Prof. Youngchul Sung

School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST

291 Daehakro, Yuseonggu, Daejeon, 34141

South Korea

Email) ysung at ee.kaist.ac.kr

Biography

Youngchul Sung received B.S. and M.S. degrees from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, in Electronics Engineering in 1993 and 1995, respectively. After working at LG Electronics Ltd., Seoul, Korea, from 1995 to 2000, he joined the Ph.D. program and received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY in 2005. From 2005 until 2007, he was a senior engineer in the Corporate R & D Center of Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA, and participated in design of Qualcomm’s 3GPP R6 WCDMA Basestation Modem. Since 2007 he has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering in KAIST, Daejeon, Korea and he is currently a tenured associate professor at KAIST.

Dr. Sung’s research interests include signal processing for communications, statistical signal processing and inference, and asymptotic statistics with applications to wireless communications and related areas. Dr. Sung is currently a senior member of IEEE, chair of IEEE Communications Society, Asia Pacific Board (IEEE ComSoc APB), Membership Development Committee (MDC). Dr. Sung served in various technical committees: IEEE Communications Society, Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (IEEE ComSoc SPCE) Technical Committee, IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS), Signal Processing for Communications and Networking (SPCOM) Technical Committee, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), Signal and Information Processing Theory and Methods (SIPTM) Technical Committee, etc. Dr. Sung is currently an associate editor of IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing since Sep. 2017, and served as an associate editor of IEEE Signal Processing Letters from 2012 to 2014 and as a guest editor of the 2012 IEEE JSAC special issue “Theories and Methods for Advanced Wireless Relays”.

Education

  • 2000.08 ~ 2005.05, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (Advisor: Prof. Lang Tong)
  • 1993.03 ~ 1995.02, M.S. Electronics Engineering, Seoul National University (Advisor: Prof. Sangwook Nam)
  • 1989.03 ~ 1993.02, B.S. Electronics Engineering, Seoul National University

Employment

  • 2010.03 ~ Present, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
  • 2007.02 ~ 2010.02, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
  • 2018.01 ~ 2018.12, Visiting Scholar, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Irvine, (Host: Prof. Hamid Jafarkhani)
  • 2012.08 ~ 2013.07, Visiting Scholar, The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), MIT (Host: Prof. Lizhong Zheng)
  • 2005.10 ~ 2007.01, Senior Engineer, Corporate R & D Center, Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA
  • 2005.06 ~ 2005.09, Post-doctoral Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1995.01 ~ 2000.06, Senior Research Engineer, LG Electronics

Professional Activities and Services

  • Senior Member of IEEE, IEEE Signal Processing Society, IEEE Communication Society,IEEE Information Theory Society
  • Editorial Services
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Transaction on Signal Processing, Sep. 2017 ~ Present
    • Associate Editor, IEEE Signal Processing Letters, Jan. 2012 ~ Jan. 2014
    • Editor, ICT Express, 2014 ~ Present
    • Guest Editor of the 2012 IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Theories and Methods for Advanced Wireless Relays
  • Technical Committee (TC) Activities
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Activities
  • Korean Activities and Services
    • Elected Trustee, Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS) (2014 - Present )
    • Director, International Affairs, KICS (2017, 2016, 2015), Director, Domestic Journal, KICS (2014)
    • Chair (2015), Vice Chair (2014), Secretary (2013, 2012, 2011), Member (2008 - Present), Coding and Information Theory Technical Committee, KICS
    • Member, Mobile Communication Technical Committee, KICS (2009 - Present)
    • Member, Military Communication Technical Committee, KICS (2008 - Present)
    • Joint Afflication with KI IT Convergence Center

Honors and Awards

  • 2015.01, Samsung Humantech Paper Award (Two Bronzes) Co-authored with J. Seo et al. and G. Lee et al.
  • 2013.02, Samsung Humantech Paper Award (Silver) Co-authored with Juho Park
  • 2011.02, Samsung Humantech Paper Award (Bronze) Co-authored with Heejung Yu
  • 2010.05, 제 1 회 한중일 청년과학자 워크샵 및 회의, 교육과학기술부 KISTEP 선정 한국 IT 대표
  • 2010.04, JCCI 2010 Best Paper Award Co-authored with Juho Park
  • 2005.05, ICASSP 2005 Best Student Paper Award

Research Topics

  • 2007 - Now, Wireless Communication and Statistical Signal Processing/Inference at KAIST
  • 2005 - 2007, Wideband CDMA at Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA
  • 2000 - 2005, Statistical Signal Processing and Inference at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • 1995 - 2000, Code-Division Multiple Access (CDMA) at LG Electronics

Publication

Teaching

  • EE827 Information Geometry (Special Lecture), Fall 2013
  • EE807/MATH501 Analysis, Spring 2015
  • EE629 Mobile Communication, Fall 2015
  • EE623 Information Theory, Fall 2011, Fall 2010
  • EE622 Detection and Estimation, Fall 2017, Fall 2014
  • EE522 Advanced Communications Systems, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007
  • EE421 Communication Systems, Spring 2016, Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2007
  • EE321 Communication Engineering, Spring 2015
  • EE305 Introduction to Electronic Design Lab., Spring 2017, Fall 2016
  • EE202 Signals and Systems, Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010