Dr. Youngjun Choi is the director of Advanced AI and Robotics at UPS Advanced Technology Group (ATG). He is currently leading the last-mile robotics program, machine vision, digital-twin, and various AI projects. His areas of expertise include autonomous navigation, operational research, machine learning, computer vision, and data analysis. He currently serves as a committee of IEEE-USA AI policy to build explainable/trustworthy AI society.
Prior to joining UPS, Youngjun earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from School of Guggenheim Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in aerial robotics and autonomy and worked at GT as a research engineer focusing on multi-robot path-planning and drone delivery.
Early in his career, Youngjun Choi was a space system researcher at the Agency for Defense Development in South Korea and developed the payload systems for two satellites, KOMPSAT-3A, and KOMPSAT-5. He also served as a visiting researcher at the center for Power Transmission and Motion Control in University of Bath where his research focused on vibration and control using smart materials.