Younghyun Kim

Assistant Professor
Grainger Institute for Engineering Faculty Scholar

younghyun.kim@wisc.edu

608-262-6419

4613 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr
Madison, WI 53706

Biography

Prof. Younghyun Kim is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Grainger Faculty Scholar at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he leads the Wisconsin Embedded Systems and Computing (WISEST) Lab. Before joining UW-Madison, Prof. Kim was a Postdoctoral Research Assistant at Purdue University (2013–2016). He did his graduate work at Seoul National University and received his Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science in 2013 and B.S. degree (highest honor) in Computer Science and Engineering in 2007. His Ph.D. dissertation won the EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award (2013). He is a recipient of the NSF CAREER Award (2019).

Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Wisconsin–Madison, Sept. 2016 – present
  • Postdoctoral Research Assistant, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Purdue University, Oct. 2013 – Jun. 2016
  • Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, Mar. 2013 – Sept. 2013

Education

  • Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, 2013
  • B.S. in Computer Science Engineering, Seoul National University, 2007

Awards and Honors

  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2019
    for “Beyond Approximate Computing: Enabling Full-System Energy-Quality Scalability in Embedded Systems”
  • Best Presentation Award, KOCSEA Technical Symposium, 2018
    for “Full-System Quality-Configurable Approximate Computing”
  • 3rd Place Poster Award, US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology, 2018
    for “Micro- and Nano-Sensors for IoT Security”
  • ISLPED Low-Power Design Contest Award, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, 2018
    for “AxSerBus: A Quality-Configurable Approximate Serial Bus for Energy-Efficient Sensing”
  • Best Demonstration Award, SIGDA University Demonstration at Design Automation Conference, 2018
    for “CamPUF: Physically Unclonable Function based on CMOS Image Sensor Fixed Pattern Noise”
  • ISLPED Low-Power Design Contest Award, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, 2017
    for “TeleProbe: Zero-power Contactless Probing for Implantable Medical Devices”
  • Grainger Faculty Scholar Award, Grainger Institute for Engineering, 2017
  • ISLPED Best Paper Finalist, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, 2016
    for “TeleProbe: Zero-power Contactless Probing for Implantable Medical Devices”
  • EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award, European Design and Automation Association, 2013
    for “Design and Runtime Optimizations of Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage Systems”
    Category: New Directions in Logic and System Design
  • BK21 Excellent Research Award, Seoul National University Brain Korea 21 (BK21) Division of Information Technology, 2012
  • ISLPED Low-Power Design Contest Award, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, 2012
    for “First-Generation Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage System”
  • ISOCC IEEE SSCS Seoul Chapter Award, International SoC Design Conference, 2009
    for “Model Variable Reduction Technique for High-Level Energy Estimation with an Accuracy Constraint”
  • SoC Design Contest Winner, Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea, 2008
    for “Power Estimation using On-Chip Bus Monitor”
  • Seoul Fellowship, Seoul Metropolitan Government, 2008
  • ISLPED Low-Power Design Contest Award, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, 2007
    for “A Fuel-Cell-Battery Hybrid Platform for Portable Embedded Systems”

Students’ Awards and Honors

  • Chancellor’s Opportunity Fellowship, Jingjie Li, 2019
  • A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellowship, Tianen Chen, 2019
  • A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellowship, Kyuin Lee, 2019
  • Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Tianen Chen, 2018
  • Chancellor’s Opportunity Fellowship, Setareh Behroozi, 2018
  • Grace Hopper Celebration (GHC) Student Scholarship,  Setareh Behroozi, 2018
  • A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellowship, Jingjie Li, 2018
  • Moon-Jung Chung Scholarship, Yongwoo Lee, 2017
  • Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Kyuin Lee, 2017
  • A. Richard Newton Young Student Fellowship, Setareh Behroozi, 2017

Professional Service

Journal/Transaction Editor

  • Elsevier the VLSI Journal on Integration, Special Issue on Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), 2018

Technical Program Committee

  • SigDA Ph.D. Forum at DAC (Design Automation Conference), 2019
  • DAC (Design Automation Conference), 2018–2020; DAC LBR (Late Breaking Results) 2020
  • SAC (Symposium on Applied Computing), 2018–2020
  • VLSID (International Conference on VLSI Design), 2017–2019
  • ASP-DAC (Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference), 2017–2019
  • ISLPED (International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design), 2015–2019
  • Ph.D. Forum at DATE (Design Automation and Test in Europe), 2014–2016