Technical Meeting


Convergence ICT and Medical Technologies for Smart Disease Diagnosis

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  • Kita 14 Nishi 9
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  • Sapporo, Hokkaido
  • Japan 060-0814
  • Building: Graduate School of Information Science and Technology
  • Room Number: 11-17
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  • Co-sponsored by IEICE Hokkaido Section


Myung Hoon Sunwoo, IEEE Fellow of Ajou University, Suwon Korea


Convergence ICT and Medical Technologies for Smart Disease Diagnosis

Recently, convergence technologies change the paradigm of health care and disease diagnosis and these trends are becoming popular and proliferating. This talk introduces Information & Communication Technology Research Center (ITRC), called the Ultra-small-sized Diagnostic Smart Devices (uDSD) center. The center consists of universities, hospitals and companies to cover emerging interdisciplinary technical areas covering chip design, sensors, deep learning/artificial intelligence (DL/AI), big data, and medical imaging. In practice, uDSD focuses on ultra-small/low-power smart SoC designs, mobile platformbased intelligent diagnosis, real-time diagnostic models using big data analysis. Currently, the center conducts joint development with companies to realize jaundice diagnosis using smart phones, smart capsule endoscopes, mobile molecular device platforms, DL-based mammography, etc. The center can promote and contribute mobile platform-based telemedicine that will become widespread in the near future.


Myung Hoon Sunwoo received the B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Sogang University, the M.S. degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), and the Ph.D. degree from the University of Texas at Austin in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He worked for the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) in Korea and for the Digital Signal Processor Operations, Motorola, in Austin, Texas, U.S.A. Since 1992, he has been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ajou University in Suwon, Korea, where he is currently a Professor.

He served on the General Chair of International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS) 2012, Seoul Korea, the successful event held in Korea and will serve on the General Co-chair of ISCAS 2021, Daegu Korea. He has been involved in various technical activities over two decades including a member of CASS BoG (Board of Governors) from 2011 to 2016 and a Technical Committee member for numerous conferences. He initiated a new CASS chapter in Daegu, Korea, which succeeded ISCAS 2021 bidding. He was a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE CASS from 2009 to 2010.

Currently, he is the Director of the micro Diagnostic Smart Devices (uDSD) Information and Telecommunication Research Center (ITRC) sponsored by Korean Government. uDSD consists of universities, hospitals and companies to cover emerging interdisciplinary technical areas, such as chip design, sensors, deep learning, big data, pattern recognition, medical imaging, etc. His research interests include low power algorithms and architectures, medical devices, deep learning, AI, and application-specific SoC design.

He was the President of the IEIE (Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers) Semiconductor Society in Korea from 2012 to 2013. He was an honorary ambassador of Korean Tourism Organization. He is currently IEEE CASS VP-Conferences and he has been a chair of IEEE CASS, Seoul Chapter since 2004 and an IEEE Fellow.