Keynote Speaker: Byeong Gi Lee


Byeong Gi Lee received the B.S degree in electronics engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, and the Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A. He worked for Granger Associates, Santa Clara, California, and for AT&T Bell Laboratories, North Andover, Massachusetts, in the fields of communications, networks and signal processing. Since 1986, he has been with the Seoul National University, where served as the Director of the Institute of New Media and Communications and the Vice Chancellor for Research Affairs. In 2008 he took a leave for two years to serve as a Commissioner of the Korea Communications Commission(KCC), a Korean Government organization for communications and broadcasting. Currently he is a member of the Board of Directors of Samsung Electronics.

Dr. Lee was a co-founder and a steering committee chair of the Asia Pacific Conference on Communications (APCC), and the founding committee chair of the Accreditation Board for Engineering Education of Korea (ABEEK). He was the founder and the second Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). He served for the IEEE Communications Society (ComSoc) in various positions up to the final service as the 2010-2011 President. He served as a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee of Policy Planning, the Presidential Advisory Council on Science and Technology, and the Policy Committee of the Ministry of Justice. He served as a Vice President of the ABEEK, the President of the Korea Society of Engineering Education (KSEE), the President of Korea Information and Communication Society (KICS), and the founding President of the Citizens’ Coalition for Scientific Society (CCSS), all in Korea.

 Dr. Lee published several books including Broadband Telecommunication Technology, 1st & 2nd editions, (Artech House: Norwood, MA, 1993 & 1996), Scrambling Techniques for Digital Transmission (Springer Verlag: New York, 1994), Scrambling Techniques for CDMA Communications (Kluwer Publisher: Norwell, MA, 2001), Integrated Broadband Networks (Artech House: Norwood, MA, 2002), Broadband Wireless Access and Local Networks: Mobile WiMAX & WiFi (Artech House: Boston, Norwood, MA, 2008), and Wireless Communications Resource Management (John Wiley & Sons: Singapore, 2009). His current fields of interest include broadband networks, wireless networks, communication systems, and signal processing.

 Dr. Lee received several best paper awards including the 1984 Myril B. Reed Best Paper Award, Exceptional Contribution Awards from AT&T Bell Laboratories, a Distinguished Achievement Award from Korea Institute of Communication Sciences (KICS), the 2001 National Academy of Science (of Korea) Award, the 2005 Kyung-am Academic Award, the 2011 Grand Information and Communications Award, the Order of Service Merit with Yellow Stripe from Korean Government in 2012, and the 2013 Donald W. McLellan Meritorious Service Award. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Engineering of Korea, a member of Sigma Xi, and a Fellow of the IEEE.