Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim

Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim
  • Biography

    Kyeong Jin's research interests include transceiver design, performance analysis of spectrum sharing systems, and design of cooperative communication systems. Since joining MERL, he has contributed in areas such as reliable communications, cooperative distributed communications, physical layer security, and GPS-aided signal processing for power grid systems. He was an Associate Editor of IEEE Communications Letters. Now he is an editor for IEEE Transactions on Communications. He also serves as a leading guest editor of the IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (JSAC): Special Issue on Spatial Modulation for Emerging Wireless Systems.

  • Recent News & Events

    •  NEWS   MERL Scientists Presenting 5 Papers at IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020
      Date: June 7, 2020 - June 11, 2020
      Where: Dublin, Ireland
      MERL Contacts: Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim; Toshiaki Koike-Akino; Ye Wang
      Research Areas: Communications, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Digital Video
      Brief
      • Due to COVID-19, MERL Network Intelligence Team scientists remotely presented 5 papers at the IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC) 2020, that was scheduled to be held in Dublin Ireland from June 7-11, 2020. Topics presented include recent advances in deep learning methods for communications and new access systems. Presentation videos are also found on our YouTube channel. Our developed technologies can facilitate a great advancement in broadband virtual conferencing which is required in post-COVID-19 society.

        IEEE ICC is one of the IEEE Communications Society’s two flagship conferences dedicated to driving innovation in nearly every aspect of communications. Each year, more than 2,900 scientific researchers submit proposals for program sessions to be held at the annual conference. The high-quality proposals are selected for the conference program, which includes technical papers, tutorials, workshops and industry sessions designed specifically to advance technologies, systems and infrastructure that are continuing to reshape the world and provide all users with access to an unprecedented spectrum of high-speed, seamless and cost-effective global telecommunications services.
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    •  NEWS   MERL Researcher Kyeong Jin Kim serves as a lead guest editor of IEEE Journal on Selected Topics in Signal Processing
      Date: April 29, 2020
      Where: N/A
      MERL Contact: Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim
      Research Areas: Communications, Optimization, Signal Processing, Information Security
      Brief
      • Kyeong Jin Kim, a Senior Principal Research Scientist in the Signal Processing Group, will serve as lead guest editor for the upcoming JSTSP issue on, "Advanced Signal Processing for Local and Private 5G Networks." The issue is also being organized with the help of other researchers and investigators from leading organizations such as Memorial University, Nokia Bell Laboratories, Princeton University, Aalborg University, Jinan University, and South China University of Technology. This special issue aims to capture the latest research activities in local and private 5G networks from the signal processing perspective and is targeted for publication January 2022.
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  • Awards

    •  AWARD   Best conference paper of IEEE PES-GM 2020
      Date: June 18, 2020
      Awarded to: Tong Huang, Hongbo Sun, K.J. Kim, Daniel Nikovski, Le Xie
      MERL Contacts: Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim; Daniel Nikovski; Hongbo Sun
      Research Areas: Data Analytics, Electric Systems, Optimization
      Brief
      • A paper on A Holistic Framework for Parameter Coordination of Interconnected Microgrids Against Natural Disasters, written by Tong Huang, a former MERL intern from Texas A&M University, has been selected as one of the Best Conference Papers at the 2020 Power and Energy Society General Meeting (PES-GM). IEEE PES-GM is the flagship conference for the IEEE Power and Energy Society. The work was done in collaboration with Hongbo Sun, K. J. Kim, and Daniel Nikovski from MERL, and Tong's advisor, Prof. Le Xie from Texas A&M University.
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    •  AWARD   MERL Researchers Won IEEE ICC Best Paper Award
      Date: May 22, 2019
      Awarded to: Siriramya Bhamidipati, Kyeong Jin Kim, Hongbo Sun, Philip Orlik
      MERL Contacts: Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim; Hongbo Sun
      Research Areas: Artificial Intelligence, Communications, Machine Learning, Signal Processing, Information Security
      Brief
      • MERL researchers, Kyeong Jin Kim, Hongbo Sun, Philip Orlik, along with lead author and former MERL intern Siriramya Bhamidipati were awarded the Smart Grid Symposium Best Paper Award at this year's International Conference on Communications (ICC) held in Shanghai, China. There paper titled "GPS Spoofing Detection and Mitigation in PMUs Using Distributed Multiple Directional Antennas," described a technique to rapidly detect and mitigate GPS timing attacks/errors via hardware (antennas) and signal processing (Kalman Filtering).
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  • Internships with K.J.

