Chip expert Choi Ki-young nominated to lead ICT Ministry

By Cho Hyee-su
  • Published : Aug 9, 2019 - 14:55
  • Updated : Aug 9, 2019 - 14:55

President Moon Jae-in conducted a major Cabinet reshuffle on Friday, nominating Choi Ki-young to lead the Ministry of Science and ICT.

Choi, currently a professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University, is dubbed an expert in the fields of artificial intelligence and semiconductors.

(Cheong Wa Dae)

He has a bachelor’s degree in SNU, master’s from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, and a doctorate from Stanford University.

Within the field of electrical engineering, he specializes in computer and very-large-scale-integration systems, a form of chip design.

In 2017, Choi headed the Neural Processing Research Center, a research center sponsored by Samsung Electronics to develop neuromorphic chips that mimic the inner work of a human brain.

He is also a member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the world’s largest association for electrical engineers.

Choi will be replacing You Young-min, who has been heading the ministry since July 2017.

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