Professor Hyundong Shin Becomes Kyung Hee’s First IEEE Fellow

2021-01-04 Academic

Professor Hyundong Shin has been selected as IEEE Fellow with the citation “for contributions to the analysis and design of wireless communication and networking”

Professor Hyundong Shin of the Department of Electronic Engineering is the first Kyung Hee University faculty member to be elected as a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. The IEEE is the world's largest technical professional organization dedicated to electricity, electronics, computer, and communications. Professor Shin was recognized for his contributions to wireless communication and networking. “It is a great honor to be elected as a Fellow. I believe that this appointment will spark further nominations of many other Kyung Hee professors,” he said.

Winning Marconi Best Paper Award in Wireless Communication and Networking exemplifies his internationally recognized research achievements
Fellow is the highest grade of membership in the IEEE. After an evaluation procedure, the IEEE Fellow Committee recommends recipients for elevation to IEEE Fellow. Less than 0.1 percent of voting members are selected for this member grade evaluation. The recommendation from seven Fellows is a prerequisite for candidacy. The committee selects new Fellows by evaluating their academic achievements as well as the impact of their research on the academic community.

Professor Shin has been a prolific researcher since 2004, when he received his Ph.D. degree, and has received several awards in recognition of his accomplishments. He is the first Korean to receive the IEEE Marconi Prize Paper Award for his research on enhancing communication systems with relay cooperation between wireless communication users. Besides, along with MIT researchers, Professor Shin devised modeling to reduce interference in cognitive wireless networking, which earned him the IEEE William R. Bennett Prize.

Undertaking a new challenge to develop a quantum communication system
Although he is already an internationally recognized authority in wireless communication, he refuses to be complacent and continues to move in other spheres. He is now working on the implementation of quantum communication systems via quantum mechanics. Quantum communication differs completely from other fields in terms of theoretical background, virtually blocking the entry of players from outside disciplines.

A conventional physical bit is always either zero or one but never both; Quantum information has quantum bits whose value can be one or zero but can also be both at the same time. Quantum states are impossible to duplicate. Therefore, a quantum computing-based security system can guarantee watertight information protection. "Quantum communication will be the core of the future information and communication field," Professor Shin predicted.

“I will devise a concrete framework for quantum communication with the help of my international research network.”
Professor Shin cited his international research network as a driving force for research. This established network offers new information and intellectual stimulation from other experts. The key to his success in research is not to stick to one research field. Various disciplines converge and then great values arise. Once you limit yourself in a specific field, you will miss the value of convergence,” he explained.

Information theory, the backbone of modern communication systems, was established in the 1950s. The basic theory of quantum communication is being actively set up right now. "Innovation in communication will come along with the fusion of classical communication based on radio waves and quantum communication using quantum physics. My goal is to lay the foundation of quantum communication theory by converging the capabilities of wireless communication and quantum communication,” he concluded.

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