About Me

I am a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. My advisor is Professor Jungwoo Lee. My current research interests include information theory and its applications to interference management for wireless networks, security and privacy for distributed storage systems, and machine learning. You can see my Google scholar citations here.


Education
Ph.D. 
Mar. 2013 - Feb. 2018

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

Advisor: Professor Jungwoo Lee


B.S.
Mar. 2008 - Feb. 2013

Electrical Engineering

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea

           


Academic Honors
Distinguished Ph.D. Dissertation Award
Feb. 2018
Title: Coding Techniques for Communication, Storage, and Computation in Distributed Networks
Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University 

Gold Prize at 2017 IEEE Seoul Section Student Paper Contest
Dec. 2017
Title: A Scalable Framework for Secure Distributed Computing
IEEE Seoul Section

Bronze Prize at the 23rd Samsung Electronics HumanTech Paper Contest
Jan. 2017

Title: Topological Interference Management with Reconfigurable Antennas

Samsung Electronics


Qualcomm Global Fellowship
Aug. 2014

Qualcomm Inc. & Institute of New Media and Communications


Presidential Science Scholarship
Mar. 2008

Korea Scholarship Foundation



Research Experience
Visiting Scholar
Nov. 2015 - Feb. 2016

University of Southern California

Advisor: Professor Amir Salman Avestimehr



Publications
International Journal (including submitted papers)

[J8] Heecheol Yang and Jungwoo Lee, ``Secure Distributed Computing with Straggling Servers Using Polynomial Codes,'' To appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, Jun. 2018.

[J7] Heecheol Yang, Wonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Private Information Retrieval for Secure Distributed Storage Systems,'' To appear in IEEE Transactions on Information Forensics and Security, May 2018.

[J6] Wonjae Shin, Heecheol Yang, Mojtaba Vaezi, Jungwoo Lee, and H. Vincent Poor, ``Relay-Aided NOMA in Uplink Cellular Networks,'' IEEE Signal Processing Letters, vol. 24, no. 12, pp. 1842-1846, Dec. 2017.

[J5] Heecheol YangWonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Linear Degrees of Freedom of Full-Duplex Cellular Networks with Reconfigurable Antennas,'' IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 11, pp. 7195-7206, Nov. 2017.

[J4] Heecheol Yang, Navid Naderializadeh, Amir Salman Avestimehr, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Topological Interference Management with Reconfigurable Antennas,'' IEEE Transactions on Communications, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 4926-4939, Nov. 2017.

[J3] Heecheol Yang, Wonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Linear Degrees of Freedom for K-user MISO Interference Channels with Blind Interference Alignment,''  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, vol. 16, no. 3, pp. 1921-1934, Mar. 2017.

[J2] Wonjae Shin, Namyoon Lee, Heecheol Yang, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Relay-aided Successive Aligned Interference Cancellation for Wireless X Networks with Full-Duplex Relays,'' IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol 66, no. 1, pp. 421-432, Jan. 2017.

[J1] Heecheol Yang, Wonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Hierarchical Blind Interference Alignment over Interference Networks with Finite Coherence Time,'' IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, vol. 64, no. 5, pp. 1289-1304, Mar. 2016.



International Conference


[C11] Jungwoo Lee, Heecheol Yang, and Wonjae Shin, ``Secure Private Information Retrieval from Distributed Databases,'' Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, USA, Feb. 11-16, 2018. (Invited Paper)

[C10] Minchul Kim, Heecheol Yang, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Cache-Aided Private Information Retrieval,'' in Proc. 51th Asilomar Conference on Signal, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 2017.

[C9] Jungwoo Lee, Heecheol Yang, Navid Naderializadeh, and Amir Salman Avestimehr, ``Topological Interference Management with Receiver Antenna Switching,'' Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, USA, Feb. 13-17, 2017. (Invited Paper)

[C8] Heecheol Yang, Wonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Linear Degrees of Freedom of Full-Duplex Cellular Networks with Reconfigurable Antennas,'' in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM) Workshop, Washington D.C., USA, Dec. 4-8, 2016.

[C7] Wonjae Shin, Namyoon Lee, Heecheol Yang, and Jungwoo Lee, ``A Novel Relay-Aided Successive Aligned Interference Cancellation for X Channels with Blind Transmitters,''  in Proc. IEEE Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), Washington D.C., USA, Dec. 4-8, 2016.

[C6] Heecheol Yang, Navid Naderializadeh, Amir Salman Avestimehr, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Topological Interference Management with Reconfigurable Antennas,'' in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Barcelona, Spain, Jul. 10-15, 2016.

