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Kang-won Lee

SK Telecom
Senior Vice President of R&D, SK Telecom

Dr. Kang-Won Lee is a Senior Vice President of R&D for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) at SK Telecom. He is directing technology development in the areas of Network and IT Convergence. Specific areas of focus are Software-Defined Networks, Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC), Intelligent Network Analytics, and Secure IoT Solutions. Prior to joining SK Telecom, he worked at IBM Watson Research in Yorktown Heights, NY for 14 years. At IBM he worked on Network Analytics, Spatiotemporal Analytics, Network Function Virtualization, Cloud Computing, and Sensor Information Processing. His team developed major features for IBM TPC SAN Configuration Manager, Informix, SPSS, G2, and Tivoli Netcool products. He also led major government projects sponsored by NIST, US Army, UK MOD at multi-million dollar funding level. Kang-Won published more than 100 technical articles in premier ACM/IEEE conferences and journals. He serves the technical community as a technical society president, advisor, journal editor, conference chair, keynote speaker, and mentor. He holds a Ph.D. in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MS and a BS in Computer Engineering from Seoul National University. He was a Master Inventor at IBM. He is an ACM Distinguished Scientist and IEEE Senior Member.