Hoi-Jun Yoo is is an IEEE fellow and the ICT Chair professor of School of Electrical Engineering and the director of the System Design Innovation and Application Research Center (SDIA) at KAIST. He is the Chair of Steering Committee of A-SSCC (2020-2024), and was the TPC Chair of ISSCC 2015, and a Plenary Speaker of ISSCC 2019 entitled “Intelligence on Silicon: From Deep Neural Network Accelerators to Brain-Mimicking AI-SoCs”. He has served as a member of the executive committee of ISSCC, Symposium on VLSI, and A-SSCC. He also served as the IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecturer ('10-'11) and TPC Chairs of International Symposium on Wearable Computers (ISWC) 2010 and A-SSCC 2008. He was a guest editor of IEEE JSSC and IEEE T-BioCAS, and is an associate editor of IEEE JSSC and SSCL.
His current research interests are Bio Inspired AI Chip Design, Multicore AI-SoC design including DNN accelerators, Network on a Chip, and high speed and low power memory. He has published more than 250 papers, and wrote or edited 5 books “DRAM Design”(1997, Hongneung). “High Performance DRAM”(1999 Hongneung), “Low Power NoC for High Performance SoC Design”(2008, CRC), “Mobile 3D Graphics SoC”(2010, Wiley), and “BioMedical CMOS ICs”(Co-editing with Chris Van Hoof, 2010, Springer), and many chapters of books.
Dr. Yoo received the Order of Service Merit from Korean President in 2011 for his contribution to Korean memory industry, the Scientist/Engineer of the month Award from Ministry of Education, Science and Technology of Korea in 2010, Kyung-Am Scholar Award in 2014. He also received the Electronic Industrial Association of Korea Award for his contribution to DRAM technology in 1994, Hynix Development Award in 1995, the Korea Semiconductor Industry Association Award in 2002, Best Research of KAIST Award in 2007, Excellent Scholar of KAIST Award in 2011, Best Scholar of KAIST Award in 2019, and was a co-recipient of ASP-DAC Design Award in 2001, A-SSCC Outstanding Design Awards in 2005, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2014, ISSCC/DAC Student Design Contest Awards in 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, and ISSCC Demonstration Session Recognitions in 2016, 2017, 2019, 2020, and Best Paper Award of IEEE AI-CAS in 2019.