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

Email: hironaka@korea.ac.kr

Professor Office: Room #506, Engineering Building, Phone: +82-2-3290-4831

Education / Career

  • Full Professor; Associate Professor; Assistant Professor; School of Electrical Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (Sep. 2012~present)
  • Adjunct Professor; Department of Automotive Convergence, Graduate School, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (Mar. 2014~present)
  • Crimson Professor of Excellence; College of Engineering, Korea University, Seoul, Korea (June 2016~present)
  • 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, Department 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 in Engineering, Web of Science, Clarivate Analytics [Top 1% by citations in Engineering]
  • Excellent Research Award, Korea University (2019, 2020) [Top 3% Professor of Korea University in Research]
  • Presidential Young Scientist Award, The President of South Korea (2017) [For pioneering contributions to multi-dimensional system, state estimation, and intelligent control]
  • #1 Ranking in Electrical/Electronic Engineering among Korean young professors based on paper quality, citations (2016)
  • #2 Ranking in entire areas of Engineering among Korean young professors based on paper quality, citations (2016)
  • Outstanding Associate Editor Award for IEEE Access (2018) [Top 3% AE]
  • 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) [#1 ranking among 793 papers published in 2019]
  • Key Paper (2012) and Popular Paper (2013) for Nonlinear Dynamics, Springer
  • Top Article in the field of neural networks by BioMedLib (2012)
  • 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)
  • 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

Honors in Web of Science

ESI Top paper, ESI Highly cited paper (Top 1% by citation for the field and publication year), and ESI Hot paper (Top 0.1% by citation in the past two years) are identified by Web of Science and Essential Science Indicators, Clarivate Analytics (formerly, Thomson Reuters). See Publication for ESI Top papers, ESI Highly cited papers, and ESI Hot papers.

Journal Editor

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

   [IEEE]

   [Springer]

   [Elsevier]

   [IET; Taylor & Francis; Wiley]

Journal Editorial Board

Guest Editor

Domestic Journal Editor

Conference Service

  • International Advisory Committee, International Nonlinear Dynamics Conference, Rome, Italy, 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.

Invited Lecture

  • "Rapid Control Prototyping Using MATLAB", Digital Appliance, R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. [Dec. 2006]
  • "Design Optimization of Motor Controller Using MATLAB", Digital Appliance, R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. [Jan. 2007]
  • "DC Motor Controller and Its Auto-tuning System", Digital Printing, R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. [June 2007]
  • "uC-OS II RTOS Based Embedded Multi-threading", Digital Printing, R&D Center, Samsung Electronics. [Aug. 2007]
  • "Chaos Synchronization and Its Applications", Chonbuk National University. [Dec. 2009]
  • "A New Control Method for Regenerative Braking of Electric Vehicles", Korean Society of Automotive Engineers [Aug. 2011]
  • "Electric Motors and Applications", Hyundai NGV (Hyundai Motor Group) [June 2012; Sep. 2012; Dec. 2012]
  • "Electric Motor Systems and Performances", Hyundai NGV (Hyundai Motor Group) [June 2013; Oct. 2013; April 2014]
  • "A paper that gave me good motivations for research: Feedback stabilization of linear systems with delayed control", ICROS 2014 [May 2014]
  • "Electric Motor Systems and Performances", Hyundai NGV (Hyundai Motor Group) [Aug. 2014; Feb. 2015]
  • "Unsolved Problems in 2-D (n-D) System Theory", POSTECH [July 2015]
  • "Electric Motor Systems and Performances", Hyundai NGV (Hyundai Motor Group) [Aug. 2015; Feb. 2016; June 2016]
  • "How to write a good journal paper for graduate students", ICCAS 2015 [Oct. 2015]
  • "Recent Advances in FIR Filtering", Harbin Engineering University [Aug. 2016]
  • "A Great Research Team for FIR Filtering", Seoul National University [Sep. 2016]
  • "Receding Horizon Filtering: Recent Trends and Results", Northwestern Polytechnical University [Oct. 2016]
  • "Robust Control and Filtering: LMI Approach", Shanghai Maritime University [Nov. 2016]
  • "FIR State Estimation and Applications ", Seoul National University [Sep. 2017]
  • "FIR State Estimation: Recent Results and Future Direction", International Conference on Intelligent Control and Information Processing, Hangzhou, China [Nov. 2017]
  • "Finite Memory State Estimation and Recent Advances", Western Sydney University, Australia [May 2019]
  • "My Editorial Experience for Journals: Editorial Works & Case Studies", The University of Adelaide, Australia [May 2019]

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