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Advanced Computer Systems Lab


Professor : Kim, Sungsoo
Laboratory: Paldal Hall #901-3 / Laboratory phone: +82-31-219-2959

The ACE (Advanced Computer Systems) Lab is pursuing high quality research on internationally competitive technologies under Professor Sungsoo Kim. Our main research areas are Dependable Computing, Software Assurance, and Safety-Critical Systems.



AI Lab (Artificial Intelligence Lab)


Professors : Kim, Minkoo / Lee, Seok-Won
Laboratory: Paldal Hall #913-1 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2442 / Homepage : http://ceai.ajou.ac.kr

The AI (Artificial Intelligence) Lab has worked on research in Knowledge Representation and Reasoning, Information Retrieval, Ontology Engineering, and Intelligent Agent. Presently, we focus on community computing models and their application for ubiquitous computing environments, and develope a knowledge-based agent system for intelligent information processing in the military domain.

Research Area:
- Knowledge representation & reasoning
- Information retrieval
- Ontological engineering
- Knowledge-based systems
- Probabilistic reasoning
- Intelligent agent
- Machine learning & knowledge acquisition

Computer Communication Lab


Professors : Cho, Yongjong / Kang, Kyungran
Location: Paldal Hall #630 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2639 / Homepage : http://accl.ajou.ac.kr

The Computer Communication Lab researches computer communication and high speed broadband wired/wireless networks. We also improve technology for product development through various projects. In addition, we make efforts to gain professional design abilities required in the industry through communication protocol research, simulation, and mathematical analysis.



DataBase Lab


Professor : Chung, Taesun
Location: Paldal Hall #913-2 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2535 / Homepage :http://db.ajou.ac.kr

The Database Laboratory works on future database systems including embedded DBMSs based on flash memory, telematics, web databases, XML databases, location based services and so on. Currently, our research projects are related to the following topics:

  1. 1. Flash memory storages
  2. 2. Telematics systems
  3. 3. XML Databases
  4. 4. Intelligent agent systems in military applications
  5. 5. Location-based queries in the road network



Distributed & Mobile Computing Lab


Professor : Kim, Jaihoon
Location: Industry-University Cooperation Building #534, 540 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-1896 / Homepage :http://dmc.ajou.ac.kr

The Distributed & Mobile Computing Lab. is pursuing high quality research in the general areas of Distributed Systems and Mobile Computing.
The main topics of Research are Ubiquitous Computing, Ubiquitous Monitoring Systems, Ubiquitous Transportation, embedded Systems for home Networking, and Mobile Computing in Ad hoc & Sensor Networks.
The Distributed & Mobile Computing Lab. is participating in many projects which are sponsored by the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea Research Foundation, and the Ministry of Land Transport and Maritime Affairs.



Embedded Applications & Systems Testing Lab


Professor : Choi, Kyunghee
Location: Industry-University Cooperation Building #429, 430 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2647,2976 / Homepage : http://www.east.re.kr

The Embedded Applications & Systems Testing (EAST) Lab. studies essential technologies of embedded software testing to make high quality embedded systems, We especially focus on the framework for automatic testing based on software requirements. In detail, we study requirement writing techniques, test-case generation algorithms, test oracle generation algorithms, and so on. Also based on the outcome of thiese research, we have developed requirement editing tools, test case generation tools and automatic test execution tools.
Research Area

  • System reliability tests
    - Test automation technologies/ Automatic Test-case generation technologies Automatic test-prefix generation technologies/ Requirement based testing
  • Embedded system design
    - Embedded S/W automation / embedded S/W development platforms
    - Embedded System design technologies
  • Application
    - Automobile / Airplane / Mobile phone / Terminal / Precision control units 



Information Communication & Security Lab


Professor : Shon, Taeshik
Location: Paldal Hall #633 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2531 / Homepage : http://ics.ajou.ac.kr

The Information Communication & Security (ICS) laboratory started in 1985 on the basis of history and tradition of Professor Kim Dongkyoo, and has been carrying out research about convergence security since 2011 by Professor Shon Taeshik. The main research fields of our lab are Secure Charging Systems for Electric Vehicles, Digital Forensics, Smart grid Security, Anti-dump Memory Protection, Open Mobile Platform Security, Cloud computation Platform and Service Security, Abnormal Behavior Detection, etc.



Internet Lab


Professors : Yoo, Seungwha, Kim, Kihyung
Location: Industry-University Cooperation Building #532, 533 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-1892,1893 

The Internet Lab conducts research on Internet Protocol-based Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (IP-USN), Embedded Systems and Machine-to-Machine network communications. USN and M2M communication are major technologies of the Ubiquitous World. We are leading R&D and standardization activities together with many related companies and institutes in IP-USN Forum, M2M/IoT forum, RFID/USN Center Korea Association of RFID/USN(www,karus.or.kr), TTA (IPv6PG, PG708), IETF, ETSI, and ITU-T.

