The 1st KU-KAIST Joint Symposium was held on October 22, 2018 in the Matrix Hall, KI Building, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea. The symposium was jointly organized by KAIST and KU (IRCMS and IROAST). IROAST Director Hiyama gave the opening remarks, introducing his organization. From IROAST, Associate Professors Takumi Higaki and Aeju Lee, and Distinguished Professor Yufeng Zheng took part in and gave talks on their current research. About 20 researchers from KAIST and KU attended the symposium and exchanged their information.