Dr. Dae-Joon Hwang is Provost, Planning & Budgeting and Professor, School of Information & Communication Engineering at Sungkyunkwan University and CEO of KERIS (Korea Education Research and Information Service), a leading Ministry of Education-affiliated organization in the educational and research field.
Over past twenty years he has been actively working as an expert on computer architecture (dataflow machine design), parallel processing, multimedia framework design, CSCW, cyber education system, and intellectual property right management. He also has more than 20-year experiences in both doing research and teaching students in Korean Universities. He has been with the faculty of School of EE & CE, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea since March 1987. During the period of Feb. 1997 - Jan. 2004 he took in charge of Provost of SKKU Information and Communication Center and also he served as Provost of Admission. In addition, he spent one year as a visiting professor at MIT and four months as an invited researcher at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, Yorktown Heights, NY, U.S.A. And also he served as an exchange professor at University of California, Irvine, U.S.A. (2001.3-2001.8)
Dr. Hwang has extensive experiences in Cyber Education. During the years 1998-2001, he consulted on cyber education for Ministry of Education and Ministry of Unification of Korea government. At the same time, he worked as a chairman of Planning and Administration Committee of Open Cyber University and his effort contributed to OCU's earning the reputation as a leading cyber university during that time. And also he served as one of national evaluation committee members on ICT utilization in primary and secondary schools for more than four years. He was actively involved as a board member of IVILLE Int'l Inc., in LA, U.S.A., and IVILLE SOFTWARE Inc. in Seoul, Korea, which were co-founded based on his Korean and U.S Patents on cyber education system and platform technology in September 1998. He invested his time about 2 years as a research staff of the committee of Education and Research of World Trade Center Association to design Cyber Education Platform of World Trade Center University operated by WTCA in NY, U.S.A..(1998.9-2001) Especially he recognized as one of the expert with dignity on e-learning and regarded as a key person who paved a way of adopting cyber education into Korea. On recognition of the activities and contributions, he received the Presidential Award from Korean Government in June 1999.
Dr. Hwang earned his bachelor's degree in Computer Technology from Kyung Pook National University, and his master's and doctoral degrees in Computer Science from Seoul National University.