Jaekyun (Jae) Moon

  • Contact Information

    Department of Electrical Engineering, KAIST
    373-1 Guseong-dong, Bldg ITC (N1) / Rm 616
    Yuseong-gu, Daejeon, 305-701, Republic of Korea
    Phone: 82-42-350-3487 (042-350-3487)

  • Career Summary

    Prof. Jaekyun Moon founded the Communications and Data Storage Lab at the University of Minnesota in 1990, when he joined its ECE Department as an Assistant Professor. He has since successfully established lab's international visibility and reputation through innovative research and commercialization efforts in signal processing and coding related to achieving high-density storage and high-rate communications. In 2009, he relocated his lab to the EE department at KAIST and is continuing research and R&D in the general area of communications and storage. His current research emphasizes on how to design coding and equalization schemes geared to known or partially-known interference structures. Interference-dominant channels are an important current trend in many crucial communication systems including high-speed computer buses, wireless femto cells, high-density Flash memory, high-density hard disk drives, multi-giga networks and underwater communications. His interests cover a broad spectrum of disciplines ranging from mathematical theory to low-complexity FPGA/VLSI architecture solutions, all with applications to communication and storage in mind.

    BS degree, 1984, Stony Brook University
    MS and Ph.D. degrees, 1987 & 1990, Carnegie Mellon University
    Assistant Professor, 1990, University of Minnesota
    Associate Professor, 1995, University of Minnesota
    Professor, 1999-2009, University of Minnesota
    Co-founder, President/CTO, Bermai, Inc., a fabless semiconductor start-up, 2001
    Consulting Chief Scientist for DSP Group, Inc., 2004-2007
    Chief Technology Officer, Link-A-Media Devices Corp, 2008
    Professor, KAIST, since 2009

    Research interests: channel characterization, signal processing and coding for data storage and digital communication. Coding and equalization for interference-dominant channels.

  • Major Recognitions and Responsibilities

    - McKnight Land-Grant Professorship from University of Minnesota, 1994-1996
    - IBM Faculty Development Awards
    - IBM Partnership Awards
    - National Storage Industry Consortium (NSIC) Technical Achievement Award
    - Program Chair for 1997 IEEE Magnetic Recording Conference
    - Past Elected Chair of Sig. Proc. for Storage Technical Committee, IEEE Com Soc
    - Lead Guest Editor, 2001 IEEE J-SAC issue on SP for High Density Storage
    - Past Editor for IEEE Transactions on Magnetics in signal processing
    - IEEE Fellow since 2005