Youngchul Sung

Professor

School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST

291 Daehakro, Yuseonggu, Daejeon, 34141

South Korea

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 Information and Communications, Ltd. as a senior research engineer from 1995 to 2000, he joined the Ph.D. program and received Ph.D. degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering with Applied Mathematics as minor from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA in 2005. From 2005 until 2007, he was a senior engineer in the Corporate R & D Center of Qualcomm, Inc., San Diego, CA, USA and participated in design of Qualcomm’s 3GPP R6 WCDMA base station modem. Since 2007 he has been on the faculty of the School of Electrical Engineering in KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea.

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), Chapters Coordination Committee (CCC). Dr. Sung is member of technical committees: IEEE Communications Society, Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (IEEE ComSoc SPCE) Technical Committee, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), Signal and Information Processing Theory and Methods (SIPTM) Technical Committee. 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, USA (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

  • 2018.09 ~ Present, Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
  • 2010.03 ~ 2018.08, Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
  • 2007.02 ~ 2010.02, Assistant Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
  • 2018.01 ~ 2018.12, Visiting Associate Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, UC Irvine, CA, USA (Host: Prof. Hamid Jafarkhani)
  • 2012.08 ~ 2013.07, Visiting Scientist, The Research Laboratory of Electronics (RLE), MIT, MA, USA (Host: Prof. Lizhong Zheng)
  • 2005.10 ~ 2007.01, Senior Engineer, Corporate R & D Center, Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, USA
  • 2005.06 ~ 2005.09, Post-doctoral Associate, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
  • 1995.01 ~ 2000.06, Senior Research Engineer, LG Information and Communications, Ltd. (now merged with LG Electronics), South Korea

Research Topics

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

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
    • Guest Editor of the 2012 IEEE JSAC Special Issue on Theories and Methods for Advanced Wireless Relays
    • Editor, ICT Express, 2014 ~ Present
  • Technical Committee (TC) Activities
  • Technical Program Committee (TPC) Activities
  • Korean Activities and Services
    • Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS)
      • Elected Trustee (2014 - Present )
      • Director, International Affairs, KICS (2018,2017, 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)

Honors and Awards

  • 2018.08, Championship, The 1st AI Soccer Worldcup with Students W. Kim et al.
  • 2018.03, Championship, The 1st KAIST Intramural AI Soccer Competition with Students W. Kim et al.
  • 2017.12, Second Prize, The 1st AI Soccer Korean Cup with Students W. Kim et al.
  • 2015.01, Samsung Humantech Paper Award (Two Bronzes) Co-authored with J. Seo and G. Lee
  • 2014.11, Distinguished Service Award, Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS)
  • 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, 한중일 정상회담 동반 제 1 회 한중일 청년과학자 워크샵, 대한민국 젊은 IT 과학자 대표 (교육과학기술부 KISTEP 선정)
  • 2010.04, JCCI 2010 Best Paper Award Co-authored with Juho Park
  • 2005.05, ICASSP 2005 Best Paper Award

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