Professor O.K. Baek

Research Fellow & Head


O.K. Baek is the Research Fellow & Head of Cognitive Informatics Research Division at the Federal Research Agency of Korea, ETRI.

He is leading the strategic institutional initiative for development of a next generation AI (“CybreBrain”) enabling deductive reasoning, real time inferencing, progressive and incremental learning, and self-adaptation to unanticipated changes and exceptions, and uncertainty management.

Prior to joining ETRI, he had led complex programs for emerging industries as the Global Solutions Executive & Distinguished Architect at IBM Corporation, focusing on Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Computing.

He has over 40 years of extensive experience and in-depth expertise in research & development of advanced systems and complex industry solutions. He has developed and taught various courses in modeling, architecture, end-to-end solution design, and R&D methodologies.