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

    •  TALK   [MERL Seminar Series 2021] Prof. Marco Di Renzo presents talk at MERL entitled Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces for Wireless Communications
      Date & Time: Tuesday, November 9, 2021; 1:00 PM EST
      Speaker: Prof. Marco Di Renzo, CNRS & Paris-Saclay University
      MERL Host: Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim
      Research Areas: Communications, Electronic and Photonic Devices, Signal Processing
      Brief
      • A Reconfigurable Intelligent Surface (RIS) is a planar structure that is engineered to have properties that enable the dynamic control of the electromagnetic waves. In wireless communications and networks, RISs are an emerging technology for realizing programmable and reconfigurable wireless propagation environments through nearly passive and tunable signal transformations. RIS-assisted programmable wireless environments are a multidisciplinary research endeavor. This presentation is aimed to report the latest research advances on modeling, analyzing, and optimizing RISs for wireless communications with focus on electromagnetically consistent models, analytical frameworks, and optimization algorithms.
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    •  NEWS   MERL Researcher Kyeong Jin Kim organizes a workshop in 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC).
      Date: May 16, 2022 - May 20, 2022
      Where: 2022 IEEE ICC
      MERL Contact: Kyeong Jin (K.J.) Kim
      Research Areas: Communications, Signal Processing
      Brief
      • Kyeong Jin Kim, a Senior Principal Research Scientist in the Signal Processing Group, organizes a workshop in 2022 IEEE International Conference on Communications (ICC). The workshop is titled, "Industrial Private 5G-and-beyond Wireless Networks," and aims to bring researchers for technical discussion on fundamental and practically relevant questions to many emerging challenges in industrial private wireless networks. This workshop is also being organized with the help of other researchers from Huawei Technology, Princeton University, Aalborg University, Jinan University, and South China University of Technology. IEEE ICC is one of two IEEE Communications Society's flagship conferences.
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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 N. 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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  • Research Highlights

  • Internships with K.J.

    • SP1730: Advanced Signal Processing for RF-controlled metasurface

      MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to carry out research on Advanced Signal Processing for RF-controlled meta-surfaces. The candidate is expected to develop innovative signal processing for RF-controlled meta-surfaces aiding various applications. Candidates should have strong knowledge of machine learning, channel estimation, beamforming, interference mitigation, optimization, and electromagnetic field analysis. Proficient programming skills with Python and MATLAB 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. The expected duration of the internship is 3-6 months, with a flexible start date.

    • SP1733: ML for GNSS-based Applications

      MERL is seeking a highly motivated, qualified intern to work on machine learning for Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) applications. The ideal candidate is working towards a PhD and is expected to develop innovative machine learning technologies to increase accuracy and integrity of GNSS-based positioning systems. Candidates should have strong knowledge about as many as possible of GNSS signal processing for multipath mitigation, handling RINEX data, neural network and learning techniques, such as feature extraction, deep machine learning, reinforcement learning, domain adaptation, and distributed learning. Proficient programming skills with PyTorch, 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.

