Joohyung Kim

Joohyung Kim
Joohyung Kim he/him/his
  • Associate Professor
140 Coordinated Science Lab

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  • PhD in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, 2012
  • BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Seoul National University, 2001

Academic Positions

  • Associate Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UIUC, Jan. 2020 - present
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, 2013

Other Professional Employment

  • Research Scientist, Disney Research, 2017-2019
  • Associate Research Scientist, Disney Research, 2013-2017
  • Research Staff Member, Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology (SAIT), Samsung Electronics, 2011-2012
  • Senior Engineer, Mechatronics R&D Center, Samsung Electronics, 2009-2011

Research Interests

  • Task/Data-driven Robot Design and Motion Control
  • Human Robot Interaction
  • Legged Robot and Locomotion
  • Human Motion and Behavior Dataset

Professional Societies

  • IEEE International Symposium on Robot and Human Interactive Communication (RO-MAN) Reviewer (2015, 2023)
  • IEEE-RAS International Conference on Humanoid Robots (Humanoids) Reviewer (2014-current)
  • IEEE/RSJ International Conference of Intelligent Robots and Systems (IROS) Reviewer (2014-current)
  • IEEE International Conference of Robotics and Automation (ICRA) Reviewer (2014-current)

Recent Courses Taught

  • ECE 445 - Senior Design Project Lab
  • ECE 470 (AE 482, ME 445) - Introduction to Robotics
  • ECE 498 SMA - Principles of Safe Autonomy
  • ECE 598 JK (ECE 598 JKO) - Intro to Humanoid Robotics