Principal Investigator

 Hyun Jong Yang


Dr. Hyun Jong Yang received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Republic of Korea, in 2004, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from KAIST, in 2006 and 2010, respectively. From Aug. 2010 to Aug. 2011, he was a research fellow at Korea Institute Ocean Science Technology (KIOST), Daejoen, Republic of Korea. From Oct. 2011 to Oct. 2012, he worked as a post-doctoral researcher in the Electrical Engineering Department, Stanford University, Stanford, CA. From Oct. 2012 to Aug. 2013, he was a Staff II Systems Design Engineer, Broadcom Corporation, Sunnyvale, CA, where he developed physical-layer algorithms for LTE-A MIMO receivers. In addition, he was a delegate of Broadcom in 3GPP standard meetings for RAN1 Rel-12 technologies. Since Aug. 2013, he has been an Assistant Professor in the School of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UNIST, Ulsan, Korea. His fields of interests are algorithms and theory for wireless communication and their applications and implementation. He is a founder and CEO of EgoVid Inc.


Research Interest

  • Machine learning for radar and wireless communications
  • Next generation cellular networks: Rel-11/12 physical-layer standards, small cell hyper-dense network, device-to-device communication, machine-type (machine-to-machine) communication, massive MIMO
  • Communication information theory: Shannon’s and Erez’s capacity theorems, capacity analysis of the two-way relay channel with network coding, interference alignment
  • Applied Detection and estimation: detection under parameter uncertainties, vector symbol detection, low-angle tracking in the beamspace domain
  • OFDM/Multi-antenna systems: transceiver design, synchronization, cell-search, and channel estimation for MIMO-OFDM systems
  • Channel coding:lattice codes, iterative demodulation and decoding with turbo coding
  • Underwater communications: underwater channel modeling, underwater multi-hop communication systems


Career Experiences

  • UNIST  (Aug. 2013 – Present)

Assistant Professor (School of Electrical and Computer Engineering)
* PHY Algorithms and Signal Processing for Wireless Communications

Founder & CEO

  • Stanford University  (Dec. 2011 – Oct. 2012)
    Post Doctoral Research Fellow (Sponsor: Arogyaswami Paulraj)
    * NSF Programmable Open Mobile Internet (POMI) 2020 project [Award Number: 0832820]



  • Stanford University  (Sept. 2009 – Mar. 2010)
    Visiting Graduate School Student (Advisor:Arogyaswami Paulraj)
    * Research on lattice theories for MIMO two-way relay channels (Sponsored by BK 21 Scholarship)
  • KAIST  (Mar. 2000 – Feb. 2004)
    B.S. in Electrical Engineering
Mailing address: UNIST-gil 50, bldg. 106, #701-5, Ulsan 678-798, Korea.