I am a Ph.D. student advised by Professor In So Kweon, at Electrical Engineering, KAIST.

My research interests lie in machine learning, 3D vision, multi-modal sensor system, robotics computer vision. Particularly, my goal is to build robot intelligence that can understand 3D geometric structure and motion robustly in any kind of scenario. My research topics include

  • Visual Simulated Localizatioin and Mapping
  • Unsupervised and Self-supervised Learning based 3D Vision
  • Multi-modal Sensor System
  • Deep Reinforcement Learning


  • shinwc159 [at] kaist.ac.kr

    shinwc159 [at] gmail.com

  • Bldg N1, Rm 211, 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, Korea, 34141


  • MS in Electrical Engineering, 2019

    Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Korea

    Thesis: "Noise-Aware Camera Exposure Control for Robust Robot Vision"

    Advisor: Prof. In So Kweon

  • BS in Electrical and Information Engineering, 2017

    Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Korea

    Project: "Real-Time Ethernet Protocol based Omni Directional Mobile Robot"

    Advisor: Prof. Byoung Wook Choi

Research Experiences

  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea
    Sep 2017 - Present

    Research Assistant, Robotics and Computer Vision Lab (Advisor: In So Kweon).
  • Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea
    Mar 2015 - Jun 2017

    Research Intern, Embedded System Lab (Advisor: Byoung Wook Choi).
    Research topics : Embedded Linux, Real-time Operating System, Real-time Ethernet Protocol.


  • DRL-ISP: Multi-Objective Camera ISP with Deep Reinforcement Learning

    Ukcheol Shin*, Kyunghyun Lee*, In So Kweon (* equal contribution)

    Under Review

    [ paper / code / project ]

  • MS-DAT: Multi-Spectral Domain Adaptation for Unsupervised Thermal Image Semantic Segmentation

    YeongHyeon Kim, Ukcheol Shin, Jinsun Park, In So Kweon

    Under Review

    [ paper / code / project ]

  • Unsupervised Depth and Ego-motion Estimation for Monocular Thermal Video using Multi-spectral Consistency Loss

    Ukcheol Shin, Kyunghyun Lee, Seokju Lee, In So Kweon

    Arxiv Preprint 2021

    [ paper / code / project ]

  • An Efficient Asynchronous Method for Integrating Evolutionary and Gradient-based Policy Search

    Kyunghyun Lee, Byeong-Uk Lee, Ukcheol Shin, In So Kweon

    Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems (NeurIPS), 2020 Oral presentation (Acceptance: 105/9454 ≈ 1.1%)

    [ paper ]

  • Vehicular multi-camera sensor system for automated visual inspection of electric power distribution equipment

    Jinsun Park, Ukcheol Shin, Gyumin Shim, Kyungdon Joo, Francois Rameau, Junhyeok Kim, Dong-Geol Choi, In So Kweon

    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019 Oral presentation

    [ paper ]

  • Camera exposure control for robust robot vision with noise-aware image quality assessment

    Ukcheol Shin, Jinsun Park, Gyumin Shim, Francois Rameau, In So Kweon

    IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2019 Oral presentation

    [ paper / dataset / code / project ]

  • Performance evaluation of real-time mechanisms on open embedded hardware platforms

    Ukcheol Shin, Byoung Wook Choi

    Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems, 2017

    [ paper ]

  • Development and control of an omnidirectional mobile robot on an ethercat network

    Raimarius Delgado, UkCheol Shin, Chang Hwi Hong, Byoung Wook Choi

    International Journal of Applied Engineering Research, 2016

    [ paper ]

Academic Activities


  • AAAI Conference on Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) 2021