Kyoungchul Kong, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Sogang University

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Education

Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2009
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation Title: Mechatronic Considerations for Human Assistive and Rehabilitation Systems
Research Advisor: Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka

M.S. Sogang University, 2006
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Title : Design and Control of Exoskeletal Robots for Patients and Elderly People

B.Eng., B.S. Sogang University, 2004
Department of Mechanical Engineering (B.ENG)
Department of Physics (B.S.)
SUMMA CUM LAUDE, with Honors in Engineering

 

Employment

Assistant Professor, Sogang University, 2011 - present

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2009 - 2011

 


Visiting Professorship

Visiting Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), 2013

 

Work Experiences

Graduate Student Researcher / Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 2006 - 2009

Consultant, SEDNA Engineering Co., 2009 - present

Programmer - SEJONG Engineering Co., 2006 (Project: Design of control systems for low speed vehicle crash tests)

System Engineer - CHONGMIN Science Co., 2003 - 2004 (Project: Development of a chemical evaporator)

Researcher - OXUS Co., 2001 - 2003 (Project: Development of an oxygen concentrator)

Research Intern - LG Electronics Co., 2000 (Project: Development of new services and products of networked robots)

 

Honors and Awards

Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2009
          University of California, Berkeley

Best Student Paper Award, 2008
          The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)

Best Poster Finalist, 2008
          The 17th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress

Best Student Paper Finalist, 2005
          The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)

Best Paper Award, 2005
          The Division of Dynamics and Control Systems, KSME Spring Conference

Best Poster Award, 2005
          The 3rd CIR (Center of Intelligent Robot) Workshop

Top Graduation Award, 2004
          with Honors in the College of Engineering, Sogang University

 

Seminar Talks and Invited Lectures

IROS Workshop on "Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and Multi-modal Locomotion," Japan, 2013
          Invited Talk, Title: Different Approaches in the Development of Bio-inspired Locomotive Robots

Seoul National University, Korea, 2013
          Invited Talk, Title: Respect the Unstable - Limitation of Mechanical Control Systems and Controller Design

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 2013
          Invited Talk, Title: Design and Control of Cheetaroid Robots

ICROS Annual Conference, Korea, 2013
          Invited Talk, Title: Respect the Unstable

KSME Annual Conference, Korea, 2012
          New-Career Faculty Invited Talk
          Title: Design of an Actuation System for the Design of Cheetaroid

Myungji University, Korea, 2012
          Invited Talk, Title: Interactive Design of Algorithms and Mechanisms for Robotic Systems

Ajou University, Korea, 2011
          Invited Lecture, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans

University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2010
          Invited Lecture, Title: Controls and Robotics

University of California, Berkeley, 2009
          Seminar Talk (Robotics and Embedded Systems Seminar)
          Title: Mechatronic Considerations for Human Assistive and Rehabilitation Systems

University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
          Seminar Talk, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans

Korea Advanced Institution of Science and Technology, 2009
          Seminar Talk, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans

Sogang University, 2009
          Research Seminar, Title: Computer Aided Controller Design

NI-Week, 2008
          Seminar Talk (Embedded Systems Session)
          Title: Mechatronic Technologies for Assisting Humans

NI-Week, 2007
          Demonstration in Keynote Presentation

US-Japan Workshop on Advanced Integrated Sensor Technologies for..., 2007
          Seminar Talk, Title: A Gait Monitoring System Based on Smart Shoes

 

Professional Memberships and Services

IEEE, Member, 2003 - Present

ASME, Member, 2003 - Present

KSME (Korean Society of Mechanical Engineering), Member, 2004 - Present

ICROS (Institution of Control, Robotics, and Systems), Member, 2004 - Present

Book Publication
          Editor of a Springer Book Project: “Intelligent Assistive Robots”

Journal Referee
          IEEE Transactions on Robotics
          IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
          ASME Journal of Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
          IFAC Journal of Mechatronics
          Journal of Systems and Control Engineering

Conference Referee
          IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
          IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
          ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC)
          American Control Conference (ACC)

Program Committee
          Associate Editor of 2014 ICRA Conference
          Publicity Chair of 2014 ICCAS Conference
          Publicity Chair of 2012 ICCAS Conference
          Associate Editor of 2010 AIM Conference
          Associate Editor of 2011 AIM Conference

Proposal Review Panel
          External Reviewer of the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
          Reviewer of the National Research Foundation, Korea
          Reviewer of the Korean Defence Acquisition Programme Agency (DAPA)

 

Courses Taught

Undergraduate Courses

Mechatronics, Spring 2013
          Sogang University

Linear Vibrations, Spring 2012
          Sogang University

Digital Control Systems, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013
          Sogang University

Microprocessor Applications, Spring 2011, Spring 2012
          Sogang University

Mechanical Engineering Analysis,
          Spring 2011 (received the second highest course evaluation score in the College of Engineering)
          Spring 2013 (selected as the Best Lecture of the University)
          Sogang University

Graduate Courses

Advanced Mechatronics, Spring 2013
          Sogang University

Robust Control Systems, Fall 2011, Fall 2012
          Sogang University