We study Privacy-Preserving Machine Learning. Our goal is to build safe and intelligent artificial intelligence (AI) systems to support human life, without them accessing privacy-sensitive data of humans such as high resolution face images. [News]

Who we are

Michael S. Ryoo 

Founder & CTO (mryoo@egovid.com)

Michael is an assistant professor of Computer Science and Informatics at Indiana University. He studies computer vision and machine learning algorithms, particularly focusing on understanding and recognizing human activities/events in videos. He is also known for their application to wearable cameras and robots, which was recognized with ICRA best vision paper award in 2016. He was with NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) before joining EgoVid.

Hyun Jong Yang

Founder & CEO (hjyang@egovid.com)

Hyun Jong Yang is an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST), Korea. He studies signal processing and machine learning algorithms for radar and wireless communications. Before joining EgoVid, he was a research fellow at Stanford University and Korea Institute Ocean Science Technology (KIOST) and a systems design engineer at Broadcom Corporation.

Kiyoon Kim

Machine Learning Researcher (kiyoon@egovid.com)

Kiyoon studies machine learning algorithms and their implementation. His current interest is focused on machine learning for computer vision. He won prizes in Korea Supercomputing Challenge and Korea Olympiad in Informatics. 

Arogyaswami Paulraj

Scientific Advisor

Paulraj is a Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. He is a pioneer of MIMO wireless communications.  He has won over a dozen awards, notably the Marconi Prize and Fellowship, 2014 and the IEEE Alexander Graham Bell Medal, 2011. In 1999, Paulraj founded Iospan Wireless Inc., acquired in by Intel Corporation in 2003. In 2004, Paulraj co-founded Beceem Communications Inc., acquired by Broadcom Corp. in 2010. During his 30 years in the Indian (Navy) (1961-1991), he founded three national level laboratories in India and headed one of India’s most successful military R&D projects – APSOH sonar. 

Yong Jae Lee

Scientific Advisor

Yong Jae is an Assistant Professor in Computer Science at the University of California, Davis. His lab works on computer vision and machine learning research, with a particular focus on recognition algorithms that can learn with minimal human supervision. Yong Jae received his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin and was a postdoctoral fellow at Carnegie Mellon University and UC Berkeley. 

Kyongsik Yun

Executive Advisor

Kyongsik is a brain engineer and entrepreneur at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He co-founded two biotech companies, Ybrain and BBB that raised $9.8M. He continues working on developing novel brain-inspired technologies and systems. 


  • Mar. 2017: "EgoVid's paper has been accepted for publication from IEEE Wireless Communications Letters"

  • Feb. 2017: "EgoVid visits Indiana University to exchange ideas about robotics applications"

  • Feb. 2017: "EgoVid presents a paper on privacy-preserving activity recognition [arXiv ] at AAAI 2017

  • Jan. 2017~Mar. 2017: "EgoVid stays at U.C. Berkeley for possible collaboration"

  • Dec. 2016: "EgoVid is invested by Mirae Holdings Ltd."

  • Sept. 2016: "EgoVid is sponsored by Ulsan Metropolitan City "

  • Aug. 2016: "EgoVid is founded as of Aug. 2016."