Donkyu Baek
    Ph.D. 

    Email: donkyu@cad4x.kaist.ac.kr   
    Voice: +82 (42) 350-7534
    Fax: +82 (42) 350-7634
    Location:
CAD4X Laboratory, Building N24 LG Innovation Hall, Room 1109, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology 291 Daehak-ro, Yuseong-gu, Daejeon 34141, Korea 


Introduction

Donkyu Baek received the B.S. degree in electrical engineering from Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, in 2009, and the M.S. and Ph.D degrees in electrical engineering from Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, in 2011 and 2017, respectively. He is currently working in KAIST as a Post-Doc. researcher. His current research interests include low-power display systems, runtime and design-time electric vehicle optimization and energy harvesting system.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, 2017.

Master of Science, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Daejeon, Korea, 2011.

Bachelor of Science, Dept. of Electrical Engineering, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea, 2009.

Recent Research Interests

Low-power design for display devices

Low-power for EV (power consumption modeling, runtime optimization and design-time optimization)

Energy harvesting system and related application devices

Academic Awards

Design Contest Award (honorable mention), A Reconfigurable Building Block for Thermoelectric Generator Energy Harvesting under Spatial Temperature Variations, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), 2017.

Best University Demonstration Award (honorable mention), A Reconfigurable Building Block for Thermoelectric Generator Energy Harvesting under Spatial Temperature Variations, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2017.

Travel Grant Award at Young Faculty Workshop, Design Automation Conference (DAC), 2016.

Best PhD Forum Poster Award (2nd Place) SmartPatch: Storage-less and converter-less Energy Harvesting System, International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration (VLSI-SoC), 2015.

Academic Activities

2017 ISLPED Design Contest, A Reconfigurable Building Block for Thermoelectric Generator Energy Harvesting under Spatial Temperature Variations, IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design.

2017 DAC University Demonstration, A Reconfigurable Building Block for Thermoelectric Generator Energy Harvesting under Spatial Temperature Variations, Design Automation Conference.

2016 DAC University Demonstration, SmartPatch: A Patchable Solar-Powered UV Meter, Design Automation Conference. 

2016 KCS Chip Design Contest, Power Management Unit Design for Storage-Less and Converter-Less Energy Harvesting Applications, Korean Conference on Semiconductors.

2015 VLSI-SoC PhD Forum, SmartPatch: Storage-less and converter-less Energy Harvesting System, International Conference on Very Large Scale Integration.

2015 ASP-DAC PhD Forum, Power consumption characterization, modeling and estimation of electric vehicles, Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference.

Academic Services

Information Director, ACM Transactions on Design Automation of Electronics Systems (TODAES), June 2014 to present.

Journal Publications

Donkyu Baek, Donghwa Shin and Naehyuck Chang, “Compressed On-Chip Framebuffer Cache for Low-Power Display Systems,” to appear in IEEE Transactions on Very Large Scale Integrated Systems.

Youngsoo Shin, Insup Shin, Donkyu Baek, Duckhwan Kim, and Seungwhun Paik, ”HAPL: Heterogeneous Array of Programmable Logic Using Selective Mask Patterning,” Circuit and Systems I, Jan., 2014.

Donkyu Baek, Insup Shin, and Youngsoo Shin, "Accurate Gate Delay Extraction for Timing Analysis of Body-biased Circuits," Journal of Circuits, Systems, and Computers, Sep., 2013.

Conference Publications

Donkyu Baek, Caiwen Ding, Sheng Lin, Donghwa Shin, Jaemin Kim, Xue Lin, and Naehyuck Chang, "Reconfigurable Thermoelectric Generators for Vehicle Radiators Energy Harvesting," in Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Symposium on Low Power Electronics and Design (ISLPED), 2017.

Donkyu Baek, Joonki Hong and Naehyuck Chang, "Minimum-Energy Driving Speed Profiles for Low-Speed Electric Vehicles," in Proceedings of Asia and South Pacific Design Automation Conference (ASP-DAC), Jan., 2016. (extended abstract paper)

Qing Xie, Younghyun Kim, Donkyu Baek, Yanzhi Wang, Massoud Pedram, and Naehyuck Chang, "Efficiency-driven design time optimization of a hybrid energy storage system with networked charge transfer interconnect," in Proceedings of Design Automation and Test in Europe (DATE), 2015.

Naehyuck Chang, Donkyu Baek and Jeongmin Hong, "Power Consumption Characterization, Modeling and Estimation of Electric Vehicles," in Proceedings of IEEE/ACM International Conference on Computer-Aided Design (ICCAD), 2014.

Jaemin Kim, Donkyu Baek, Jeongmin Hong and Naehyuck Chang, "Partially Solar Powered Full Electric Vehicles," to appear in Midwest Symposium on Circuits and Systems, Oct.-Oct., 2014.

Yongsoo Ahn, Donkyu Baek, Dongsoo Lee, and Youngsoo Shin, "Pulsed-Vdd: Synchronous Circuits Design without Clock Network," International Soc Design Conference, Nov., 2013.

Insup Shin, Donkyu Baek, and Youngsoo Shin, "Introducing Irregularity to Routing Architecture of Structured ASIC for Better Routability," International Conference on Field-Programmable Technology, Dec., 2012.

Donkyu Baek, Insup Shin, and Youngsoo Shin, "Gate Delay Modeling for Static Timing Analysis of Body-biased Circuits," International Conference on IC Design and Technology, May, 2012.

Donkyu Baek, Insup Shin, Seungwhun Paik, and Youngsoo Shin, "Selectively Patterned Masks: Structured ASIC with Asymptotically ASIC Performance," Asia South Pacific Design Automation Conference," Jan., 2011.

Donkyu Baek, Insup Shin, Seungwhun Paik, and Youngsoo Shin, "Selectively Patterned Masks: beyond Structured ASIC," International SoC Design Conference," Nov., 2010.

Patents 

Naehyuck Chang, Donkyu Baek, "Method and apparatus for estimating remaining range of electric vehicle," is applied to Korea patent (10-2017-0013001), Jan., 2017.

Naehyuck Chang, Hyung Gyu Lee, Donkyu Baek, "Terminal generating light pattern and smart patch using thereof," is applied to Korea patent (10-2016-0162209), Feb., 2016.

Naehyuck Chang, Hyung Gyu Lee, Donkyu Baek, "Method for operating a device using sensor values, " is applied to Korea patent (10-2016-0022323), Feb., 2016. 

Jun Seomun, Donkyu Baek, Youngsoo Shin, Insup Shin, Hyungock Kim, Chungki Kim, Jaehan Jeon, Kyungtae Do, Jungyun Choi, "Method for Modeling Delay Time and Output Time of Gate," Korea patent (10-2012-0115554), Dec., 2012.

Donkyu Baek, Insup Shin, Seungwhun Paik, and Youngsoo Shin, ”Layer lithography method and design method of structured ASIC, and tile mask set used therein”, Korean patent (10-1164787), Jul., 2012.