Prof. Youngsoo Shin
Director & PI@KAIST (link)
Youngsoo Shin is a Professor, a holder of the ICT Endowed Chair, in the School of EE at KAIST. Prior to joining KAIST in 2004, he was a Research Staff Member at IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, NY. Currently, he is also a CEO of Baum, which specializes high-level power modeling and fast power analysis. He is Outside Director of LX Semicon (formerly Silicon Works) since 2018. He was Associate Editor of IEEE TCAD, IEEE D&T, and ACM TODAES, and was involved in a number of conferences including DAC, ICCAD, ASP-DAC, DATE, and ISLPED as organizing/steering/program committee member. He is a Fellow of the IEEE.
Prof. Daijoon Hyun
PI@Cheongju University (link)
Daijoon Hyun is an assistant professor in Cheongju University. Prior to his appointment, he worked as a staff engineer in Samsung foundry. Since joining the company in 2008, he had been developing VLSI design methodology and designing test chips for 7 years. After that, with the company’s support, he performed a doctoral program at Korean Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). During the program, he mainly conducted research on VLSI physical synthesis, near threshold voltage (NTV) design, and machine-learning based design methodology. Currently, he is researching a project of software systems for AI semiconductor design at Cheongju University. Also, he is working as a review editor for TCAD and TVLSI journals, and has been working as a reviewer and a session chair in ASPDAC.
Prof. Jaeyong Chung
PI@Incheon National University (link)
Jaeyong Chung is an Associate Professor in the Department of Electronics Engineering at Incheon National University, Incheon, Korea. He received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 2006, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical and computer engineering from the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Texas, Austin, in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He worked at Strategic CAD Lab (SCL), Intel and IBM T.J. Watson Research Center during the summers of 2008 and 2010, respectively. From 2011 to 2013, he was with the Design Compiler Team at Synopsys, Inc., Mountain View, CA. His current research interests include neuromorphic systems and deep learning. Prof. Chung was the recipient of best paper award nominations at the International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD) in 2009 and the Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference(ASPDAC) in 2011. One of his co-authored papers is selected in the Asian Test Symposium (ATS) 20th Anniversary Compendium.
Prof. Jaeduk Han
PI@Hanyang University (link)
Jaeduk Han is an Assistant Professor of Electronic Engineering at Hanyang University. He received the B.S., and M.S. degrees with honors from Seoul National University (SNU) in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and his Ph.D degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 2017. From 2007 to 2019, he has held various positions at TLI, Altera (now Intel FPGA), Intel, Xilinx, and Apple. Dr. Han was a recipient of a KFAS graduate study fellowship in 2009, a KFAS doctoral study fellowship in 2012, the SNU EECS best tutor award in 2008, and the UC Berkeley EECS outstanding course development and teaching award in 2016. His research interests include the design and automatic generation of high-performance integrated circuits, LED lighting systems, silicon photonics, and bio-electronic systems.
Prof. Seokhyeong Kang
Seokhyeong Kang received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea, in 1999 and 2001, respectively. He was with the System-on-Chip (SoC) Development Team, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea, from 2001 to 2008, where he was involved in development and commercialization of optical disk drive SoC. He received the Ph.D. degree with the VLSI CAD Laboratory, University of California at San Diego, San Diego in 2013. He was a professor in the department of electrical engineering at Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, Ulsan, Korea, from 2014 to 2018. He is a professor in the department of electrical engineering at Pohang University of Science and Technology, Pohang, Korea, from 2018. His current research interests include low-power design optimization and cost-driven methodology for chip implementation.
Prof. Taewhan Kim
PI@Seoul National University (link)
Taewhan Kim is a Professor with the School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University. He has published over 300 technical papers in international journals and conferences. His current research interests include computer-aided design of integrated circuits ranging from the architectural synthesis through physical designs, specifically focusing on logic and physical synthesis and automatic cell layout generation. He is currently serving on Associate Editors of Integration-VLSI Journal.
