Sang-goo Lee



Intelligent Data Systems Lab.
Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Seoul National University

Name 이상구 (Sang-goo Lee)
Email sglee at snu dot ac dot kr
Professor, Dept. of Computer Science and Engineering
Assoc. Director, Big Data Institute

Office: Building 138, Room 418
Tel : +82-2-880-5357
Fax : +82-2-873-5516

Research Interests

  • Recommender Systems Semantic Match, Context-Aware Personalization, Fashion Recommendation
  • Natural Language Processing Parsing, Natural Lanuage Understanding, NER, Opinion Mining
  • e-Business Technology E-Catalogs, User/Product Modeling & Storage, Indexing & Retrieval


  • Ph.D. Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Thesis: Intelligent Search in Expert Database Systems
  • M.S. Computer Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, Thesis: Semantic Query Optimization in Recursive Databases
  • B.S. Computer Science & Statistics, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea


  • Dean/CIO (2012 ~ 2014) Office of Information Systems & Technology, SNU
  • Director (2011 ~ 2014) SNU-Samsung Joint Center for Intelligent Computing (CIC)
  • Director (2001 ~ 2010) Center for e-Business Technology, SNU
  • Visiting Professor (1999 ~ 2001) Georgetown University, USA
  • Research Engineer (1990 ~ 1992) EDS Research & Development, USA
  • Instructor (1989 ~ 1990) University of Minnesota, USA

Professional Activities

  • Advisory Committee: Samsung Electronics, LG Electronics, Hyndai Motors, Mando, CommerceNet Korea, SK Telecommunications, Ministry of Commerce, Industry, & Energy and the Ministry of Science and ICT
  • Conferences: Int. Workshop on Data Engineering Issues in E-Commerce & Services (DEECS), Tokyo 2005, San Francisco 2006, San Diego 2007, Vienna 2009 (Founder & General Chair), WWW2014 (Vice General Chair), IEEE ICDE 2015 (Finance Chair), IEEE CEC 2010, VLDB 2006 (Workshop Chair), e-Biz World 2003, Seoul, 2003 (Program Chair), IEEE ICDE, DASFAA, CIKM, IEEE ICEBE, PRODIS, ACM DOLAP, CooPIS, etc. (Program Committee)
  • Member: ACM, IEEE, Korea Information Science Society, (Korean) Society for e-Business Studies (President; 2010~)

Selected Talks

  • Bringing A.I. into Fashion keynote at IEEE AIKE, 2018 / invited talk at MBN, 2020.
  • NLP and the Korean Language invited talks at SK C&C, Hyundai Motors, 2016 2018.
  • Blended Learning in Computer Science Education invited talk at SNU, 2016.
  • Context-Aware Recommendations invited talk at Samsung Electronics, 2014.
  • New Challenges in Data invited talk at SAIT Forum, Samsng Electronics, 2010.
  • Practical Roles of Semantics keynote speech at Workshop on Semantic Computing 2008 / invited talk at Samsung Electronics, KT, Hyundai-Kia Motors, 2007~2008.
  • Semantic Technology Roadmap at Semantic Technology Conference, 2008.

Publications / Lectures / etc.

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