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​​Education

 Doctor of Philosophy in Automotive Engineering
- Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
- Mar. 2008 – Feb. 2014
- Advisor: Prof. Myoungho Sunwoo
- Dissertation: “Precise Localization and Mapping Based on Hierarchical Information Fusion for Autonomous Driving”

 Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering
- Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea 
- Mar. 2001 – Feb. 2008 
- summa cum laude

Career & Award

Experiences
 Post-doctoral researcher, Mar. 2014 – Current
- ACE Lab, the Dept. of Automotive Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
- Chief research manager for Smart car Research Group (SRG) of ACE Lab
- Lead of ACE Lab autonomous driving team for autonomous vehicle contests since 2012. 
The responsibilities include 1) designing a system architecture of autonomous driving system; 2) test and verification of the autonomous driving system; 3) managing the schedule and human resource; 4) training the SRG team members

 Research assistant, Mar. 2008 – Feb. 2014
- ACE Lab, the Dept. of Automotive Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea
- Research on the state-of-the-art autonomous driving algorithms and HW/SW system platform
- Team learder for two autonomous vehicle contests at 2012 and 2013
- Collaborative research works with many automotive companies (such as Hyundai motor company, Hyundai MOBIS, and Mando) for autonomous driving and intelligent driver assistance systems

 Full-time military Service, Feb. 2003 – Apr. 2005
- Aviation Operation Command, Republic of Korea Army
- Worked on maintenance of utility helicopters, Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk

Accomplishments of Autonomous Vehicle Contests
 2014 Hyundai Motor Group Autonomous Vehicle Competition, May 2013 – Oct. 2014
- Result: First place winner
- Position: Project manager and algorithm developer
- Organized by: Hyundai Motor Group
- Developing a reliable and precise localization system to estimate ego-vehicle position of the autonomous car without high accuracy GPS receiver. The localization algorithm estimates the vehicle position by matching road surface markers to the accurate digital map

 2013 Korea Autonomous Vehicle Contest, Sep. 2012 – Oct. 2013
- Result: First place winner
- Position: Project manager and algorithm developer
- Organized by: Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy
- Developing a software platform (BRAIN) to increase the development efficiency and reliable of autonomous driving algorithm. The BRAIN has functions for data logging and replay, 3D HMI, data export, simulation, fault diagnosis and task management
- Developing a robust lane detection algorithm which integrates the information of lane feature and road geometry

 2012 Hyundai Motor Group Autonomous Vehicle Competition, Sep 2011 – Oct. 2012
- Result: First place winner
- Position: Project manager and algorithm developer
- Organized by: Hyundai Motor Group
- Developing an roadway geometry modeling algorithm based on adaptive B-spline refinement
- Developing an occupancy grid map system using multi-LIDARs
- Design and implementation of an Embedded software platform for freescale MPC5567 based on the AUTOSAR software structure
- Design and implementation of FlexRay network for the fast and reliable communication between autonomous system components

 2010 Hyundai Motor Group Autonomous Vehicle Competition, Sep. 2009 – Oct. 2010
- Result: Great challenge award (First place)
- Position: Responsible for localization and mapping system
- Organized by: Hyundai Motor Group
- Design and implementation of a position and vehicle state estimation algorithm by integrating the GPS and vehicle motion sensors


Primary Research Works
 Development of Highly Automated Driving System Based on Automotive Sensors, Sep. 2013 – Current
- Position: Project manager and algorithm developer
- Founded by: Hyundai MOBIS
- Development of highly automated driving system using the commercial automotive on-board sensors
- Developing a localization system which integrates cameras, low-cost GPS, and digital map based on the embedded system platform

 Hanyang University Campus Autonomous Buddy (H-CAB), Jan. 2013 – Dec. 2013
- Position: Responsible for localization system
- Founded by: ACE Lab
- Development of autonomous taxi that operates at Hanyang University campus

 Development of Sensor Fusion System for Integrated ADAS, Oct. 2012 – Sep. 2013
- Position: Responsible for sensor fusion-based vehicle tracking system
- Founded by: Hyundai MOBIS
- Development of track to track fusion algorithm in the curvilinear coordinate frame using multiple RADARs and cameras

 Development of 3D-LIDAR Sensor System for Distance Resolution of the 10cm level, Jun. 2012 – May. 2013
- Position: Project manager and algorithm developer
- Founded by: Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Hyundai MOBIS
- Design a detection and tracking algorithm for the various types of objects (pedestrians, vehicles, bicycles, and static obstacles) based on the 3D flash LIDAR sensor

 Design technology for network based distributed SW of the perception system with information fusion, June 2011 – May 2014
- Position: Project manager and algorithm developer
- Founded by: Korea Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning
- Research on information fusion based perception technologies for future transportation systems with information and communication technology (ICT)
- Research on network based distributed software design technology for implementation and validation of information fusion based perception technologies