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  • MERL Publications

    •  Jurdi, R., Guo, J., Kim, K.J., Orlik, P.V., Nagai, Y., "Queueing Delay Analysis of Mixed Traffic in Time Sensitive Networks", International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation Engineering (ICIMA), October 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-122 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Jurdi2021oct,
      • author = {Jurdi, Rebal and Guo, Jianlin and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Orlik, Philip V. and Nagai, Yukimasa},
      • title = {Queueing Delay Analysis of Mixed Traffic in Time Sensitive Networks},
      • booktitle = {International Conference on Intelligent Manufacturing and Automation Engineering (ICIMA)},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = oct,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-122}
      • }
    •  Liu, B., Guo, J., Koike-Akino, T., Wang, Y., Kim, K.J., Parsons, K., Orlik, P.V., Hashimoto, S., Yuan, J., "Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis Using Pre-Processing and Time-Delay Autoencoder", IEEE International conference on emerging technologies and factory automation, September 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-107 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Liu2021sep,
      • author = {Liu, Bryan and Guo, Jianlin and Koike-Akino, Toshiaki and Wang, Ye and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Parsons, Kieran and Orlik, Philip V. and Hashimoto, Shigeru and Yuan, Jinhong},
      • title = {Anomaly Detection and Diagnosis Using Pre-Processing and Time-Delay Autoencoder},
      • booktitle = {IEEE International conference on emerging technologies and factory automation},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = sep,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-107}
      • }
    •  Greiff, M., Berntorp, K., Di Cairano, S., Kim, K.J., "Mixed-Integer Linear Regression Kalman Filters for GNSS Positioning", IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA), DOI: 10.1109/​CCTA48906.2021.9659142, August 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-090 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Greiff2021aug,
      • author = {Greiff, Marcus and Berntorp, Karl and Di Cairano, Stefano and Kim, Kyeong Jin},
      • title = {Mixed-Integer Linear Regression Kalman Filters for GNSS Positioning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Conference on Control Technology and Applications (CCTA)},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = aug,
      • doi = {10.1109/CCTA48906.2021.9659142},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-090}
      • }
    •  Wang, S., Sun, H., Kim, K.J., Guo, J., Nikovski, D.N., "Solving Bernoulli Bandit Problems for Weather-relative Overhead Distribution Line Failures Forecasting", IEEE PES GM, DOI: 10.1109/​PESGM46819.2021.9638153, July 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-087 PDF
      • @inproceedings{Wang2021jul2,
      • author = {Wang, Shengyi and Sun, Hongbo and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Guo, Jianlin and Nikovski, Daniel N.},
      • title = {Solving Bernoulli Bandit Problems for Weather-relative Overhead Distribution Line Failures Forecasting},
      • booktitle = {IEEE PES GM},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = jul,
      • doi = {10.1109/PESGM46819.2021.9638153},
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-087}
      • }
    •  Zeng, T., Guo, J., Kim, K.J., Parsons, K., Orlik, P.V., Di Cairano, S., Saad, W., "Multi-Task Federated Learning for Traffic Prediction and Its Application to Route Planning", IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium, July 2021.
      BibTeX TR2021-083 PDF Video
      • @inproceedings{Zeng2021jul,
      • author = {Zeng, Tengchan and Guo, Jianlin and Kim, Kyeong Jin and Parsons, Kieran and Orlik, Philip V. and Di Cairano, Stefano and Saad, Walid},
      • title = {Multi-Task Federated Learning for Traffic Prediction and Its Application to Route Planning},
      • booktitle = {IEEE Intelligent Vehicles Symposium},
      • year = 2021,
      • month = jul,
      • url = {https://www.merl.com/publications/TR2021-083}
      • }
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  • MERL Issued Patents

    • Title: "Scheduling Data Traffic in Wireless Time Sensitive Networks"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 11,228,942
      Issue Date: Jan 18, 2022
    • Title: "Methods and Systems for A Holistic Framework for Parameter Coordination of Interconnected Microgrid Systems against Disasters"
      Inventors: Sun, Hongbo; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Tong, Huang
      Patent No.: 11,196,256
      Issue Date: Dec 7, 2021
    • Title: "Joint Control of Vehicles Traveling on Different Intersecting Roads"
      Inventors: Guo, Jianlin; Ye, Fei; Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.; Ahn, Heejin; Di Cairano, Stefano
      Patent No.: 11,145,197
      Issue Date: Oct 12, 2021
    • Title: "Position Estimation Under Multipath Transmission"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Orlik, Philip V.; Hori, Chiori
      Patent No.: 11,079,495
      Issue Date: Aug 3, 2021
    • Title: "Positioning System for Global Navigational Satellite System"
      Inventors: Kim, Kyeong-Jin; Xu, Dongyang; Orlik, Philip V.
      Patent No.: 10,884,133
      Issue Date: Jan 5, 2021
    • 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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