Dr. Howon Kim is Professor at the Department of Computer Engineering, Pusan National University (PNU) since 2008 and a chief of IoT Research Center. Before joined to PNU, he had worked at ETRI as a team leader for 10 years since December 1998. He had visited Communication Security Group (COSY) in Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, as a post-doctoral research fellow, from July 2003 to June 2004.
He got his Ph.D. degree from Pohang University of Science and Technology (POSTECH) and bachelor's degree from the KyungPook National University. His main research interests include core technology of Internet of Things (IoT), Artificial Intelligence, Smart Factory and its Security and Privacy Issues. He has many research achievements in the IoT and Information Security Area such asOpen IoT Platform, OneM2M Platform, IoT Security, ZigBee Security, CoAP security, Crypto Hardware Chip, Embedded System Security and PUF(Physically Unclonable Function) Chip, etc. He is currently focusing on development of AI technology for IoT and Security technology for IoT devices and services.