Namyoon Lee Receives 2021 IEEE-IEIE Joint Award

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July 12, 2021

WNCG alumnus Namyoon Lee has been named recipient of the 2021 IT Young Engineer Award, an IEEE-IEIE Joint Award. The annual award recognizes an engineer under the age of 40 whose contributions to the field have made a significant impact on society.

The IEEE Awards Board Joint Awards are country-specific honors established in cooperation with various national societies and supervised by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). The IT Young Engineer Award is a collaboration with the Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers (IEIE), Korea’s “oldest and most representative academic organization.” IEIE organizes and conducts various activities designed to promote the exchange and propagation of academic information and technological advancement in the fields of electronics, information, and communications.

The award committee cited Lee’s contributions to the advancement of multiple-input multiple-output communications and interference management techniques for next-generation wireless networks. 

Namyoon Lee received the Ph.D. from The University of Texas at Austin, where he was a member of WNCG advised by Prof. Robert Heath and Prof. François Baccelli. Dr. Lee is currently an Associate Professor of the Electrical Engineering Department at POSTECH. His prime research interest is to develop and analyze future wireless communication systems using tools including multi-antenna network information theory, stochastic geometry, and machine learning algorithms.

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