Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University, May 2010 – Present
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Kettering University, July 2009 – May 2010
Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering (Computer Engineering Major), Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, August 2009
Dissertation title: Acquisition and Mining of the Whole Mouse Brain Microstructure
M.S. in Electronic Communication Engineering (now, Department of Computer and Communication Engineering), Hanyang University,Seoul, Korea, February 1994
Thesis title: The Design and Implementation of a Korean Sentence Generator using Feature Structures
B.S. in Electronic Communication Engineering (now, Division of Electronics and Computer Engineering), Hanyang University, Seoul,Korea, February 1992
Brain Network Laboratory (at Texas A&M University), September 2005 – July 2009
Computational Neuroanatomy and Neuroinformatics: Reconstruction, Visualization, Statistical Analysis, Acquisition and Analysis of Large Biological Data Sets
Neural Network, Machine Learning, Reinforcement Learning, and Neuroevolution
Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Science
Wireless Sensor Network
Embedded System Software and Real Time Operating Systems
Medical image processing
Automatic part dimensional inspection
Mobile apps – iOS/Android
User interface design
X3D, web technologies, CMS (Drupal, WordPress, Joomla)
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp funded by GM Foundation (2013)
NSF-MRI (Major Research Instrument) Development of High-Throughput ad High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Tissue Scanner with Internet-Connected 3D Virtual Microscope for Large-Scale Automated Histology (Award No. ECCS-1337983, PI: Kwon) Sep 1, 2013 – Aug 31, 2016.
Computer Engineering Day Camp (The Donald Lee Smith Fund through the Community Foundation of Greater Flint, 2013-2015).
Electrified Motorcycle for US College Students, 2013
A development of LED system lighting engine module with compact sized data communication modules and driver IC/Processor control parts based on multi-sensor (supported by the MKE/Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea supervised by the KEIT/Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology; Subcontract, 2012-2015)
MSM: Multiscale Imaging, Analysis, and Integration of Brain Networks (funded by NIH/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke #1R01-NS54252. Research Assistant (September 2005 – May 2008))
Eric Barch: Independent Study, 2013
Kevin Smith: TI10 Switchable ES Audio Solution. 2013
William Lindeman: Interpreting Workout Gestures with Neural Networks, 2013
Alanna Gippin: CT Image Reconstruction, 2012
Taimen Taylor: Automation of EnTech’s Report Generation Process, 2012
Anthony Marchioni: Learning Marchine, 2012
Eric Chu: BlackBerry Application for Monitoring Battery Testing for the Global Battery Systems Lab, 2011
Academic Research Experience
Research Assistant(May 2008 – May 2009) at the International Student Services, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Research Assistant(September 2005 – May 2008) at the Brain Network Lab, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Developed cognitive models and algorithms regarding Neural networks, Genetic algorithms, and Artificial intelligence
Developed the automatic data acquisition system, data server, data transmission, image capture, and stage controller system Knife Edge Scanning Microscope (KESM)
Developed automatic image registration system for large data sets, image processing for removing noise and normalizing uneven light intensity using ITK (Insight Segmentation and Registration Toolkit)
Developed a volumetric data browser for large data sets using VTK (Visualization Tool Kit)
Research Assistant(January 2005 – May 2005) at the Engineering Technology and Industrial Distribution, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX
Remote control and automation system using Web-based interface.
Industrial Research Experience
Senior Software Engineer(June 2002 – June 2004) at Qualcomm as Technical support engineer for BREW developers and OEM engineers
Integrated BREWChat (Push To Talk solution) for an OEM.
Consulted for BREW application developers.
Consulted for OEM engineers to port BREW both in person and through email.
Wrote BREW training materials for developers.
Gave lectures on BREW SDK, and wrote FAQ, troubleshooting and knowledge base.
Skills: C/C++, BREW, DMSS, REX, ARM C/C++, Trace32
Senior Software Engineer(Jan 2000 – June 2002) at SK Teletch Research and Development Center (now Pantech)
Developed a new embedded application platform.
Recipient of MPR/S Award (Excellent Employee, 2001).
Developed an embedded application platform for mobile devices (EQUS) (Event driven system, common controls, and application manager).
Designed for multi platforms, and developed an emulator for Windows OS.
Developed user interfaces for CDMA handsets
Developed the first color LCD handset (SKY IM-3100) in the Korean market with a graphical user interface.
User interface development for commercial CDMA IS-95A/B/C, CDMA 2000 cellular phones; SK Teletech models: (Camera, color LCD, multi-poly melody, CDMA 2000 1X, CDMA 2000, EVDO, GPS).
Assocate Research Engineer(Jan 1996 – Dec 1998) at LG Electronics(Media Communication Research Lab)
Developed telephony systems for LG personal computers
Developed the telephony module which supports the answering machine, voice mail, and fax for LG multimedia PC (SoftHome 3.0).
Developed PC Agent System (Windows shell for novice users) (SoftHome 98).
