Sang W. Kim       

Associate Professor

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Iowa State University

Office:     3112 Coover Hall
Phone:     (515) 294-2726
Fax:         (515) 294-8432
Mailing Address:
                Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering
                Iowa State University
                Ames, Iowa 50011



Research interests are primarily in the areas of wireless communications with emphasis in

  1. Cooperative Communications
  2. Wireless Security
  3. Network/Channel Coding
  4. MIMO Systems
  5. Cognitive Radio
  6. Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) 
  7. Multi-User Detection 
  8. Cross-Layer Design


  1. PhD, Electrical Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
  2. MS, Electrical Engineering, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Taejon, Korea
  3. BS, Electronic Engineering, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea


  1. Journal publications
  2. Conference publications
  3. Book chapter


  1. Patents


  1. EE321 Communication Systems I (Fall 2014)
  2. EE324 Signals and Systems II (Fall 2008)
  3. EE520 Topics in Communications: Wireless Communications (Spring 2011)
  4. EE521 Advanced Communications (Fall 2011)
  5. EE597 Seminar in Communication and Signal Processing (Fall 2005)
  6. EE621 Coding Theory (Spring 2009)


  1. Fulbright Graduate Study Award , US Dept. of States, September 1983
  2. Best Teaching Award, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, August 1999
  3. Best Paper Award, IEEE International Symposium on Spread Spectrum Techniques & Applications (ISSSTA), New Jersey , September 2000
  4. Best Paper Award, IEEE International Conference on Mobile Ad-hoc and Sensor Systems (MASS), Washington DC , November 2005
  5. Best Poster Award, IEEE Conf. on Sensor, Mesh and Ad Hoc Communications and Networks (SECON), San Diego, June 2007
  6. Marquis Who's Who in America, July 2008
  7. Warren B. Boast Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2009


  1. IEEE Senior Member, since May 1999.


  1. Associate Editor, IEEE Communications Letters, July 2000 - 2006.
  2. Co-chair, IEEE Globecom, Communication Theory Symposium, Atlanta, Dec. 2013.
  3. Editor, IEEE Communications Surveys and Tutorials, February 2013 - present