Wookwon         Lee

Wookwon Lee

Associate Professor, Electrical & Computer Engr.
Director of Graduate Program, Electrical & Computer Engr.
Chairperson, Electrical & Computer Engr.
Phone: 814-871-7630
Office: Z 302
lee023@gannon.edu

  • Educational History
  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Societies
  • Publications
  • Scholarship/Research
  • Service

Educational History

  • D.Sc.  in Communications in EE, George Washington University, Washington, DC, Jan. 1996
  • M.S.  in Communications in EE, George Washington University, Washington, DC, May 1992
  • B.S.  in Electronic Engineering, Inha University, Incheon, Korea, Feb. 1985

Honor Societies

  • Member, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), National Electrical Engineering Honor Society

Professional Societies

  • Sr. Member, Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE)
  • Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE)
  • Professional Engineer (PE)

Publications

Archival/Refereed Journals

  • N. B. Conklin, W. Lee, and E. A. Neiman, “Demonstration of silicon photomultiplier’s suitability for use on balloon-borne cosmic-ray detectors,” in Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A., Elsevier, published online: Feb. 19, 2015 (full bibliographic details: vol. 781, pp. 71-77 May 2015).
  • W. Lee and B. J. Sepko, “On mobility-supporting transmit beamforming in MISO FDD wireless systems,” KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 10, no. 3, pp. 308-315, Sept. 2008.
  • J. Zhu and W. Lee, “Carrier frequency offset estimation for OFDM systems with null subcarriers,” IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology, vol. 55, no. 5, pp. 1677-1690, Sept. 2006.
  • W. Lee and C. S. Curry, “A performance analysis of OFDM systems in excessively dispersive multipath channels,” KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks, vol. 8, no. 3, pp. 323-329, Sept. 2006.

Patents

  • US Patent No. 6,690,944, Power Control of a Multi-Subchannel Mobile Station in a Mobile Communication System, (with N. Secord), awarded on Feb. 10, ‘04.
  • US Patent No. 6,373,831, System and Method of Channel Coding and Inverse Multiplexing for Multi-Carrier CDMA Systems, (with N. Secord et al.), awarded on Apr. 16, ‘02.
  • US Patent No. 6,330,456, System and Method to Combine Power Control Commands During Soft Handoff in DS/CDMA Cellular Systems, (with B. Hashem & N. Secord), international patent, awarded on Dec. 11, ’01.
  • US Patent No. 6,269,239, System and Method to Combine Power Control Commands During Soft Handoff in DS/CDMA Cellular Systems, (with B. Hashem & N. Secord), awarded on July 31, ’01, included in the Wideband CDMA Global Standards “3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) -  Release ’99.”

Conference Proceedings (recent 5 years)

  • W. Lee, N. Conklin, and R. Sundaram, “An approach to promoting STEM occupations via near-space ballooning,” the 8th Annual Academic High-Altitude Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.
  • W. Lee, T. Batjargal, N. Conklin, “Implementation of Multimodal Tracking Capabilities for High-Altitude Ballooning,” the 8th Annual Academic High-Altitude Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.
  • T. Batjargal, N. Conklin, and W. Lee, “Implementation of Simultaneous Multi-Streaming of Live Solar Eclipse Video via 5.8 GHz AirMax,” the 8th Annual Academic High-Altitude Conference, Oct. 27-28, 2017, Minneapolis, MN.
  • W. Lee and N. Conklin, “Assessment of Student Learning Experience in Two Exemplary Engineering Projects,” in Proc. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, Ohio.
  • W. Lee and N. Conklin, “Solar Eclipse Ballooning with a Multiband Tracking Subsystem for Undergraduate Research Experience,” in Proc. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 25 - 28, 2017, Columbus, Ohio.
  • W. Lee and N. Conklin, “Improving Learning Experiences via Bottom-up Implementation for an Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Research Project Conceived in Top-down Design Approach,” in Proc. IEEE Integrated STEM Education Conference (ISEC), Princeton, NJ, March 11, 2017.
  • W. Lee and N. Conklin, “Improving Student Learning Experience via Extracurricular Undergraduate Research in Near-Space Ballooning,” in Proc. Frontiers in Education Conference, Oct. 2016, Erie, PA, pp. 1-5.
  • N. Conklin and W. Lee, “A Sub-Orbital Experimental Payload for Engaging Undergraduate Engineering Students in Interdisciplinary Research,” in Proc. Frontiers in Education Conference, Oct. 2016, Erie, PA, pp. 1-8.
  • W. Lee and N. Conklin, “High-altitude radiation detector (HARD): An exemplary means to stimulate electrical and computer engineering undergraduate research,” in Proc. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 14-18, 2014, Indianapolis, IN.
  • W. Lee, “An exemplary design framework: A small-scale prototype of home area network in a smart grid,” in Proc. Frontiers in Education Conference, October 23-26, 2013, Oklahoma City, OK, pp. 841-847.
  • W. Lee and H. R. Diz, “An Interdisciplinary senior design project to convert agricultural residues to a form of energy source,” in Proc. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, GA.
  • W. Lee and N. Conklin, “High altitude radiation detector (HARD): Integration of undergraduate research into senior design and lessons learned,” in Proc. ASEE Annual Conference and Exposition, June 23-26, 2013, Atlanta, GA.
  • B.R. Vojcic, H. Dogan, W. Lee, S. Papaharalabos, and F. Shayegh, “Advances in HD Radio – Improving coverage and reception quality,” in Proc. Broadcast Engineering Conference, April 6-11, 2013, Las Vegas, NV.

