Jaesung Hong received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electronic engineering from Kyungpook National University, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree in frontier science from The University of Tokyo, Japan in 2004. He worked as a Foreign Researcher of the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science with the Graduate School of Information Science and Technology, University of Tokyo. From 2005 to 2010, he worked as a research professor with Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. Dr. Hong is currently a professor of Department of Robotics Engineering, DGIST, South Korea. His research interests include surgical navigation, surgical robotics, and Augmented/Virtual Reality. At the University of Tokyo, he has developed the first US-guided needle insertion robot for a movable and deformable organ. While he worked at Kyushu University Hospital, he developed customized surgical navigation systems, and clinically applied them to various surgeries.
After moving to DGIST, he studied medical augmented and virtual reality in collaboration with major hospitals of Korea. He has also performed various government research projects including an endoscopic bone drilling robot and augmented reality for arthroscopy. He worked as a key board member of Korean Society of Medical Robotics and Asian Society of Computer-aided Surgery. He is also co-chair of the IEEE/RAS technical committee on surgical robotics.