Changho Suh – Biography


Changho Suh is a Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAIST. He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering from KAIST in 2000 and 2002 respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences from UC Berkeley in 2011. From 2011 to 2012, he was a postdoctoral associate at the Research Laboratory of Electronics in MIT. From 2002 to 2006, he was with Samsung Electronics.

Prof. Suh is a recipient of numerous awards in research and teaching: the 2022 Google Research Award, the 2021 James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award for Young Scholars from the IEEE Information Theory Society, the 2020 LINKGENESIS Best Teacher Award, the 2019 Google Education Grant, the 2018 IEIE/IEEE Joint Award, the 2015 IEIE Haedong Young Engineer Award, the 2013 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2011 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize, the 2009 IEEE ISIT Best Student Paper Award, and the five Department Teaching Awards.

He is a Fellow of the IEEE and a member of the IEEE Information Theory Society Board of Governors. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer of the IEEE Information Theory Society from 2020 to 2022, the General Chair of the Inaugural IEEE East Asian School of Information Theory 2021, and a Member of the Young Korean Academy of Science and Technology. He is also an Associate Editor of Machine Learning for IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON INFORMATION THEORY, a Guest Editor for the IEEE JOURNAL ON SELECTED AREAS IN INFORMATION THEORY, the Editor for IEEE INFORMATION THEORY NEWSLETTER, an Area Editor for IEEE BITS the Information Theory Magazine, an Area Chair of NeurIPS 2021–2022 and a Senior Program Committee of IJCAI 2019–2021.

Positions held

  • Professor, Electrical Engineering, KAIST

  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of AI, KAIST

  • Adjunct Professor, Semiconductor System Engineering, KAIST

  • Ewon Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, KAIST (Sep. 2016 ~ Dec. 2018)

  • Ewon Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, KAIST (Mar. 2015 ~ Aug. 2016)

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering, KAIST (Aug. 2012 ~ Feb. 2015)

  • Visiting Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA (Sep. 2022 ~ Aug. 2023)

  • Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University (Sep. 2017 ~ Aug. 2018)

  • Visiting Professor, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing, UC Berkeley (Jan. 2015 ~ Feb. 2015)

  • Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering, Stanford University (July 2014 ~ Aug. 2014)

  • Postdoctoral Associate, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT (Sep. 2011 ~ Aug. 2012)

  • Summer Intern, Intel Labs (June 2008 ~ Aug. 2008)

  • Senior Engineer, Samsung Electronics (Mar. 2002 ~ Aug. 2006)

Awards and honors: Research

Awards and honors: Teaching

Awards and honors: Service