Sungwon Chung

Sungwon Chung


University of Southern California Department of Electrical Engineering 3737 Watt Way Los Angeles CA 90089-0271 USA




SungWon Chung is a Member of Technical Staff in the Research and Development Department of Neuralink Corporation in San Francisco, California, United States, where he is working on the development of implantable brain-machine interfaces. For ten years prior to the present appointment, he had held R&D positions in Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories as Consultant, KITEL Company as Member of Technical Staff, University of Southern California as Research Associate, MIT Microsystems Technology Laboratories as Postdoctoral Associate, and Intersil Corporation as Mixed-Signal Design Engineer Intern.

His research interests are in the design of integrated circuits and nanodevices, which exploit diverse wave-matter interactions, into an analog, mixed-signal, microwave, and optical system with innovative architectures and signal processing techniques. Dr. Chung has co-authored over 50 publications. His work on energy-efficient wireless transmitter was commercialized by Eta Devices (a start-up acquired by Nokia) and recognized with 2015 Technology Pioneers Award by World Economic Forum in Geneva, Switzerland. He was nominated for 2011 IEEE MTT-S International Microwave Symposium Best Student Paper Award, and he is a co-recipient of 2011 IEEE Radio and Wireless Week Best Student Paper. He was awarded Bell Labs Prize for his work on large-scale nanophotonic phased arrays for 3D imaging, sensing, and communication, which was demonstrated in 2017 IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Conference (ISSCC).

Dr. Chung served as a Guest Editor of IEEE Microwave Magazine. He also served on the Technical Program Committee of IEEE Custom Integrated Circuits Conference (CICC), IEEE Radio Frequency Integrated Circuits Symposium (RFIC), OSA Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), the Technical Paper Review Committee of IEEE International Microwave Symposium (IMS), and the MTT-S Technical Coordinating Committee on Digital Signal Processing (MTT-9/DSPX). He is a Member of OSA and a Senior Member of IEEE.

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