Youngchul Sung received B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea in 1993 and 1995, respectively. After working at LG Information and Communications, Ltd. (now merged with LG Electronics) 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 statistical inference with applications to communication and related areas. 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”. Dr. Sung also served as a board member of UNESCO/Netexplo University Advisory Board and as various positions in IEEE Communications Society, Asia Pacific Board (IEEE ComSoc APB) and many technical committees.
2000.08 ~ 2005.05, Ph.D. Electrical and Computer Engineering, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA (Advisor: Prof. Lang Tong, PhD Dissertation: "Detection of non-independent and identically distributed signals: Asymptotic analysis")
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
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
2007 - Now, Communication Signal Processing, Statistical Signal Processing, and Statistical Inference
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
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 ~ 2019
Technical Committee (TC) Activities
Member of UNESCO/Netexplo University Advisory Board, May 2015 - Apr. 2017
Chair, Chapters Coordination Committee (CCC), Jan. 2018 - Dec. 2019
Chair, Membership Development Committee (MDC), Jan. 2016 - Dec. 2017
Vice Chair, Information Services Committee (ISC), Jan. 2014 - Dec. 2015
Vice Chair, Meeting and Conference Committee (MCC), Jan. 2012 - Dec. 2013
Member, IEEE ComSoc, Signal Processing and Communications Electronics (SPCE) TC, Jan. 2014 - Present
Associate member, IEEE Signal Processing Society (IEEE SPS), Signal Processing for Communications (SPCOM) TC, Jan. 2010- Dec. 2012
Member, Asia-Pacific Signal and Information Processing Association (APSIPA), Signal and Information Processing Theory and Methods (SIPTM) TC, Jan. 2010 - Dec. 2018
Technical Program Committee (TPC) Activities
Please see Curriculum Vitae.
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
2019.02, Samsung Humantech Paper Award Co-authored with W. Kim et al.
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
BulOnDangJib (不慍堂集): 17C Neo-Confucianism Scholar, BulOnDang(不慍堂) Changwon Sung(成昌遠)'s Anthology
EE827 Information Geometry, Fall 2019, Fall 2013
EE807/MATH501 Real 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 Communication Systems, Fall 2009, Fall 2008, Fall 2007
EE421 Communication Systems, Spring 2016, Spring 2009, Spring 2008, Spring 2007
EE321 Communication Engineering, Fall 2020, Spring 2020, Spring 2019, Spring 2015
EE305 Introduction to Electronic Design Lab., Spring 2017, Fall 2016
EE202 Signals and Systems, Spring 2014, Spring 2012, Spring 2011, Spring 2010