Kyuin Lee

Position title: Ph.D. Candidate



I am currently pursuing Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Wisconsin-Madison, advised by Prof. Younghyun Kim. Before joining UW-Madison, I finished my BS and MS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Over the years, I have gotten involved in several embedded-system related projects.


  • University of Wisconsin-Madison     Madison, WI
    – Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017-Present
  • Carnegie Mellon University      Pittsburgh, PA
    – Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2017
    – Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering, 2016

Research Interests

  • Low-Power/Optimization of embedded systems
  • Cyber-physical systems
  • Internet of Things
  • Networked embedded systems


  • ivPair: Context-Based Fast Intra-Vehicle Device Pairing for Secure Wireless Connectivity
    Kyuin Lee, Neil Kingensmith, Dong He, Suman Banerjee, Younghyun Kim
    WiSec (ACM Conference on Security and Privacy in Wireless and Mobile Networks), Virtual, 2020
  • Approximate Hardware Techniques for Energy-Quality Scaling Across the System
    Younghyun Kim, Joshua San Miguel, Setareh Behroozi, Tianen Chen, Kyuin Lee, Yongwoo Lee, Jingjie Li, Di Wu
    ICEIC (International Conference on Electronics, Information, and Communication), Barcelona, Spain, 2020
  • VoltKey: Continuous Secret Key Generation based on Power Line Noise for Zero-Involvement Pairing and Authentication
    Kyuin Lee,  Neil Klingensmith, Suman Banerjee, Younghyun Kim
    Proceedings of the ACM on Interactive, Mobile, Wearable and Ubiquitous Technologies (IMWUT)
    (International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing), London, UK, 2019
  • SyncVibe: Fast and Secure Device Pairing through Physical Vibration on Commodity Smartphones
    Kyuin Lee, Vijay Raghunathan, Anand Raghunathan, Younghyun Kim
    ICCD (International Conference on Computer Design), Orlando, Florida, 2018

Awards / Scholarships

  • Student Research Grants Competition (SGRC), UW-Madison, 2019
  • Richard Newton Young Fellow Award, DAC, 2019
  • NSF Travel Grant, ICCD, 2018
  • The Best Demonstration Award in SIGDA University Demonstration, DAC, 2018
  • ECE Wisconsin Distinguished Graduate Fellowship (WDGF-Procknow), UW-Madison, 2017
  • Osher Award, Meeting of the Minds Research Symposium (CMU), 2016

Research / Academic Experience

  • Wireless Sensing and Embedded Systems Lab at CMU (Research Assistant), Aug 2015-May 2017
    – Low-power management / Battery-powered performance optimization of embedded systems
  • System Level Design Lab at CMU (Research Assistant), Aug 2016-May 2017
    – Machine learning / Signal processing, Large-scale distributed platforms
  • Teaching Assistant, Aug 2015-May 2019
    – Intro to Microprocessor (ECE353) / Embedded Systems Design (18-549) / Real-time Embedded Systems (18-349)

Professional Experience

  • Samsung Research America (Research Intern) May 2016-Sept 2016
    – Samsung Knox mobile security team / Systems security
  • Samsung Data System (Software Engineering Intern) May 2011-Aug 2011
    – Mobile image processing team / Image processing
  • LG Electronics R&D Campus (Securities Department Intern) June 2010-Aug 2010
    – Securities team / Security management


  • External Reviewer
    • DAC (Design Automation Conference)- 2018, 2019
    • ISLPED (International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design)- 2018, 2019
    • ASP-DAC (Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference)- 2018, 2019
    • VLSID (International Conference on VLSI Design)- 2019