 Development of integrated controller hardware for electric motorcycles, Jun. 2010 – May. 2011
- Position: Project manager and algorithm developer
- Founded by: The Small and Medium Business Administration (SMBA) of Korea
- Developing an integrated controller hardware (ECU) based on the freescale 16-bit microcontroller (S12XF) for controlling the powertrain of electric motorcycles

 Development of Motor Control Library of 32 bit microcontroller for Electric Power Steering system, Jul. 2009 – Dec. 2009
- Position: Programmer
- Founded by: Mando Corp.
- Developing and verifying a motor control library of 32-bit microcontroller (MPC5604) for PMSM-type Electric Power Steering (EPS)

 Modeling and Control of Polymer Electrolyte Fuel Cell (PEFC) System, Jun. 2008 – Mar. 2009
- Position: Experimental assistant
- Founded by: Hyundai Motor Group
- Development of a control algorithm for a fuel cell system for temperature variation after starting

Teaching
 Lecturer of “Advanced Automotive Embedded System”, Sep. 2014 – Dec. 2014
- Graduate course of the Dept. of Automotive Engineering in Hanayng University
- Lecture of micro-controllers, RTOS, and in-vehicle networks for automotive embedded system

 Lecturer of “Automotive Embedded System”, Mar. 2014 – Jun. 2014
- Undergraduate course of the Dept. of Automotive Engineering in Hanayng University
- Lecture of micro-controllers, RTOS and CAN for automotive embedded system

 Lecturer of ACE training center, Feb 2008 – Current
- Retraining program for engineer and researcher from automotive industry
- Subjects: Automotive real-time operating system (OSEK-OS), Microcontroller applications(freescale HCS12), Advanced microcontroller applications(freescale MPC5554), CAN system design, FlexRay system design

 Teaching assistance
- Vehicle dynamic and control, 2010
- Mechatronics, 2009
- Microcontroller applications (freescale HCS12), 2008


Honorary Award
 Autonomous Car Contests
- First place in the 3rd Hyundai Motor Group Autonomous Vehicle Competition, Oct. 2014 (Team leader)
- First place in the Korea Autonomous Vehicle Contest organized by Korea Ministry of Trade, Industry & Energy, Oct. 2013 (Team leader)
- First place in the 2nd Hyundai Motor Group Autonomous Vehicle Competition, Nov. 2012 (Team leader)
- First place in the 1st Hyundai Motor Group Autonomous Vehicle Competition, Nov. 2010 (Team member)

 Awards
- Excellent Ph.D. dissertation award from Hanayng University, Feb. 2014
- Excellent paper and presentation award for KSAE Annual Conference and Exhibition, Nov. 2009
- Award for excellent records from undergraduate school in Hanyang University, Feb. 2008
- Best award for the senior graduation project contest of mechanical engineering in Hanyang University, "Development of CAD/CAM for CNC machining", Dec. 2007

 Scholarship
- Scholarship from Korea Automobile Importers And Distributors Association (KAIDA), 2010
- Hanyang's 21st Century Scholarship: a four-year full scholarship for top engineering students in Hanyang University, 2001-2003, 2005-2007

Research interests

 Autonomous driving algorithms
- Localization: vehicle position estimation based on information fusion of GNSS, maps and perception data
- Map generation: road geometry modeling and landmark map generation for autonomous driving
- Tracking: moving object tracking based on Bayesian filtering theories using various perception sensors
- Vehicle dynamic state estimation and control

 Platform design of autonomous driving system
- Development process: research on the effective development process of autonomous driving system based on the distributed real-time embedded system and in-vehicle networks
- Software platform: developing software platform of autonomous cars for PCs and embedded environments
- Autonomous driving system architecture: designing the sensors, actuators, and computers configuration of autonomous cars

Personal interests

Bike riding
Skin-Scuba

Publications

 Ph.D. Dissertation
“Precise Localization and Mapping Based on Hierarchical Information Fusion for Autonomous Driving”, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea

 Journal publications
1. Kichun Jo, Junsoo Kim, Dongchul Kim, Chulhoon Jang, and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
"Development of Autonomous Car – Part II: A Case Study on the Implementation of an Autonomous Driving System Based on Distributed Architecture," 
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, Accept (24-Jan-2015)
2. Junsoo Kim, Kichun Jo, Wontaek Lim, Minchul Lee, and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
"Curvilinear-Coordinate-Based Object and Situation Assessment for Highly Automated Vehicles," 
Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on, On-line published (17-Jan-2015)
3. K. Chu, Junsoo Kim, Kichun Jo, and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
" Real-Time Path Planning of Autonomous Vehicles for Unstructured Road Navigation," 
International Journal of Automotive Technology, Accept (22-Oct-2014)
4. Kichun Jo, Junsoo Kim, Dongchul Kim, Chulhoon Jang, and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
"Development of Autonomous Car - Part I: Distributed System Architecture and Development Process," 
Industrial Electronics, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 61, pp. 7131-7140, 2014.
5. Kichun Jo and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
"Generation of a Precise Roadway Map for Autonomous Cars," 
Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 15, pp. 925-937, 2014.
6. Junsoo Kim, Kichun Jo, K. Chu, and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
"Road-model-based and graph-structure-based hierarchical path-planning approach for autonomous vehicles," 
Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part D, vol. 228, pp. 909-928, 2014.
7. Kichun Jo, Junsoo Kim, and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
"Real-Time Road-Slope Estimation Based on Integration of Onboard Sensors With GPS Using an IMMPDA Filter," 
Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 14, pp. 1718-1732, 2013.
8. M. Gwak, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo, 
“Neural-Network Multiple Models Filter (NMM)-based Position Estimation System For Autonomous Vehicles”
International Journal of Automotive Technology, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 265-274, 2012
9. Kichun Jo, K. Chu, and Myoungho Sunwoo, 
"Interacting Multiple Model Filter-Based Sensor Fusion of GPS With In-Vehicle Sensors for Real-Time Vehicle Positioning," 
Intelligent Transportation Systems, IEEE Transactions on, vol. 13, pp. 329-343, 2012.

