Ki-Dong LeeChair of the Applications Working Group at Next G Alliance
Dr. Ki-Dong Lee [Ph.D’01] has been actively involved for over 20 years in research and standardization of mobile/satellite communications systems in various organizations, including IEEE, NGMN Alliance, SAE (Society for Automotive Engineers) and 3GPP. He led Cellular-V2X Feasibility Study and Normative Work as the first V2X Rapporteur in 3GPP, which is the first-ofits-kind vertical and application that 3GPP has accommodated into Rel-14 and 5G specifications. He extended his efforts to capture both the automotive industry’s needs and communication standard’s boundary in order to help identity functional and performance requirements that communication layers should be enhanced to meet. Among his efforts, he served as Work Stream Chair of NGMN Alliance V2X Task-Force, which fueled successful enhancements towards advanced V2X scenarios, and led cross-industry liaison discussions among NGMN, SAE, 5GAA and 3GPP.
Ki-Dong served as 3GPP System Architecture WG1 as Vice Chairman for two terms (2015-2019), contributing to productive and effective progress that SA1 has made on the Rel-15/16/17 5G Feasibility Study and Normative Work. Ki-Dong served as guest editor for IEEE Wireless Communications (Hybrid Terrestrial and Satellite Network, 2004-2005). He is an author of a book (2001), several book chapters and many IEEE journal publications. His achievements were recognized by several awards (IEEE ComSoc APB, 2005, IFORS/APORS, 2006, SK Telecom, 2009, LG Electronics, 2016, LG Group, 2019).
He has been very actively working on a wide range of emerging 6G applications. Recently, he organized IEEE Globecom Industry Panel on “A Smart Network of Service Robots” as part of his efforts across multiple industries. He has been a lead volunteer for the education committee of a non-profit organization in San Diego, CA, for 10 years.