Younghyun Kim

Position title: Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
ECE Grainger Institute for Engineering Faculty Scholar
Affiliate Faculty of Computer Sciences

Email: younghyun.kim@wisc.edu

Phone: 608-262-6419

Address:
4613 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Dr
Madison, WI 53706

Biography

Prof. Younghyun Kim is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, an affiliate faculty member of Computer Sciences, and an ECE 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

  • ECE Faculty Service Award, 2022
  • Facebook Research Award, 2021
    “Usable privacy control for real-time eye tracking in AR/VR”
  • IWSL Programming Contest 1st Place, 2021
  • ECE Outstanding Graduate Student Mentoring Award, 2021
  • IEEE Micro Top Pick, 2020
    “uGEMM: Unary Computing Architecture for GEMM Applications” ISCA 2020
  • Grainger Faculty Scholar Award, Grainger Institute for Engineering, 2020
  • NSF CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2019
    “Beyond Approximate Computing: Enabling Full-System Energy-Quality Scalability in Embedded Systems”
  • Best Presentation Award, KOCSEA Technical Symposium, 2018
    “Full-System Quality-Configurable Approximate Computing”
  • 3rd Place Poster Award, US-Korea Forum on Nanotechnology, 2018
    “Micro- and Nano-Sensors for IoT Security”
  • ISLPED Low-Power Design Contest Award, International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design, 2018
    “AxSerBus: A Quality-Configurable Approximate Serial Bus for Energy-Efficient Sensing”
  • Best Demonstration Award, SIGDA University Demonstration at Design Automation Conference, 2018
    “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
    “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
    “TeleProbe: Zero-power Contactless Probing for Implantable Medical Devices”
  • EDAA Outstanding Dissertation Award, European Design and Automation Association, 2013
    “Design and Runtime Optimizations of Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage Systems” in 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
    “First-Generation Hybrid Electrical Energy Storage System”
  • ISOCC IEEE SSCS Seoul Chapter Award, International SoC Design Conference, 2009
    “Model Variable Reduction Technique for High-Level Energy Estimation with an Accuracy Constraint”
  • SoC Design Contest Winner, Ministry of Knowledge Economy of Korea, 2008
    “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
    “A Fuel-Cell-Battery Hybrid Platform for Portable Embedded Systems”

Professional Service

Journal/Transaction Editor

  • Elsevier the VLSI Journal on Integration, Special Issue on Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), 2018
  • Sensors, Special Issue on Solar Energy Harvesting System for Wireless Sensor Networks, 2021

Technical Program Committee

  • Euromicro Conference on Digital System Design (DSD) Special Session on Security and Privacy of Cyber-Physical Systems (SPCPS), 2020–2021
  • SigDA Ph.D. Forum at DAC (Design Automation Conference), 2019–2020
  • 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

Invited Talks

Full-System Approximate Computing
University of California Irvine, May 2022
Georgia Institute of Technology, May 2022
Politecnico di Torino, May 2022
Seoul National University, December 2021
Myongji University, July 2021
International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication (ICEIC), January 2020
Ajou University, July 2019
Summer Annual Conference of IEIE (Tutorial), June 2019
Korea University, January 2019
Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America (KOCSEA) Technical Symposium, November 2018
SK hynix America, October 2018

Energy-Efficient and Secure Internet-of-Things
Inha University, August 2021
Soongsil University, June 2021
Ajou University, June 2021
Device Research Conference (DRC), June 2020
IEEE Madison Section Meeting, January 2018
Korean Computer Scientists and Engineers Association in America (KOCSEA) Technical Symposium, November 2017
Dr. Hajar Afsar Lajevardi International Memorial Conference/International Congress of Pediatrics, October 2017
Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute, August 2017
IoT Systems Research Center, University of Wisconsin–Madison, May 2017
Seoul National University, September 2016
Pennsylvania State University, February 2016
University of Wisconsin–Madison, February 2016
University of Utah, February 2016
University of Minnesota Twin Cities, February 2016
Microsoft Research, November 2015
POSTECH (Pohang University of Science and Technology), November 2015
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation, March 2015

Design and Applications of Hybrid Energy Storage Systems
University of Ulsan, June 2021
Wisconsin Energy Institute, University of Wisconsin–Madison, April 2018
Purdue University, May 2015
George Mason University, May 2015
Yeungnam University, January 2015