University of Southern California
Domain of Research: Computer Vision, Robotics

Jongmoo Choi received the B.S. degree in Physics, the MS. degree in Cognitive Science and the Ph.D. degree in Computer Engineering from Sungkyunkwan University, S. Korea. From 1999 to 2003, he was the director of research center of Dream Mirh Co. Ltd., where he developed face recognition algorithms and SDKs for applications such as machine readable travel documents and biometrics entrance management systems. The technology has been transferred to Korea Identification Inc. and is being employed many important places such as Incheon International Airport, and the Korea National Policy Office. From 2004 to 2006, he was a research assistant professor at the Intelligent Systems Research Center, Sungkyunkwan University, S. Korea and he invented 3D robotic sensors based on signal separation coding. He is currently a senior research associate at the Institute for Robotics and Intelligent Systems, University of Southern California, USA. The technologies developed at USC have been transferred to Primesense, OpenNI, HP, Samsung, IQ Engines, Skycomp, and Northrop Grumman Corporation. Dr. Choi’s current research interests include 3D face modeling, 3D face recognition, 3D face tracking, facial expression recognition, robust parameter estimation, and event/activity analysis in video.