Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea
Professor Hoi-Jun Yoo is the full professor of the School of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and the director of System Design Innovation and Applications Research Center. He graduated from Electronic Department of Seoul National University and received M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Electrical Engineering, KAIST. He was the VCSEL pioneer in Bell Communications Research at Red Bank, NJ, and Manager of DRAM design group at Hyundai Electronics designing from 1M DRAM to 256M SDRAM. From 2003 to 2005, he was the full time Advisor to the Minister of Korean Ministry of Information and Communication for SoC and Next Generation Computing. He published more than 400 papers, wrote 5 books and 6 book chapters, and he holds 20 international and 60 Korean patents. He received numbers of awards including the National Medal for his contribution to Korean Memory Industry in 2011 and the Korean Scientist of the Month award in 2010.