Sungjae Hwang is an entrepreneur, investor and inventor. He is also a co-founder of Serveral startups (FuturePlay Inc, a top-tier start-up accelerator in South Korea / Fluenty Inc., an AI technology startup that is acquired by Samsung electronics in 2017 / Pium, an IoT startup innovating scent display / ... ).
He received his PhD from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology Graduate School of Culture Technology. He has published more than 30+ papers and filed more than 300+ patents that introduce novel input techniques for future smart devices. Several of these inventions have been transferred to top global companies, non-practicing entities and start-ups. At present, more than 30 entities hold his patents and use them in their services and products. Further, his work has been presented at various academic conferences such as the Association for Computing Machinery’s Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, its User Interface Software and Technology Symposium and its Conference on Human-Computer Interaction with Mobile Devices and Services.
He has won numerous awards, including the IP Technology Award (2010), the Creative Invention Award (2011) and the IAM world's leading IP strategists 300 (2016). He is also an angel investor and an adviser to various tech start-ups.