Chul Lee

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10118 Engineering Building II

Dongguk University

04620 Seoul, Korea


Research Interests

  • Image restoration

  • Power-constrained image/video processing

  • Computational imaging

  • High dynamic range(HDR) imaging

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Professor

    • Department of Multimedia Engineering

    • Dongguk University, Seoul, Korea, Mar. 2019–

  • Assistant Professor

    • Department of Computer Engineering

    • Pukyong National University, Busan, Korea, Oct. 2015–Feb. 2019

  • Research Scientist

    • Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering

    • The University of Hong Kong, Hong Hong, May 2014–Sep. 2015

  • Postdoctoral Scholar

    • Department of Electrical Engineering

    • The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA, Apr. 2013–Apr. 2014

  • Research Assistant

    • Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2006–Feb. 2013

  • H/W and Firmware Development Engineer
    Manufacturing Technology Engineer

    • Biospace Inc., Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2002–Jun. 2006

      • Developed medical equipment including body composition analyzers and automatic standiometers.

  • Intern

    • Biospace Inc., Seoul, Korea, Jul. 2001–Aug. 2001

      • Developed a user identification system using RFID.


  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Feb. 2013

    • Korea University, Seoul, Korea

    • Advisor: Prof. Chang-Su Kim

    • Dissertation: Image restoration with MMSE nonlocal means filtering

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, Aug. 2008

    • Korea University, Seoul, Korea

    • Advisor: Prof. Chang-Su Kim

    • Thesis: Tone mapping and encoding algorithms for HDR video sequences

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, Feb. 2003

    • Korea University, Seoul, Korea


Professional Activities

  • Society Activities

    • Member of IEEE

    • TC Member, Image, Video, and Multimedia Technical Committee (IVM-TC), APSIPA, 2019–2021

  • Associate Editor

    • Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Jan. 2017 –

  • Conference Committee Member

    • APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference (ASC), 2019

    • IEEE/IEIE International Conference on Consumer Electronics (ICCE)-Asia, 2020

  • Reviewer for Journals

    • IEEE Transactions on Image Processing

    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems for Video Technology

    • IEEE Transactions on Multimedia

    • IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems

    • IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Briefs

    • IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics

    • IEEE Journal of Selected Topics in Signal Processing

    • IEEE Signal Processing Magazine

    • IEEE Signal Processing Letters

    • IEEE/OSA Journal of Display Technology

    • IEEE Access

    • Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation

    • Journal of Signal Processing Systems

    • SPIE Journal of Electronic Imaging

    • SPIE Optical Engineering

    • Displays

  • Reviewer for Conferences

    • IEEE International Symposium on Circuits and Systems (ISCAS), 2017

    • IEEE International Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems (MWSCAS), 2017, 2019

    • IEEE International Symposium on Intelligent Signal Processing and Communication Systems (ISPACS), 2017

    • APSIPA Annual Summit and Conference (ASC), 2015, 2018, 2019

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, International Workshop on Frontiers of Computer Vision (IW-FCV), Feb. 2019.

  • Best Paper Award, Journal of Visual Communication and Image Representation, Sep. 2014.

  • Best Student Paper Award, Korean Society of Broadcasting Engineers (KOSBE) Conference, Nov. 2011.

  • Outstanding Research Award, Research Institute for Information and Communication Technology, Korea University, Feb. 2011.

  • Brain Korea (BK) 21 Graduate Student Fellowship, National Research Foundation of Korea (2006–2011).

  • Prize of the Year, Biospace Inc., Jul. 2003.

  • First Prize, 8051 Microcontroller Application Contest for university students, sponsored by: MDS Technology Corporation and Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea, Feb. 2003.

  • Second Prize, Robot Soccer Central League, Oct. 2001.

  • Scholarship for Entrance Exam, Top 10% in College of Engineering, Korea University, 1999.

Computer Skills

  • Languages

    • Strong C/C++, MATLAB

  • Hardware Platforms

    • x86, ARM, 8051, AVR, dsPIC

Extracurricular Activities

  • HandS, 1999–2002

    • Microrobot Club, School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University

    • President, 2001

    • Exhibited Robot Soccer System to 'SoftExpo 2001,’ Seoul, Korea