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3627 Engineering Hall
1415 Engineering Drive
Madison, WI 53706

Ph: (608) 890-2616
Fax: (608) 262-1267

Primary Affiliation:
Electrical and Computer Engineering

Additional Affiliations:
Computer Sciences,

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I am an Associate Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I have been conducting interdisciplinary research that cuts across device, circuit, and architecture for power-efficient computing. My research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), Semiconductor Research Corporation (SRC), Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA), BAE Systems, AMD, IBM, Samsung, and Microsoft; the total funding amount pledged by these agencies is more than $3.5 million to date.  Prior to joining the University of Wisconsin-Madison, I was a senior research scientist with Intel from 2004 to 2008, where I conducted research in power-efficient digital circuit and process architecture.  I have published more than 120 refereed articles in highly-selective conferences and journals in the field of digital circuit, processor architecture, and computer-aided design.  My top five most frequently cited papers have more than 2800 combined citations and the total number of combined citations for all my papers exceeds 4800.  I have also served several prominent international conferences and a journal such as IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Computer Architecture (ISCA), IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Computer Microarchitecture (MICRO), IEEE/ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA), IEEE/ACM Design Automation Conference (DAC), and ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronic Systems as a technical program committee and an associate editor.  I was a recipient of the IEEE Design Automation Conference (DAC) Student Design Contest Award in 2001, Intel Fellowship in 2002, IEEE International Symposium on Microarchitecture (MICRO) Best Paper Award in 2003, NSF CAREER Award in 2010, and IBM Faculty Award in 2011 and 2012, and University of Wisconsin Villas Associates Award in 2015. I am the first Korean member of IEEE/ACM International Symposium on High-Performance Computer Architecture (HPCA) Hall of Fame. Recognizing my exceptional achievements, the department awarded me the early tenure in 2013 –the first early tenure case approved by the department in more than 10 years. I am an IEEE senior member and I hold a Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor and a Master and Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology. I plan to leave the University of Wisconsin-Madison to  start my tenured appointment at the University of Illinois--Urbana-Champaign In August 2015.

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