Cheol Song

Associate Professor, Dept. of Robotics Eng., DGIST
Phone : +82 53-785-6215
e-mail: csong at


– Ph.D. in Mechanical Eng. KAIST
– M.S. in Mechanical Eng. KAIST
– B.S. in Mechanical Eng. Sogang Univ.


Assistant Professor, Dept. of Robotic Eng., DGIST
Post-doc.  Johns Hopkins University, United States
Post-doc.  KAIST

Invited Talks                           

◇ “Diffuse Speckle Contrast Analysis for Deep Tissue Flow Monitoring”, 6th Int. Conf. Biotechnol. and Bioeng., Offenburg Germany,  Sep. 28, 2017.
◇ “Optical Coherence Tomography Distance Sensor for Biomedical Micro-manipulation”, EMN meeting on Photonics 2016, Barcelona Spain, Sep. 22, 2016.

◇ “Handheld Medical Robotics”, Spring Semester Colloquium, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., UNIST, Republic of Korea,  Jun. 9, 2017

◇ “Towards Deep Tissue Flow Monitoring: DSCA”, Spring Semester Colloquium, Dept. of Electrical Eng., POSTECH, Republic of Korea,  May. 12, 2017

◇ “Biomedical Applications of Diffuse Speckle Contrast Analysis”, Annual Biophotonics Conference 2016, KAIST, Nov. 05, 2016.

◇ “Applications of Optical Coherence Tomography in Surgery”, Optical Society of Korea Summer Meeting 2016, Pusan BEXCO, Jul. 12, 2016.

◇ “Bimanual SMART Microsurgical System”, The 11th Korea Robotics Society Annual Conference, Pyung Chang, Jan. 26, 2016.

◇ “Bimanual SMART Micro-surgical System”, Fall Semester Colloquium, Dept. of Mechanical Eng., Sogang University, Republic of Korea,  Nov. 6, 2015

◇ “Bimanual SMART Microsurgical System for Vitreoretinal Surgery”, Italian Institute of Technology, Italia, Aug. 24, 2015

◇ “SMART” Handheld Surgical Robot for Vitreoretinal Surgery”, Institute for Surgical Technology and Biomechanics, Univ. of Bern Swiss, Dec. 17, 2014.

Notable Accomplishments including Media Coverage              

◇ “DSCA”, Diffuse Speckle Contrast Analysis was introduced by more than 25 media groups including OSA (Optical Society of America) newsroom,  Businees wire,  Kyunghyang, KBS Daegu, etnews, and etc. 14th Dec., 2015    Link

“Shining a Light on Chicken Embryo Health Can Reduce Costs, Prevent Spread of Disease” 14th Dec., 2015    Link

“달걀속 배아 건강 미리 안다 – DGIST 개발” 17th Dec., 2015    Link

“DGIST, 달걀 속 배아 오염여부 측정기술 개발” 21th Dec., 2015    Link

◇ “차세대 암 치료, ‘SMART’를 주목하라”, Korean Medical News, 31th Jul., 2013    Link

◇ “SMART”, Smart Micromanipulation Aided Robotic-surgical Tool was introduced by more than 15 media groups including OSA (Optical Society of America) newsroom,  NBC News,  TechNewsDaily, Sciencedaily, PHYS.ORG, Yahoo News, Photonics.Com, MedGadget, The New Zealand  Herald , and etc. 27th Sep., 2012     Link

“Cyborg Surgeon: Hand and Technology Combine in New Surgical Tool That Enables Superhuman Precision” 27th Sep., 2012    Link

“A Surgeon’s Knife That Keeps Itself Steady” 28th Sep., 2012    Link

“Smart tool negates shaky hand effect in surgery” 28th Sep., 2012    Link

“SMART scalpel gives surgeons superhuman precision” 28th Sep., 2012    Link