Samsung Scholarship, 2012
IEEE CAS Guillemon-Cauer Best Paper Award, 2009
Topped the list at academic achievement test (Mathematics, Physics) among all freshmen of KAIST, 2003
Young-Gyu Yoon is an assistant professor of electrical engineering at KAIST and he holds a joint appointment in KAIST Institute for Health Science & Technology (KI HST). He is the leader of the KAIST Neuro-Instrumentation and Computational Analysis lab, an interdisciplinary research group focused on advancing neurotechnology, optical imaging, and computing.
He received the B.S. and M.S. degrees in EE from KAIST, Daejeon, Korea, in 2007 and 2009, respectively, and the Ph.D. degree in EECS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, in 2018. He received the 2009 IEEE Transactions on Circuits and Systems Guillemon-Cauer Best Paper Award for his work at professor SeongHwan Cho's group on mixed-signal CMOS circuit design. For his doctoral study at professor Ed Boyden's group, he developed optical and computational tools for imaging and analyzing brain circuits. After his Ph.D. study, he briefly worked as a postdoctoral associate at MIT.