What is your role within the George H.W. Bush Combat development Complex?
Research Engineer (RE) at George H.W. Bush Combat Development Complex’s Technology Area 5 – Resilient, Real-Time Network Architectures
Ph.D. Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, 2017
M.S. Electrical and Computer Engineering from Seoul National University, Seoul, 2007
B.S. Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, 2005
Where are you from?
“I always keep this proverb in mind, ‘If you can dream it, you can do it.’ –Walt Disney”
“I was born in Seoul, South Korea, but I spent most my childhood in Incheon, South Korea.”
What is a project or accomplishment you’re proud of?
“The accomplishment I am proud of is the success of the Innovation Integration Evaluation Event (I2E2) in 2020. Our team presented what we had developed and prepared on autonomous vehicles and tactical networks to our stakeholders at the event, and we received very positive feedback from them. When the two-day event was over, all our efforts had paid off.”
What are your goals within BCDC?
“One of my goals within BCDC is to build an intelligent network system supporting tactical autonomous vehicles. My wish is that the technology I develop will be used and helpful in a real battlefield environment. Another goal is to collaborate with other great researchers from various fields and learn new things from them.”
How did you get to the BCDC?
“While I was working with my supervisor, Dr. P.R. Kumar, at Texas A&M after graduation, he offered me a good opportunity to join his project in BCDC. I was willing to accept this offer because the project was really interesting to me and I was sure that I could contribute the success of the project.”
How long have you been at A&M? At BCDC?
“I have been at A&M for about 10 years. I joined BCDC in 2020, May.”
What made you interested in working with tactical network systems?
“Conducting a military project was very impressive, and especially, the research and development on networked autonomous vehicles for future warfare was really interesting to me.”