Smart and Livable Cities Group


I am an Associate Professor in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatics Engineering (CEGE) at Florida Atlantic University. I am also jointly appointed with the Institute for Sensing and Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE) as a Faculty Fellow. My primary research interests are in the development of sensor network applications and robust data analytics approaches that can create new innovative service propositions for the next generation of smart and connected urban environment.

I received my bachelor degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Kookmin University in South Korea and master and doctoral degrees from Civil Engineering and Engineering Mechanics from Columbia University. During my Ph.D., I was a research intern at Philips Research North America. After my Ph.D., I was a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at Columbia University.



Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 2016


Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 2013


Civil Engineering & Engineering Mechanics, Columbia University, 2011


Civil & Environmental Engineering, Kookmin University, South Korea, 2009


Junior Faculty Teaching Award, College of Engineering and Computer Science, Florida Atlantic University, FL, February 2023
Best Demo Award, 2018 Data Science Day, Columbia University, NY, April 2018
First place, Dynamics Student Paper Competition. Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Stanford University, CA, June 2015
Poster award, US-Korea Conference (UKC), Atlanta, GA, June 2015
Full tuition waiver, Columbia University, NY, September 2011 - May 2012
Academic Scholarship, Kookmin University, South Korea, March 2006 - December 2007
Academic First Place, National Center Police Academy, South Korea, December 2002


Associate Professor, Florida Atlantic University, FL, August 2023 - Present
Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University, FL, August 2017 - August 2023
I-SENSE Faculty Fellow, Florida Atlantic University, FL, August 2017 - Present
Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Columbia University, NY, October 2016 - August 2017
Research Intern, Philips Research North America, NY, June 2014 - December 2014
Staff Associate, Columbia University, NY, June 2013 - September 2016



Associate Professor & I-SENSE Fellow
Dept. of Civil, Environmental & Geomatics Eng.
Institute of Sensing & Embedded Network Systems Engineering (I-SENSE)

Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, EE, Room 314
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Tel: (561)-297-2987