The Imaging and Intelligent Systems Laboratory is within Department of Computer Engineering, College of Electronics and Information Engineering at Sejong University, Seoul, Korea. The mission is to research and develop intelligent techniques in image processing and pattern recognition for broad application areas such as biomedical diagnostics, personal identification, and security. Research interests include 3-D face modeling for face recognition and gaze estimation/tracking, fusion of visible and thermal infrared images for enhanced biometric identification and surveillance, hyperspectral imaging for medical diagnostics, forensic imaging and analysis for law enforcement, signal restoration in Terahertz imaging and spectroscopy for threat detection from a distance, and evolvable neural networks.

Dr. Seong G. Kong (Director)




Department of Computer Engineering

Sejong University



Phone: +82-2-3408-3097

Fax: +82-2-3408-4321

E-mail: skong@sejong.edu



Seong G. Kong received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree from University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California in Electrical Engineering. In 1992 he joined Electrical Engineering Department at Soongsil University, Seoul, Korea as Assistant Professor. He was chair of the department from 1998 to 2000. He was a visiting researcher at the Technical University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen), Germany in 1997 and 2000. During the years 2000-2001, he was with School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana as a visiting professor. In 2002, he joined Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as an associate professor. He was a faculty member and graduate program director of Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is currently Professor of Computer Engineering and Chief Director of Enterprise Support Foundation at Sejong University, Seoul, Korea. Dr. Kong was Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems and an Associate Editor of IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks. Dr. Kong received Award for Academic Excellence from Fuzzy Logic and Intelligent Systems Society and the Most Cited Paper Award from Computer Vision and Image Understanding journal in 2007 and 2008. He was ASEE/ONR senior summer faculty research fellow at Naval Research Laboratory in Washington, DC. He is a Senior Member of IEEE. Dr. Kong has authored more than 100 journal papers, conference papers, and book chapters and gave invited talks in the research areas of image processing, pattern recognition, and intelligent systems. He plays flute for leisure.


Research interests include:

      Gaze Estimation and Tracking

      3-D Modeling of Human Face from2-D Images

      Multimodal Face Recognition with Visible and Infrared Imaging

      Hyperspectral Image Analysis for Medical Diagnosis and Target Detection

      Forensic Imaging and Analysis

      Signal Restoration in Terahertz Imaging and Spectroscopy

       Evolvable Block-based Neural Networks for ECG Signal Monitoring