Dr. Sungjin Park ’03, A Keen Sense for Technology
The most unique places inspire Dr. Sungjin Park. As the president and CEO of The Vine Corporation, he created technology that was inspired by an unlikely source: the bobcat. The Vine Corporation offers “Voice Improvement Neural Engine” software solutions that improve the audio clarity of cell phones and other electronic devices. When Dr. Park learned the bobcat has a keen sense of hearing and the ability to catch very small signals that other animals cannot detect, he went on to develop the “Consonant Restoration” filter. This catches very small consonant signals and restores them in real time. The filter has been patented and licensed to more than fifty million devices.
Sungjin earned his PhD in electrical engineering from Florida Tech in 2003. During his PhD program, he conducted an infrasound research program focused on developing signal processing filters to classify very small infrasound events. Sungjin notes that the infrasound project experience at Florida Tech made his idea of the consonant restoration filter a reality.
Dr. Park worked for LG Electronics where he directed/co-directed research and development projects in Israel, India, Russia, Switzerland, and the United States. In 2003 and 2004, he was a visiting professor at Florida Tech, teaching electrical circuits and conducting research for The Boeing Company with Dr. Fredric Ham, then-dean of the College of Engineering.
Throughout his career, Sungjin has been recognized for his contributions and industry leadership. In 2011, he received the Men of the Software Industry Merit Award from the South Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy, and he recently earned the Authentication of Merit from the Korean governor and presidential candidate.
Dr. Park was featured in Florida Tech’s 60th Anniversary special edition book, “60 for 60: Celebrating Sixty Years of Alumni at Florida Institute of Technology.” Copies are available for purchase here.