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Mingi Jeong

Ph.D Student at Dartmouth
Master of Engineering
Former Chief Mate

Interest

  • Autonomous Navigation

  • Autonomous Surface Vehicle (ASV)

  • Obstacle Avoidance

  • Obstacle Detection, Tracking

  • Aquatic Monitoring by ASV

E-mail

mingi.jeong.gr@dartmouth.edu 

Address

Sudikoff Office 255, Hanover, NH, 03755 

​Hello? 안녕하세요?

I am Mingi Jeong, and I would like to be an enthusiastic, devoted expert in Computer Science (Robotics) and Ocean Engineering who will contribute to global society.

By utilizing my professional background and skill-set obtained from a fulfilling Chief Mate position on board, I hope to be a dedicated researcher in the autonomous navigation area by developing cutting-edge technologies, and being equipped with outstanding knowledge through interdisciplinary research.

Education and Professional Career
 
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Dartmouth College

3rd year Ph. D student, Department of Computer Science

  • Advisor: Prof. Alberto Quattrini Li

  • Main area: Robotics (Aquatic Robot)

  • Relevant coursework:

    • robotics perception systems

    • robot principal design and programming

    • multi robot system

    • artificial intelligence

    • computational topology

    • machine learning and statistical data analysis

    • algorithms

2017-2019

Masters Student

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Korea Maritime and Ocean University

  • M.S degree of Maritime Safety Environment Engineering

  • Total GPA of 4.5/4.5 (100/100)

  • Advisor: Prof. Eun-Bang Lee

2011-2016

Chief Mate (Final rank)

Former Third and Second Mate

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Hyundai Merchant Marine Co., Ltd

  • Entered the company with the highest score for the employee's education tests among the employees

  • Received employee evaluation report 99 percentile
    for overall period
  • Served as a navigating officer on LNG vessels and
    Container vessels 

  • 2016. Supervised new building of 174K  LNG vessel
    'MARIA ENERGY' at Hyundai Heavy Industries, Korea

  • 2016. Supervised drydock of 150K  LNG vessel
    'NEO ENERGY' at Keppel shipyard, Singapore

  • 2013. Supervised drydock of 135K LNg vessel
    'HYUNDAI OCEANPIA' at MMHE shipyard, Malaysia

  • Developed the company's operation manual of container vessel for foreign crews

  • Developed operation manual of Electronic Chart Display and Information System (ECDIS) after implication by SOLAS

2007-2012

Undergraduate Student

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Korea Maritime and Ocean University

  • Received Bachelor of Maritime Police Science
    at Department of Coast Guard Studies

  • Total GPA of 4.45/4.5 (99/100)

  • Graduated with Diploma of Honors, Valedictorian

2010-2011

Undergraduate Exchange Student

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Maritime College-State University of New York

  • International Transportation and Trade Major

  • Total GPA of 3.838/4.0

  • First Korean Indoctrination Officer (IDO) in Regiment of Cadets

Research
 
2019-Present

Ph.D Student

Research Experience
2019-Present

Full-time Research Assistant

Dartmouth College

  • Work in Reality and Robotics Lab

2017-2019

Full-time Research Assistant

Korea Maritime and Ocean University

  • Advised by Professor Eun-Bang Lee since Bachelor

  • Worked in Coast Guard Laboratory

List of Projects
2019-present

EpsCor 

Support by National Science Foundation (NSF 1923004, NSF 1919647).

