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IEEE SMC Beijing Capital Region Chapter Seminar by Professor Keum-Shik Hong of Pusan National University

IEEE SMC Beijing Capital Region Chapter Seminar by Professor Keum-Shik Hong of Pusan National University

At ten o'clock in the morning on June 2, Prof. Keum-Shik Hong, Pusan National University, Busan, South Korea, gave an academic presentation entitled “Brain-Computer Interfaces and Non-Invasive Neuro-Modulation”. The faculty and staff of the School of Automation, University of Science and Technology Beijing and more than 20 doctoral and master students attended the lecture.

During the presentation, Prof. Keum-Shik Hong shared his experience in  Brain-computer interface(BCI) which provides a means of controlling machines and robots by interpreting the neuronal signals from the brain. First, Prof. Keum-Shik Hong briefly overviewed the current BCI technologies and discussed various imaging techniques, including invasive and non-invasive methods. Then, he reviewed non-invasive neuromodulation techniques for the elderly. Notably, he introduced functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) imaging, an emerging non-invasive brain imaging technique that measures the hemodynamic response of the cerebral cortex using near-infrared light (650-1,000 nm). Finally, Prof. Keum-Shik Hong looks forward to the great potential of fNIRS as a tool for BCI.

After the talk, the students actively asked the questions they were thinking about. Prof. Keum-Shik Hong patiently answered the students’ questions on professional understanding, ability development, and further studies, and encouraged the students to bravely and confidently go to higher-level academic halls and actively participate in them. In the field of automation, contribute to the development and construction of automation.


Brief introduction of professor Hoon Cheol Park:

Keum-Shik Hong received his B.S. degree in Mechanical Design and Production Engineering from Seoul National University in 1979, his M.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University, New York, in 1987, and both an M.S. degree in Applied Mathematics and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1991. He joined the School of Mechanical Engineering at Pusan National University (PNU) in 1993. His Integrated Dynamics and Control Engineering Laboratory was designated a National Research Laboratory by the Ministry of Science and Technology of Korea in 2003. In 2009, under the auspices of the World Class University Program of the Ministry of Education, Science, and Technology of Korea, he established the Department of Cogno-Mechatronics Engineering, PNU.

Dr. Hong served as Associate Editor of Automatica (2000-2006), Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (2008-2011), and is serving as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems. He was a past President of the Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS), Korea, and is the President of the Asian Control Association. He is an IEEE Fellow, a Fellow of the Korean Academy of Science and Technology, an ICROS Fellow, a Member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, and many other societies.

He has received the Presidential Award of Korea (2007), the Premier Professor Award (2011), the IEEE Academic Award (2016), etc. Dr. Hong’s current research interests include brain-computer interface, nonlinear systems theory, adaptive control, distributed parameter systems, autonomous vehicles, and innovative control applications in brain engineering.