Prof. Kyumyung Choi
PI@Seoul National University (link)
Kyumyung Choi has been with the School of EECS, Seoul National University(SNU) since 2016 as a Visiting Professor, then a University-Industry Cooperation Professor. Prior to joining SNU, he was with Samsung Electronics for 31 years, where he held several positions from an Engineer to the Senior Vice President, where he developed the design methodologies, PDKs, cell libraries, and mixed-signal and high-speed interface IPs. Also, he was in charge of the semiconductor IC product development, such as CMOS image sensors, display driver ICs, security ICs, and power management ICs. Currently, his interesting research areas are “Machine Learning for EDA”. He is actively holding invited special lectures concerning the “Machine Learning for EDA” to diverse leading universities and semiconductor companies in Korea.
Prof. Jeong-Taek Kong
PI@Sung Kyun Kwan University (link)
Jeong-Taek Kong received the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering from Duke University, Durham, NC, in 1994. From 1983 to 2013, he was with Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., as VP of CAE Team, Senior VP of Intellectual Property Team, and Vice Chancellor of Samsung Institute of Technology. From 2014 to 2015, he was a Professor in the Dept. of Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University. He is currently a Professor in the Dept. of Semiconductor Systems Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University. He is an Independent Director of Primarius Technologies Co. since 2020. He was Associate Editor of IEEE TCAS and TVLSI, and served as a program chair and a committee member in more than 10 international conferences. He has authored and coauthored more than 140 technical papers and 3 books. His research interests focus on various EDA tools and design methodologies. He received IEEE ISEQD (International Symposium on Quality of Electronic Design) Fellow Award.
Prof. So-Young Kim
PI@Sung Kyun Kwan University (link)
So-Young Kim received a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University in 1997, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 1999 and 2004, respectively. From 2004 to 2008, she worked for Intel Corporation, Santa Clara, CA, and from 2008 to 2009, she worked for Cadence Design Systems. She is currently a Professor in the Department of Semiconductor Systems Engineering, Sungkyunkwan University. She was appointed as the 26th LG Yonam Cultural Foundation Overseas Research Professor, and served as a visiting professor at Stanford University (2015-2016) and a visiting research professor at NASA Ames Research Center (2019-2020). Her research interests include device and circuit modeling and co-optimization, machine learning based design automation, signal integrity, power integrity and electromagnetic interference in electronic systems. She is a corresponding author of more than 30 SCI journal papers and advised more than 40 M.S. and Ph.D. students.
Prof. Eui-Young Chung
PI@Yonsei University (link)
Eui-Young Chung is currently a Professor with the School of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea. He received the B.S. and the M.S. degrees in electronics and computer engineering from Korea University, Seoul, Korea, in 1988 and 1990, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from Stanford University, Stanford, CA, in 2002. He was a principal Engineer, Samsung Electronics, Korea. His research interests include system architecture and VLSI design, including all aspects of computer-aided design.
PI@Baum Inc. (link)
Joonhwan Yi is the founder of Baum (www.baum-ds.com), a company specialized in high-level power modeling, as well as a faculty member of the department of Computer Engineering at Kwangwoon University, Seoul, South Korea. Prior to joining Kwangwoon University, he led a system-on-a-chip (SoC) architecture design team at Samsung Electronics for mobile modem SoCs. The team developed high level functional models of digital systems in C++ or SystemC so that the functional simulation can be done thousands of times faster than the one at register transfer level (RTL). He has a B.S. degree in Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea in 1991 and M.S. and Ph.D degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, in 1998 and 2002, respectively. His Ph.D research was on high level function and delay testing for digital circuits.
PI@Enable Design Systems Inc. (link)
Gunho Ok is CEO of Enable Design System Inc. and specializes in SW development in Electronic Design Automation(EDA). He was an excutive of SW develoment at Entasys Design System Inc. in 2019 and worked at Synopsys in 2001. He joined CAE(Computer Aided Engineering) team at Samsung Electronics in 1992 and developed design automation environment for system LSI division and memory division. The developed products and design automation environments are as bellows: Schematic Capture System Memory Design(BaseCamp), Layout to Package Bonding Rule Check and Flow Automation, LDI(LCD Driver IC) Verification Tool, CAE Application Framework(UIMS), IR Drop Analysis Tool,Database & Application Framework, CAD Infra based on Qt and OpenAccess Database, Timing Debugging Environment, ASIC Design Library Management Tool