  • Main research topic:
    Risk-vector Near miss prediction Obstacle Avoidance

    Obstacle detection by LiDAR sensor on ASV
    ASV optimized design for environmental monitoring​

2017-2018

3rd - 4th year of project (Total 8 years)

1. Development of Management Technology
for HNS Accident (National R&D Project)

  • Funded by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries in Korea
    (Overall budget as of 18 million USD)

  • Managed by Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO)
     

  • Main research topic:
    Multi-criteria Route Planning (4th year, 2018)

    • Developed as adaptive route planning technique based on the former year's Risk Contour Mapping

    • Intended ​for smart navigation of extant and future types of ships (USV, MASS, etc)
       

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2017
  • Recent Update(Nov. 06, 2020)
    'A Technique to Plan a Route based on Risk Contour Mapping' has been accepted to Korean Patent Application by cooperation with Korea Maritime and Ocean University and KRISO
    (Patent number: KR 10-2185782)

  • Main research topic:
    Risk Contour Mapping (3rd year, 2017)

    • Assessed navigational traffic risk contour by structured data at sea​

    • Visualized quantified navigational risk of ships

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2017

2. Fundamental Research on  Maritime Accident Prevention (National R&D Project)

  • Funded by Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries in Korea

  • Managed by Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO)
     

  • Main research topic:
    Development of Maritime Korean Language Materials

    • Intended for foreign crews on board Korea-flagged ships

    • Developed systematic modules for learning materials
       

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2017 - 2018

3. Development Plan of Coast Guard System (Governmental research)

  • Funded by Korea Coast Guard

  • Suggested new policies to Korea Coast Guard

  • Main research topic:
    Proposal for Coast Guard's Cutting-edge Resources 

    • Analyzed Coast Guard's resources

    • Outlined a long-term governmental road map 

    • Focused on engineering-based research

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4. Enhancement of Investigation and Response to Marine Accident (Private research)

  • Funded by Korea Shipowner's Association

  • Suggested governmental policies to the Council

  • Main research topic:
    Development of Technical Investigation Method Policies

    • Intended for objective analysis of marine accidents

    • Outlined a long-term governmental road map 

    • Focused on engineering-based research

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Publications and Presentations
 
Papers during Ph.D program
  1. Jeong, M.; and Quattrini Li A.,
    Efficient LiDAR-based In-water Obstacle Detection and Segmentation
    by Autonomous Surface Vehicles in Aquatic Environments

    IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2021. (accepted)

  2. Jeong, M.; and Quattrini Li A., 
    Risk Vector-based Near miss and Real-time Obstacle Avoidance for Autonomous Surface Vehicles. 
    IEEE International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS), 2020. (accepted)

  3. Jeong, M.; Roznere, M.; Lensgraf, S.; Sniffen, A.; Balkcom, D. and Quattrini Li A.,
    Catabot: Autonomous Surface Vehicle with an Optimized Design for Environmental Monitoring. 
    MTS/IEEE OCEANS – Singapore, 2020. (accepted, student poster competition top 20 list) 

  4. Jeong, M.; Lee, E.; Park, Y.; and Quattrini Li, A. 
    A Risk Visualization Technique based on Static and Dynamic Data for Maritime Mobility
    MTS/IEEE OCEANS – Seattle, WA, 2019

  5. M. Roznere, M. Jeong, L. Maechling, N. K. Ward, J. A. Brentrup, B. Steele, D. Bruesewitz, H. Ewing, K. Weathers, K. L. Cottingham, and A. Quattrini Li
    Towards a reliable heterogeneous robotic water quality monitoring system: An experimental analysis
    International Symposium on Experimental Robotics (ISER), (accepted, Co-first author), 2020

Peer-reviewed Articles
2018
2017
  1. Jeong, M.-G. (First Author), Lee, E.-B., Lee, M., Jung, J.-Y.,
    Multi-criteria Route Planning with Risk Contour Map for Smart Navigation,
    Ocean Engineering. Vol. 172, pp. 72-85.
    [Link]  [PDF]
     

  2. Jeong, M.-G. (First Author), Lee, E.-B., Lee, M.,
    A Study on Intuitive Technique of Risk Assessment for Route of Ships Transporting Hazardous and Noxious Substances. Journal of Navigation and Port Research.
    Vol. 42, pp. 97–106.
    [Link] [PDF]
     

  3. Jeong, M.-G. (First Author), Lee, E.-B., Lee, M.,
    A Study on the Visualization of HNS Hazard Levels to Prevent Accidents at Sea in Real-time. Journal of Korean Society Marine Environment and Safety. Vol 23, pp. 242–249

    [Link] [PDF]

Peer-reviewed Proceedings
2018
2017
  1. Jeong, M.-G. (First Author), Lee, E.-B., Lee, M.,
     An Adaptive Route Plan Technique with Risk Contour for Autonomous Navigation of Surface Vehicles. Proceedings of MTS/IEEE, OCEANS 2018 - Charleston, USA.
    Published.