Skills: – C/C++, Mpact Media Processor, Windows 98, Visual C/C++, MFC, TAPI (Telephony API). Hayes AT command, Rockwell AT+V command, Mwave Telephony API.
Assistant Research Engineer(Jan 1994 – Dec 1995) at LG Electronics((Information Technology Research Lab)
Developed device diagnostic applications for mass manufacturing
Device diagnostic applications (LG 3DO CD-based game console).
Embedded splash/attractive screen (LG 3DO CD-based game console).
Skills: C/C++, pSOS, ARM C/C++, Power Mac, 3DO Graphic, 3DO Audio.
Assistant Professor: Microcomputers, App Development for Mobile Devices, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kettering University, May 2010 – present
Visiting Assistant Professor: Microcomputers, Digital systems, Department of Electronic and Computer Engineering at Kettering University, July 2009 – May 2010
Guest lecture: Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency, CPSC 633-600 Machine Learning, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, Spring 2009
Guest lecture: Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency, CPSC 636-600 Neural Networks, Department of Computer Science, Texas A&M University, Spring 2008
Lecturer: BREW SDK, troubleshooting, and knowledge base for BREW application development; wrote the materials, 2002 – 2004
Talks and Special Lectures
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Design and Implementation of Smart LED Lighting System Using Multi-Sensor Module. Dept. of Information and Communication Engineering at Wonkwang University, Korea, April, 2014
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Development of a Wireless Multisensor LED Lighting System, BIT 3rd Annual World Conference of U-Homes, Dalian, China, June 2013
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Security Issues in Wireless Sensor Networks, Jeju National University, Korea, Oct 15, 2012.
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Wireless Sensor Network Development and Applications for LED system lighting, Workshop for LED Lighting Technologies and Education, Center for Advanced Electric Applications at Wonkang University, Korea, Oct 10, 2012.
Jaerock Kwon, Invited talk: Computational Neuroscience, Mobile and Space Communications Lab at Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, Sep 3, 2011
Jaerock Kwon, Inivted talk: Kettering University: A Professional Co-op Experience with a Real Difference, 2011 5th International Workshop on Practical Engineering Education, Cheonan, Korea, Aug 4, 2011.
Jaerock Kwon, a special lecture in the Advanced Technical Vocational Education and Training (TVET) Program held by Human Resources Development Institute of Korea University of Technology & Education, Cheonan, Korea, August 1-5, 2011.
Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe, Invited talk: Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency, Cognoscenti Series, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, October 20, 2008.
Jaerock Kwon, Heejin Lim, and Yoonsuck Choe, Invited talk: Prediction, a Prerequisite to Goal-directed Behavior, and Its Possible Origin in Delay Compensation. IT Symposium, US-Korea Conference, Reston VA. August 10, 2007.
Yoonsuck Choe , Jaerock Kwon, and Heejin Lim, Invited talk: Prediction, a Prerequisite to Goal-directed Behavior, and Its Possible Origin in Delay Compensation. Metroplex Institute for Neural Dynamics, November 3, 2006.
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp II for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2013.
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2013.
Kettering University Innovation Fellow 2012-2013
EE Faculty Search Committee 2013.
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2012.
Computer Engineering Summer Day Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2011.
Engineering & Science Career Exploration Camp for Kettering University’s Pre-college Program, 2011.
Curriculum committee of Computer Engineering, 2010-2011
Judge, FIRST Robotics District Competition (FRC) 2011 at Kettering.
Session Chair, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2014).
Program Committee, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2014).
Communication Chair, TeK One 2014.
Reviewer,The Scientific World Journal, Electrification and Renewable Energy Generation (EREG)
Program Committee, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM 2013).
KESM Image/Volume Browser (2008): A visualization system for KESM data.
KESM Unit Volume Maker (2008): A volume (a stack of images) extractor from multi-scale and multiple-column image stacks.
KESM Image Cropper (2008): An image cropper removing noise and uneven light with automatic image registration.
KESM Image Resizer (2008): Resize images from image stacks
KESM Image Acquisition System (2007): A controller application for a precision positioning system and an image capture system. Imaging for the whole mouse brain has been done automatically with minimum human intervention
An application platform for embedded systems, (written in ARM C for the main system and Visual C/C++ for the emulator), 2001, 2002
A layout engine for the DTV data browser, (written in ARM C), 1999
An answering machine, a phone, and a fax application for LG-IBM PC, (written in Visual C/C++), 1997, 1998
A Telephony module using TAPI and Hayes modem command for LG-IBM PC, (written in Visual C/C++), 1996, 1997
An audio CD player having video clips, (written in Toolbook 3.0), 1995
An Hangul (Korean Alphabet) text editor, (written in Borland C/C++), 1994
A PIMS application, (written in Turbo C 2.0), 1993
An assembler for Hanyang Simplified Instructional Computer (HSIC), (written in Turbo C 2.0), 1991
A housekeeping account book, (spreadsheet style, but simplified, and easy to use), (Turbo C 2.0), 1990
Bluetooth Low Energy
TI Bluetooth Stack
Scientific programming in C/C++, Matlab.