Jaerock Kwon

Research Interests

Computation Neuroscience

Robotic Microscopes

Automated Microscrope Systems

Intelligent Systems

Artificial Intelligence

Neural Networks

Mobile Robotics

Autonomous Navigation and Localization

Mobile Applications

Wearable Systems


Wireless Sensors



B.S. Communications Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea 1992

M.S. Communications Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, South Korea 1994

Ph.D. Computer Engineering, Texas A & M University, College Station, TX 2009



Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2010-present

Visiting Assistant Professor, Kettering University, Flint, MI, 2009-2010

Senior Software Engineer, Qualcomm Korea,  , South Korea, 2002-2004

Senior Software Engineer, SK Teletech, Seoul, South Korea, 2000-2002

Research Engineer, LG Electronics,  , South Korea, 1994-1999


Research Activities

NSF-MRI (Major Research Instrument) Development of High-Throughput and High-Resolution Three-Dimensional Tissue Scanner with Internet-Connected 3D Virtual Microscope for Large-Scale Automated Histology (Award No. ECCS-1337983, PI: Kwon) Sep 1, 2013 – Aug 31, 2016.

Electrified Motorcycle for US College Students, 2013

A development of LED system lighting engine module with compact sized data communication modules and driver IC/Processor control parts based on multi-sensor (supported by the MKE/Ministry of Knowledge Economy, Korea supervised by the KEIT/Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology; Subcontract, 2012-2015)

Data information display method of data broadcasting receiver and apparatus thereof , US Patent No: 7100117, August 29, 2006


Selected Publications

Matthew Clark, Jaerock Kwon, Girma Tewolde, Health Monitoring Device for the Elderly, The Fifth International Conference on Sensor Device Technologies and Applications, SENSORDEVICES 2014

Jaewook Yoo, Jaerock Kwon, and Yoonsuck Choe, Predictable Internal Brain Dynamics in EEG and Its Relation to Conscious States, Frontiers in Neurorobotics, 2014

Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, Seyeong Choi, and Dae-Hee Park, Development of Smart LED Lighting System Using Multi–Sensor Module and Bluetooth Low Energy Technology, IEEE International Conference on Sensing, Communications and Networking (SECON), 2014

Jongil Lim, SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Ultrasonic-Sensor Deployment Strategies and Use of Smartphone Sensors for Mobile Robot Navigation in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

SeokJu Lee, Jongil Lim, Jaerock Kwon, and Girma Tewolde, Autonomous Tour Guide Robot by using QR code Recognition in Indoor Environment, 2014 IEEE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE on ELECTRO/INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Girma Tewolde and Jaerock Kwon, Robots and Smartphones for Attracting Students to Engineering Education, 2014 Zone 1 Conference of the American Society for Engineering Education, Bridgeport, Connecticut, 2014.

SeokJu Lee, Girma Tewolde, and Jaerock Kwon, Design and Implementation of Vehicle Tracking System Using GPS/GSM/GPRS Technology and Smartphone Application, IEEE World Forum on Internet of Things WF-IoT 2014.

Jaerock Kwon, Enhanced Image Processing Pipeline and Parallel Generation Of Multiscale Tiles for Web-Based 3D Rendering of Whole Mouse Brain Vascular Networks, International Conference on Pattern Recognition Applications and Methods (ICPRAM) 2014.

Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon, David Mayerich, and Louise C. Abbott. Connectome, mouse. In Dieter Jaeger and Ranu Jung, editors, Encyclopedia of Computational Neuroscience. Springer, Berlin, 1st edition, 2014. In press.

Young Seek Cho, Jaerock Kwon, and Hwan-Yong Kim, Design and Implementation of LED Dimming System with Intelligent Sensor Module, Journal of information and communication convergence engineering, Vol 11 (4), 2013.

Yoonsuck Choe, Jaerock Kwon andJi Ryang Chung, Time, Consciousness, and Mind Uploading, International Journal of Machine Consciousness (IJMC), 2012.

Y.C. Kim, W.S Yang, J. Kwon, Y.S. Choe, S. Choi and D.H. Park, Development of LED Lighting System using Bluetooth Wireless Communication, The Korean Institute of Electrical and Electronic Material Engineers General Meeting & Annual Autumn Conference, 2012.

