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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 established friendly relations with the Vice President and faculty members at the National University of Trujillo (Universidad Nacional de Trujillo) and Universidad Privada Antenor Orrego. Since 2010, he has been volunteering to teach engineering classes for four hours every day during 4 weeks at the University and met 20-30 Peruvian juniors and seniors.

Professional and research interests

  • Renewable Energy Systems
  • Wireless Sensor Networks
  • Mobile Robotic Systems

Professor Kim has published technical papers in the areas of computer networking, including wireless sensor networks and packet data traffic analysis; Renewable Energy Systems; Power Electronics for High-power LEDs.


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