CV can be downloaded here.
I am a PhD student in the department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. I am a member of the Multimodal Understanding Group in the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, and my research advisor is Prof. Randall Davis.
My research interests focus on probabilistic approach to multimodal human behavior modeling using computer vision and machine learning. Currently I am working on developing a gesture-based interface between human and unmanned vehicles on the aircraft carrier deck environment: based on the estimated hand and body poses, extract meaningful gestures from a sequence of camera captured image frames. This Office of Naval Research funded project was covered on MIT News, Economist, and by many others.
I obtained my Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science and Engineering from Hanyang University, Korea in 2007. While I was an undergraduate, I spent my sophomore year at University of California at Riverside and my senior year at MIT as a visiting student, where I was an undergrad researcher at MIT Humans and Automation Lab and developed RESCHU with Dr. Carl Nehme. From June, 2004 to June, 2006, I took two years off and joined the army to serve my mandatory military service at 2nd Corps, Korea Army. I had a dual-position as a network security specialist in the Computer Emergency and Response Team (CERT), and a software engineer in the C4I (Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence) project.
Outside of my research, I enjoy playing guitar (both acoustic and electric). I’ve been playing guitar since I was fourteen years old (my dream was becoming a rock guitarist when I was in a high school.) I was involved in an indie band [myspace] in 2002-2003. Now I am in a band called SoGo with very talented musicians from MIT/Harvard/BU. Please check my Youtube channel to see us performing live :-)
Name: Yale Song
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Last updated: Oct 2012