    • SP1307: Vehicular traffic environment sensing

      MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to join a three month internship program. The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out research on environmental sensing in high frequency bands. The candidate is expected to develop innovative sensing technologies. Candidates should have strong knowledge about neural network and learning techniques, such as machine learning, deep learning, shallow learning, and distributed learning. In addition, understanding of spectrum sensing and wireless communications technologies is necessary. Proficient programming skills with Python, Matlab, and C++, and strong mathematical analysis will be additional assets to this position. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply.

    • SP1467: Machine learning for GNSS applications

      MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to join a thirteen weeks internship program. The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out research on Machine Learning for various GNSS applications. The candidate is expected to develop innovative machine learning technologies to increase accuracy and secrecy. Candidates should have strong knowledge about GNSS signal processing, handling RINEX data, neural network and learning techniques, such as feature extraction, deep machine learning, reinforcement learning, and distributed learning. Proficient programming skills with Python, Matlab, and C++, and strong mathematical analysis will be additional assets to this position. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. Given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, this internship will be done remotely from where you live.

    • SP1475: Advanced Signal Processing for Metasurface

      MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to join an internship program. The ideal candidate will be expected to carry out research on Advanced Signal Processing for Metasurface. The candidate is expected to develop innovative signal processing for metasurface aided various applications. Candidates should have strong knowledge about electromagnetic field analysis for metasurface, passive beamforming, interference mitigation, and channel estimation. Proficient programming skills with Python, Matlab, and C++, and strong mathematical analysis will be additional assets to this position. Candidates in their junior or senior years of a Ph.D. program are encouraged to apply. Given the current situation with COVID-19 pandemic, this internship will be done remotely from where you live. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months, with a flexible start date in 2020.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Kim, K.J., Liu, H., Wen, M., Orlik, P.V., Poor, H.V., "Secrecy Performance Analysis of Distributed Asynchronous Cyclic Delay Diversity-Based Cooperative Single Carrier Systems", IEEE Transactions on Communications, DOI: 10.1109/TCOMM.2020.2971680, Vol. 68, No. 5, pp. 2680-2694, June 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-084 PDF
      • @article{Kim2020jun2,
      • author = {Kim, Kyeong Jin and Liu, Hongwu and Wen, Maiwen and Orlik, Philip V. and Poor, H. Vincent},
      • title = {Secrecy Performance Analysis of Distributed Asynchronous Cyclic Delay Diversity-Based Cooperative Single Carrier Systems},
      • journal = {IEEE Transactions on Communications},
      • year = 2020,
      • volume = 68,
      • number = 5,
      • pages = {2680--2694},
      • month = jun,
      • doi = {10.1109/TCOMM.2020.2971680},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-084}
      • }
    •  Lee, G., Guo, J., Kim, K.J., Orlik, P.V., Ahn, H., Di Cairano, S., Saad, W., "Edge Computing for Interconnected Intersections in Internet of Vehicles", IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, June 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-081 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Lee2020jun,
      • author = {Lee, Gilsoo and Guo, Jianlin and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Orlik, Philip V. and Ahn, Heejin and Di Cairano, Stefano and Saad, Walid},
      • title = {Edge Computing for Interconnected Intersections in Internet of Vehicles},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-081}
      • }
    •  Huang, T., Sun, H., Kim, K.J., Nikovski, D.N., Xie, L., "A Holistic Framework for Parameter Coordination of Interconnected Microgrids against Disasters", IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES), June 2020.
      BibTeX TR2020-082 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Huang2020jun,
      • author = {Huang, Tong and Sun, Hongbo and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Nikovski, Daniel N. and Xie, Le},
      • title = {A Holistic Framework for Parameter Coordination of Interconnected Microgrids against Disasters},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Power & Energy Society General Meeting (PES)},
      • year = 2020,
      • month = jun,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-082}
      • }
    •  Lei, H., Gao, R., Park, K.-H., Ansari, I.S., Kim, K.J., Alouini, M.-S., "Security Performance Analysis for the Downlink NOMA Systems with Outage Constraint", IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC), DOI: 10.1109/ICCWorkshops49005.2020.9145372, June 2020, pp. 1-6.
      BibTeX TR2020-074 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Lei2020jun,
