2024 International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation

November 5 / Tue. ~ 8 / Fri. , 2024
Songdo Convensia, Incheon, Republic of Korea

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Prof. Wei Hong

Southeast University

Asymmetric Full-digital mmWave and THz Massive MIMO Arrays for B5G/6G


Wei Hong received the B.S. degree from the University of Information Engineering, Zhengzhou, China, in 1982, and the M.S. and PhD degrees from Southeast University, Nanjing, China, in 1985 and 1988, respectively, all in radio engineering.
He is currently a professor of the School of Information Science and Engineering, Southeast University. In 1993, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998, he was a short-term visiting scholar with the University of California at Berkeley and at Santa Cruz, respectively. He has been engaged in numerical methods for electromagnetic problems, millimeter wave theory and technology, antennas, RF technology for wireless communications etc. He has authored and co-authored over 400 technical publications and two books. He twice awarded the National Natural Prizes of China, four times awarded the first-class Science and Technology Progress Prizes issued by the Ministry of Education of China and Jiangsu Province Government, and 2021 IEEE MTT-S Microwave Prize etc.
Dr. Hong is a Fellow of IEEE, Fellow of CIE, the vice presidents of the CIE Microwave Society and Antenna Society, and was an elected IEEE MTT-S AdCom Member during 2014-2016, served as the Associate Editor of the IEEE Trans. on MTT from 2007 to 2010.

Prof. Kunio Sakakibara

Nagoya Institute of Technology



Kunio Sakakibara received a BS degree in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Nagoya Institute of Technology, Nagoya, Japan, in 1991, and MS and DE degrees in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo, Japan in 1993 and 1996, respectively. From 1996 to 2002, he was with Toyota Central R&D Labs. Inc., Aichi, where he was involved in the development of antennas for automotive millimeter-wave radar systems. From 2000 to 2001, he was a Guest Researcher with the Department of Microwave Techniques, University of Ulm, Ulm, Germany. In 2002, he joined Nagoya Institute of Technology as a Lecturer. From 2004, he has been an Associate Professor, and he became a Professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology in 2012.
He was an Associate Editor of the IEICE Transactions on Communications from 2010 to 2015 and is currently Associate Editors of the Korean Journal of Electromagnetic Engineering and Science (JEES) from 2012, the IET Electronics Letters (EL) from 2020 and the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation (TAP) from 2023. He was a secretary of the International Steering Committee of the International Symposium on Antennas and Propagation (ISAP) from 2020 to 2021. He was a member of the New Technology Directions Committee (NTDC) in the IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society (AP-S) from 2022 to 2023. He was awarded for one of the Top Ten Reviewers from the IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation in 2010. He received Best Paper Awards of the ISAPs in 2004, 2007, 2008 and 2009.
His research interest has been millimeter-wave and Terahertz-wave antennas. Dr. Sakakibara has been senior members of the IEEE since 2006 and the IEICE since 2011.

Dr. Kook Hyun Yim

LIG Nex1



1. Date of Birth
12 March 1968

2. Education
1990 Sungkyunkwan University (BS)
1992 Sungkyunkwan University (MS)
2001 Sungkyunkwan University (PhD)

3. Careers
2008 System R&D, LIG Nex1
2009 Maritime R&D, LIG Nex1
2017 R&D Planning, LIG Nex1
2018 VP of Maritime Division, LIG Nex1
2018 (Concurrently) CEO of LNZ Optronics, Joint Venture of LIG Nex1
2024 SVP of C4ISTAR Business Division, LIG Nex1

Dr. Sungchol Kim

Hanwha Systems



Sungchol Kim has been in charge of SW development at Hanwha Systems, mainly naval combat management system and radar control SW development since 2000.
In the field of RADAR, he has participated in development of various radars, including naval tracking radar, KM-SAM and KL-SAM multi-functional radar, and KF-21 AESA radar.
He has over 20 years of software development experience and experience as the software team manager.
Recently, the Advanced Research Center was established, and he serves as the director of the center to lead the future of Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (ISR).
The Center for Advanced Research is researching and developing future advanced technologies such as sensor fusion using radar and optical equipment, photon/quantum radar, and artificial intelligence application using machine learning.
Sungchol Kim received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and M.S. in Mechanical Design from Konkuk University, Korea.

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