Soo-Mook Moon

School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science
Seoul National University
San 56-1 ShinLim-Dong, KwanAk-Gu, Seoul 151-742, Korea
E-mail: smoon at
Phone: +82-2-880-1814
Fax:     +82-2-882-4656
Secretary: Ms. Mi-Ran Lee (phone: +82-2-880-9372)

Areas of Interests


Soo-Mook Moon leads the Virtual Machine and Optimization (VM&O) Laboratory in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at Seoul National University. VM&O Lab. is researching language virtual machines as well as high-performance virtual machines based on advanced compilation optimization techniques. Currently, there are 11 students in the VM&O Lab. (7 Ph.D and 4 M.S.).

Current and Previous Industry Projects

Selected Publications

Program Committees


  • IBM Faculty Partnership Awards   September, 2000
    A total of about 100 IBM Faculty Partnership Awards were given worldwide this year (2000/2001), including all research areas. The description of the IBM Faculty Partnership Awards states: "Candidates must have an outstanding reputation for contributions in his or her field(s), or for the case of junior faculty, show unusual promise."
  • Best Teacher Award   April, 2002
    College of Engineering, Seoul National University

Biographical Sketch

Soo-Mook Moon received his Ph.D at the University of Maryland, College Park, in 1993. During 1992-1993, he worked at IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center where he developed the IBM VLIW compiler. During 1993-1994, he was a software design engineer at the Hewlett-Packard Company in California Language Lab where he contributed to the development of an optimizing compiler for the PA-RISC CPUs. Since 1994, he has been with the faculty of the Seoul National University in the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science where he is now a full professor. Professor Moon visited IBM T. J. Watson research center as a visiting scientist during the summer of 1997. He was with Sun Microsystems in 2002-2003 as a visiting professor.