      • author = {Lei, Hongjiang and Gao, Rui and Park, Ki-Hong and Ansari, Imran Shafique and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Alouini, Mohamed-Slim},
      • title = {Security Performance Analysis for the Downlink NOMA Systems with Outage Constraint},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Communications Workshops (ICC)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {1--6},
      • month = jun,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • doi = {10.1109/ICCWorkshops49005.2020.9145372},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-074}
      • }
    •  Kim, K.J., Liu, H., Lei, H., Ding, Z., Orlik, P.V., Poor, H.V., "A dCDD-Based Transmit Diversity for NOMA Systems", IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC), June 2020, pp. 1-7.
      BibTeX TR2020-070 PDF Video
      • @inproceedings{Kim2020jun,
      • author = {Kim, Kyeong Jin and Liu, Hongwu and Lei, Hongjiang and Ding, Zhiguo and Orlik, Philip V. and Poor, H. Vincent},
      • title = {A dCDD-Based Transmit Diversity for NOMA Systems},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC)},
      • year = 2020,
      • pages = {1--7},
      • month = jun,
      • publisher = {IEEE},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2020-070}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "System and Method for Adaptive Beamforming Communication"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,355,762
      Issue Date: Jul 16, 2019
    • Title: "Digital Beamforming Transmitter Array System with Hardware Sharing and Reduction"
      Inventors: Wang, Bingnan; Peng, Zhengyu; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Wang, Pu; Ma, Rui; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 10,270,510
      Issue Date: Apr 23, 2019
    • Title: "Scheduling of Delay Sensitive Convergecast Network"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Burghal, Daoud; Guo, Jianlin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,244,551
      Issue Date: Mar 26, 2019
    • Title: "Method and Systems for Radio Transmission with Distributed Cyclic Delay Diversity"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,237,055
      Issue Date: Mar 19, 2019
    • Title: "Beamforming Transmission with Analog Hardware Resource Sharing"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Peng, Zhengyu; Wang, Bingnan; Teo, Koon Hoo
      Patent No.: 10,218,550
      Issue Date: Feb 26, 2019
    • Title: "Method and Systems using Quasi-Synchronous Distributed CDD Systems"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,063,306
      Issue Date: Aug 28, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Spatial Beamforming Modulation"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Ding, Yacong; Koike-Akino, Toshiaki; Pajovic, Milutin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 9,948,377
      Issue Date: Apr 17, 2018
    • Title: "System and Method for Wireless Communications over Fading Channels"
      Inventors: Koike-Akino, Toshiaki; Orlik, Philip V.; Kim, Kyeong-Jin
      Patent No.: 9,716,536
      Issue Date: Jul 25, 2017
    • Title: "Assignment of Backhaul Resources in Cooperative Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Khan, Talha; Kim, Kyeong-Jin
      Patent No.: 9,681,459
      Issue Date: Jun 13, 2017
    • Title: "System and Method for Reducing Interference between Multiple Terminals"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 9,661,598
      Issue Date: May 23, 2017
    • Title: "System and Method for mmWave Channel Estimation"
      Inventors: Pajovic, Milutin; Suryaprakash, Raj Tejas; Orlik, Philip V.; Kim, Kyeong-Jin
      Patent No.: 9,641,357
      Issue Date: May 2, 2017
    • Title: "System and Method for Decoding Block of Data Received Over Communication Channel"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.; Koike-Akino, Toshiaki
      Patent No.: 9,525,514
      Issue Date: Dec 20, 2016
    • Title: "Tracking of Occluded Navigation Satellite Signals"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Osechas, Okuary; Kniazev, Andrei; Parsons, Kieran; Sahinoglu, Zafer
      Patent No.: 9,476,990
      Issue Date: Oct 25, 2016
    • Title: "System and Method for Communicating Data Symbols via Wireless Doubly-Selective Channels"
      Inventors: Koike-Akino, Toshiaki; Orlik, Philip V.; Kim, Kyeong-Jin
      Patent No.: 9,264,118
      Issue Date: Feb 16, 2016
    • Title: "Detecting Narrow Band Interference in Wireless Networks using Spectral Analysis"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Weng, Zhiyuan; Kim, Kyeong-Jin
      Patent No.: 9,191,047
      Issue Date: Nov 17, 2015
    • Title: "Method and Apparatus for Detecting Symbols Received Wirelessly using Probabilistic Data Association with Uncertainty"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Pajovic, Milutin; Koike-Akino, Toshiaki
      Patent No.: 9,184,876
      Issue Date: Nov 10, 2015
    • Title: "Method and System for Communicating Data Wirelessly Using Probabilistic Data Association"
      Inventors: Orlik, Philip V.; Yellepeddi, Atulya; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Duan, Chunjie
      Patent No.: 8,908,806
      Issue Date: Dec 9, 2014
    • Title: "Method for Detecting, Classifying, and Reducing Interference in Wireless Networks"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.; Bhatti, Ghulam M.
      Patent No.: 8,891,700
      Issue Date: Nov 18, 2014
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