Dr. Junsung Kim, who completed his Ph.D. in the Electrical and Computer Engineering department at Carnegie Mellon University in May 2014, focuses on Cyber-Physical Systems. He explores fundamental questions arising with cyber-physical systems to guarantee their timeliness and improve their dependability. To evaluate his research outcomes in practice, he has been contributing to building an autonomous vehicle. During his Ph.D., he has collaborated with General Motors and Software Engineering Institute. He received both a M.S. and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering at KAIST. Before joining CMU, he was a research engineer developing 4G LTE protocol software in Mobile Communication Technology Research Lab. at LG Electronics.
The major themes of his research have been on guaranteeing timeliness and improving dependability in Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS). CPS are an emerging research area that has a positive impact on the real world by establishing a wide range of new application domains, including implantable medical devices, smart cars, distributed transportation systems, smart grids, and planetary robots. Networked embedded real-time systems are indispensable in order to sense the physical environment, process data in real-time, control the actuators in a desirable manner and monitor the timing of the whole execution chain for ensuring safety.