Dr Youngwook Ko

Dr Youngwook Ko

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Dr. Ko received Ph.D. in 2006 and M.S. in 2002, in Electrical Engineering from Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ USA, and B.S.E. in Information and Communications Engineering from Hannam University, South Korea. After his Ph.D., he worked at Samsung as a senior engineer. In 2008, he returned to academia as a postdoctoral fellow in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Alberta, Canada. He worked in the CCSR, University of Surrey, UK, between 2010-2013 as a research fellow and then senior fellow. Since 2013, Dr. Ko works in the ECIT Institute at the Queen’s University Belfast. He has authored or co-authored over 40 publications, mainly in highly ranked IEEE international journals and at peer-reviewed international conferences. He is on the Editorial Board of the Elsevier Journal on Physical Communications and act as a member of the EPSRC Peer Review Associate College. Dr Ko has actively been involved in the technical programme committee for major international conferences (e.g., PIMRC2013-present, Globecom2017, VTC2013-present, EW2017). His current research interests are in the area of wireless communications, signal processing, index modulation (IM), machine type communications (MTC), mission-critical MTC, secured MTC, and sparse code multiple access.

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School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

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Institute of ECIT (MCIK)

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