SNU prof. named as first Asian top editor of prestigious AI journal

2021.08.25 13:05:19 | 2021.08.25 13:05:51

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Lee Kyoung-mu, professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University, has become the first Asian Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), one of the most reputable peer-reviewed journals in artificial intelligence, in the journal’s history of 42 years.

The journal has an Impact Factor (IF) of 16.389, which means articles published in the journal in the previous two years typically received more than 16 citations on average in a particular science journal.

Some 1,800 papers from around the world are submitted to the IEEE TPAMI every year, and only about 20 percent of them, or 300 to 400 articles, are published.

Submitted papers are first reviewed by about a panel of some 120 editing members who are experts in each field. After that, final papers to be published in the journal are decided by six deputy editors and Professor Lee.

Prof. Lee told Maeil Business Newspaper on Tuesday his appointment is a testament to Korea’s elevated AI power in the world, while advising Korea should develop AI research in language processing and other areas beyond computer vision and foster global talent to become more competitive in AI.

Prof. Lee received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in Control and Instrumentation Engineering from Seoul National University, and Ph. D. degree in electrical engineering from University of Southern California.

By Lee Sae-bom, Kim Geum-yi and Minu Kim

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