Monthly Archives January 2011


Seong Lyun Kim is a Professor at the School of Electrical & Electronical Engineering at Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea, but is since the fall of 2010 carrying out research within the EU FP7-funded Quasar project at Wireless@KTH. His stay as a visiting professor is also a coming “home” since Seong Lyun Kim was an Assistant Professor at the Radio Communication Systems Labs at KTH ten years ago. Seong_Lyun_Kim

– It is good to be back, both on a professional and on a personal level. I have many active relations here, with researchers at KTH but also at Aalto University, where I have also been a visiting professor, and with other research partners such as Ericsson, PTS (The Swedish Post and Telecom Agency) and BT (British Telecom). Being here provides good chances to interact. In a research perspective this was a strong motivation for me to come here again.

– My research focus now is economical / business aspects of cognitive radio within the EU FP7-funded Quasar project, to which Yonsei University is a partner,. Another issue is what the impacts could be when machines use of spectrum increases and what the research implications of this could be. I plan to deliver a report, with a futuristic scenario about M2M (machine to machine) and cognitive radio, and present what other research possibilities there might be in this field.

– My sabbatical year in Sweden is planned to end in mid-July. It is another experience this time – ten years ago I worked at the city campus of KTH and just visited Kista for some courses or for business exchange with Ericsson. Being located in Kista at the Wireless@KTH centre is very convenient and positive. Personally I hope to maintain the Swedish-Korean relations even in the future. My daughter who was just a baby ten years ago is now old enough to learn the language during our year here and I hope that it will be an advantage and something she can keep up and develop.

Seong Lyun Kim is the head of RAMO (RAdio resource Management and Optimization Laboratory) – a research group in the area of wireless communications in the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University. RAMO’s main research and education area falls within wireless communication networks. In particular, RAMO is focusing on four major issues: radio resource management, information theory, networked robotics and economic models for the future wireless infrastructure.