Keynote Speeches

5G technology in Samsung Electronics



Dr. Kyungwhoon Cheun

Executive Vice President

Next Generation Communications Business Team

IT and Mobile Communications Division

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd






Dr. Kyungwhoon Cheun received his B.S. degree in Electronics Engineering from Seoul National University in 1985. He earned his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 1987 and 1989, respectively.

He served as a professor at the University of Delaware from 1989 to 1991 and then at the Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) from 1991 to 2014. While at POSTECH, he headed the national ITRC center for Broadband OFDM Multiple Access (BrOMA), an eight-year research program supported by the Korean Ministry of Knowledge and Economy.

Aside from his academic achievements, he, as an engineering consultant, has contributed to many break-through innovations in diverse industry areas of wireless communications and audio signal processing. He was on leave at Witechs and NSystems in San Diego where he developed efficient receiver algorithms for WLANs and WCDMA. From 2004 to 2011, he served as the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) of Pulsus Technologies Inc., taking the lead of developing sound processing algorithms and sigma-delta modulation based full digital audio amplifier SoCs.

Since 2012, he has been with Samsung Electronics leading research and development for next generation cellular and Wi-Fi networks. Currently he is an Executive Vice President of the Next Generation Communications Business Team.