SKKU’s Embedded Software Research Laboratory (ESLAB) has been acknowledged as an exceptional software laboratory and selected for the Ministry of Science’s Software Star-Lab program. The SW StarLab program is a government project started in 2015 that selects university software laboratories and supports them to lead Korea’s progress in the 4th Industrial Revolution. Currently, 17 laboratories from six universities in Korea (Seoul, POSTECH, KAIST, Korea, Yonsei, SKKU) are participating in this research project. The SW StarLab program aims to raise Korea’s software technology level to about 80% of that of the United States, and grants \300 million for eight years to chosen laboratories to do so. SKKU’s ESLAB is a graduate school laboratory where students of SKKU’s Information and Communication Technology Department or Software Department can participate in embedded software research. Embedded software is the technology of embedding software algorithms into the hardware of electronic devices such as smartphones, televisions, or smart-cars for their efficient functioning. ESLAB became the third software laboratory at SKKU to participate in the SW StarLab program, making SKKU the most selected private university in this government project. The other two laboratories were selected in 2015 to research DataBase Management Systems (DBMS) and User Interface/Experiences (UI/UX). This selection is meaningful in that it took place after SKKU’s school system changed and started encouraging software subjects to undergraduate students.
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