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Jeongkyu Shin
Seoul, Korea Republic of


TECH: Machine Learning, DESIGN: Research / Testing, PEOPLE: Management


Jeongkyu is the founder and CEO of Lablup Inc. He is known as the lead developer of the Textcube Project, which is a popular open-source web publishing platform in South Korea and the open-source codebase of tistory.com and a part of blogger.com. As one of the Korea’s foremost experts on open-source projects, he has participated in many successful ventures for the past 20 years. He is a machine learning expert at Google Developers Experts and actively working as a member of the Innovation Steering Board of the Northeast Asia Open Source Software Promotion Forum. He received his Ph.D in Statistical Physics from POSTECH in research on complex systems, agent-based models, and computational neuroscience. He led ML-based/open-source projects at several companies and labs, specifically, text classification, entropy-related information compression (for security), and contextual search. Since 2015, he has been developing Backend.AI, an open-source hyper-scalable AI R&D platform (https://www.backend.ai).