Changho Suh – Biography

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Changho Suh is an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at KAIST and an Associate Head of KAIST AI Institute. 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 2021 James L. Massey Research & Teaching Award for Young Scholars from the IEEE Information Theory Society, the 2020 LINKGENESIS Best Teacher Award (the campus-wide Grand Prize in Teaching), the 2019 AFOSR Grant, the 2019 Google Education Grant, the 2018 IEIE/IEEE Joint Award, the 2015 IEIE Haedong Young Engineer Award, the 2015 Bell Labs Prize finalist, the 2013 IEEE Communications Society Stephen O. Rice Prize, the 2011 David J. Sakrison Memorial Prize (the best dissertation award in UC Berkeley EECS), the 2009 IEEE ISIT Best Student Paper Award, and the four Department Teaching Awards (2013, 2019, 2020, 2021). Dr. Suh is 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 and a Senior Program Committee of IJCAI (2019, 2020 and 2021).

Positions held

  • Tenured Associate Professor, School of Electrical Engineering, KAIST (Mar. 2019 ~ present)

  • Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of AI, KAIST (Mar. 2020 ~ present)

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

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

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

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

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

  • Visiting Professor, Electrical Engineering Department, 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