Director of Advanced AI and Robotics at UPS Advanced Technology Group
Biography

Dr. Youngjun Choi is the director of Advanced AI and Robotics at UPS Advanced Technology Group (ATG). He is currently leading the last-mile robotics program, machine vision, digital-twin, and various AI projects. His areas of expertise include autonomous navigation, operational research, machine learning, computer vision, and data analysis. He currently serves as a committee of IEEE-USA AI policy to build explainable/trustworthy AI society.

Prior to joining UPS, Youngjun earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree from School of Guggenheim Aerospace Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, specializing in aerial robotics and autonomy and worked at GT as a research engineer focusing on multi-robot path-planning and drone delivery.

Early in his career, Youngjun Choi was a space system researcher at the Agency for Defense Development in South Korea and developed the payload systems for two satellites, KOMPSAT-3A, and KOMPSAT-5.  He also served as a visiting researcher at the center for Power Transmission and Motion Control in University of Bath where his research focused on vibration and control using smart materials.

Research

Mentor Expertise Areas

Autonomy or Robotics

UAS (Unmanned Aerial Systems)

Mentor Focus Areas

Advice related to graduate school

Advice related to maximizing success at GT

Entrepreneurial perspectives

General career mentoring

Non-AE career options

Opportunities for Non-US Citizens

Private industry career perspectives