San Diego State University and Chonbuk National University (CBNU), Korea recently signed an agreement to collaborate on research in the areas of intelligent systems and robotics, and healthcare and medical informatics. The collaborative agreement was signed on August 3, 2009 by SDSU vice president of Graduate Research Affairs, Thomas Scott, and CBNU president, Geo-Suk Suh.

The agreement came about as a result of joint research in the area of robotics between our own Mahmoud Tarokh and Malrey Lee, CBNU Computer Science Associate professor, which started in July 2008.

The SDSU-CBNU collaborative agreement facilitates submission of joint research proposals to U.S. and Korean agencies, exchange of teaching and research personnel in the areas of intelligent systems, robotics and medical informatics, and student exchange to perform their thesis work at the other university in these areas.