Kyoung-Dae Kim (김경대)

Assistant Professor, Information & Communication Engineering, DGIST
– Office: E3-212 
– Phone: +82.53.785.6325 
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  • Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • M.S., Computer Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
  • M.S., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University
  • B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Hanyang University

Past Positions

  • Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Denver, USA (September 2013 ~ August 2017)
  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, Electrical & Computer Engineering, Texas A&M University, USA (August 2011 ~ August 2013)


Current members:

Seong Kyung Kwon (권성경)

 Ph.D. Candidate, ICE, DGIST

Hojin Jung (정호진)

Ph.D. Candidate, ICE, DGIST 

Sang Yong Park (박상용)


Hyun Tae Lee (이현태)


Ji Hwan Seo (서지환)


Jin Woo Lee (이진우)


Previous members: 

  • Qiang Lu (Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Denver) 
  • Tyler Friedl (M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Denver)
  • Joseph Casabona (M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Denver)
  • Mohammed Qasim (M.S., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Denver)


Research Statement: 

Develop theories, tools, and software platforms for autonomous, reliable, and cooperative robotic systems using the tools in control theories, hybrid systems theories,  optimization, real-time systems theories, statistical learning and decision making theories, etc. Application areas of interest are autonomous & connected smart transportation system, autonomous driving system, semi-autonomous robotic systems for intuitive and effortless human-machine interface, motion planning of manipulator for collaborative robotics, cooperative multi-agent systems, aerial/ground/underwater robots for search and rescue mission, etc.

On going research:

Safe and Live Connected & Autonomous (CA) Traffic System

  • Model Predictive Control (MPC) for autonomous driving
  • V2V interaction protocol for safety and liveness of highway traffic
  • V2I interaction protocol for safety and liveness of intersection traffic
  • Provably safe and live autonomous & connected traffic system

Smart Intersection System

  • Optimization for autonomous & connected intersection traffic management
  • DNN (Deep Neural Network) for red-light-running (RLR) detection
  • Risk-aware intersection traffic management
  • Vehicle platooning for higher intersection crossing throughput

Autonomous Driving System

  • Motion planning for collision free trajectory generation 
  • Autonomous driving maneuver decision making
  • Robust end-to-end autonomous driving framework

Planning & Control of UAV System


  • Motion planning and control for collision free UAV navigation
  • Realtime local mapping, localization, and obstacle detection/tracking 
  • Intuitive teleoperation of UAV with local autonomy for collision avoidance

Collaborative Robotics


  • Control for safe physical human-robot interaction
  • Realtime motion planning of high DOF manipulator for human-robot coexistence
  • Task & Motion planning (T&P) for human-robot collaboration

Previous research:

  • Real-time middleware for distributed control system
  • Hybrid system analysis and reachable set computation
  • Dynamic simulation and computed torque control of humanoid robot