Sangyoon Han

Assistant Professor

Robotics Engineering, DGIST (Daegu Gyeongbuk Inst. of Sci. & Tech.)

Office: E5 308

Phone: +82-53-785-6227

Email: s.han@dgist.ac.kr

Education

University of California, Berkeley, Aug 2010 - May 2016​

  • M.S./Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

  • Advisor: Ming C. Wu

Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea, Mar 2006 - Aug 2010​

  • B.S. in Electrical Engineering, Summa Cum Laude

  • GPA: 4.19/4.30 (major), 4.08/4.30 (overall)

Honors & Awards

Top Scored Paper at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), 2021

  • paper F4A.3, as a corresponding author

Collegiate Inventors Competition, 2015​

  • Held at United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) (미국 특허청)

  • Graduate bronze medal

Corning Outstanding Student Paper Competition, 2014

  • Held at Optical Fiber Communication Conference (OFC)

  • Finalist (top 6 papers out of 341 papers)

Korea Foundation for Advanced Studies (KFAS) Scholarship (한국고등교육재단 해외유학 장학생), 2010 - 2015

  • Full tuition and stipend for five years for graduate study

Top Scored Paper at Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), 2015

  • paper M2B.4

Top Scored Paper, Optical Fiber Communication Conference and Exposition (OFC), 2014

  • paper M2K.2

Global Leader Scholarship, 2008

  • By College of Engineering in Seoul National University

  • Financial support for student exchange program at Tsinghua University (China)

University Students Contest of Engineering Mathematics, 2007

  • By Korean Mathematical Society

  • Excellence award

Early Career Development Scholarship, 2006

  • Selected as one of top 16 (GPA rank based) among the entire freshmen students of College of Engineering in Seoul National University

Media Appearances
Academic Experiences

KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), Jul 2016 - Feb 2020​

  • Postdoctoral researcher in Physics Department

  • As a mandatory military service required for all Korean male

BSAC (Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center), Jan 2011 – May 2016​

  • Graduate student researcher

Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science (E3S) Jan 2015 – May 2015​

  • Graduate student researcher

University of California, Berkeley Aug 2011 – May 2016​

  • Graduate student researcher in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences department

Teaching Experiences

Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, EE 40 (Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits), Summer 2014

Graduate Student Instructor, UC Berkeley, EE 40 (Introduction to Microelectronic Circuits), Fall 2014

Invited Talks

Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST) Colloquium, Gwangju, Korea, “Photonics for Intelligence”, April 2021

 

Center for Quantum Information at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST), Gyeonggi-do, Korea, “Large-Scale Programmable Photonics with Mechano-Optics,” Feb 2021

 

Agency for Defense Development (ADD) of Korea, Daejeon, “Mechano-optic devices for large-scale photonic integration”, Jan 2021

 

Photonics Conference (PC) of Optical Society of Korea (OSK), Online, “Ising Machine on Silicon Photonics”, Nov 2021

Center for Quantum Information at Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)​

  • Title: Large-scale silicon photonic switches for next-generation data centers

  • Gyeonggi-do, Korea, Nov 2019

Seoul National University (SNU)​

  • Title: High-Radix Silicon Photonic Switches for Next-Generation Data Centers

  • Seoul, Korea, Oct 2019

Optics and Photonics Congress of Optical Society of Korea (OSK)​

  • Title: On-chip Brillouin Lasers Based on High-Q Chalcogenide Devices

  • Busan, Korea, Jul 2019

Daegu Gyeongbuk Institute of Science and Technology (DGIST)​

  • Title: Easing datacenters with large-scale silicon photonic MEMS switches

  • Daegu, Korea, Jul 2019

University of California, Berkeley​

  • Title: High-Q chalcogenide device platform without direct etching process for non-linear and mid-IR applications

  • At Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar

  • California, USA, May 2019

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)​

  • Title: Large-scale Silicon Photonic MEMS Switches

  • Daejeon, Korea, Sep 2016

Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST)​

  • Title: High performance optical devices on silicon photonics platform

  • Seoul, Korea, Jan 2015

Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI)​

  • Title: High performance optical devices on silicon photonics platform

  • Daejeon, Korea, Jan 2015

Language Skills

Chinese (Mandarin): fluent in speaking, intermediate in reading and writing​

  • Three years in overseas Chinese elementary school at Jeonju, Korea (全州华侨小学校).

  • One year in elementary school at Harbin, China (哈尔滨经纬小学).

  • Half year in Tsinghua University at Beijing, China.

English: fluent in speaking, reading, and writing

Korean: native language