Published: Nov 8, 2006 2:19:41 PM
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Oh Cheon Kwon, principal researcher and team manager with the Telematics Service Convergence Research team at the Electronics & Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI) of South Korea, has begun a one year visit with the Department of Computer Science and Software Engineering. ETRI is Korea's largest government funded research institution in information and communication technologies. It has nearly 1,600 researchers, 32 percent of whom hold doctoral degrees. With a 2005 budget of $362 million, ETRI collaborates with 43 research organizations in 17 countries around the world.
Kwon, who holds a doctorate in computer science from the University of Durham, is interested in human-computer interaction research and developing collaborative research projects between ETRI and Auburn in the area of automobile telematics, information technology applications and human-system interface designs for automobiles. He will be hosted by N. Hari Narayanan, associate professor in the department and leader of the intelligent and interactive systems research group.