Kyunghan Lee

Short Bio (Google Scholar)

Kyunghan Lee is a full professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University. He received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from the  Department of Electrical Engineering at KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Daejeon, Korea, in 2002, 2004, and 2009, respectively.

He is serving as an Editor for IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, Computer Networks (Elsevier), and ICT Express. He had served as a General Co-Chair of ACM MobiHoc 2022. He is a Next-Generation Member of KAST (Y-KAST) and the Chair of the Softwarization Committee of ORIA (Open RAN Industrial Alliance) of Korea. 

He received ACM MobiSys Best Paper Award in 2021 and received two IEEE ComSoc William R. Bennett Prize in 2013 and 2016, respectively, given to the best original paper published in the IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking in the previous three years.

His research interests include low-latency networking for 5G/6G, mobile machine learning, deep learning for image/video/data encoding, split computing, low-power computing, mobile systems for augmented/mixed reality, and human context modeling. 

Prior to joining Seoul National University, he had been with the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UNIST (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology) as an assistant professor and a tenured associate professor from 2012 to 2020; and worked in the Department of Computer Science, North Carolina State University as a senior research scholar and a postdoctoral scholar from 2010 to 2012. 

2023.09 - Present: Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University
2020.03 - 2023.08: Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Seoul National University
2012.08 - 2020.02: Associate/Assistant Professor, School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIST

Honors and Awards

Winner of two IEEE William R. Bennett Prizes "The most honorable paper prize of IEEE on communications networking"

IEEE ComSoc William R. Bennett Prize 2016 
(toward "Mobile Data Offloading: How Can WiFi Deliver?, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Apr. 2013")

IEEE ComSoc William R. Bennett Prize 2013 
(toward "On the Levy walk nature of human mobility, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking, Jun. 2011")

ACM MobiSys Best Paper Award 2021 
(toward "zTT: Learning-based DVFS with Zero Thermal Throttling for Mobile Devices, ACM MobiSys, Jun. 2021")

Official Commendation from the Minister of Science and ICT of Korea 2021 (과학기술정보통신부 장관 표창)
        (toward his contributions to the development of 5G/5G+ latency reduction technologies)

Official Commendation from the Minister of Education of Korea 2018 (교육 부총리 겸 장관 표창)
(toward 50 NRF project PIs in recognition of their outstanding research outcome)

Best Teaching Faculty Award from KSEE (Korea Society for Engineering Education) 2022 (towards his Engineering Courses at SNU)

• Excellence in Teaching Award (ECE, Seoul National University) 2022 (towards Introduction to Data Structures)

• Excellence in Teaching Award (ECE, Seoul National University) 2021 (towards Introduction to Data Communications Networks)

• Bronze Prize (Sungyong Lee), SAMSUNG HumanTech Paper Prize 2022 (As advisor)

• Bronze Prize (Shinik Park), SAMSUNG HumanTech Paper Prize 2018 (As advisor)

• Silver Prize (Wooseung Nam), SAMSUNG HumanTech Paper Prize 2017 (As advisor)

• Bronze Prize (Euijin Jeong, Jaemin Jo), SAMSUNG HumanTech Paper Prize 2016 (As advisor)

• Silver Prize (Jaeseong Jeong), SAMSUNG HumanTech Paper Prize 2011 (As co-author)

• Silver Prize, SAMSUNG Human Tech Paper Prize 2010

• 1st place in the Silver Prize, Korea Physics Olympiad 1997 (while at Chungnam Science High School)

Professional Activities


• Associate Editor, IEEE/ACM Transactions on Networking 2020 - present

• Editor, IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology 2020 - present

• Area Editor,  Computer Networks (Elsevier) 2019 - present

• Associate Editor, ICT Express 2016 - present

• Guest Editor, Special Issue on Opportunistic Networks, Computer Communications (Elsevier) 2014


• General co-Chair, ACM MobiHoc 2022

• General Vice co-Chair, IEEE WCNC 2020

• Organizing Committee (Publicity Chairs), ACM MobiSys 2019

• Organizing Committee (Proceedings Chair), IEEE MDM 2017


TPC member, ACM MobiSys 2022, 2016

• TPC member, ACM MobiHoc 2023 - 2019

• TPC member, IEEE INFOCOM 2023, 2017 - 2016

• TPC Track Chair, IEEE CCNC 2024 - 2023

• TPC member, WiOPT 2022 - 2021

• TPC member, ACM CoNEXT 2020

• TPC Track Chair, IEEE WCNC 2020

• TPC member, COMSNETS 2020

• TPC member, ACM CHANTS 2019 - 2014

• TPC member, ACM CoNEXT student workshop 2019

• TPC Vice Chair for information systems, IEEE SECON 2015

• TPC member, IEEE Globecom (MWN) 2018 - 2017


• PC Chair, HSN 2024

SPC Vice Chair, ICTC 2021 - 2020

• TPC Vice Chair, KRnet (Korea) 2022 - 2016,  2013

• TPC Vice Chair, HSN (Korea) 2023 - 2019

• TPC Vice Chair, JCCI (Korea) 2020 - 2015

• TPC Vice Chair, KSC (Korea) 2018



Office: +82-2-880-1672

Location: Seoul National University, Building 301, Room 1006

Address: 1 Gwanak-ro, Gwanak-gu, Seoul 08826, Korea  

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