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Dr. Yoon Kim
Associate Professor
Electrical and Computer Engineering

(616) 526-8717
(616) 526-6501 FAX
Office: EB 137

Educational background
D.Sc. in Electrical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis, 2005
B.S. in Electronic Engineering, Hanyang University (Korea), 1987
Professor Kim obtained his Doctor of Science degree at Washington University in St. Louis in 2005, during which he studied computer networks focusing on self-similar (fractal) packet network traffic using Fractal Random Processes.

Professional experience
After teaching computer engineering for seven years in VA as a tenured Associate Professor, Professor Kim joined the faculty of Calvin College in 2011. Prior to that, he had 11 years of industry R & D experiences in the areas of telecommunications and embedded systems at LG Electronics (formerly known as LG Information & Communication Co.), KETI, and other companies. During his industrial career, he developed and commercialized telecommunications systems, Hybrid Fiber-Coaxial network systems, and data acquisition systems. Professor Kim was a Principal Investigator of the project funded by the IEEE Foundation in 2010. He has consulted with Jaspur Communications Inc. in St. Louis and the University of Utah.

Other experience
Professor Kim has been doing outreach abroad to Peru during the summers. He has been going on short-term mission trips every summer since 2005. In summer 2009 God opened a new door to him so that he could reach out to a whole new community- a university in Peru. He established friendly relations with the Vice President and faculty member at the National University of Trujillo (Universidad Nacional de Trujillo). In 2010 and 2011 he volunteered to teach an engineering class for four hours every day during 4 weeks at the University and met 20-30 Peruvian juniors and seniors. He shared his faith in Christ with the students and faculty. As Christians he believes that it is our privilege to use our God-given gifts and talents to serve God in our careers. He will continue this important project in 2012 and thereafter. It is his prayer that he goes on short-term mission trips to Peru with college students as a team to spread the good news and expand His kingdom.

Professional and research interests

  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Autonomous Robots
  • Technologies for Disaster Relief

Professor Kim has published technical papers in the areas of computer networking, including wireless sensor networks and packet data traffic analysis. See “Publications” below.


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