Two award achievements of Prof. Junil Choi in our department enhanced the reputation of KAIST EE. The Korean Institute of Communications and Information Sciences (KICS) selected Prof. Choi for the 9th Haedong Young Engineering Researcher Award. He researched the realization of massive MIMO systems, which is essential in 5G wireless communication, based on signal processing and communication theory. With this study, he received IEEE Signal Processing Society Best Paper Award in 2015. He is recently conducting projects such as communication between vehicles and a fusion system of communication and radar. The accomplishment was yield by his 34 papers published in international journals and 26 patents registered in the US.
Furthermore, Prof. Choi was awarded the Stephen O. Rice Prize at the Global Communications Conference (GLOBECOM), which is the best prize in the conference, in Hawaii on December 10th. The Stephen O. Rice Prize with a top-notch reputation is given only once a year considering novelty, citations, and influence of the papers in IEEE Transactions on Communications in the last three years. Prof. Choi received the award with the paper about one-bit ADCs in massive MIMO systems. He proposed technology to save power in massive MIMO systems, which is fundamental in 5G and other developed communication systems. This paper was cited about 230 times by various papers in journals and conferences, and multiple follow-up studies are actively ongoing.
Congratulations on the outstanding performance of the research, and we also expect future academic outcomes.