     

  2. Jeong, M.-G. (First Author), Lee, E.-B., Lee, M.,
    A Purpose-Oriented Technique for Route Planning of Ships based on the Concept of Risk Isoline Curves, Proceedings of International Association of Institutes of Navigation World Congress (IAIN) 2018 – Chiba, Japan.

    Published.

  1. Jeong, M.-G. (First Author), Lee, E.-B., Lee, M.,
    A Study on Optimal Route Plan of Ships Carrying HNS, Proceedings of Hebei Spirit Oil Pollution International Conference (10 years of monitoring and the future) – Incheon, Korea. Published.

     

  2. Park, J., Park, K., Jeong, M.-G. (Co-Author), Lee, M.-G,
    Fundamental Dialogues to improve Understandings each other in Mixed Crew Environment. Proceedings of the 16th Asia Maritime and Fisheries Universities Forum,
    Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Published.

Honors and Awards
 
Honors and Awards
2019

나눔커뮤니티 '잔디밭 아가씨' 대표

Wix 사랑의 홍보대사

Future Ocean Technologist Award, Minister (Ministry of Ocean and Fisheries in Korea)

 

​Naval Architecture and Marine Expert Project, Best Award by C.E.O of  Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd.

Best Presentation Paper Award, ‘A Study on Optimal Route Plan of Ships Carrying HNS’, Hebei Sprit Oil Pollution International Conference (10 years of monitoring and the future), Korean Society of Marine Environment & Safety

Best Presentation Paper Award, ‘A Study on the Risk-based Designation of Courses for Navigation of Autonomous Ships Carrying HNS’, Fall Annual Conference,
Korean Institute of Navigation and Port Research

Honorable Mention, Competition for Simulated Response to Marine Pollution,
Korea Marine Environment Management Corporation (KOEM)

Honorable Mention, Competition for Marine Safety Images and Photos,
Busan Regional Officer of Oceans and Fisheries

Best Proposal Award, ‘Countermeasures for GPS malfunction’, Hyundai Merchant Marine

Summa Cum Laude, Korea Maritime and Ocean University

Dean’s List, Korea Maritime and Ocean University

Admiral’s List, Maritime College – State University of New York

English Presentation Contest 1st Award, Korea Maritime and Ocean University

2018
2017
2014
2012
2007-2011
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Scholarships
2017-2018
2010-2011
2007-2010

Full tuition, Research Assistant Scholarship, Korea Maritime and Ocean University

Full tuition, Hyundai Education Scholarship, Hyundai Merchant Marine

1,000 $, Alumni Scholarship, Maritime College – State University of New York

24,000 $, Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship, Rotary Foundation

Full tuition, Best Honors Scholarships, Korea Maritime and Ocean University

 
Extra Curricular Activities
2017

OQEANOUS Summer School at Shanghai Ocean University

Shanghai, China

  • Student Leader in Korea Team

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29th IMLA - International Maritime English Conference

Busan, Korea

  • Volunteer

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2010-2011

Summer Sea Term of Training Ship Empire States VI

Maritime College-State University of New York

New York, USA

  • Cadet in deck training for US Coast Guard license courses

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Regiment of Cadets

Maritime College-State University of New York

New York, USA

  • Indoctrination Officer

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Rotarian in Rotary Foundation (Host District: 7230)

New York, USA 

  • Ambassadorial scholar and Volunteer

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2010

International Mermaid Congress

Istanbul Technical University

Istanbul, Turkey 

  • Student Leader in Korea Team

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2008

International Cadet Conference

Japan Coast Guard Academy

Hiroshima, Japan

  • Student Leader in Korea Team

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