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KAIST Institute for IT Convergence was established to activate interdisciplinary researches of KAIST with the major contributions of IT technologies. The outcomes will create new engines of national economy by developing long-term competitiveness of exciting industries as well as new IT industries.  Although KI ITC covers basically all research areas of IT technologies existing in KAIST, it also focuses on 5G Mobile Communications, Internet of Things and Intelligent integrated Sensors.  It aims to cultivate new research teams for important research topics who perform the projects with their unique approaches. The agents of innovations in the teams are consisted of professors, full-time researchers, post doctors, and students not only form KAIST but also from the other institutes and companies.

Research Theme


♦ Communication & Energy Research Team

   PI: Prof. Dong Ho, Cho

   We are living in the 4th generation wireless communication society, which has been changing our life dramatically along with the smartphone technology. Communication & energy

   team is focusing on IT convergence technology for the 5th generation wireless communication systems to lead the future convergence technology. Future wireless communication will

   support a thousand times more bandwidth, consume a thousand times less energy and accommodate a thousand more devices. In order to increase the capacity and decrease the

   energy consumption, the 5th generation technology may adopt small cell, massive antenna, SHF/UHF band, beam based transmission and pattern/polarization diversity. The objective

   of our team is to lead future IT convergence technology through system simulation and hardware implementation for communication and energy systems along with industry and


   Target Research Area:

   -Antenna/RF technology

   -Beamforming technology

   -Millimeter band technology

♦ Intelligent Technology Research Team

   PI: Prof. Dae Young, Kim


   Intelligent Technology Research Team is focusing on the IoT (Internet of Things) technology that connects all of the daily (physical or virtual) objects we interact with and provides

   up-to-date information and appropriate services to users. The IoT allows objects to be sensed and controlled remotely across existing network infrastructure, creating opportunities for

   more direct integration of the physical world into computer-based systems. IoT technology makes objects alive (sensing and controlling), intelligent (processing information by itself or

   with others) and cooperative (exchanging information with each other), and it provides users with smart mashup services.

   Target Research Area:

   -IoT/WoT interworking framework

   -IoT data stream analysis / machine learning for situation awareness

   -Identification and tracking for real-world objects

♦ Integrated Sensor Research Team

   PI:  Prof. Chong-Ook, Park


   Currently, most of the information that we get is obtained using sensors. For disease to diagnose, demands of self and early diagnosis using various sensors has been fast growing,

   the requirement of development for unconstrained and non-invasive sensor through u-Health technology has been growing. A low-dose radiation detecting system can be realized through

   development of a photon counting linear detecting module using a high energy photon detecting sensor and image realizing technology. Also, the disease can be diagnosed using

   various sensors. 3-D image sensors using millimeter wave can be used in a radar of vehicle or robot and short range motion sensors. Our target is development of core technologies to

   develop for various sensors.

   Target Research Area:

   -Smart integrated sensors and networks

   -Remote sensor and applications

   -Mobile healthcare sensors

♦ Mobile Sensor and IT Convergence Center

   PI: Prof. Chong-Ook, Park

   Members from different department Currently, most of the information that we get is obtained using sensors. For disease to diagnose, demands of self and early diagnosis using various

   sensors has been fast growing, the requirement of development work together to open a new generation of mobile phone which we called “life phone”. It enables us to measure the status

   of human health or environmental conditions. New types of chemical and bio sensors for mobile devices will be developed in parallel with communication chips.

   Target Research Area:

   -Development of high sensitivity sensor

   -Development of high selectivity filter

   -Development of small-size and low-power devices

   -Development of sensor interface circuit and wireless transceiver

   -Development of bio-sensor technology

♦ Mobile Sensor and IT Convergence Center

   PI: Prof. Woontack, Woo

   The KAIST Augmented Reality Research Center was established in June 2015 and conducts augmented human research that extends the physical, intellectual and social capabilities of

   people through augmented reality technology in an extended space that combines reality and imagination. We study augmented human platform which integrates 3-dimensional

   interaction that extends the physical ability of users who wear HMD or glasses in context of objects, social context that extends intellectual ability, and social agent that extends social ability.

   Target Research Area:

   -Authoring Platform

    *3D Map-based AR/VR Story Authoring in Indoor/Outdoor Environment
    *User-Participated Meta-Info. Tagging for AR/VR Story Authoring
*AR/VR Object 5-sense modeling, property/event, intellectual reaction authoring

   -Experience Platform

    *Egocentric two-hands based interaction & collaboration in HMD Environment
*Remote collaboration supporting user avatar mapping
*Real-time Information/Contents Augmentation and Intellectual Interface

   -Service Platform

    *IoT-LBS Aggregated context-aware social augmented reality service provision
*Multi-user AR-VR information/experience sharing support
*Metadata-based reusable AR/VR contents DB management

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