Ji Ryang Chung, Jaerock Kwon, Timothy A. Mann, and Yoonsuck Choe. Evolution of time in neural networks: From the present to the past, and forward to the future. In A. Ravishankar Rao and Guillermo A. Cecchi, editors, The Relevance of the Time Domain to Neural Network Models. Springer, Berlin, 2011. In press.

David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Chul Sung, Louise Abbott, John Keyser, and Yoonsuck Choe, Fast macro-scale transmission imaging of microvascular networks using KESM, Biomedical Optics Express, Vol. 2, Issue 10, pp. 2888-2896 (2011)

Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel Miller, Ji Ryang Chung, Chul Sung, John Keyser, and Louise Abbott , Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy for Connectomics Research, IJCNN 2011 – International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, San Jose, California, 2011 (In press).

Yoonsuck Choe, David Mayerich, Jaerock Kwon, Daniel E. Miller, Chul Sung, Ji Ryang Chung, Todd Huffman, John Keyser, and Louise C. Abbott. Specimen Preparation, Imaging, and Analysis Protocols for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2011. In press.

J. R. Chung, C. Sung, D. Mayerich, J. Kwon, D. E. Miller, T. Huffman, L. C. Abbott, J. Keyser, and Y. Choe. Multiscale exploration of mouse brain microstructures using the knife-edge scanning microscope brain atlas. Frontiers in Neuroinformatics, 2011.

G. Tewolde and J. Kwon, Efficient WiFi-based Indoor Localization using Particle Swarm Optimization, International Conference on Swarm Intelligence, Chongqing, China, 2011.

Kwon, J., David, M., and Choe, Y., Automated Cropping and Enhanced Noise Removal for Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

David, M., Kwon, J., Panchal A., Keyser, J., and Choe, Y., Fast Cell Detection in High-throughput Imagery Using GPU-Accelerated machine Learning, IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging. Chicago, Illinois, 2011.

Jaerock Kwon and Yoonsuck Choe. Predictive internal neural dynamics for delay compensation. In Second World Congress on Nature and Biologically Inspired Computing(NaBIC2010), 2010.

Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Facilitating Neural Dynamics for Delay Compensation: A Road to Predictive Neural Dynamics?, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks, April 2009

Chung, J., Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Evolution of Recollection and Prediction in Neural Networks., International Joint Conference on Neural Networks, 2009

Y. Choe, L.C. Abbott, D. Han, P. Huang, J. Keyser, J. Kwon, D. Mayerich, Z. Melek, B.H. McCormick, Knife-Edge Scanning Microscopy: High-throughput Imaging and Analysis of Massive Volumes of Biological Microstructures, In R. Rao and G. Cecchi, editors, High-throughput Image Reconstruction and Analysis: Intelligent Microscopy Applications, Series on Bioinformatics and Biomedical Imaging, Artech House Publishers, 2008.

Kwon, J., and Choe, Y., Internal State Predictability as an Evolutionary Precursor of Self-Awareness and Agency. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Development and Learning, pages 109-114. IEEE, 2008

David, M., Kwon, J., Choe, Y., and Keyser, J., Constructing High-Resolution Microvascular Models., 3rd International Workshop on Microscopic Image Analysis with Applications in Biology, 2008

Kwon, J. and David, M., Lateral Sectioning for Knife Edge Scanning Microscopy., IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging., Paris, France, 2008

Kwon, J. and Choe, Y., Enhanced Facilitatory Neuronal Dynamics for Delay Compensation., In Proceedings of the International Joint Conference on Neural Networks., Piscataway, NJ, 2007. IEEE Press. (Awardee of travel grants for IEEE IJCNN 2007 conference)

Kwon, J., Kang, S., Kim, Y., Woo, Y., Kim, H., and Choi, B., The Design and Implementation of Korean Generator Using Feature Structure., In Proceedings of the Institute of Electronics Engineers of Korea., , Vol. 16, 2. p979-983, November 1993


Contact Information

Email: jkwon@kettering.edu

Phone: (810) 762-9500 ext. 5917

Office: 2-703K AB