Dr. Sung-Jin Kim, Founder and CTO of Hiperwall, Irvine and Dr. John Collins, Founder and Director of R&D of Biopico Systems, housed at the TechPortal Incubator at Calit2, UC Irvine. We will break into small groups to allow more specific questions.

When: Wednesday, February 21, 5:30 – 7:00 PM

Where: Graduate Resource Center, 3100 Gateway Study Center



Dr. Sung-Jin Kim has researched distributed computing and distributed visualization for 16 years. As part of his Ph.D. work at UCI, he developed early versions of software for HIPerWall, a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded project, which created the technology for the world’s highest resolution tiled display. Upon completing his Ph.D., he joined the California Institute for Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2) at UCI as a post-doctoral researcher, where he continued his research on distributed visualization and improved the software for HIPerWall. He co-founded Hiperwall, Inc. to commercialize the tiled display technology into a cost-effective software solution that uses commodity computing and display components. As Hiperwall’s Chief Technology Officer, he provides the overall vision, strategy and leadership for development of the company’s innovative products and solutions.

He has participated in several research projects including a software framework for a large tiled-display wall, a distributed multi-media player, a network computer game, and real-time distributed anti-missile defense simulation. Specialties: Distributed visualization, Real-time computing, Distributed computing, Fault-tolerant computing, Network programming and Computer engineering.

See Dr. Kim’s website

Dr. John Collins is the founder and now Director of R&D of Biopico Systems, which is now housed at the TechPortal Incubator at Calit2, UC Irvine. Dr. Collins was a postdoc at UCI in the Biomedical Engineering department and then worked at two companies before founding Biopico Systems Inc.

Dr. Collins is also the chair of Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (IEEE-EMBS) chapter of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers here in Orange County. This is a professional organization for engineers and engineering students who are interested in the bio-medical devices or instrumentation area.

See Dr. Collins’ LinkedIn

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