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Woontack Woo is a Professor in the Graduate School of Culture Technology (GSCT) at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea. He also has been the Vice President of the Korean Institute of Next Generation Computing (since 2011), Vice Chair of the CG&I Society in the Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (since 2010), Vice President of the HCI Society of Korea (since 2008) and Vice President of the Korea Computer Graphics Society (since 2008). He received his BS in Electronics Engineering from Kyungpook National University (KNU, Daegu, Korea) in 1989 and his MS in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH, Pohang, Korea) in 1991. In 1998, he received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering-Systems from University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles, CA, USA. In 1999, as an invited Researcher, he joined Advanced Telecommunications Research (ATR), Kyoto, Japan. From Feb. 2001 to Feb. 2012, he served as a Professor in the School of Information and Communications (SIC) and Director of Culture Technology Institute (CTI) at Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), Gwangju, Korea. The main thrust of his research has been implementing ubiquitous virtual reality in smart space, which includes Context-aware Augmented Reaity, 3D Vision, HCI, and Culture Technology. He coined the terminology, "ubiquitous virtual reality (UVR)" and initiated UVR Lab at GIST in 2001. Since then he has developed various augmented reality applications such as "DigiLog Books, DigiLog Miniatures and DogiLog Spaces" and published more than 300 papers in major journals and conferences.