 Conference
1. Yongwoo Jo, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo
“SLAM In Indoor Parking Space Based On Pillar Measurements Using LIDAR”
KSAE Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings 27 – 27, 2014, November
2. Minchul Lee, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo
“GPS-DR Sensor Fusion without coordinates conversion”
KSAE Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings 33 – 33, 2014
3. Chansoo Kim, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo
“Road Surface Marker Mapping system for Localization of Autonomous vehicle”
KSAE Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings 47 – 47, 2014
4. Kichun Jo, Jaesung Chung, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“3D Map Generation Algorithm forEnergyManagementSystemonElectricVehicles” 
The 27th International Electric Vehicle Symposium, 2013, November 17-20, Barcelona, Spain
5. Junsoo Kim, Kichun Jo, Dongchul Kim, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“Behavior and path planning algorithm of autonomous vehicle a1 in structured environments” 
8th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 2013, June 26-28, Gold Coast, Australia
6. Kichun Jo, Minchae Lee, Dongchul Kim, Junsoo Kim, Chulhoon Jang, Euiyun Kim,Sangkwon Kim,Donghwi Lee,Changsup Kim,Seungki Kim,Kunsoo Huh, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“Overall reviews of autonomous vehicle a1 - System architecture and algorithms” 
8th IFAC Symposium on Intelligent Autonomous Vehicles 2013, June 26-28, Gold Coast, Australia
7. Kichun Jo, Keonyup Chu, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“GPS-Bias Correction for Precise Localization of Autonomous Vehicles” 
2013 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium (IV) June 23-26, 2013, Gold Coast, Australia
8. Dongchul Kim, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“Desing of FlexRay network for autonomous driving ssytem” 
KSAE Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings 871 – 873, 2012
9. Kichun Jo, Keonyup Chu, Junsoo Kim, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“Distributed vehicle state estimation system using information fusion of GPS and in-vehicle sensors for vehicle localization” 
14th International IEEE Conference on Intelligent Transportation Systems, Washington, DC, USA. October 5-7, 2011
10. Myeonggi Gwak, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“Neural network based multiple-model filter using a GPS with in-vehicle sensors for autonomous vehicle positioning” 
KSAE Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings 45 – 48, 2011
11. Kichun Jo, Keonyup Chu, Kangyoon Lee, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“Integration of Multiple Vehicle Models with an IMM Filter for Vehicle Localization“ 
2010 IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, IV 2010, pp 746-751 University of California, San Diego, CA, USA, June 21-24, 2010
12. Kichun Jo, Keonyup Chu, Myoungho Sunwoo 
“A simulation study of vehicle localization based on the integration of GPS and vehicle model adaptation” 
KSAE Annual Conference and Exhibition Proceedings 60 – 63, 2009 
(Best paper and presentation award)

 Patents
1. Kichun Jo, Keonyup Chu, Myoungho Sunwoo
“Vehicle dynamic state estimation based on the integration of multiple vehicle models”
Jul. 2009, Patent number: 1177374 (Korea)
2. Jeonghwan Rue, Keonyup Chu, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo
“Control method of fuel cell system in the low temperature condition”
Sep. 2009, Patent number: 1134475 (Korea) / 8518593 (US)
3. Kichun Jo, Minchul Lee, Myoungho Sunwoo
“Adaptive reference point based real-time GPS coordinate conversion method for GPS/DR system”
Jun. 2014, Patent application number: 10-2014-0068637 (Korea)
4. Kichun Jo, Minchul Lee, Myoungho Sunwoo
“Road geometry model based lane detection system for autonomous driving”
Feb. 2014, Patent application number: 10-2014-0017403 (Korea)
5. Junsoo Kim, Kichun Jo, Myoungho Sunwoo
“Road geometry model based information fusion algorithm for perception and assessment of driving conditions”
Jan. 2014, Patent application number: 10-2014-0003285 (Korea)

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