Speakers & Presentation

Youngnam Han

Chairman of 5G Forum

Professor Youngnam Han received his B.S and M.S. in Electrical Engineering from Seoul National University in 1978 and 1980, respectively. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst in 1992. He had been working as a principal engineer at ETRI during 1992 to 1997 managing the project of design and performance analysis of radio transmission technology for DCN, PCS and IMT2000. He was actively engaged in R&D for IS-95 digital cellular system in Korea deployed nationwide in 1995 and for IMT2000 standards activities as a delegate at ITU-R representing Korea.

He joined ICU (Information and Communications University) since 1998, where he had served as Dean of Engineering and Dean of Academic and student affairs. Also, he had worked as a principal engineer at Qualcomm, Inc. San Diego during 2001~2002, where he worked on a 3G standard, cdma20001xEV. He had been served many conferences as a TPC member and organizing chairs, including TPC chair for VTC2003 Spring. He had been a Chairman of BoG, IEEE VTS APWCS (Asia Pacific Wireless Communication Symposium) during 2009~2010. He served as a General Chair for VTC2014 Spring in Seoul. Since 2009, he has been with the Department of Electrical Engineering at KAIST as a Professor.
He is currently working as Chair, 5G Forum Steering Committee, in Korea and leading R&D activities on 5G. His research interests include performance evaluation of mobile communication systems, radio resource management, and optimization of mobile systems operations. He is a recipient of a best paper Award in IEEEVTC2000, Tokyo. He is a life-long member of KICS, and a senior member of IEEE since 1999.