Il-Min Kim




Il-Min Kim received the B.S. degree in electronics engineering from Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, in 1996, and the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Taejon, Korea, in 1998 and 2001, respectively. From July 1997 to Aug. 2001, he worked as a Member of Technical Staff at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI). From October 2001 to August 2002 he was with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS) at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA, and from September 2002 to June 2003 he was with the Dept. of Electrical Engineering at Harvard University, Cambridge, USA, as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow. In 2003, he joined the Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, as Assistant Professor. In 2009, he was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor and in 2014 he was promoted to the rank of Full Professor. 

His research interests include deep learning for various systems, deep reinforcement learning, Internet of Things (IoT), Intenet of Everything (IoE), Industrial IoT (IIoT), Artifical intellgence IoT (AIoT), signal processing for IoT/IoE/IIoT/AIoT and various wireless systems, mobile crowd sensing (MCS), fog/dege networks, mobile edge computing, federated computing, distributed learning/computing, convergence of communications/sensing/computing and learning, vehicle to everything (V2X) communications for autonomous vehicles, communication security, blockchain, physical layer security, energy harvesting, polar coding, compressive sensing, military communications and Radars, and  6G wireless communications systems. He holds a number of patents either issued or pending in U.S., Japan, Germany, and Korea.

He received a number of awards including a Best Paper Award at UBICOMM 2014, the Best Young Alumnus award from KAIST in 2004, Gold prize of 2001 Samsung International Paper Contest, and Bronze Prize of 1999 IEEE-Korea Section Paper Contest. At Queen's University, he also received many awards including ECE Best Professor Awards in 2016, 2011, 2008, 2006, and 2005. He has served as Editor for IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications, IEEE Wireless Communications Letters, and Journal of Communications and Networks (JCN). 

He is a Senior Member of IEEE and a registered Professional Engineer with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO). He served as Vice-Chair, Programme, for IEEE Kingston Section in 2008.