Professor Choon Ki Ahn ()
School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, South Korea.

Email: hironaka@korea.ac.kr

Professor Office: Room #506, Engineering Building
Address: 145, Anam-ro, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, 02841, Republic of Korea
Phone: +82-2-3290-4831

Education / Career

  • Full Professor; Associate Professor; Assistant Professor; School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2012~
  • Adjunct Professor; Department of Automotive Convergence, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Mar. 2014~
  • Crimson Professor of Excellence; College of Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, June 2016~May 2019
  • Assistant Professor; Department of Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, Seoul National University of Science & Technology, Seoul, Korea, Sep. 2010~Aug. 2012
  • Assistant Professor; Division of Electronics and Control Engineering, Wonkwang University, Korea, Mar. 2008~Aug. 2010
  • Senior Research Engineer; Digital Printing Division, Digital Media Business, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea, Sep. 2006~Feb. 2008
  • Ph.D, School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Mar. 2002~Aug. 2006
  • M.S, School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Mar. 2000~Feb. 2002
  • B.S, School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, Mar. 1996~Feb. 2000

Awards / Reputation

  • Highly Cited Researcher (HCR) in Engineering, Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics (2019, 2020, 2021) [Global Top 0.1% Researcher in Engineering]
    HCR Award Ceremony in 2019

    HCR Interview with Clarivate Analytics in 2020
    HCR Interview with Korea University in 2021
  • Excellent Research Award, Korea University (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022) [Top 3% Professor of Korea University in Research]
  • Presidential Young Scientist Award, The President of South Korea (2017) [For pioneering contributions to multi-dimensional and intelligent control systems]
  • #1 Ranking in Electrical/Electronic Engineering among Korean young professors based on research quality (2016)
  • #2 Ranking in entire areas of Engineering among Korean young professors based on research quality (2016)
  • Best Associate Editor Award, IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics: Systems (2021)
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, IEEE Transactions on Neural Networks and Learning Systems (2020)
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award, IEEE Access (2018, 2020, 2021) [Top 3% AE]
  • IEEE Academic Activity Award (2021) [For excellent contributions to IEEE journals and academic activity in the fields of control, automation, and systems]
  • Outstanding Associate Editor (IJCAS Academic Activity Award), International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems, Springer (2014, 2015, 2018, 2019)
  • Best Associate Editor Award, Journal of Electrical Engineering & Technology, Springer (2017, 2018, 2019)
  • Crimson Professor Award of Excellence, College of Engineering, Korea University (2016) [For outstanding research contributions to control system]
  • Most Popular Article for IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control (2015)
  • Most Cited Article for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems I: Regular Paper (2018)
  • Most Cited Article for IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems II: Express Brief (2017, 2018)
  • Best Paper Award, IEEE Systems Journal
    2020 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award [#1 ranking among 793 papers published in 2019]
    2022 IEEE Systems Journal Best Paper Award [Only one best paper among all papers published in 2021]
  • Key Paper (2012) and Popular Paper (2013) for Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer
  • Top Article in the field of neural networks by BioMedLib (2012)
  • Finalist (ACSL Team), Autonomous Drone Racing Competition, IEEE International Conference on Fuzzy Systems (2021)
  • Outstanding Reviewer, Elsevier (2016, 2017, 2018)
  • Early Career Research Award, RIET, Korea University (2015)
  • Excellent Research Achievement Award, School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Excellent Teaching Award, Korea University (Control Engineering, 2015, 2016, 2021) (Engineering Mathematics, 2020)
  • IEEE Senior Member [M06-SM12]
  • Top 100 Engineers of the World, IBC, Cambridge, England (2010)
  • Excellent Professor Research Achievement Award, Wonkwang University (2010)
  • Listed in Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, 2010.
  • Listed in Marquis Who's Who in the World, 2010, 2011.
  • Bronze Medal, Human-tech Paper Contest, Ministry of Education & Samsung Electronics, 2001
  • Ph.D Scholarship from Samsung Electronics (2003, 2004, 2005, 2006)
  • Silver Medal, Seoul Mathematics Contest, Ministry of Education

Journal Editor

Professor Ahn maintains a worldwide professional network through his dedicated service as editor of numerous flagship journals in the field of intelligent control and autonomous systems.

    [IEEE]

    [Springer]

  • Associate Editor, Nonlinear Dynamics (2017~ )
  • Editor, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (2021~ )
  • Associate Editor, Artificial Intelligence Review (2017~2021)

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Fuzzy Systems (2017~2020)

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Machine Learning and Cybernetics (2017~2020)

  • Associate Editor, Knowledge and Information Systems (2017~2020)

  • Associate Editor, Multidimensional Systems and Signal Processing (2017~2020)

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Control, Automation, and Systems (2013~2020)

  • Associate Editor, Human-Centric Computing and Information Sciences (2017~2020)

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Applied Mathematics and Computing (2017~2019)

  • Associate Editor, Journal of Electrical Engineering and Technology (2017~2019)

    [Elsevier]

    [IET; Taylor & Francis; Wiley]

  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Systems Science (2019~ )
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Control and Decision (2016~ )
  • Associate Editor, IET Circuits, Devices & Systems (2017~2020)
  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Electronics (2017~2020)

