Principal Investigator

Prof. Insoon Yang

Personal webpage: http://coregroup.snu.ac.kr/~yang/
Email: insoonyang at snu dot ac dot kr

Education
Ph.D. (EECS) University of California, Berkeley, 2015
M.A. (Mathematics) University of California, Berkeley, 2013
M.S. (EECS) University of California, Berkeley, 2012
B.S. (MAE & Mathematics (double major)) Seoul National University, 2009

Academic Appointments
Assistant Professor of ECE, Seoul National University, Seoul, South Korea, 2018-
Assistant Professor of ECE, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, 2016-2018
Postdoctoral Associate in LIDS/EECS, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, 2015-2016

Honors and Awards (Selected)
Creative-Pioneering Researcher, Seoul National University, 2018.
Best Student Paper Award Finalist, The 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control, 2016.
Eli Jury Award (Outstanding contribution to Systems, Communications, and Control), UC Berkeley, 2015.
University Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, UC Berkeley, 2013.
EECS Outstanding Graduate Student Instructor Award, Dept. of EECS, UC Berkeley, 2013.
Special Prize in Mathematics Olympiad for University Students, Korean Mathematical Society, (twice) 2003, 2004.

Research Interests
Stochastic control and optimization, Reinforcement learning, Safe autonomy, Risk management, Cyber-physical systems

Brief Biography 
Insoon Yang is an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Seoul National University (SNU). He received B.S. degrees in Mathematics and in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) from Seoul National University in 2009; and an M.S. in EECS, an M.A. in Mathematics and a Ph.D. in EECS from UC Berkeley in 2012, 2013 and 2015, respectively. He was an Assistant Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering at University of Southern California from 2016 to 2018, and a Postdoctoral Associate at the Laboratory for Information and Decision Systems in Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 2015 to 2016. His research interests are in stochastic control and optimization, and reinforcement learning, with application to cyber-physical systems and safe autonomy. He is a recipient of the 2015 Eli Jury Award and a finalist for the Best Student Paper Award at the 55th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control 2016. He is an associate editor of the IEEE CSS Conference Editorial Board and a vice-chair of the IFAC Stochastic Systems Technical Committee.