What is your role within the George H.W. Bush Combat development Complex?
Currently, I’m working for Texas A&M University System’s BCDC as a Ph.D. student researcher in Technology Area 5 (Resilient, Real-time Network Architectures for Unmanned Aerial & Ground Vehicles).
Other roles at A&M:
I’m a fourth year Ph.D. student in the Texas A&M Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. Also, I’m a small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) pilot for my Ph.D. research.
M.S. Electrical & Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station (2015 – 2017)
Ph.D. Electrical & Computer Engineering from Texas A&M University, College Station (2017 – current)
Where are you from?
I’m from South Korea (Republic of Korea).
I was born and raised in Seoul, the capital city of the South Korea, before I came to the U.S.A. I came to Texas A&M in College Station in 2015’s fall semester for my master’s degree program.
I finished my master’s degree program in 2017, then I started my Ph.D. degree program immediately after.
What is a project or accomplishment you’re proud of?
“I have great research environments here at Texas A&M and BCDC. I’ll keep contributing to BCDC by developing my core competencies – like a baby bird, great and proper practice makes perfect, and I’m ready to fly!”
I love all of the accomplishments in all of my research projects – I’m proud of what I’ve done and what I’m doing now. I’ve met and worked with great people – we really grew up together by helping each other, and I couldn’t achieve my goals without them. Thus, I’m not only proud of my accomplishments in all of my research projects, I am proud of all of my research colleagues, as well.
What are your goals within BCDC?
I’m really happy to be a researcher and working for BCDC. I think I have great research environments here at Texas A&M, I really like the outdoor research testing sites at RELLIS Campus.
Whenever I go to RELLIS for outdoor testing, I always think about how to use this system effectively and efficiently on the battlefield. I’m excited to imagine that our systems will actually be used in the battlefield in the near future.
I hope to be a core contributing researcher at BCDC by accomplishing small goals everyday with my team. In addition, I hope to grow together with the BCDC team and I would like to develop my capabilities & core competencies with them.
How long have you been at A&M? At BCDC?
I’ve been here Texas A&M College Station campus since August 2015, and I started working with BCDC as a Ph.D. student researcher since November 2019.
Why are you interested in autonomy and tactical networks?
Our team in Tech Area 5 is working on designing, developing, and testing Resilient, Real-time Network Architectures for the battlefield – the idea is so the military can bring its own system to the battlefield. This is a technical architecture for a portable wireless network, something that can be brought to the battlefield and move information reliably back and forth among a platoon of air and ground vehicles.