Signal Intelligence Research Center, Hanyang University, Korea, July 8, 2016.
  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Acquisition and Analysis of Mouse Brain Vasculature, High-Performance Visual Computing Lab, UNIST, June 30, 2016.
  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Design and Implementation of Smart LED Lighting System Using Multi-Sensor Module. Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering at Wonkwang University, Korea, April 2014
  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Development of a Wireless Multisensor LED Lighting System, BIT 3rd Annual World Conference of U-Homes, Dalian, China, June 2013
  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks, Jeju National University, Korea, Oct 15, 2012.
  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Wireless Sensor Network Development and Applications for LED system lighting, Workshop for LED Lighting Technologies and Education, Center for Advanced Electric Applications at Wonkang University, Korea, Oct 10, 2012.
  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Computational Neuroscience, Mobile and Space Communications Lab at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, Sep 3, 2011
  • Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Kettering University: A Professional Co-op Experience with a Real Difference, 2011 5th International Workshop on Practical Engineering Education, Cheonan, Korea, Aug 4, 2011.
  • Jaerock Kwon, a special lecture in the Advanced Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program held by Human Resources Development Institute of Korea University of Technology & Education, Cheonan, Korea, August 1-5, 2011.
  • Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe, Invited talk: Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency, Cognoscenti Series, Texas A&M University, October 20, 2008
  • Jaerock Kwon, Heejin Lim, and Yoonsuck Choe, Invited talk: Prediction, a Prerequisite to Goal-directed Behavior, and Its Possible Origin in Delay Compensation. IT Symposium, US-Korea Conference, Reston VA. August 10, 2007
  • Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon, and Heejin Lim, Invited talk: Prediction, a Prerequisite to Goal-directed Behavior, and Its Possible Origin in Delay Compensation. Metroplex Institute for Neural Dynamics, November 3, 2006

9. Teaching

  • Spring 2017
    • CE-426 Real-Time Embedded Systems
    • ECE-101 Matlab and C Programming
  • Winter 2017
    • CE-426 Real-Time Embedded Systems
    • CE-426L Real-Time Embedded Systems Lab
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Summer 2016
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing
  • Spring 2016
    • ECE-101 Matlab and C Programming
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
  • Winter 2016
    • CE-491 App Development for Mobile Devices
    • CE-491 Biomedical Image Processing
  • Fall 2015
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
  • Spring 2015
    • CE-491 App Development for Mobile Devices
    • INEN-101 Innovation and Entrepreneur Mindset
  • Winter 2015
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
    • IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing
  • Summer 2014
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
    • IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing
  • Spring 2014
    • ECE-101 Matlab and C Programming
  • Winter 2014
    • CE-491 App Development for Mobile Devices
    • ECE-101 Matlab and C Programming
  • Fall 2013
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Spring 2013
    • CE-491 App Development for Mobile Devices
  • Winter 2013
    • ECE-101 Matlab and C Programming
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Summer 2012
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Spring 2012
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Winter 2012
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
    • CE-491 App Development for Mobile Devices
  • Fall 2011
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Spring 2011
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
    • CE-491 App Development for Mobile Devices
  • Winter 2011
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Summer 2010
    • CE-491 App Development for Mobile Devices
  • Spring 2010
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
    • IME-100 Interdisciplinary Design and Manufacturing Lab
  • Winter 2010
    • CE-320 Microcomputers I
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
  • Fall 2009
    • CE-320L Microcomputers I Lab
    • CE-210L Digital Systems I Lab

10. Student Advising

10.1. Graduate Students

  • Shruthi Raghavan (2014 – 2016)
  • Akanksha Ashwini (2015 – )
  • LiDang(2015-)
  • Amaradi Phanindra (2015 – 2016)
  • Nishanth Sriramoju (2015 – 2016)
  • Jongil Lim (2013 – 2015)
  • Seokju Lee (2013 – 2015)

10.2. Undergraduate Students

  • Dalton Matznick, Cost Savings Analysis of Electrical Ladder Drawing Software and Process Changes (2013 – )
  • Will Johnson, WIFI Communication Daughter Card Software (2014 – )
  • Cody Lopez, Business Plan for the Infotainment Systems in Vehicles
  • Patrick Brown, Web technologies in embedded environments allowing for rapid prototyping of rich user interfaces and platform independence. (2013 – )
  • Ove Peronard, Analysis of Current C Code against MISRA and HIS metrics and Comparison with Gen7.2 and Previous Generation for Report Creation
  • Andrew Meagher, Eliminating the Waste of Waiting (2014 – )
  • David Green, Open and Closed Loop Testing Interface Using Labcar Mini for the Gasoline and Diesel FlexECU, 2013
  • Matthew Clark, Creating an Elderly Monitoring Device Using Arduino and Android, 2014
  • Alanna Gippin: CT Image Reconstruction, 2013
  • Eric Barch: Independent Study, 2013
  • Kevin Smith: TI10 Switchable ES Audio Solution. 2013
  • William Lindeman: Interpreting Workout Gestures with Neural Networks, 2013
  • Taimen Taylor: Automation of EnTech’s Report Generation Process, 2012
  • Anthony Marchioni: Learning Marchine, 2012
  • Eric Chu: BlackBerry Application for Monitoring Battery Testing for the Global Battery Systems Lab, 2011

