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Youngjun Cho is Associate Professor in the department of computer science at UCL and a key academic member of Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDIH), WHO Collaborating Centre for Research on Assistive Technology and UCL Interaction Centre. Also, he is a co-founder and principal AI architect of KIT-AR (spinout company). He explores, builds and evaluates novel techniques and technologies for the next generation of artificial intelligence-powered physiological computing that boosts disability technology innovation. He has pioneered mobile thermal imaging-based physiological sensing and automated detection of affective states (e.g. mental stress).

Before returning to academia back in 2018, he worked as a senior research scientist in the industry (including LG Electronics CTO division) and led a variety of industrial research projects for about a decade, successfully commercialising his novel sensing and machine learning technologies (e.g. gesture-driven advanced touchscreen for vehicles). He has authored more than 70 articles (including patents) in areas related to affective, physiological computing, human-computer interaction and multimodal sensing and feedback.

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