Eun-Seok Ryu (류은석) Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Immersive Media Engineering (Chair)
College of Computing and Informatics
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
(03063) 25-2, Sungkyunkwan-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul, Korea

E-mail: esryu [at]
Office: Hoam hall, Rm. 51201 (호암관 12층 1호 | +82-2-760-0677)
Lab: Central Library Bldg., Rm. 70526 (중앙학술정보관 5층 26호 | +82-2-760-1697)

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Eun-Seok Ryu is an Associate Professor and the Chair of the Department of Immersive Media Engineering in Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU) in Seoul, Korea., where he also serves as the Director of the Center for Multimedia Intelligence. Prior to joining SKKU in 2019, he was an Assistant Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering at Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea, from 2015-2019. From 2014 to 2015, he served as a Principal Engineer (Director) at Samsung Electronics in Suwon, Korea, where he led a multimedia team. He was a Staff Engineer at InterDigital Labs in San Diego, California, USA, from January 2011 to February 2014, where he researched and contributed to next-generation video coding standards such as HEVC and SHVC. From September 2008 to December 2010, he was a Full-time Visiting Research Scientist II at the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology (GCATT) in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia USA. In 2008, he was a Research Professor at the research institute for information and communication technology at Korea University, Seoul, Korea. His research interests include multimedia computing systems, particularly MPEG immersive video standards for virtual reality. He has received numerous awards, including the Best Science and Technology Award from Korean Federation of Science & Technology Societies (KOFST). He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Computer Science from Korea University in 1999, 2001, and 2008, respectively. He is a senior member of the IEEE and a member of the ACM. 

Professional Experience:

  • 2024.09 – current: Director, Center of Multimedia Intelligence at Sungkyunkwan University(SKKU), Seoul, Korea (성균관대학교 지능형멀티미디어연구센터장)
  • 2015.03 – 2019.08: Assistant Professor, Gachon University, Seongnam, Korea (가천대학교 컴퓨터공학과 조교수)
  • 2014.03 – 2015.02: Principal Engineer (Director), Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea (삼성전자 수석연구원/파트장)
  • 2011.01 – 2014.02: Staff Engineer, InterDigital Labs, San Diego, CA, USA (인터디지털 연구소 Staff Engineer)
  • 2008.09 – 2010.12: Research Scientist II, Georgia Tech., Atlanta, GA, USA (조지아공대 Research Scientist II)
  • 2008.03 – 2008.08: Research Professor, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (고려대학교 연구교수)


– Dissertation: “A Framework for Large-Scale and Multichannel Video Streaming System”
Operating System Lab (Adviser: Prof. Chuck Yoo)

  • M.S., Computer Science and Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Aug 2001

– Thesis: “Design and Implementation of Priority-based Adaptive MPEG-4 Streaming System”
– Operating System Lab (Adviser: Prof. Chuck Yoo)

  • B.S., Computer Science / Biotechnology, Aug 1999

Boards and Committee:

MPEG US national body, member, 2011-2014
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), Senior member (from 2016 – current)
– IEEE Broadcast Technology Society (BTS)
– IEEE Computer Society

  • The Korean Institute of Broadcast and Media Engineers (KIBME), Executive Director (한국방송미디어공학회 상임이사/총무이사; 2019-current)
  •  Moving Picture Experts Group (MPEG) New Media Forum, Committee (MPEG 뉴미디어 포럼 운영위원)
  • Telecommunications Technology Association (TTA) Project Group(PG) 610, Committee
  • The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS), Director (한국통신학회 집행이사, 2018-2021)
  • The Korean Institute of Information Scientists and Engineers (KIISE), Life member (한국정보과학회, 정보통신소사이어티 부회장, 2020-2022)
  • Korean Society for Internet Information (KSII), member (한국인터넷정보학회 운영이사, 2020-2022)
  • The Korean Association of Computer Education, Life Member (한국컴퓨터교육학회 이사, 2020-current)
  • Sungkyun EduTech Research Institute (SETRI), Director (성균에듀테크연구소장, 2020-current)
  • Kyoung Lim ENG, Corp, Outside Director (사외이사; Jul. 2019 – Apr. 2022)

Organization and Program Committee Service (International only):

  • Area Chair, IEEE International Conference on Multimedia and Expo (IEEE ICME 2021-2024)
  • Financial Chair, International Workshop on Advanced Image Technology (IWAIT 2023)
  • Financial Chair, IEEE International Conference on Visual Communications and image processing (IEEE VCIP 2023)
  • Workshop Chair / Internet Media Chair / TPC, International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN 2018-2023)
  • Special Session Chairs / TPC, International Conference on Artificial Intelligence in Information and Communication (ICAIIC2019-2020)
  • Publicity Chairs, International Conference on Ubiquitous and Future Networks (ICUFN2018-2020)
  • Workshop Chair / Web Chair / TPC, International Conference on ICT Convergence (ICTC2018-2023)