11. Service

11.1. External

Grant reviews

  • NSF MRI review 2016
  • NSF IDBR 2015
  • NSF MRI review 2014

Organizing Committee

  • Registration Chair, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2017
  • Webmaster, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2016
  • Local Chair, Membership & Registration Chair for the 17th KOCSEA (Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America) Technical Symposium 2016
  • Membership & Registration Chair for the 16th KOCSEA (Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America) Technical Symposium 2015
  • Web Chair, The International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2015
  • Registration Chair and Communications Chair for the 15th KOCSEA (Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America) Technical Symposium 2014
  • Communications Chair for the 14th KOCSEA (Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America) Technical Symposium 2013
  • Communication Chair, TeK One 2014.

Journal reviews

  • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics (IEEE-ASME T MECH), 2016
  • Microvascular Research, 2016
  • Reviewer, The Scientific World Journal, Electrification and Renewable Energy Generation (EREG)
  • Reviewer, Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE) journal.

Program Committee / Session Chair / Conference Paper Reviewer

  • Program Committee, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2017.
  • Program Committee, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2016.
  • Program Committee, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2014.
  • Session Chair, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2014).
  • Program Committee, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2014).
  • Program Committee of International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2013).
  • Reviewer, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2012.
  • Reviewer, Neurocomputing journal, 2012.
  • Reviewer, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2013.
  • Program Committee of Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC) 2012.
  • Program Committee of Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC) 2011.
  • Program Committee of International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2012).
  • Program Committee of Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC) 2011.
  • Program Committee of International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2012).
  • Reviewer for “The 16th International Conference on Neural Information Processing” (ICONIP’09)
  • Technical Committee of International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2008

Membership

  • Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, IEEE Computational Intelligence Society
  • Member, International Neural Network Society (INNS)
  • Member, Society for Neuroscience (SfN)

11.2. Intramural (Kettering University)

  • FOLA (Friends of the Library and Archives) Board of Directors 2015-2016 n Kettering University Innovation Fellow 2012-2013
  • EE Faculty Search Committee 2013.
  • Curriculum committee of Computer Engineering, 2010-2011
  • Judge, FIRST Robotics District Competition (FRC) 2011 at Kettering

Pre-College Camps

  • Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp II for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2013 – Present.
  • Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2011 – Present.

12. Scientific Software

  • KESMSuite: Image processing package for KESM images and KESM Web Brain Atlas.
    https://github.com/jrkwon/KESMSuite
  • Composer/Cropper/GenMergerInfo/Merger/Relighter/TissueAreaDetector/TissueAreaOutlierRem
  • KESM Image/Volume Browser (2008): A visualization system for KESM data
  • KESM Unit Volume Maker (2008): A volume (a stack of images) extractor from multi-scale and multiple-column image stacks.
  • KESM Image Cropper (2008): An image cropper removing noise and uneven light with automatic image registration.
  • KESM Image Resizer (2008): Resize images from image stacks
  • KESM Image Acquisition System (2007): A controller application for a precision positioning system and an image capture system. Imaging for the whole mouse brain has been done automatically with minimum human intervention.

VTK for Visualization, ITK for image process and image file manipulations, ImageMagick for some image process, Qt for GUI. Win32 API and Microsoft Windows MFC were used for KESM Image Acquisition System. Eclipse, and Visual Studio are being used for IDE.

13. Software

  • An application platform for embedded systems, (written in ARM C for the main system and Visual C/C++ for the emulator), 2001, 2002
  • A layout engine for the DTV data browser, (written in ARM C), 1999
  • An answering machine, a phone, and a fax application for LG-IBM PC, (written in Visual C/C++), 1997, 1998
  • A Telephony module using TAPI and Hayes modem command for LG-IBM PC, (written in Visual C/C++), 1996, 1997
  • An audio CD player having video clips, (written in Toolbook 3.0), 1995
  • An Hangul (Korean Alphabet) text editor, (written in Borland C/C++), 1994
  • A PIMS application, (written in Turbo C 2.0), 1993
  • An assembler for Hanyang Simplified Instructional Computer (HSIC), (written in Turbo C 2.0), 1991
  • A housekeeping account book, (spreadsheet style, but simplified, and easy to use), (Turbo C 2.0), 1990

14. Technology Proficiencies

  • ARM Cortex M4
  • TI CC254x
  • Bluetooth Low Energy
  • Android Programming
  • iOS Programming
  • Scientific programming in C/C++, Matlab.
  • Web programming in Visual Basic, ASP, HTML, Javascript
  • Visualization Tool Kit (VTK), Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit (ITK), Visual C/C++, MFC, Qt
  • Visual C/C++, MFC, Qt
  • Database: MS Access, MS-SQL
  • System: Win32 (Windows Vista, XP, Server 2003), MacOSX