Professor BaekGyu Kim Appointed


As of June 28th 2021, Dr. BaekGyu Kim will join us in the Department of Information and Communication Engineering at DGIST.

Dr. BaekGyu Kim received his B.S and M.S degrees in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from Kyungpook National University, Daegu, South Korea, in 2007 and 2009, respectively. He received a Ph.D. degree in Computer Science from University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA, in 2015. Before joining DGIST, he was a principal researcher at Toyota Motor North America R&D - InfoTech Labs. (formerly Toyota InfoTechnology Center, U.S.A), Mountain View, USA, where he worked for 5 years and 8 months.

His primary research area is to guarantee software assurance in Cyber Physical Systems and Internet of Things. In particular, his research focuses on applying various formal methods and software engineering techniques to model, verify, and test systems and software to guarantee their correctness. His research outcomes have been demonstrated in creating software for safety critical systems including medical devices (infusion pumps) via collaboration between U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and University of Pennsylvania, and automotive systems (autonomous/connected cars) as industrial research at Toyota Motor North America R&D.

He published more than 50 peer-reviewed papers in collaboration with his collaborators in international conferences and journals, and some of his works have been published at top-tier conferences such as EMSOFT, RTSS, DATE, CASES, ASE, INFOCOM. He also has more than 20 international patents granted, and more than 35 international patents filed. He received the best poster award from KOCSEA in 2011, the top inventor award from Toyota InfoTechnology Center, U.S.A. in 2017, and his collaborative work received SAE Vincent Bendix Automotive Electronics Engineering Award (Best paper award) in 2019.