Seung-won Park (박승원)

Education / Work

  • Symbiote 2021.03 – now
    • Co-founder
  • Seoul National University 2017 – now
    • Pursuing a BS degree in Physics (GPA 3.91/4.30)
    • Double majoring in CS (GPA 3.06/4.30)
  • MINDs Lab, Inc. 2018.06 – 2018.08, 2019.01 – 2021.02
    • Worked as a substitute of mandatory military service 2019.02 – 2021.02
    • Senior AI Scientist 2020.01 – 2020.06
    • Head AI Scientist 2020.07 – 2021.02
      • Led audio/speech research projects at MINDs Lab; focused on TTS and Voice Conversion.
      • Former works include: Korean news article summarization, Text-Independent Speaker Verification, Speech Separation, Diarization, Enhancement.
  • Gyeonggi Science High School for the gifted 2014 – 2017
    • Got first prize on GSHS physics problem solving competition(2014, 2015), beating several IPhO gold medalists in school
    • Proposed and conducted research project as intern at RISE Lab. @ Sungkyunkwan Univ. along with Hyoungjoo Kim 2015.04 – 2015.12

Research

Preprint:

  • Assem-VC: Realistic Voice Conversion by Assembling Modern Speech Synthesis Techniques 2021, [Kang-wook Kim, Seung-won Park, Myun-chul Joe] arXiv / Project Page

Conference:

  • Cotatron: Transcription-Guided Speech Encoder for Any-to-Many Voice Conversion without Parallel Data Interspeech 2020, [Seung-won Park, Doo-young Kim, Myun-chul Joe] arXiv / Project PageGitHub

Workshop:

  • Generating Novel Glyph without Human Data by Learning to Communicate NeurIPS 2020 Workshop on Machine Learning for Creativity and Design, [Seung-won Park] arXiv / Slides & Video / Google Colab

Unpublished works:

  • SCP Artificial Muscle로 작동하는 Antagonistic Robot Arm의 Feedback 제어 2015, [김형주, 박승원, Luong Anh Tuan, 문형필]
    • Precise feedback control of SCP Artificial Muscle introduced by Haines et al.(2014)
    • 22th Samsung Humantech Paper Award – Silver Prize
  • Feedback Control of Forced Air-Cooling Speed for Prevention of SCP’s Overheating 2016, [박승원, 오정현]
    • One of the first attempts to feedback control the SCP’s cooling speed
    • GSHS best research award on physics

Open Source Contribution

  • MelNet – Group project @ Deepest
  • MelGAN – I reproduced the results before an official implementation had been released.
  • VoiceFilter – My name was kindly acknowledged within the paper.
  • GSHS TeX Society – Server Admin (Jekyll, PHP, CentOS) / Developer, Educator (LaTeX)
  • Other miscellaneous projects are shown in my GitHub profile.

Activities

  • Reviewer
    • ICLR 2021, ICLR 2020
  • Deepest 2019.01 – now
    • Vice President 2020.02 – 2021.02 (Season 7, 8)
    • SNU Deep Learning Society: 1 weekly hosting + 1 group project for each season
  • Lorem Ipsum Seminar 2017
    • CS seminar of two physics students and one chemistry student
  • Executive staff @ Korean TeX Society 2017.03 – 2019.10
  • Founded GSHS TeX Society 2015.12 – 2017.02

Honors and Awards