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Artificial Vision & Neural Engineering

Principle Investigator

임매순 , Maesoon Im

Principal Research Scientist, KIST Brain Science Institute
Associate Professor, University of Science and Technology
  • Education

    1. Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, South Korea (Mar 2003 – Aug 2009)

      B.S. magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea (Mar 1999 – Feb 2003)

  • Research career& activities

    1. Associate Professor, Division of Bio-Medical Science & Technology, University of Science & Technology, Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2020 – Present)

      Principle Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, KIST(Korea Institute of Science and Technology), Seoul, South Korea (Mar 2022 – Present)

      Senior Research Scientist, Brain Science Institute, KIST (Korea Institute of Science and Technology), Seoul, South Korea (Aug 2018-Feb 2022)

      Assistant Scientist, Department of Ophthalmology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit, Michigan, USA (Nov 2015 – Jul 2018)
      Featured in “Vision & Visionaries” of Henry Ford Health System: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZlRIlMkp1co

      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, Visual and Anatomical Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, USA (Aug 2016 – Jul 2018)

      Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Wayne State University College of Engineering, Detroit, Michigan, USA (Nov 2016 – Jul 2018)

      Research Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Nov 2011 – Oct 2015)

      Research Associate, VA Boston Healthcare System, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (Jan 2015 – Sep 2015)

      Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA (Jun 2010 – Oct 2011)

      Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea (Sep 2009 – May 2010)

Representitive publication

  • Artificial visual information produced by retinal prostheses

    Sein Kim*, Hyeonhee Roh*, and Maesoon Im

    Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience

    Vol. 16

    Art. No. 911754 (8pp)

  • Fabrication of high-density 3D microneedle array with various cross-sectional shapes,” Nano-Micro Le…

    Hyeonhee Roh*, Young Jun Yoon*, Jin Soo Park*, Dong-Hyun Kang*, Seung Min Kwak, Byung Chul Lee, and Maesoon Im

    Nano-Micro Letters (NML)

    Vol. 14

    Art. No. 24 (19pp)

  • Spiking characteristics of network-mediated responses arising in direction-selective ganglion cells …

    Yanjinsuren Otgondemberel*, Hyeonhee Roh*, Shelley I. Fried, and Maesoon Im

    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    Vol. 29

    pp. 2445-2455

  • A 4.49 nW/pixel light-to-stimulus duration converter based retinal prosthesis chip

    Dong-Hwi Choi, Hyeonhee Roh, Maesoon Im, and Dong-Woo Jee

    IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems (TBioCAS)

  • Preclinical study to improve microbubble-mediated drug delivery in cancer using an ultrasonic probe …

    Seunghyun Lee, Hoyoon Joen, Shinyong Shim, Maesoon Im, Jinsik Kim, Jung Hoon Kim, Byung Chul Lee

    Scientific Reports

    Vol. 11

    Art. no. 12654 (10pp)

  • Electric stimulation elicits heterogenous responses in ON but not OFF retinal ganglion cells to tran…

    Joon Ho Kang, Ye Ji Jang, Taegon Kim, Byung Chul Lee, Soo Hyun Lee, and Maesoon Im

    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    Vol. 29

    pp. 300-309, Mar. 2021

  • Fabrication of a glass micro-pipette device using reflow processes and its integration with microflu…

    Yoon-Jae Nam, Young Jun Yoon, Seung-ki Lee, Maesoon Im†, and Jae-Hyoung Park

    IEEE Sensors Journal

    Vol. 20

    No. 24, pp. 14694-14702

  • Versatile low-cost volumetric 3D ultrasound imaging using gimbal-assisted distance sensors and an in…

    Taehyung Kim, Dong-Hyun Kang, Shinyong Shim, Maesoon Im, Bo Kyoung Seo, Hyungmin Kim, and Byung Chul Lee

    Sensors

    Vol. 20

    No. 22, Art. no. 6613 (15pp)

  • Editorial for the special issue on micro/nanofabrication for retinal implants

    Maesoon Im

    Micromachines

    Vol. 11

    No. 11, Art. no. 1005 (4pp)

  • Retinal degeneration reduces consistency of network-mediated responses arising in ganglion cells to …

    Young Jun Yoon*, Jae-Ik Lee*, Ye Ji Jang, Seungki An, Jae Hun Kim, Shelley I. Fried, and Maesoon Im

    IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering (TNSRE)

    Vol. 11

    No. 11, Art. no. 1005 (4pp)

  • Neurophysiological and medical considerations for better-performing microelectronic retinal prosthes…

    Maesoon Im and Seong-Woo Kim

    Journal of Neural Engineering (JNE)

    Vol. 17

    No. 3, Art. no. 033001 (9pp),