[C5] Heecheol Yang, Wonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Degrees of Freedom for K-user SISO Interference Channels with Blind Interference Alignment,'' in Proc. 49th Asilomar Conference on Signal, Systems, and Computers, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 7-11, 2015.

[C4] Heecheol Yang, Wonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Grouping Based Blind Interference Alignment for K-user MISO Interference Channels,'' in Proc. IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Hong Kong, China, Jun. 14-19, 2015.

[C3] Heecheol Yang, Wonjae Shin, and Jungwoo Lee, ``Dynamic Supersymbol Design of Blind Interference Alignment for K-user MISO Broadcast Channels,'' in Proc. IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, Jun. 8-12, 2015.

[C2] Jungwoo Lee, Heecheol Yang, and Wonjae Shin, ``Hierarchical Blind Interference Alignment for K-user MISO Broadcast Channels,'' Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), San Diego, USA, Feb. 1-6, 2015. (Invited Paper)

[C1] Heecheol Yang and Jungwoo Lee, ``Wireless Power Transfer Techniques for Cell Balancing of Battery Management Systems,'' in Proc. IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), Jeju, Korea, May 8-9, 2014.

 
  
Professional Presentations
Seminar Presentations

``Interference Management for Full-Duplex Cellular Networks in the Absence of CSIT,''
Conservatoire National des Arts et Metiers (CNAM), Paris, France, May 19, 2017.

``Full-Duplex Cellular Networks with Reconfigurable Antennas,''
Technische Universitat Hamburg (TUHH), Hamburg, Germany, Jan. 23, 2017.

``Interference Management with No CSIT: The Benefit of Reconfigurable Antennas,''
Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea, Nov. 11, 2016.

Conference Presentations

``A Scalable Framework for Secure Distributed Computing,''
Information Theory and Applications Workshop (ITA), graduation day, San Diego, CA, Feb. 11-16, 2018.

``Linear Degrees of Freedom of Full-Duplex Cellular Networks with Reconfigurable Antennas,''
IEEE Global Conference on Communications (GLOBECOM) Workshop, Washington D.C., USA, Dec. 4-8, 2016.

``Topological Interference Management with Reconfigurable Antennas,''
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Barcelona, Spain, Jul. 10-15, 2016.

``Degrees of freedom for K-user SISO Interference Channels with Blind Interference Alignment,''
Asilomar Conference on Signal, Systems, and Computers 2015, Pacific Grove, CA, Nov. 7-11, 2015.

``Grouping Based Blind Interference Alignment for K-user MISO Interference Channels,''
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), Hong Kong, China, Jun. 14-19, 2015.

``Dynamic Supersymbol Design of Blind Interference Alignment for K-user MISO Broadcast Channels,''
IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), London, UK, Jun. 8-12, 2015.

``Wireless Power Transfer Techniques for Cell Balancing of Battery Management Systems,''
IEEE Wireless Power Transfer Conference (WPTC), poster presentation, Jeju, Korea, May 8-9, 2014.


Academic Activities
Journal Reviewer
IEEE Transactions on Information Theory, IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing, IEEE Transactions on Communications, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, IEEE Access, IEEE Communications Letters, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters

Conference Reviewer
IEEE International Symposium on Information Theory (ISIT), IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), IEEE Wireless Communications and Networking Conference (WCNC), IEEE Asia-Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC), International Conference on Information Networking (ICOIN)


Projects

Deep and Reinforcement Learning Techniques for Smart IoT Networks

Mar. 2017 - Present

Ministry of Science 


A Study on Paralysis Technique of Digital Communication under Cyber Electronic Warfare

Mar. 2016 - Present

Agency for Defense Development


Wireless Camera Network Technology for Public Safety

Nov. 2015 - Oct. 2017

Ministry of Science


Fundamental Technology Development of Transmission, Modulation, and Coding Techniques for Low-Power and Low-Complexity 5G-Based IoT Environments with Massive Connectivity

Apr. 2016 - Dec. 2016

Ministry of Science, ICT and Future Planning / Institute for Information & Communications Technology Promotion


Smart Tags and Hierarchical Network Module Development for the Production Process/Safety Management

Mar. 2014 - Feb. 2016

Hyundai Heavy Industries 


Massive MIMO and Interference Alignment
Mar. 2013 - Feb. 2016
Samsung Electronics

Wireless Sensor Networks Based Battery Management Systems for Energy Storage Systems in Smart Grids

Mar. 2013 - Aug. 2013
Korea Institute of Energy Technology Evaluation and Planning