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Intel engineer-turned-professor tapped to lead S. Korea's presidential panel on 4th industrial revolution

Science 10:18 February 13, 2020

SEOUL, Feb. 13 (Yonhap) -- President Moon Jae-in has picked a former senior engineer at Intel Corporation as head of the presidential committee on South Korea's response to the fourth industrial revolution, Cheong Wa Dae announced Thursday.

Yoon Sungroh, currently a professor of electrical and computer engineering at Seoul National University, will be appointed on Friday to lead the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution for a year, it said.

Yoon is a leading expert in South Korea in the artificial intelligence (AI) and big data sectors, which represent core technologies in the fourth industrial revolution era, according to Cheong Wa dae.

"Besides technological specialty, he has abundant experience as well in the industry, academy and research cooperation," it said, adding he's expected to contribute to the government's campaign nurturing new industries and regulatory reform in related fields.

He worked as senior engineer at Intel Corporation from 2005-2006, having earned Master of Science and doctorate in electric engineering from Stanford University.

Yoon Sungroh, named to lead the Presidential Committee on the Fourth Industrial Revolution, in a photo provided by Cheong Wa Dae. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE)

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