It’s my honor and pleasure to be part of UNIST as a faculty member.
The last time Heein Yoon (’19) was a part of the Electrical Engineering program at UNIST was when she was a student, pursuing a doctoral degree under the guidance of Professor Jaehyouk Choi, who has now moved to KAIST. Three years later, Dr. Yoon returned to the very same classrooms she once learned in, only this time, as a professor. She began her teaching career at UNIST, starting March 2022.
“Throughout my time at Qualcomm, I have gained valuable hands-on experience, working with a team of top-notch engineers,” said Dr. Yoon. “Having access to the latest technology has also empowered me immensely and fueled my professional growth.”
Though Dr. Yoon was content with her life in the United States, when she saw the job ad for UNIST, she applied without the slightest hesitance. Because she knew this would be an excellent opportunity to return to teach at her alma mater.
Dr. Yoon received the B.S. and combined M.S./Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from UNIST, in Aug. 2014 and 2019, respectively. From May 2019 to Feb. 2022, she had been with Qualcomm Inc., San Diego, CA, USA, where she was involved in designing 5G cellular transceivers (TRXs), IoT, and automotive chips. She had also engaged in the design and fabrication of semiconductors, used in digital consumer products, such as iPhones.
Her current research interests include RF, analog/mixed IC designs, transceiver system designs for emerging wireless standards (e.g., 6G), C-V2X transceiver development for connected/automotive cars, massive IoT, artificial intelligence (AI) SoC, and automation in analog circuit design.