  • Editor, International Journal of Circuit Theory and Applications (2018~2020)

  • Editor, Fluctuation and Noise Letters (2017~2019)

Journal Editorial Board

  • Editorial Board, Neural Computing and Applications, Springer (2017~2018)
  • Editorial Review Board, Applied Intelligence, Springer (2017~2018)

  • Editorial Board, CAAI Transactions on Intelligence, Elsevier (2017~2019)

Guest Editor

  • Guest Editor, International Journal of Distributed Sensor Networks, SAGE (2018~2019)

  • Guest Editor, Journal of The Franklin Institute, Elsevier (2017~2018)

  • Guest Editor, Advances in Mechanical Engineering, SAGE (2017~2018)

Domestic (Korean) Journal Editor

  • Editor, Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (2010~2012)
  • Editor, Transactions of the Korean Institute of Electrical Engineering: Part D (2016~2018)

  • Editor, World of Electricity, KIEE (2015~2017)

Conference Service

  • Publicity Co-Chairs (IEEE SMC), IEEE Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 2023.
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE COMPSAC Symposium on Autonomous Systems, Torino, Italy, 2022.
  • International Advisory Committee, International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Rome, Italy, 2021.
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE COMPSAC Symposium on Autonomous Systems, Madrid, Spain, 2021.
  • International Program Committee, Asian Control Conference, Jeju Island, Korea, 2021.
  • International Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, Tampere, Finland, 2020.
  • Conference Editorial Board, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics, Shenzhen, China, 2020.
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE COMPSAC Symposium on Autonomous Systems, Madrid, Spain, 2020.
  • Technical Program Committee, Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Hefei, China, 2020.
  • Technical Program Committee, IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA, 2020.
  • Special Sessions Chairs, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics, Osaka, Japan, 2019.
  • Program Committee Member, IEEE COMPSAC Symposium on Autonomous Systems, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, 2019.
  • International Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, Taipei, Taiwan, 2019.
  • International Technical Program Committee, Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Nanchang, China, 2019.
  • International Program Committee, Asian Control Conference, Kitakyushu, Japan, 2019.
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Advanced Computational Intelligence, Guilin, China, 2019.
  • Organized Session Co-Chairs, International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, Jeju, Korea, 2019.
  • International Technical Program Committee, Chinese Control and Decision Conference, Shenyang, China, 2018.
  • Publicity Chairs, International Conference on Information, Cybernetics, and Computational Social Systems, Hangzhou, China, 2018.
  • Special Sessions Chairs, IEEE International Conference on Advanced Robotics and Mechatronics, Singapore, 2018.
  • Regional Program Co-Chairs, International Conference on Control, Automation and Systems, PyeongChang, Korea, 2018.
  • International Program Committee, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems, Saint‑Petersburg, Russia, 2018.
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Siem Reap, Cambodia, 2018.
  • Advisory Committee Member, International Symposium on Electric Vehicles, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017.
  • Special Sessions Chairs, International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing, Hangzhou, China, 2017.
  • Program Committee Member, International Symposium on Advanced Intelligent Systems, Daegu, Korea, 2017.
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Computer Science and its Applications, Taichung, Taiwan, 2017.
  • Organizing Members, International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Kurume, Japan, 2017.
  • Program Vice-Chairs, International Conference on Ubiquitous Information Technologies and Applications, Taichung, Taiwan, 2017.
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Neural Information Processing, Guangzhou, China, 2017.
  • International Relation Co-Chairs, International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems, Jeju, Korea, 2017.
  • Special Sessions Chairs, 32nd ICROS Annual Conference, Kangwon, Korea, 2017.
  • Program Committee Member, International Conference on Information Science and Technology, Da Nang, Vietnam, 2017.
  • Organizing Members, International Conference on Innovative Computing, Information and Control, Harbin, China, 2016.
  • Technical Program Committee, IEEE Green Energy and Smart Systems Conference, Long Beach, CA, USA, 2016.
  • Workshop & Tutorials Co-Chairs, International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems, Busan, Korea, 2015.
  • Special Sessions Chairs, 27th ICROS Annual Conference, Seoul, Korea, 2012.
  • Workshop & Tutorials Co-Chairs, International Conference on Control, Automation, and Systems, Ilsan, Korea, 2010.

Technical Committee Service

  • IEEE Technical Committee on Cyber-Physical Systems
  • IEEE IES Technical Committee on Industrial Cyber-Physical Systems
  • IEEE SMCS Technical Committee on Intelligent Learning in Control Systems
  • IEEE SMCS Technical Committee on Soft Computing

Institute Service

  • Director for General Affairs and Cooperation, The Korean Institute of Intelligent Systems (KIIS), 2019, 2020.
  • Director for Business, Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (ICROS), Korea, 2017.
  • Director for Cooperation, Institute of Electronics and Information Engineers (IEIE), Korea, 2017.
  • Director for Scientific Research, Information & Control, Korean Institute of Electrical Engineers (KIEE), 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018.

Consultation

  • U.S. patent reviewer, Digital Media Business, Samsung Electronics, Suwon, Korea.
  • Real Gain, Co., Ltd, Seoul, Korea.
  • Electronics Research Information Center, Seoul National University