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Project Group

The faculty of the Computer Science Department of the College of Informatics has received a number of large-scale national projects and operates a project group through which Korea University will be become a bona fide research-oriented university.


BK21 FOUR R&E Center for Computer Science and Engineering

Head of the Center: JunBeom HUR

Contact: 02-3290-2553 / Office: Aegineung Student Center 313




Vision of the R&E Center

The vision of the R&E Center is to cultivate talent in data-driven science to discover value from data, create knowledge, and use it to present creative solutions to social problems in various domains.

Goal of the R&E Center

In the era of the 4th industrial revolution, technically challenging, socially urgent, and important problems are caused by multidisciplinary factors not specific to one field. Data-driven science is an educational research model that combines computer science and artificial intelligence, domain knowledge and real problems, and is an effective research model that can solve challenging and important technological and social problems connected with complex factors of multiple domains.

The R&E Center, based on efficient search space searching using artificial intelligence, aims to cultivate talent in people who have the ability to unify various fields, create creative hypotheses through data-driven bottom-up methods, and solve problems through global collaboration. To accomplish this, the R&E Center aims to cultivate more than 10 world-leading research fields by selecting collaborative, creative, and global data-led science professionals, and to enter the top 30 global centers in computer science.


Human-inspired AI & Computing Research Center

센터장 임희석

Head of the center:  HeuiSeok LIM

Contact: 02-3290-2554 / Office: Science Building Annex 105A


The present era is a smart digital era. There is a demand for a transition from the analog era to the smart digital world, not simply to digital transition. All industries and businesses can be competitive and create value only when smart artificial intelligence technology is applied.


On the other hand, predictions detail that countries or industries that fail to make smart changes will not be able to sustain the prosperity of the past. Industries and businesses can be competitive only when they can create intelligent outcomes from their traditional results through a function of smart transformation. Artificial intelligence technology that can contribute to creating value-creating smart functions is now a key growth engine that is desperately required in all worlds and industrial sites. Thanks to the recent advances in deep learning technology, the performance of artificial intelligence technology has improved. However, society is demanding artificial intelligence technology with human-level intelligence, and a great deal of research and effort is required to meet this demand.


The Korea University HI AI & Computing Research Center was established to meet these needs. The core direction of the research center is to develop human-like intelligence technology by modeling the most intelligent human brain and nerve information processing principles and core capabilities that enable human intelligence. Reinforcement learning, deep learning, and attention mechanisms, which exhibit the best performance in the field of artificial intelligence and machine learning, are examples of technologies that reflect human information processing principles.


The center endeavors to develop the best new artificial intelligence technology to be used like reinforcement learning and deep learning models. Here at the center, we look forward to contributing to industrial development, national competitiveness, and a happy life for humanity through these efforts.


Center for Information System Security


  Head of the center: JunBeom HUR 

Contact: 02-3290-4936 / Office: Science Library 618A


Recently, as computer systems and structures diversify and software technologies such as networking and artificial intelligence develop, security threats and attacks on information systems are becoming more sophisticated. In light of these developments, the Department of Computer Science at Korea University established the Center for Information System Security to proactively discover new vulnerabilities in the latest information systems an derive world-class leading research r d design effective countermeasures in consideration of security threats and attack plans to esults.

As the first task for this goal, the Center for Information System Security was selected in April 2019 as a leading information protection core source project by the Ministry of Science and ICT, with a budget of 6 billion won for 4 years. With the Department of Computer Science at Korea University playing a central role in this project, researchers in the field of computer security and computer structure from the State University of New York, Kwangwoon University, and Hongik University are participating in projects. As a result, papers containing world-class research results have been presented at renowned conferences including ACM CCS, ASPLOS, MICRO, IEEE INFOCOM, ACM CoNEXT, and IEEE/ACM Transactions.



Superintelligence Research Center


  Head of the center: JungHyun HAN

Contact: 02-3290-4503 / Office: Woo Jung Informatics 603

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In July 2020, Korea University was selected for the ICT Master Talent Training Project by the Ministry of Science and ICT, with a budget of 37 billion won for 10 years. The Korea University Project Group, which aims to cultivate global master talents through future technology research and creative curriculum management, was formed with the participation of the College of Medicine and the KU-KIST Convergence Graduate School, with the Department of Computer Science of the College of Informatics. To accelerate the cultivation of these talents, the Superintelligence Research Center was established for future technology research and to operate a creative curriculum and the Artificial Intelligence Applications major was established in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering of the KU Graduate School.


Recently, artificial intelligence technology has had a huge impact on society in general, and its influence is comparable to the Internet appearing in the 20th century and changing the world. The Superintelligence Research Center goes one step further from the achievements of artificial intelligence research and development over the past ten years and conducts research to overcome the limitations of current technology. In other words, the center will develop artificial intelligence that can explain the basis of judgment, artificial intelligence that expresses learning results with explicit knowledge, and interactive artificial intelligence that can collaborate with experts.



Training Center for Security Experts in Cross Industries (TCSEC)

Head of the Center: HeeJo LEE

Contact: 02-3290-4501 / Office: Science Building Annex 107B

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Purpose of establishment

To cultivate talented human resources in convergence-security through the sponsorship of the Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)


Research areas

- To cultivate talented human resources with knowledge in security for Smart Factory 

- To offer training programs to nurture high-quality human resources in convergence-security with master’s/Ph.D degrees and R & D capabilities

- To run consortiums for convergence-security with Smart Factory-related corporates at home and abroad 


Recent Research Achievements 

- To establish a consortium with LS Electric, the biggest Smart Factory manufacturer in Korea, and Penta Security Systems, one of the security solution providers for Smart Factory 

- To run a consortium for convergence-security with a total of 16 organizations from 4 countries (including private companies and overseas research institutes such as KT, SKT, and KHNP)

- To develop as the biggest graduate school in the field of convergence-security among the 8 graduate schools in Korea (As of 2020, 27 currently-enrolled students and 15 participating professors)

- To host a global, online hackathon with 3 European universities from Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein