Joonki Paik was born in Seoul, South Korea, in 1960. He received the B.S. degree in control and instrumentation engineering from Seoul National University, in 1984, and the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering and computer science from Northwestern University, in 1987 and 1990, respectively. From 1990 to 1993, he joined Samsung Electronics, where he designed image stabilization chipsets for consumer camcorders. Since 1993, he has been a member of the faculty with Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea, where he is currently a Professor with the Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia, and Film. From 1999 to 2002, he was a Visiting Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Since 2005, he has been the Director of the National Research Laboratory in the field of image processing and intelligent systems. From 2005 to 2007, he served as the Dean of the Graduate School of Advanced Imaging Science, Multimedia, and Film. From 2005 to 2007, he was the Director of the Seoul Future Contents Convergence Cluster established by the Seoul Research and Business Development Program. In 2008, he was a full-time Technical Consultant for the System LSI Division of Samsung Electronics, where he developed various computational photographic techniques, including an extended depth of field system. He has served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Board for Scientific/Technical Policy with the Korean Government and is currently serving as a Technical Consultant for the Korean Supreme Prosecutor's Office for computational forensics. He was a two-times recipient of the Chester-Sall Award from the IEEE Consumer Electronics Society, the Academic Award from the Institute of Electronic Engineers of Korea, and the Best Research Professor Award from Chung-Ang University. He has served the Consumer Electronics Society of the IEEE as a member of the Editorial Board, Vice President of International Affairs, and Director of Sister and Related Societies Committee.