Wonyong Sung (S'84-M'87) received the B.S. degree in electronic engineering from the Seoul National University in 1978, the M.S. degree in electrical engineering from the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) in 1980, and the Ph.D. degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of California, Santa Barbara, in 1987.
From 1980 to 1983, he worked at the Central Research Laboratory of the Gold Star (currently LG electronics) in Korea. During his Ph.D. study, he developed parallel processing algorithms, vector and multiprocessor implementation, and low-complexity FIR filter design. He has been a member of the faculty of the Seoul National University since 1989. From May of 1993 to June of 1994, he consulted the Alta Group for the development of the Fixed Point Optimizer, automatic word-length determination and scaling software. From January of 1998 to December of 1999, he worked as a chief of the SEED (System Engineering and Design center) in Seoul National University. He was an associate editor of the IEEE Tr. Circuits and Systems II from 2000 to 2001, and is a design and implementation technical committee member of the IEEE Signal Processing Society. He founded a venture company, Edumedia Technologies, in 2000, and has developed a handheld educational device for kids, SpeakingPartner, for mass production.
His major research interests are the development of fixed-point optimization tools, implementation of VLSI for digital signal processing, and development of multimedia software for handheld devices.