Wonjoon Goo Ph.D. Student
@ University of Texas at Austin
Research Interests Deep Learning, Robotics, Computer Vision, Artificial Intelligence

About Me

Hello! I am first year Ph.D. Student at University of Texas at Austin. Fortunately, I got a chance to work with Prof. Scott Niekum. My reseach goal is finding a general solution that can handle real life problems; for instance, driving a car, brewing a coffee, organizing stuffs, or etc. During my journey to the goal, I would like to focus on deep learning to deal with ambiguity, which is the essence of those tasks. Hopefully, it could be directly applied to robots so that they let us focus on what we really need.

Educational Background

Aug. 2016 - Current

  • University of Texas at Austin
    Ph.D. in Computer Science

Mar. 2008 - Feb. 2016

  • Seoul National University
    B.S. in Computer Science and Engineering (Summa Cum Laude, 1st/38)
    GPA 4.03/4.3, GPA in major 4.07/4.3

Sep. 2014 - Dec. 2014

  • University of Toronto
    Exchange Student in Computer Science Dept.
    GPA in major 4.0/4.0

Work and Research Experience

Jan. 2017 - Current

  • Graduate Research Assitant
    University of Texas at Austin with Prof. Scott Niekum
    I am currently working on a video understanding problem, which can be used as a bootstrapping method for demonstrations that we collect for learning from demonstration tasks. A method for generalization of a task and an reinforcement algorithm to find a solution will be followed as a future work.

Sep. 2016 - Dec. 2016

  • Teaching Assistant, CS313E: Elements of Software Design
    University of Texas at Austin
    This course is designed as the second level class for the student from non-CS discipline. In the course, the basic programmming concepts like data structure (linked list, tree) and object oriented programming were covered. My job was mainly grading and holding office hours.

Apr. 2016 - Jun. 2016

  • Lead Web Programmer
    Art 247@Paju, Gyeonggi-Do, Korea
    I developed a commercial website selling baby clothes with Django web framework.
    [site link]

Mar. 2015 - Apr. 2016

Dec. 2010- Jan. 2014

  • Lead Game Server Programmer(worked as alternative military service agent)
    Netmarble Npark(before kwon as Ani-park)@Seoul, Korea
    It was an great opportunity since I was able to get an industrial field experience during my undergraduate. The three year experience taught me various programming skills from traditional, widely used skill-set, like C++, RDBMS to trending technologies, such as Node.js, NoSQL(mongoDB).

Jun. 2010- Aug. 2010

  • Summer Intern
    Redduck@Seoul, Korea

Awards & Honors


  • Taxonomy-Regularized Semantic Deep Convolutional Neural Networks
    Wonjoon Goo, Juyong Kim, Gunhee Kim, Sung Ju Hwang
    European Conference on Computer Vision (ECCV)
    Amsterdam, The Neterlands, 2016.


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Austin, TX 78712

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