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Professor Seungmoon Choi Selected as Associate Editor-in-Chief of an International Journal

2020-03-17 30

Professor Seungmoon Choi of the Department of Computer Engineering has been appointed as the associate editor-in-chief of the IEEE Transactions on Haptics, the most influential international journal on haptics.

Professor Choi has served as an editor of the journal for four years since 2010, as a general chair of the 2014 and 2016 IEEE Haptics Symposium, and as a program chair for the 2015 IEEE World Haptics Conference. In his role as the associate editor-in-chief, Professor Choi will assume duties such as categorizing submitted papers, selecting judges and approving publications of papers and more. His term in office is four years until March 2024.

Professor Choi, who is making great strides in the next-generation virtual reality technology, has received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from Seoul National University and Purdue University respectively. He joined the faculty of POSTECH in 2005.

He is gaining attention in his research that mimics human senses such as sight, hearing and touch, and was the recipient of the Early Career Award from the IEEE Technical Committee on Haptics in 2011.

In 2014, Professor Choi published a paper in the IEEE Transactions on Haptics that premiered the concept of applying the degree of consonance to the haptic stimuli felt through the fingertips that attracted the attention of academic circles. To date, he is one of the most prolifically published researchers in this journal.