Dr. Chan-Jin (CJ) Chung
Founder of Robofest
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Chan-Jin (CJ) Chung attended Hong-Ik University in Seoul, Korea, where he earned a B.S. degree in Computer Science in 1981. He received his Ph.D. in Computer Science from Wayne State University in 1997. Dr. Chung then joined the faculty of Lawrence Technological University in 1998. Chung was recently promoted to associate professor of computer science.
Before coming to the USA for his Ph.D. study, Dr. Chung received a full fellowship from the Electronics and Telecommunication Research Institute (ETRI), where he worked as a senior research scientist from 1982-1997. While employed with ETRI, he was involved in developing TDX-1 and TDX-10 electronic switching systems, which became the first CDMA system in the world. Prior to his work at ETRI, Chung was employed with Korea Electric Company as an IBM mainframe database programmer. Chung also worked as a visiting researcher for Ericsson in Stockholm, Sweden from 1983 to 1984. While at Ericsson, he designed and implemented software modules for the electronic switching system AXE-10 which was installed in the Chicago area.
Chung's doctorial research was the development of a self-adaptive system motivated by cultural evolution process. This algorithm has been applied to various non-linear/high-dimensional/combinatorial optimization problems. Dr. Chung's current research interests include evolutionary computation, evolutionary neural networks, neuro-fuzzy systems, pervasive computing, and evolutionary robotics. He has published over 28 refereed technical articles in journals and conference proceedings. Dr. Chung is the founder and director of Robofest (www.robofest.net), an annual national robotics contest for students ages 5th - 12th grade. He is a member of IEEE, ACM, and IROC (International Robot Olympiad Committee).
Additional information about Dr. Chung's research projects and programs.
Read Dr. Chung's Curriculum Vitae here.