Dr. Junku Yuh is the president of the Korea Institute of Robot and Convergence(KIRO).
He is a worldly renowned scholar in the field of Underwater Robotics. Graduated from the Department of Mechanics & Design at Seoul National University, he earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering from Oregon State University. He then spent his years as a mechanical engineering professor and Information & computer science graduate faculty at the University of Hawaii and as the director of the Robotics and Computer Vision Program at the National Science Foundation(NSF).
He is an Elected IEEE Fellow and received various prestigious awards including NSF Presidential Young Investigator Award from former President George Bush. He served as the President of Korea Aerospace University during 2006-2013 and then served as the director of the Robotics and Media Institute(RMI) at KIST. He has actively participated in various government committees regarding science and technology policies.