IEEE investigates AI paper from Seoul Nat’l University accused of plagiarism (spokesperson)

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Pictured is the main entrance to Seoul National University. (Photo courtesy of SNU-Yonhap)

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world’s largest technical professional organization, announced on Wednesday that it has launched an investigation into a South Korean research paper accused of plagiarizing several previously published papers.

The move came just days after a research team led by Yoon Sung-roh, a professor in Seoul National University’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, admitted to plagiarism when producing the paper recognized as an outstanding thesis at the 2022 Conference on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition (CVPR) which ended in New Orleans last week.

“IEEE is dedicated to publishing high-quality articles. IEEE is aware of the concerns regarding this article and the matter is currently under investigation,” said Francine Tardo, spokesperson for the engineers’ association, in an email to the Yonhap News Agency.

CVPR said it referred the document to the IEEE for official investigation.

The UNS has also launched a separate investigation into the matter. The son of Science Minister Lee Jong-ho is one of the co-authors of the article. (Yonhap)

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