Our Research Philosophy

written by Prof. Sungsik Lee on 3 March 2017 (see more in Director’s Blog)


Two Philosophical Thoughts for a Breakthrough Research in the LEE Lab:

Improve! or Create!

  • Improve an Existing for Local Breakthrough: by Making a worse thing better in a certain principle or condition (i.e. breaking a trade-off relation), or Finding a new venue and principle even with a well-known thing.


SSD Hybrid Drives Advertisement (source: Seagate)

  • Create a Never Existed Before for Fundamental Breakthrough: by Creating a totally new drawing style although it is not so beautiful – it’s ok if this is for the first time, rather than Making an existing picture slightly more beautiful.


Penrose Triangle (source: Wikipedia)