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Sunghyun Choi - VTC2021-Fall

Sunghyun Choi

Senior Vice President

Keynote Speaker

Title: 6G: Towards the Next Hyper-Connected Experience for All.

Abstract: Since its first commercial launches in 2019, 5G technology is being applied to the core infrastructure of a wide range of industries, and is utilized to support everything from high-quality communications services to smart factories, vehicle-to-vehicle communication, and a raft of other new services. Some of the issues identified during 5G deployments and how they will be dealt with within 3GPP will be addressed. While 5G commercialization is still in progress, both academia and industry are initiating research activities to shape the next-generation communication system, namely 6G. In this talk, I will introduce comprehensive overview of various aspects including technical and societal trends, services, requirements, and candidate technologies for 6G. In 6G era, both humans and machines are the main users and many advanced services will be provided such as truly immersive extended reality, high-fidelity mobile hologram, and digital replica. These new services will require a tremendous amount of real-time data processing, a hyper-fast data rate, and extremely low latency. The key candidate technologies to realize them include THz communication and advanced duplex technologies. Some of the recent progresses made within Samsung will be also introduced in this talk.

Bio: Sunghyun Choi is a Senior Vice President and Head of the Advanced Communications Research Center at Samsung Research, Samsung Electronics, Seoul, Korea. He was a professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University (SNU), Seoul, Korea from Sept. 2002 to Aug. 2019, and served as a Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Engineering during the last two years at SNU. Before joining SNU, he was with Philips Research USA, Briarcliff Manor, New York, USA, as a Senior Member Research Staff for three years. He was also a visiting associate professor at the Electrical Engineering department, Stanford University, USA, from June 2009 to June 2010. He received his B.S. (summa cum laude) and M.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Korea

Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1992 and 1994, respectively, and received Ph.D. at the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in September 1999.

He is currently heading researches and standardization for 6G, B5G, and IoT connectivity at Samsung Research. He co-authored over 250 technical papers and a book “Broadband Wireless Access and Local Networks: Mobile WiMAX and WiFi,” Artech House, 2008 (with B. G. Lee). He holds over 160 patents, and numerous patents pending. He has served as a General Co-Chair of COMSWARE 2008, a Program Committee Co-Chair of IEEE WCNC 2020, IEEE DySPAN 2018, ACM Multimedia 2007, and IEEE WoWMoM 2007. He has also served on program and organization committees of numerous leading wireless and networking conferences including ACM MobiCom, IEEE INFOCOM, IEEE SECON, and IEEE WoWMoM. He has served as a division editor of Journal of Communications and Networks, and as an editor of  IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Mobile Computing, IEEE Wireless Communications Magazine, ACM SIGMOBILE Mobile Computing and Communications Review, Computer Networks, and Computer Communications. He has served as a guest editor for IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications, IEEE Transactions on Cognitive Communications and Networking, and ACM Wireless Networks. From 2000 to 2007, he was an active contributor to IEEE 802.11 WLAN Working Group.

He has received numerous awards including KICS Dr. Irwin Jacobs Award (2013), Shinyang Scholarship Award (2011), Presidential Young Scientist Award (2008), IEEK/IEEE Joint Award for Young IT Engineer (2007), Outstanding Research Award (2008) and Best Teaching Award (2006), both from the College of Engineering, Seoul National University, the Best Paper Award from IEEE WoWMoM 2008, and Recognition of Service Award (2005, 2007) from ACM. Dr. Choi was a recipient of the Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) Scholarship and the Korean Government Overseas Scholarship during 1997-1999 and 1994-1997, respectively. He was named IEEE fellow in 2014.