Center of Excellence for Telecom Applications (CETA)
Seokheon Cho received his Ph. D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering from the University of California, San Diego in 2014, after earning his M.S. in School of Information of Communication from the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology (GIST), South Korea, in 2002, and his B.E. in Electrical Engineering from the Chonbuk National University in 2000.
He has been a principle network architect at the Qualcomm Institute (QI), the UC San Diego division of the California Institute of Telecommunications and Information Technology (Calit2), since 2014. He was a research engineer at the Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), South Korea, from 2002 to 2008. He was involved in international standardization design for both Worldwide Interoperability for Microwave Access (WiMAX) and IEEE 802.16 during that time. In addition, he was the leader of the security task group for the WiMAX technical working group. His main focus was to design a Media Access Control (MAC) protocol, particularly for improving security and handover support.
His current research interests are in optimization control and stochastic decision processes, with applications to vehicular traffic networks, energy management systems, and wireless communication systems.