Biography

World Top 10 University by 2030

University excel at “things that must be done” rather than simply “doing well”

UNIST will change the world.

  • president Yonghoon Lee
    unist
    2030 worl top 10
  • president Yonghoon Lee
  • unist president
  • Education

    • 1984
      • Electrical Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, USA (Ph.D.)
      1980
      • Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea (M.S.)
      1978
      • Electrical Engineering, Seoul National University, Korea (B.S.)
  • CAREER DEVELOPMENT

    • 2019 – Present
      • President, UNIST
      2018 – 2019
      • Director, Sungnam-KAIST Center for Next Generation ICT, KAIST, Korea
      2011 – 2013
      • Vice President for Academic Affairs, KAIST, Korea
      2011 – 2011
      • Vice President of IT Convergence Campus, KAIST, Korea
      2008 – 2011
      • Dean, College of Information Science and Technology, KAIST, Korea
      2005 – 2008
      • Dean, Department of Engineering, KAIST, Korea
      2004 – 2005
      • Director, Brain Korea program in the area of IT, KAIST, Korea
      2004 – 2005
      • Head, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, KAIST, Korea
      2001 – 2004
      • Director, High-Technology Venture and Technology Transfer Division,, KAIST, Korea
      2000 – 2007
      • Director, Information Technology Research Center, KAIST, Korea
      1989 – 2019
      • Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST, Korea
      1984 – 1989
      • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, the State University of New York, USA
  • AWARD

    • 2018
      • Creative Lecture Award, KAIST
      2017
      • Best Paper Award, KICS
      2016
      • Best Paper Award, JCCI
      2016
      • Best Paper Award, KICS
      2004
      • Official Commendations, the Chairman of the Presidential Commission on Small and Medium Enterprises in Korea
      2003
      • Official Commendations, the Minister of Information and Communication of Korea
      2002
      • Presidential Citation, the President of Korea
      2002
      • Presidential Citation, the President of Korea
      2002
      • 2001 JCCI Best Paper Award, JCCI
      1998
      • Distinguished Service Medal, The Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers of Korea
      1998
      • Faculty Achievement Award of KAIST
      1997
      • Telecommunications Review Best Paper Award
  • SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

      • · NAEK(The National Academy of Engineering of Korea) – Vice President
      • · IEIE(The Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers) – Trustee
      • · GEDC(Global Engineering Deans Council), Secretary Treasurer
      • · KICS(The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences) – Trustee
      • · JCCI(Joint Conference on Communications and Information)- Mediator