Prof. Oh-Kyong Kwon received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 1978, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from Stanford University, CA, USA, in 1986 and 1988, respectively.
From 1987 to 1992, he was with the Semiconductor Process and Design Center, Texas Instruments Inc., Dallas, TX USA, where he was engaged in the development of multichip module technologies, smart power integrated circuit technologies, display driver integrated circuit technologies, and silicon-on-insulator (SOI) technologies. In 1992, he joined Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, as an assistant professor at the Department of Electronic Engineering, where he is now a distinguished professor. Dr. Kwon had served the position of the Department Chair of Electronic and Electrical Engineering from 2003 to 2005, the Dean of Engineering College from 2007 to 2011, and the Provost and Senior Executive Vice-President of Hanyang University from 2011 to 2013.
Dr. Kwon currently serves on the President of National Academy of Engineering of Korea (NAEK) and the President-elect of Council of Academies of Engineering and Technological Sciences (CAETS).
Plenary Title: Transformation from Information Society to Smart Society
Smart society is considered as a new model of a sustainable, socio-technological environment where people seek for a more informative, connected, and healthy living. Such a smart society will become a reality through transformation of an information society that we live in today, requiring further advances in automation, healthcare, security/safety, education, and environmental factors. These advances can be realized by utilizing various emerging ICT technologies such as 5G (and beyond) wireless communication, artificial intelligence, big data, internet-of-things, autonomous driving, and augmented & virtual realities, along with the sensor technology that can advance the efficient interfaces. This talk will cover the ICT and sensor technologies that are necessary for smart society; to see how both technologies are combined and connected together for better living and to explore what important roles they will play for our society in the near future.