Our major research:
- Wireless Sensor Networks
- Internet of Things
- Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
- Security
- Embedded Software

NiSE Lab


Professor : Lee, Seok-Won (http://www.machinediscovery.com)
Location: Paldal Hall #913-1 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2442 / Homepage : http://nise.ajou.ac.kr

The NiSE (Knowledge-intensive Software Engineering) Lab performs various research projects to improve understanding, representing, and modeling of the complex problem domain from the universe of discourse, for the design, development and analysis of the software-intensive systems within socio-technical environments, with an emphasis on delivering state-of-the-art research and transferring innovative ideas into practice, by supporting all aspects of requirements engineering in the knowledge-intensive software engineering process, for designing and building the next generation of software systems.

Research Area:
- Ontology-based Requirements Engineering
- Critical Infrastructure Protection Domain Modeling & Simulation
- Software Verification and Validation
- Software-intensive Systems
- Knowledge Engineering
- Secure Software Assurance
- Information Security & Assurance
- Human Computer Interaction

Internet Security Lab


Professor : Yeh, Hongjin 
Location: Industry-University Cooperation Building #520,521/ Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-1808

Since 1997, The Internet Security Laboratory has conducted research about network security and development of access control models under Professor Hong-jin Yeh at Ajou University.
We have enhanced study of access control modeling and information system development, which will be proper in ubiquitous environments from now on, together with detection and prevention of invasion through networks. Now we are researching security among sensor networks. We have produced many papers from research issues. We are performing module development and application possible security methods. The main issue of this laboratory is general understanding about sensor networks and each level of communication and deducing security problems in communication and service; after all, we are trying to find solutions and techniques to deal with these problems.



Mc Lab (Military & Mobile communications Lab)


Professor : Lim, Jaesung
Location: Paldal Hall #624 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2650,2545 / Homepage : http://mclab.ajou.ac.kr

We research Tactical Communication Networks and 4G Mobile Communication Networks based on knowledge about PHY, MAC, and Network layers of Wireless/ Mobile/ Tactical Communications. Now we are performing the ITRC project from the Ministry of Knowledge Economy, and some other projects from government and industries. The ITRC (Information Technology Research Center) project is an essential project to train highly skilled students and improve base technology for the national IT area.

In the Tactical Communication Area:
- Airborne Communication Network: MAC/PHY techniques for airborne communication networks such as Link-16, Next Generation Tactical Data Link, Korea Tactical Data Link, and VDL (VHF Data Link)
- Army Tactical Information Communication Network: MAC techniques for terrain networks, Transmission control techniques for tactical mesh networks, IPv6 for tactical networks
- Satellite communication: Resource management schemes in a MF-TDMA satellite network, Handover algorithms in a multi-beam satellite network.
In the 4G Communication Area
- High-speed OFDMA MAC for WiBro (WiMAX) system
- Efficient routing techniques for wireless mesh networks
- High-speed, high-reliability multiple access techniques for WPAN or WLAN

Mobile Multimedia Communication & Networking Lab


Professor : Roh, Byeong-hee
Location: Paldal Hall #906 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2443 / Homepage : http://mmcn.ajou.ac.kr

The Mobile Multimedia Communication and Network Lab at Ajou University was established to lead worldwide in the research areas of mobile multimedia on  integrated wired/ wireless, and converged communication/ broadcast networks. We use the OPNET Modeler for our research, which is broadly used in the field of Military R&D in Korea and the USA.

Our major research interests include:
- Mobile Multimedia Communication Protocol and Service
- Wired/ Wireless Network QoS (Quality of Service)
- Next Generation Tactical Communication Networks (TCN)
- Secure Routing for Mobile Multimedia Services in Wired/ Wireless Networks
- Network Security Issues
Especially, we currently study:
- Cognitive Radio issues on Tactical Networks
- Content-Centric Networks (CCN) for Future Internet Architecture
- Network Infrastructure Protection and Security in the field of SIP and P2P Overlay Network

Multimedia & Computer Architecture Lab


Multimedia & Computer Architecture Lab
Laboratory: Paldal Hall #908-1 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2532

The MMCA laboratory explores a range of topics from software testing in the domains of imbedded systems. The variety of testing strategies are studied based on random testing principles. Research activities also include topics in the area of efficient multimedia streaming for VOD systems. Emerging topics related to software architecture for the multi-core or many-core architecture are expected to be included for the study of future computer architectures.


  • - Advanced testing technology of software components in the domains of : Embedded systems and Web services components.
  • - Fusion computing architecture : Software architecture for the multi-core or many-core architecture.



Programming Language Lab


Professor : Lee, Jungtae / Ryu, Kiyeol
Location: Paldal Hall #905-1 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2441

We focus on the field of an effective development method for large-scale software systems such as ubiquitous systems, intelligent transportation systems, military systems, etc. Research interests include new application models, frameworks, and development methods for large-scale software systems. For research, we have proposed a community computing model for effectively developing dynamic ubiquitous applications based on the metaphor of community. Currently, we are trying to develop a role-based application model and its implementation framework which will be applied to various areas including ubiquitous applications, social network services, military applications, etc. We are also interested in the area of information transportation systems, in which we study a way of improving safety using advanced technologies such as ubiquitous networks, agent systems, etc.



