Shin, Bonggun



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Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
PhD Student, Computer Science, August 2015 to Present

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea
M.S., Electrical Engineering, Febuary 2009
Thesis Topic: Landing Posture Control of a Robotic Cat using Fast Converging Reinforcement Learning

Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) , Chicago, Illinois
B.S., Computer Engineering, July 2006

Professional Experience

Research Intern, Visa Research, Palo Alto, CA, Summer 2017
Software Engineer, December & Company, Seoul, Korea, Febuary 2015 to August 2015
Founder, Osolgil, Daejeon, Korea, Febuary 2014 to August 2015
Software Engineer, Viva Republica, Seoul, Korea, January 2014
Researcher, U&I Lab, KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, April 2012 to April 2013
Senior Researcher, Quram, Suwon, Korea, Febuary 2009 to September 2009
Research Intern, Korea Telecom Research Lab, Seoul, Korea, Summer 2005
Programmer, Eolith Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea, December 2000 – January 2003

(Google scholar profile)

Falgun H. Chokshi, B. Shin, Timothy Lee, Andrew Lemmon, Sean Necessary, and Jinho D. Choi, Natural Language Processing for Classification of Acute, Communicable Findings on Unstructured Head CT Reports: Comparison of Neural Network and Non-Neural Machine Learning Techniques, bioRxiv, 173310, 2017.

B. Shin, Timothy Lee, and Jinho D. Choi, Lexicon Integrated CNN Models with Attention for Sentiment Analysis, In Proceedings of the EMNLP Workshop on Computational Approaches to Subjectivity, Sentiment and Social Media Analysis, of WASSA’17, 2017.
[PDF] [Code]

B. Shin, Falgun H. Chokshi, Timothy Lee, and Jinho D. Choi, Classification of radiology reports using neural attention models, Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2017 International Joint Conference on, 4363-4370.

B. Shin, and A. Oh, Bayesian Group Nonnegative Matrix Factorization for EEG Analysis, Technical Report, arXiv:1212.4347,  2012.
[PDF] [Supp] [Code]

B. Shin, and S. Jo, Pattern-Preserving-based Motion Imitation for Robots, In Proceedings of International Conference on Ubiquitous Robots and Ambient Intelligence(URAI), 2011.
[PDF] [Code] [Movie] [Best Student Paper Finalist]

B.G. Shin, T. Kim, and S. Jo, Non-invasive brain signal interface for a wheelchair navigation, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), 2010.

J.J. Lee, B.G. Shin, and J.J. Kim, Posture Control of a Free Falling Robotic Cat for Soft Landing Using Reinforcement Learning, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Humanized Systems (ICHS), 2008.

B.G. Shin, S.Y. Park, and J.J. Lee, A Fast and Robust Template Matching Algorithm in Noisy Image, In Proceedings of the International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems (ICCAS), 2007.

Y.S. Lee, S.R. Moon, B.G. Shin, Y.C. Wee, and D.Y. Kim, An Efficient Iris Recognition System Based on Fractal Image Compression, In Proceedings of the Korea Information Science Society (KISS), 2005.

Honors and Awards 

National Fellowship, KAIST, 2007 – 2008, and 2010 – 2011
Best TA Award, KAIST, September 2011
Student Travel Grant, RL competition in ICML Workshop, July 2008
Dean’s List for Academic Excellence, IIT, Fall 2004 – Spring 2006
International student scholarship, IIT, Fall 2004 – Spring 2006
International Joint Research Grant, Korea Science and Engineering Foundation, Fall 2004
Hyong-Ae Scholarship, Hyong-Ae foundation, Spring 2003 – Fall 2004
City Scholarship, Gwangmyeong city Foundation, Fall 1999
University Scholarship, Ajou University, Spring 1999

Technical Skills 

C/C++/C#, MATLAB, R, Python, and LATEX
PHP, Django, Firmbanking
Z-80, am188es, Hyperstone, ARM, and Assemblers
OSX, Windows, and Linux


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