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General Information

Full Name MinGyu Choi
Date of Birth 19th December 1998
Languages Korean, English

Academic Interests

  • Protein Chemistry
    • Structure-Function Relationships.
    • Effects of Post-Translational Modifications (PTMs) and Non-canonical Amino Acids (ncAAs).
  • Regression Embedding Space
    • Effective Embedding Space Topology for Regression Tasks.
    • Quantitative Measurements on the Quality of Embedding Space.

Education

  • 2016-2023
    BS
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea
    • BSc in Chemistry (Major GPA 4.23 / 4.3)
    • BSc in Computer Science and Engineering (Major GPA 3.80 / 4.3)
    • Summa-cum laude candidate (Total GPA 4.03 / 4.3)
  • 2014-2015
    High School
    Gyeonggi-buk Science High School
    • Early graduation in Chemistry.
    • Graduated as a valedictorian (1st at the year).

Experience

  • 2021-2022
    Machine Learning Researcher
    AIGENDRUG. Co. Ltd, South Korea.
    • Structural/functional interpretation of binding sites of proteins.
    • Reviews on deep learning techniques for molecular compounds.
    • Representation learning of molecules via trimodal contrastive learning.
    • Supervised regression loss for multimodal sentiment analysis.
  • 2019-2021
    Air Operations Manager
    Republic of Korea Air Force, Seoul Air Base.
    • Managing aircraft take-off and landing time schedule.
    • Planning the operation of aircraft for (inter)national events.
  • 2019
    Summer Student
    University College London, London, UK.
    • Advised by Dr. Matthew Powner.
    • Prebiotic synthesis of amino-acid derivatives.
  • 2018-2019
    Undergraduate Researcher
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
    • Advised by Dr. Dongwhan Lee.
    • Organic synthesis of perpendicular organic building block.
  • 2017-2018
    Undergraduate Researcher
    Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea.
    • Advised by Dr. Seokhee Kim.
    • Lab of Proteolytic Systems
    • Biochemical characterization of Ribosomally synthesized and post-translationally modified peptides (RiPPs).

Scholarships

  • 2023-
    Doctoral Study Aborad Scholarship (Confirmed)
    KFAS, Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies.
    • 13,000 $/year
  • 2022
    Scholarship for Undergraduate Independent Research
    Faculty of Liberal Education, Seoul National University.
    • 3,000 $
  • 2016-2021
    Korea Presidential Science Scholarship
    KOSAF, Korea Student Aid Foundation.
    • 11,000 $/year
  • 2019
    Scholarship for International Undergraduate Internship
    Department of Chemistry, Seoul National University and University College London.
    • 4,000 $

Honors and Awards

  • 2019
    • 1st Prize at Undergraduate Research Award
    • SNU, Chemistry Dept.
  • 2018
    • 2nd Prize at Undergraduate Research Award
    • SNU, Chemistry Dept.
  • 2015
    • Silver Prize at Samsung HumanTech Paper Award
    • Samsung Electronics