Ubiquitous Networked System Lab


Professor : Ko, Youngbae
Location: Paldal Hall #901-3 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-1841/ Homepage : http://uns.ajou.ac.kr

The UbiNeS (Ubiquitous Networked Systems) Lab aims to perform research on internationally competitive technologies and practical achievements on applied research under Professor Young-Bae Ko. Currently, the UbiNeS Lab has been actively engaged in these research activities, producing numerous domestic, and international SCI journal and conference papers.

[Main Research Items]
- Ubiquitous Sensor Networks (USN)
- Ad-hoc/ Mesh Networks and Wireless LAN systems
- Wireless security and Mobile Computing.
[Research Projects]
- Next generation military defence (u-Defence)
- Intelligent Vehicular Communication systems (u-ITS)
- Ubiquitous Medical (u-Medical)
- Contents Centric Networks (CCN)
- Future Internet

Visual Computing Lab


Professor : Kim, Dongyoon
Location: Industry-University Cooperation Building #433,434,435,605 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-1826,1839,2640 / Homepage : http://vcl.ajou.ac.kr

The Visual Computing Lab is a research laboratory working in domains such as Computer Vision, Image Processing and Computer Graphics. Our research interests include:

  • - Computer Vision image recognition, feature extraction, segmentation and pre-processing such as re-sampling and noise reduction.
  • - Image Processing image compression and video compression and Computer Graphics character / facial animation, non-photorealistic rendering (NPR), photorealistic rendering and computer simulation such as collision detection and sound rendering.




Web Infrastructure & Software Enhancement Lab (WISE Lab)


Professor : Oh, Sangyoon
Location: Paldal Hall #908-1B / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-3620 / Homepage : http://wise.ajou.ac.kr

  • - Vision: Our vision is to make each member capable of solving problems in a distributed system and designing & architecting the next generation distributed services.
  • - Research Interest: the WISE Lab targets research on large-scale software systems including Web system, Grid computing and Cloud Computing. We also study enabling technologies such as Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualization, Parallel Computing (Hadoop and MapReduce) and Semantic Web.
    The list of our on-going research includes:
    • - Resource Management in Virtualized Environment such as a Data Center using Live Migration, Hotspot
    • - Removal algorithm, Auto-scaling and Dynamic SLA
    • - Efficient and Scalable RDF Management System using Structural Indexing, Cache, and Hybrid Querying
    • - Scalable Machine Learning System using Hadoop and MapReduce
    • - Hybrid Cloud for BigData Processing



Wireless Networks Lab


Professor : Choi, Young-June
Location: Paldal Hall #630 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-3618 / Homepage : http://wnl.ajou.ac.kr/

We conduct research on radio resource management based on dynamic spectrum access, small cells, and heterogeneous networking as well as multimedia services. We also focus on mobile security such as the Android platform.

  • - Dynamic spectrum access for next-generation wireless/tactical networks
  • - LTE-Advanced systems
  • - Radio resource and mobility management for heterogeneous networks including WiFi and ZigBee
  • - Mobile security and computing on Android



Wireless Internet & Network Engineering Research Lab (Winner Lab)


Professor : Kim, Jae-Hyun

Location: Woncheon Hall #331 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-2474 / Homepage : http://winner.ajou.ac.kr/


We are interested in wireless information researches which include Wireless QoS protocols, Wireless Resource Management, Mobile Management, Network Performance Modeling and Fast Wireless Identification Algorithm in Ubiquitous ID System. We approach these issues in terms of not only the traditional layer-oriented techniques but also the cross-layer techniques. We focus on the next generation wireless internet area such as Beyond 4G Cellular systems, Broadband Wireless System, Satellite system, Military Communication System, and Wireless IP networks. For evaluating the performance of developed schemes, we design the End-to-End network and program them using OPNET network simulator. For the standard work, we are interested in 3GPP, 3GPP2, IEEE 802.11, IEEE 802.15, IEEE 802,16 and ETSI DVB S2/RCS.



Communication Systems Lab


Professor : Oh, Seong Keun

Location: Woncheon Hall #331 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-1950


Communication Systems Lab. (CSL) studies topics and issues covering wireless and mobile communication systems and networks.


Topics and issues include:

- Mobile Communication System Framework Design

- Radio and Mobile Access Network Architecturing and Interconnection

- Inter-cell, Inter-network, Inter-system Handover and Radio Resource Management

- Cooperative Communications\

- User-centric Network Interconnection

- MIMO Systems for Wireless Broadband Transmission (Including STC)

- Interference Control and System Capacity Analyses in Multi-cell Cellular Systems

- OFDM-Based Multiple Access Schemes (OFDMA, MC-CDMA, FH-OFDMA, GMC-CDMA)



EA2I laboratory


Professor : Lee, Taegong

Location: Jong Hap Hall #902 / Laboratory Phone: +82-31-219-3423


Is short EA2I the Enterprise Architecture, Alignment, Integration, Interoperability.


This laboratory studies are to perform operations in the NCW environment, related various systems and Technology in the development process.


Main areas of research are NCW status and future driving direction, enterprise architecture, interoperability, Systems of Systems and Capability-based required engineering. Also this laboratory are conducting research in related areas associated with government and industry institutions.



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