CheolHee Yoo (Combined MS/Ph.D. in the Department of Urban and Environmental Engineering, UNIST) has been honored with the 2020 Talent Award of Korea.
The Talent Award of Korea is an award bestowed by the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of Korea since 2014. It recognizes those individuals who have performed exemplary talents or outstanding meritorious service. Every year, the award goes to 100 university and high school students who became distinguished in certain fields through effort, challenging spirits and creativity.
This award has been given to CheolHee Yoo (Advisor: Professor Jungho Im) in recognition of his efforts and contributions in tackling the global environmental challenges via satellite remote sensing.
CheolHee Yoo joined Professor Jungho Im’s lab (IRIS Lab) in 2017. Under the mentorship of Professor Im, he is pursuing the joint Master’s and PhD program in Urban and Environmental Engineering at UNIST. His research interests lie primarily in the areas of satellite, AI-based remote sensing, and environmental monitoring. In particular, he is interested in the processing and analysis of remotely sensed data from satellites, using AI. This can help address various environmental problems, such as urban climate, heat wave, land surface temperature, and fine dust.
CheolHee Yoo had also been selected as a recipient of the 2018 Global PhD Fellowship (GPF). He has not only published about 10 papers in internationally renowned academic journals in the field of environment, but also recognized for his accomplishments in various environmental contests and competitions.
In response to the COVID-19 outbreak and in light of health and safety, the award ceremony took place virtually on December 30, 2020.