Research Assistant, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, Jun 2013 ~
Building a teleoperation user interface for humanoid robots. The software framework is built on top of ROS and rviz along with Gazebo simulation. A new kind of teleoperation interface trie to incorporate both task and motion planning algorithms to conduct a task with a goal specification.
Teaching Assistant, Brown University, Providence, RI, USA, Sep 2015 ~ Dec 2015
Was a graduate teaching assistant (GTA) for CSCI1410 Applied Artificial Intelligence taught by Prof. Stefanie Tellex. Redesigned and implementd a class project about the FastSLAM algorithm. Wrote the parts of both the midterm and final exams.
Freelance Software Engineer, May 2010 ~ Dec 2010
Volunteer Research Assistant, The Personal Robots Group, The Media Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Techonology, Cambridge, MA, USA, Oct 2009 ~ Apr 2010
Submitted a conference-paper and presented a poster at the ACM CHI 2010.
Designed and conducted two empirical user studies to evaluate the facial features of the MDS robot platform with senior citizens in the Greater Boston Area. Developed a dialogue system for the MDS humanoid platform with a gazing capability. Submitted a conference-paper and presented a poster at the ACM CHI 2010.
Worked in the Personal Robots Group, The Media Lab under Prof. Cynthia Breazeal. Developed three different kinds of teleoperation interfaces (web, gesture-based, and sympathetic interfaces) for a robot called Huggable.
Software Engineer and Game Developer, Thingsoft Co., Neowiz Co., Seoul, Mar 2006 ~ July 2006
Worked in the FIFA Online 2006 team in association with the EA Sports, Co, Canada. Designed User Interface for online front end system and Servers which exchange inner game data.
Teaching Assistant, Korean Winter School for Students gifted in Informatics, Aju University, Suwon, Jan 2006(one week)
Assisted in teaching students who were prospective candidates of the national team for International Olympiads in Informatics (IOI).
Assistant, Korean Olympiad in Informatics, Seoul, July 2005
Assisted in presenting problems for the Korean Olympiad in Informatics.
Served in the Army for two years as a KATUSA(Korean Army Augmented to the United State Army) which is a mandatory obligation in South Korea. Worked as a computer specialist and administrative clerk for about one year and became a section sergeant and a senior KATUSA. During eight months as a senior KATUSA. Performed as a Korean and English narrator in the school's graduation ceremony for four months.
Worked in the Audio Visual laboratory which was especially founded to promote media art and human computer interaction projects. Participated in three artistic and engineering projects: PolyMorphes, Ripple of Emotion(2000) and Trialogue(2001).
Software Engineer Intern, Nexon Co., Seoul, Jan 2001 ~ Feb 2001
Worked in the Centralized Game Sever Programming Team which managed over 50,000 concurrent user connections. Analyzed the server source code and manipulated it to meet given requests during the intern period.
Awards and Scholarships
Recipient, the Graduate Study Abroad Scholarship, supported by Samsung Scholarship Foundation(SSF, http://www.ssscholarship.or.kr) , Seoul, Korea
Recipient, Scholarships for academic excellence from Seoul National University
1st, 5th Place, Asian Regional ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), Taipei, Taiwan, 2000, 2001
5th, 3rd Place, Asian Regional ACM International Collegiate Programming Contest (ICPC), Taejon, Korea, 2000, 2001
Winner, The 4th Computer Music Contest in Korea, sponsored by Korean Electro-Acoustic Music Society , Seoul, Korea, 2001
Silver award winner and Bronze award winner, Samsung Electronics Software Membership Award, sponsored by Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., Seoul, Korea, 2001, 2000
1st Place, National High School Contest in Informatics, Yonsei Univeristy, Seoul, Korea, 1998
Silver Medal, Korea Olympiad in Informatics(KOI), Seoul, Korea, 1998
J. K. Lee, and O. C. Jenkins (2014), "Goal-Based Teleoperation for Robot Manipulation", presented at AAAI Fall Symposium on Artificial Intelligence for Human-Robot Interaction, Arlington, Va, 2014.
J. K. Lee and C. Breazeal (2010) "Human Social Response toward Humanoid Robot's Head and Facial Features," in Work-In-Progress in the Extended Abstract of CHI 2010, April 10-15, 2010, Atlanta, GA.
J. K. Lee, W. D. Stiehl, R. Toscano, C. Breazeal (2009) "Semi-Autonomous Robot Avatar as a Medium for Family Communication and Education," Advanced Robotics, Vol. 23(14), pp 1925- 1945.
W. D. Stiehl, J. K. Lee, C. Breazeal, M. Nalin, A. Morandi, and A. Sanna (2009) "The Huggable: A
Platform for Research in Robotic Companions for Pediatric Care," in Workshop on
Creative Interactive Play for Disabled Children held at the 8th International Conference on
Interaction Design and Children (IDC2009) Como, Italy
J. K. Lee (2009), "Affordable Avatar Control System for Personal Robots", Master's Thesis, Massacchusetts Institute of Technology
W. D. Stiehl, J. K. Lee, and C. Breazeal (2009), "The Huggable Project: Building a Personal Robotic Companion System For Healthcare, Education, Family Communication, and Entertainment", In CHI 2009 Workshop on The Reign of Catz and Dogz.
W. D. Stiehl, J. K. Lee, R. Toscano, and C. Breazeal (2008), "The Huggable: A Platform for Research in Robotic Companions for Eldercare", presented at AAAI Fall Symposium on AI in Eldercare, Washington, D.C., 2008.
J. K. Lee, R. L. Toscano, W. D. Stiehl and C. Breazeal (2008), "The Design of a Semi-Autonomous Robot Avatar for Family Communication and Education", Proceedings of the IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN).
Talks and Presentations
J. K. Lee (2015), “Teleoperation for Robot Manipulation through Goal Specification”, PhD Forum, the 2015 IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA), Seattle, Washington.
Lee, H., Ota, Y., Breazeal, C., and Lee, J. K., “Methods of robot behavior generation and robots utilizing the same”, U.S. Patent, 8,751,042, Filed in Dec, 2011, and Issued in Jun, 2014.
Stiehl, W. D., Breazeal, C., Lee, J. K., Maymin, A. Z., Knight, H., Toscano, R., and Cheung, I. M., “Interactive Systems Employing Robotic Companions”, U.S. Patent, 8,909,370, Filed in May, 2008, and Issued in Dec, 2014.