Scholarship/Research

My research interests are in the general areas of tethered and wireless communications including wireless multiple access techniques, spread spectrum communications, channel propagation, antenna array processing, interference cancellation, radio link design and performance analysis for terrestrial wireless networks.

I am also active in research with undergraduate students. Motivated students of all levels are welcome to participate in my projects. If you are interested, please visit my office for further discussion.

New Project

  • Underwater Vehicle System (UVS) -- While unmanned vehicles (UVs), especially unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are increasingly used to complete various activities such as coastal mapping and restoration, flood monitoring, wildlife surveys, and crop management – just to name a few, this project aims at better facilitating unmanned underwater wildlife surveys in Lake Erie. Our team intends to develop initially a set of networked SeaGlides to navigate through on the surface of water in formation. Beginning with a commercially available toolkit of small seaglide, Gannon’s SeaGlide will ultimately evolve into a bigger glider and also a deep glider for more robust navigating capabilities under command and control. Experiments will be conducted in Lake Erie when our gliders get matured for deployment in real environment.

Recent/On-Going Funded Projects

  • Undergraduate Student Instrument Project (USIP): Gannon University's CHErenkov Radiator Payload (CHERP), Principal Investigator (co-PI: N. Conklin), NASA, April 2016, project period: 5/26/16-5/25/18 (2 years)
  • Solar Eclipse Ballooning 2017, Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium/NASA, Principal Investigator, March 2016, project period: 5/1/16-4/30/18 (2 years)
  • Improving Student Learning Experience via Undergraduate Research, Pennsylvania Space Grant Consortium/NASA, Principal Investigator, Feb. 2016, project period: 5/19/17-5/18/18 (1 year)
  • STEM Academic Research Training Engaging Underrepresented Pennsylvanians (START-UP), supplemental sub-award for Gannon University from NASA through Penn State University (Principal Investigator: C. House), Feb. 2016, project period: 2/9/16-9/10/16 (7 months)
  • Undergraduate Student Instrument Project (USIP): Gannon University’s Cosmic-Ray Calorimeter (GU-CRC), co-PI (Principal Investigator: N. Conklin), NASA, Sept. 2013, project period: 9/18/13-9/17/15 (2 years)
  • STEM Academic Research Training Engaging Underrepresented Pennsylvanians (START-UP), sub-award for Gannon University from NASA through Penn State University (Principal Investigator: C. House), Sept. 2013, project period: 9/11/13-9/10/15 (2 years)
  • Payload Design for High Altitude Student Platform (HASP), 2011 - 2015, PA Space Grant Consortium/ NASA
  • Prototype of a Biomass Energy-Source Generator and Remote Control and Monitoring, 08/2011 - 08/2012, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Research on Smart Grid Communications, Faculty Research Grant, Gannon University, 2011

Service

Paper Reviewer for Journals

  • IEEE Transactions on Communications (2006-2007, 2009, 2013)
  • Wiley Wireless Communications and Mobile Computing Journal (2004, 2009, 2013)
  • IEEE Transactions on Wireless Communications (2004-2009, 2011, 2012)
  • IEEE Communications Letters (2004, 2012)
  • IETE Technical Review (2009)
  • IEEE Transactions on Broadcasting (2009)
  • European Transactions on Telecommunications (2008)
  • IEEE Signal Processing Letters (2008)
  • IEEE Transactions on Vehicular Technology (2003-2006, 2008)
  • AutoSoft Journal (2007)
  • IEEE Transactions on Signal Processing (2002, 2006)
  • KICS/IEEE Journal of Communications and Networks (2000, 2003, 2005-2006)
  • Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute Journal (2005-2006)
  • IEEE Journal on Selected Areas in Communications (2004-2005)
  • IEEE Wireless Communications (2003)

On-campus Committees

  • Senator, Faculty Senate, GU (Sept. 2010 – June 2015) -- Chair, ad-hoc subcommittee on administrator evaluations (Aug. 2013 – June 2015); Member, ad-hoc subcommittee on administrator evaluations (Aug. 2011 – June 2013); Secretary, and member of the Executive Committee (Aug. 2013 – May 2014); Member-at-large on the Faculty Senate Executive Committee (Aug. 2012 – June 2013); Member, ad-hoc subcommittee on promotion of non-tenure-track faculty (Sept. 2012 – June 2013)
  • Faculty coordinator, Electrical and Computer Engineering Summer Camp, GU (June 2012)
  • Member, Compliance Working Group, GU (November, 2011 – November 2012)
  • Member, Student Success Committee, GU (Sept. 2010 - 2015)

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