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Kyoungchul Kong, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering Sogang University
Education
Ph.D.
University of California, Berkeley, 2009
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Dissertation Title: Mechatronic Considerations for Human Assistive and Rehabilitation Systems
Research Advisor: Professor Masayoshi Tomizuka
M.S.
Sogang University, 2006
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Thesis Title : Design and Control of Exoskeletal Robots for Patients and Elderly People
B.Eng., B.S.
Sogang University, 2004
Department of Mechanical Engineering (B.ENG)
Department of Physics (B.S.)
SUMMA CUM LAUDE, with Honors in Engineering
Employment
  • Associate Professor, Sogang University, 2015 - present
  • Assistant Professor, Sogang University, 2011 - 2014
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, University of California, Berkeley, 2009 - 2011
Visiting Professorship
  • Visiting Researcher, Tsukuba University, Japan, 2011
  • Visiting Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), 2013
  • Visiting Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), 2014
  • Visiting Professor, University Paris-Est Créteil (UPEC), 2015
Work Experiences
  • Co-founder of SG Mechatronics Co., 2014 - present
  • Graduate Student Researcher / Instructor, University of California, Berkeley, 2006 - 2009
  • Consultant, SEDNA Engineering Co., 2009 - 2010
  • Programmer - SEJONG Engineering Co., 2006 (Project: Design of control systems for low speed vehicle crash tests)
  • System Engineer - CHONGMIN Science Co., 2003 - 2004 (Project: Development of a chemical evaporator)
  • Researcher - OXUS Co., 2001 - 2003 (Project: Development of an oxygen concentrator)
  • Research Intern - LG Electronics Co., 2000 (Project: Development of new services and products of networked robots)
Honors and Awards
  • Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, 2009
    University of California, Berkeley
  • Best Student Paper Award, 2008
    The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
  • Best Poster Finalist, 2008
    The 17th International Federation of Automatic Control (IFAC) World Congress
  • Best Student Paper Finalist, 2005
    The IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
  • Best Paper Award, 2005
    The Division of Dynamics and Control Systems, KSME Spring Conference
  • Best Poster Award, 2005
    The 3rd CIR (Center of Intelligent Robot) Workshop
  • Top Graduation Award, 2004
    with Honors in the College of Engineering, Sogang University
Seminar Talks and Invited Lectures
  • IROS Workshop on "Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment," Germany, 2015
    Invited Talk, Title : Actuation and Control in Robotic Assistance for Incomplete Paraplegic
  • ICORR Workshop on "Wearable Robotics for Motion Assistance and Rehanbilitation - RoboAssist," Singapore, 2015
    Invited Talk, Title : Smart Actuation Technologies in Rehabilitation Robotics
  • Korean Spinal Neurosurgery Society Conference, Seoul, 2015
    Invited Talk, Title: Actuation and Control in Robotics Assistance for Incomplete Paraplegia
  • ICRA Workshop on "Wearable robotics for motion assistance and rehabilitation," Hong Kong, 2014
    Invited Talk, Title: Control Method and Controller Structures for Assisting Humans by Robots
  • Yeungnam University, Korea, 2014
    Invited Talk, Title: Essential Mechatronic Technologies for Co-existence of Robots and Humans
  • IROS Workshop on "Biologically Inspired Based Strategies for Hybrid and Multi-modal Locomotion," Japan, 2013
    Invited Talk, Title: Different Approaches in the Development of Bio-inspired Locomotive Robots
  • Seoul National University, Korea, 2013
    Invited Talk, Title: Respect the Unstable - Limitation of Mechanical Control Systems and Controller Design
  • Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology, Korea, 2013
    Invited Talk, Title: Design and Control of Cheetaroid Robots
  • ICROS Annual Conference, Korea, 2013
    Invited Talk, Title: Respect the Unstable
  • KSME Annual Conference, Korea, 2012
    New-Career Faculty Invited Talk
    Title: Design of an Actuation System for the Design of Cheetaroid
  • Myungji University, Korea, 2012
    Invited Talk, Title: Interactive Design of Algorithms and Mechanisms for Robotic Systems
  • Ajou University, Korea, 2011
    Invited Lecture, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans
  • University of Tsukuba, Japan, 2010
    Invited Lecture, Title: Controls and Robotics
  • University of California, Berkeley, 2009
    Seminar Talk (Robotics and Embedded Systems Seminar)
    Title: Mechatronic Considerations for Human Assistive and Rehabilitation Systems
  • University of California, Los Angeles, 2009
    Seminar Talk, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans
  • Korea Advanced Institution of Science and Technology, 2009
    Seminar Talk, Title: Mechatronics for Assisting Humans
  • Sogang University, 2009
    Research Seminar, Title: Computer Aided Controller Design
  • NI-Week, 2008
    Seminar Talk (Embedded Systems Session)
    Title: Mechatronic Technologies for Assisting Humans
  • NI-Week, 2007
    Demonstration in Keynote Presentation
  • US-Japan Workshop on Advanced Integrated Sensor Technologies for..., 2007
    Seminar Talk, Title: A Gait Monitoring System Based on Smart Shoes
Professional Memberships and Services
  • IEEE, Member, 2003 - Present
  • ASME, Member, 2003 - Present
  • KSME (Korean Society of Mechanical Engineering), Member, 2004 - Present
  • ICROS (Institution of Control, Robotics, and Systems), Member, 2004 - Present
  • Book Publication
    • Editor of a Springer Book Project: “Intelligent Assistive Robots”
  • Journal Editor
    • Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanical Science and Technology (published by Springer)
    • Associate Editor of International Journal of Dynamics and Control (published by Springer)
    • Associate Editor of Journal of Institute of Control, Robotics and Systems (domestic journal)
    • Associate Editor of Magazine of Korean Robotics Society (domestic journal)
  • Journal Referee 
    • IEEE Transactions on Robotics
    • IEEE/ASME Transactions on Mechatronics
    • ASME Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement, and Control
    • IFAC Journal of Mechatronics
    • Journal of Systems and Control Engineerin
  • Conference Referee
    • IEEE International Conference on Robotics and Automation (ICRA)
    • IEEE/ASME International Conference on Advanced Intelligent Mechatronics (AIM)
    • ASME Dynamic Systems and Control Conference (DSCC)
    • American Control Conference (ACC)
  • Conference Organizing Committee / Editor
    • Associate Editor of 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016  ICRA Conference
    • Registration Chair of IEEE IV2015 (Intelligent Vehicle) Symposium
    • Poster Chair of 2015, 2016 KRoC Conference
    • Publication Chair of 2012, 2014 ICCAS Conference
    • Program Committee of 2013 ASROB (Assistance and Service Robotics in a Human Environment), a workshop in conjunction with the IROS 2013
    • Associate Editor of 2010, 2011 AIM Conference
  • Proposal Review Panel
    • External Reviewer of the Research Grants Council, Hong Kong
    • Reviewer of the National Research Foundation, Korea
    • Reviewer of the Korean Defence Acquisition Programme Agency (DAPA)