Computational Neuroanatomy and Neuroinformatics: Reconstruction, Visualization, Statistical Analysis, Acquisition and Analysis of Large Biological Data Sets
Neural Network, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Neuroevolution
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
Wireless Sensor Network
Embedded System Software and Real Time Operating Systems
Medical image processing
Automatic part dimensional inspection
Mobile apps – iOS/Android
User interface design
X3D, web technologies, CMS (Drupal, WordPress, Joomla)
Computer Engineering Day Camp (The Donald Lee Smith Fund through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, 2013-2015).
A development of LED system lighting engine module with compact sized data communication modules and driver IC/Processor control parts based on multi-sensor (supported by the MKE/Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea supervised by the KEIT/Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology; Subcontract, 2012-2015)
Assistant Professor: Microcomputers, App Development for Mobile Devices, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kettering University, May 2010 – present
Visiting Assistant Professor: Microcomputers, Digital systems, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kettering University, July 2009 – May 2010
Guest lecture: Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency, CPSC 633-600 Machine Learning, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, Spring 2009
Guest lecture: Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency, CPSC 636-600 Neural Networks, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, Spring 2008
Lecturer: BREW SDK, troubleshooting, and knowledge base for BREW application development; wrote the materials, 2002 – 2004
Talks and Special Lectures
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks, Jeju National University, Oct 15, 2012.
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Wireless Sensor Network Development and Applications for LED system lighting, Workshop for LED Lighting Technologies and Education, Center for Advanced Electric Applications at Wonkang University, Oct 10, 2012.
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Computational Neuroscience, Mobile and Space Communications Lab at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, Sep 3, 2011
Jaerock Kwon, Inivted talk: Kettering University: A Professional Co-op Experience with a Real Difference, 2011 5th International Workshop on Practical Engineering Education, Aug 4, 2011.
Jaerock Kwon, a special lecture in the Advanced Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program held by Human Resources Development Institute of Korea University of Technology & Education, August 1-5, 2011.
Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe, Invited talk: Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency, Cognoscenti Series, Texas A&M University, October 20, 2008.
Jaerock Kwon, Heejin Lim, and Yoonsuck Choe, Invited talk: Prediction, a Prerequisite to Goal-directed Behavior, and Its Possible Origin in Delay Compensation. IT Symposium, US-Korea Conference, Reston VA. August 10, 2007.
Yoonsuck Choe , Jaerock Kwon, and Heejin Lim, Invited talk: Prediction, a Prerequisite to Goal-directed Behavior, and Its Possible Origin in Delay Compensation. Metroplex Institute for Neural Dynamics, November 3, 2006.
Innovation Fellow 2012-2013
EE Faculty Search Committee 2013.
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2012.
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2011.
Engineering & Science Career Exploration Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2011.
Curriculum committee of Computer Eningeering, 2010-2011
Judge, FIRST Robotics District Competition (FRC) 2011 at Kettering.
Reviewer, International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN) 2012.
Reviewer, Neurocomputing journal, 2012.
Reviewer, IEEE Symposium Series on Computational Intelligence 2013.
Program Committee of Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC) 2012.
Program Committee of Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing (NaBIC) 2011.
Reviewer, Data & Knowledge Engineering (DKE) journal.
Program Committee of International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2012).
Technical Committee of International Joint Conference on Neural Networks (IJCNN), 2008.
Student Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).
KESM Image/Volume Browser (2008): A visualization system for KESM data.
KESM Unit Volume Maker (2008): A volume (a stack of images) extractor from multi-scale and multiple-column image stacks.
KESM Image Cropper (2008): An image cropper removing noise and uneven light with automatic image registration.
KESM Image Resizer (2008): Resize images from image stacks
KESM Image Acquisition System (2007): A controller application for a precision positioning system and an image capture system. Imaging for the whole mouse brain has been done automatically with minimum human intervention
An application platform for embedded systems, (written in ARM C for the main system and Visual C/C++ for the emulator), 2001, 2002
A layout engine for the DTV data browser, (written in ARM C), 1999
An answering machine, a phone, and a fax application for LG-IBM PC, (written in Visual C/C++), 1997, 1998
A Telephony module using TAPI and Hayes modem command for LG-IBM PC, (written in Visual C/C++), 1996, 1997
An audio CD player having video clips, (written in Toolbook 3.0), 1995
An Hangul (Korean Alphabet) text editor, (written in Borland C/C++), 1994
A PIMS application, (written in Turbo C 2.0), 1993
An assembler for Hanyang Simplified Instructional Computer (HSIC), (written in Turbo C 2.0), 1991
A housekeeping account book, (spreadsheet style, but simplified, and easy to use), (Turbo C 2.0), 1990
Scientific programming in C/C++, Matlab.
System: Win32 (Windows Vista, XP, Server 2003), pSOS, ARM, MacOSX
Honors and Awards
Oswald International Faculty Fellowship from Kettering University, 2010-2011
Travel Grant for IEEE International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2007
SK Employee Award, MPR/S division, An Excellent Employee, SK Teletech, December 2001
Graduate fellowship from LG Electronics Co., Ltd. (Two-year full-tuition), January 1992 – December 1993
Undergraduate fellowship from LG Electronics Co., Ltd. (Two-year full-tuition), January 1990 – December 1991
Academic Merit Scholarship, August 1988
Data information display method of data broadcasting receiver and apparatus thereof , US Patent No: 7100117, August 29, 2006
Apparatus and method for display of data information in data broadcasting receiver, H04N7/08, 1003570980000, October 4, 2002
Apparatus for defining TV/DATA broadcasting objects by user, H04N 5/445 (January 2006), 1006936480000 (March 5, 2007)
Display method of pop-up tree type electronic program guide, H04N 5/50 (January 2006) 1006414370000 (October 25, 2006)
Two way digital television system, H04N 7/173 (January 2006), 1006975130000 (March 13, 2007)
Method for automatic selecting data broadcasting in digital TV, H04N 7/08, 1019990007171 (March 04, 1999), 1020000059524 (October 05, 2000), Disclosure
Method for detecting channel in digital TV, H04N 7/12 (January 2006) 1006409170000 (October 25, 2006)
Apparatus and method for display of font data broadcasting, H04N 7/08, 1019990051114 (November 17, 1999),1020010047071 (June 15, 2001), Disclosure
Method for service offering using formalized user information, H04L 12/58 (January 2006), 1006520300000 (November 23, 2006)
Method for detecting fax signal on voice/fax machine, H04N 1/00, 1019970009963 (March 22, 1997), 101998074239 (November 5, 1998), Disclosure
Member of a softball team, Taiwanese student association softball team (Actually, the team is an international team despite its name)
Member of a baseball team, LG Woomyeon Elite (an associated baseball team of LG Research Laboratories) baseball team as pitcher, 2nd baseman or right fielder, 1994 – 1999 and 2002 – 2004
Member of a student association for studying Korean language. Research on the relationship between language and the societal lives of the language users. March 1988 – January 1992
A co-founder of a computer club, Hantlary in Electronic Communication Engineering Department, College of Engineering, Hanyang University, 1989
– Gave lectures of C/C++ language to the club members.
– Conducted various projects with the members and held exhibitions